304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO
Visions of Light Photographic Exhibition 2013
March 5 to 30, 2013
March 8, 2013 – 5:30 to 7:30pm
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake, CO
Facebook – Visions of Light
2013 Judge – John Fielder
Visions of Light – A Photographic Exhibition
The Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA) is pleased to announce a Call for Artists to participate in a juried photographic exhibition. Artists are invited to submit their fine art in photography for consideration.
The mission of the 2013 VOL exhibition is to challenge photographers to go beyond producing a technically correct photographic image and demonstrate their use and/or control of light to help define the subject. The light can be natural, man-made, or a combination that enhances the impact, drama, emotion, composition, and/or message of the image. Please note that the show categories are different from the ones used last year and the ones used the year before and probably from the ones that will be used next year. The underlying theme behind each category is one’s vision, use or interpretation of light.
2013 Show Judge – John Fielder
The judge for the 2013 Visions of Light Photographic Exhibition will be Colorado’s most renowned photographer, John Fielder. Mr. Fielder needs little introduction, his presence is visible all over Colorado from the Mountains to the Plains right down to the coffee table book in our homes!
As a prominent preservationist, teacher, publisher, advocate and philanthropist for the arts, John will also be offering a Lecture and Workshop the week of the Opening. He will be spending 3-days with the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts during the Exhibition, offering a workshop and a slide illustrated lecture on design and light. Proceeds to benefit Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts.
Special Event ~ Lecture and/or Sunrise Workshop with John Fielder
This is your opportunity to learn landscape photography directly from John Fielder in the Palmer Lake area. Find out how John creates his award-winning images and gain a deeper understanding of the visual aspects of nature. There is a classroom session Thursday evening 6:30-9:00 featuring John's slide-illustrated lecture to get you thinking about design and light before you head into the field.
We will head into the field Saturday morning around 7 for 3 hours of sunrise photography catching first light on the red rocks and landscapes in the Palmer Lake area, including at a private ranch.
We use digital cameras only, point & shoot, or better yet, SLR. Appropriate for practiced beginner and intermediate photographers, workshop programs are designed to help students reach at least their next level of ability and enrollment is limited to ensure the highest quality experience.
Most workshops are conducted with the assistance of a second professional landscape photographer so that everyone enjoys personal attention and no question is left unanswered.
Space is limited to RSVP Pre-Paid Only
March 7, 2013 Lecture only: $50 per person
March 9, 2013 Lecture and private workshop: $250per person, limit 16,
7:00 a.m. - 10:00a.m. Location TBA
For Lecture and/or Workshop RSVP ONLINE
Visions of Light Photographic Exhibition Info:
Acceptance and Judging Criteria
The jury and the judges will use the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) guidelines for the 12 Elements of a Merit Print to make their image selections. All the elements of a “Merit Print” will be considered, but the selection process will place special emphasis on the element of light. The 12 Elements are used in this composition as an evaluating guide with the permission of the PPA. Judging will weigh heavily on the image and how it fits the category and how it meets the goals of the show. The presentation of the finished print reflects on the professionalism of the artist and will also be a consideration of the judging.
Important Show Dates
December 1, 2012 – TLCA begins accepting entries
January 1, 2013 – Early entry deadline
January 31, 2013 – Final Entries Due
February 4, 2013 – Notification of Acceptance mailed out
March 2, 2013 – Deliver Artwork 1-4pm
March 5 – March 30, 2013 – Exhibition Dates
March 7, 2013 John Fielder Lecture (6:30 -9:00 $50)
March 8, 2013 – Opening Reception (5:30-8:00pm)
March 9, 2012 - John Fielder Sunrise Workshop (approx. 7:00 - 10:00 $250)
March 31, 2013 – Pick up art work, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Categories of Entry
There will be first and second place awards in each category and a Best of Show Prize. The best of show award will be $300. There will be $100 and $50 awards for First and Second Place in each category.
We plan to have sponsor awards, similar to the 2012 Visions of Lights Show.
For information about Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact:
Use Rights for Images
By submitting images for the jury, the applicant grants artwork reproduction rights for current and future publicity purposes to the TLCA without compensation. Permission to include artwork in the exhibition catalog may be granted or withheld on the application form.
All images must be submitted in digital format for consideration of this exhibit.
Submitted artwork will be protected and insured for up to $500 while in the care and custody of the TLCA, but not during transit to or from the show. TLCA is not responsible for artwork left after the pick up time. Artists are encouraged to consider their own insurance needs to protect their interests.
Registration Process - 3-Step Process
2013 Vision of Light Show Book
Every year the art center produces a show book through Blurb.com. The books are offered at no profit to the public and have won plaudits and have been used as a model by several galleries for their books.
You can see past catalogs at http://www.blurb.com/bookstore. Type in “Visions of Light” to find Past Show catalogs
Questions and Additional Information