AWSome Call For Art!

Amazon Web Services logoA Fantastic Opportunity for Metro Washington artists! ArtSpace Herndon is proud to announce that they have been chosen by Amazon Web Services and Gale Waldron, Fine Arts Consultant, to create an exhibition of art.  The exhibit will be installed for  Amazon Web Services’  August 26, 2013 reception, celebrating the grand opening of Amazon’s new offices in the Monument IV building on Worldgate Drive in Herndon.

The call for art is now open.  You are encouraged to submit art of all media, styles, and subject matter.  Amazon Web Services will purchase art from the exhibit to install in their officesfour at the Monument IV building.  The deadline for submission is August 9, 2013.

For complete details on how to submit art for the exhibit, visit and select “Calls for Art” on the menu bar.

Artful August in the Villiage at Leesburg

Loudoun Arts Council logoArtists living in Virginia (Clarke, Loudoun, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick and Prince William Counties), Maryland (Frederick County) and West Virginia (Jefferson County) are invited to submit artwork for the Village at Leesburg’s “Artful August” Juried Art Show.

Two dimensional artwork in the following categories: acrylic painting, collage, ink or charcoal drawing, oil painting, pastels, photography, printmaking, watercolors, and mixed media (which is only comprised from any of these previous listed genres) are eligible for entry. Adult artists can submit up to 5 entries, High school artists can submit one entry. The independent jury panel will select artwork from both adult and high school artist division entries for display at the “Artful August” Show on August 14 – 18, 2013 at Village at Leesburg.

The jury panel consists of three art industry professionals from outside the call area.  This jury panel will select adult division winners to receive the following awards: $1,000 Best of Show, $500 1st Prize, $400 2nd Prize, $300 3rd Prize, and 14 $200 Honorable Mention Prizes, for a grand total of $5,000 in prizes awarded. The Jury will select three high school artists to each receive a $500 scholarship with a matching donation to the student’s high school art department.  Award winners will be announced during a VIP Preview Reception on August 13th.

Artwork to be juried must be delivered to the show site (1603 Village Market Blvd, Unit 100, Leesburg, VA 20175) on August 3rd, 2013 between 11am and 4pm. For expedited check in on August 3rd, artists can submit their paperwork in advance by July 15th.

Download detailed show information & application materials at:

Please submit questions via email to Mara Bauserman at mara.bauserman AT villageatleesburg DOT com.

New Abstract Photography Exhibit – Photoworks

Dear Camera Clubs:

Below please find information about our upcoming exhibit, Perspectives: A Photography Exhibition by Dennis O’Keefe and Sarah Hood Salomon. We are trying to get the word out about this exciting new photography show. Anything you can do to let your members know about the exhibit would be much appreciated. PLEASE NOTE: June 14th is the night of the reception, as well as “ART WALK IN THE PARK” — featuring artist demonstrations and open studio throughout Glen Echo Park — should be a great time!


Lisa Murphy
Photoworks Gallery and Photography School
Glen Echo Park, MD


Contact: Lisa Murphy, murphymail5 AT comcast DOT net or Gayle Rothschild, gaylesue AT me DOT com

Perspectives: A Photography Exhibition by Dennis O’Keefe and Sarah Hood Salomon
June 14 – July 22

Exhibition Dates: June 14 – July 22
Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, June 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM*
Artists: Sarah Hood Salomon, sarahsally AT verizon DOT net and Dennis O’Keefe, dok6100 AT aol DOT com

*PLEASE NOTE: June 14th is also “ART WALK IN THE PARK” featuring artist demonstrations and open studio throughout Glen Echo Park,

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1-4 PM and Sundays, 1-8 PM (and anytime there is a class in the photography school)
Gallery Appointments Available: Contact Photoworks, gaylesue AT me DOT com or kwkeating AT comcast DOT net
Cost: FREE to the public

Photoworks Gallery and Photography School @ Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD

Photoworks Gallery and Photography School in historic Glen Echo Park is pleased to present Perspectives: A Photography Exhibition by Dennis O’Keefe and Sarah Hood Salomon. Abstract art and photography intersect in this exciting new show.

Perspectives by Sarah Hood Salomon
Perspectives by Sarah Hood Salomon


Sarah Hood Salomon utilizes camera motion and slow shutter speeds in order to compress transitional qualities of light into one image. By moving the camera while the shutter is open, light is formed into specific ‘brush strokes,’ and familiar objects are abstracted to textures, shapes, lines and colors. She presents a subject that no longer exists within a single instant, but moves through a confluence of several moments.



Perspectives by Dennis O'Keefe
Perspectives by Dennis O’Keefe

Dennis O’Keefe’s images showcase the multi-colored hues and textures of the beaches of California. He writes, “From a distance, this California beach looked like any other — beautiful, but familiar. Actually walking the beach however, provided a bit of a surprise. The sand was multi-colored — blue-black, mixed with light grey and flecks of something like pale red and amber. Apparently the result of differential erosion from nearby cliffs, the sand was a show unto itself. Each ebb and flow of the waves erased the palette and created a new image. Particularly interesting was the effect that pebbles, shells and kelp detritus had on the resulting ‘canvas’ — colors and patterns were amplified on the seaward side of the obstruction, which contrasted starkly with the lee side colors. The resulting patterns often resembled birds in flight or inter-lacing leaves and fronds. It was particularly absorbing to rush from one pattern to the next, trying (often times in vain) to frame the image before it was erased forever.

Sarah Hood Salomon is a photographer and writer living in Bethesda, MD. Dennis O’Keefe specializes in the photography of intimate landscapes and lives in North Potomac, MD with his wife and family.

Photographers’ Field Day at Meadowlark

Photographers’ Field Day

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Saturday, June 1, 2013
Gates open 5:30 a.m.
Admission Fee is $5 per person until 10:00 a.m.
After 10:00, regular admission fees and discounts apply.

Come early to Meadowlark to catch that lovely first light. Garden gates open before sunrise so you can get your best shots. Participate in one of our class offerings, or walk the gardens in search of your own unique subjects. Three classes will be offered:  “Cool Creatures Photo Ops,” “Capturing Insects Through Your Camera,” and “What’s in Bloom.”

Cool Creatures Photo Ops

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Meet in the Log Cabin

Photographers and nature enthusiasts of all ages will be able to enjoy a unique photo opportunity with some native creatures of Northern Virginia. Join Roving Park Naturalist David Garcia and some of his naturalist friends at the Log Cabin, where they will display some local reptiles and amphibians for everyone to take pictures and learn of their special lifestyles. Free with paid admission to the Gardens. Reservations at 703.255.3631 x 0.

Photography Class:  ‘Capturing Insects Through Your Camera’

Date:  June 1, 2013
Time:  9:00 am to noon
Location:  Meadowlark Botanical Gardens – meet at Visitor Center
Instructor:  Bill Johnson of Bill Johnson Nature Stock Photography
Class Size: Limit of 25 participants
Class Fee: $60 payable to Bill Johnson Nature Stock Photography
Entrance Fee of $5 also applies (payable to Meadowlark Botanical 
Gardens upon arrival at the Gardens)
Enroll in Class: Send an email to billjohnson AT usinternet DOT com

How do insect photographers get those amazing shots?!  In this class, I’ll be doing ‘hands-on’ insect photography with the class participants.  I’ll be talking about the equipment that I use and showing people the various ways that I use it to create the images that I get.

The class will be mostly outdoors (weather dependent) where we’ll all meet in a group and proceed to walk around the gardens doing a ‘bug hunt’ and attempting to photograph what we run into.  I’ll show ways to be successful at it, things I’ve found that work and those that don’t work. Throughout the class I will encourage people to ask questions, and I will do the best to answer them.

Class participants can bring cameras if they want to.   If they don’t have a camera, that’s OK too. I’ll show them about how some cameras are limited in what they can do, as opposed to camera systems that can get amazing results. My hope is that everyone will come away from this experience with a whole new view and respect for insects.

I will end the class by bringing everyone into my photo exhibit to show them results of what we had just been doing in the field.  I will answer any questions people might have about how a certain photo was taken, etc.

At the end, I will have some handouts of articles I’ve written about insect photography for everyone to take home. A select group of images from the show will be available for purchase as notecards in the gift shop.

Bill Johnson owns his own Stock Photography business in the Minneapolis area and has been published in over 800 publications.  He writes the column ‘Insect ID’ for Horticulture magazine and currently has the photo exhibit ‘Insect Pollinators – Beyond the Honey Bee,’ which is being shown at Meadowlark  Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia.

What’s In Bloom

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Education Specialist Patricia Dietly will lead a discovery tour of Meadowlark to see what’s in bloom. The tour is helpful to photographers who want to identify their botanical subjects, but everyone is welcome to come along. No reservations necessary. Meet in the Visitor Center.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Patricia K. Dietly
Education Specialist
703.255.3631 x106 office
814.450.3113 cell
703.255.2392 fax
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court
Vienna, Virginia 22182

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F2 / 2° Salón Internacional de Fotografía

Next May 14th is the deadline for the second edition of our International Salon and we would like you to participate!

The Salon got sponsorship from FIAP 2013/110, PSA recognition (PID and PTD division) and the local sponsorship from FAF 2013/02; and this year, we added Royal Photographic Society (2013/16), UPI (L130005-M1G) and ISF (17/2013).

We have three sections: General Color, General Monochrome and Travel.

There are 185 awards this year! We added medals and ribbons from the Royal Photographic Society!

All authors who participe will received a 50-page printed catalogue with the winning photos and a digital copy with all accepted ones. Catalog that FIAP scored 4 stars.
A digital version of the last year printed edition can be found here.

You can check the entry rules of the Salon and upload the photos through our online system.

We wait your photos!

Best regards,

Emiliano Fernandez SFAF

F2 Salon Internacional de Fotografia

The EPSON International Pano Awards 2013

We would like to announce the call for entries for The EPSON International Pano Awards 2013, dedicated to the art of panoramic photography.

The Press Release for your information and for announcement to your members can be downloaded here.

Earlybird entries close 14th July, 2013.

This is the fourth year of the awards, and we are pleased to announce the addition of a number of new awards, and more than US$35,000 in cash and prizes.

We are also excited to welcome Peter Lik to the judging panel!

See the The EPSON International Pano Awards website for more details. Images are available for publication on request.

Kind regards,

David Evans

The International Pano Awards
PO Box 459
Fullarton SA 5063
ABN: 48 314 982 488

Joseph Miller 3rd Annual Abstract Photography Exhibit . . .

is finally closed for entries.  I have been working hard with Joe to make sure that he has everything that he needs to complete the jurying process.  This year the exhibit was even more popular than in previous years.  The vast majority of images were uploaded through the website and paid through Paypal.

I have some breathing room for the short term now that I don’t have to monitor the entry process any longer.  For the next two weeks, it is all on Joe, then I get involved again.  Someone has to build the list of entries and get emails out to everyone who had an image juried into the exhibit.

From my look at the images that were entered, it is really stiff competition.  Joe has his work cut out for him in picking the lucky 125 or so images that will be on display.

For a look at the last two exhibits visit the NVACC website.

“Illuminating Creativity – A Photography Seminar”

I just received the following email from the Baltimore Camera Club:

Nationally acclaimed photographer John Paul Caponigro is conducting his unique one day photography seminar

“Illuminating Creativity – A Photography Seminar”
Saturday March 9, 2013 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Kelley Hall on the Goucher College Campus, Towson, MD
sponsored by the Baltimore Camera Club.

You can see more information at

For more information please contact: Karen Messick at 410-337-2939 or karenskier AT aol DOT com

Information about John Paul Caponigro is available at:

You may or may not know, the BCC had scheduled John Paul last year, however he had to cancel at the last minute due to a family emergency. The BCC rescheduled him again this year.

Washington Gardener Opens Their 7th Annual Photo Contest

The 7th Annual  Washington Gardener Magazine Photo Contest is now open for entry. Please see attached PDF for the new entry dates, rules, and information. I have also attached a Word .doc entry form. Spread the word to your fellow photographers, club members, local gardeners, etc.

Good luck and enjoy the rest of 2012!


Kathy Jentz
Washington Gardener Magazine

3rd Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photography Exhibit Accepting Entries

Starting yesterday, 29 December 2012, the 3rd Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photography Exhibit began accepting entries.  I have been a part of the exhibit since its inception as the webmaster for the Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs.

Previous exhibits’ images are available online if you are looking for an idea what types of images are juried into the exhibit.