Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Get the Job Done: My Image in a Traveling Exhibit

This week I visited the Working With Artists gallery where one of the first digital images I ever took is on display. The photo is part of the Digital Photo Academy's First Annual traveling exhibit sponsored by Panasonic and MPIX.

Beginning in August 2007, Digital Photo Academy students were invited to submit photos based on different monthly themes, including classic topics such as sunrises, fall foliage and landscapes. I won the August 2007 assignment, "The Allure of Water" with this image of a young girl running through fountains at the Northfield Stapleton shopping center in Denver.

Now those winning entries by myself and eleven other DPA students are being featured in a traveling exhibition in 10 of the museums and art galleries where DPA classes are held each month around the country.

I want to personally thank my friend and photography colleague Amy Martin for making the drive from Colorado Springs to check out the exhibit with me earlier this week. It was great to be able to experience this moment with a friend.

The display can be easily seen from Saulsbury street in the trendy Belmar Shopping district. Each image was printed to about an 11x14 and then mounted on foam core board. I thought the colors were impressive and eye catching. I like how my photo was positioned at the end because I think it helps it to stand out more among some already fabulous images.

Plus, it's not too late to submit an entry for January 2009's topic: NEW BEGINNINGS. Entries should be uploaded by Friday, Feb. 20th. And remember, the winner who is selected will be part of the DPA's 2nd annual 12 Assignment images that will be on display in museums, galleries and studios in 2010.

I also appreciate having the show be available at Working With Artists because it gave me the chance to spend some time there and learn about opportunities the program offers, including juried art shows and gallery showings where photographers can sell their images. For a $35 annual membership fee, I would get to show business cards and pamphlets at the front desk and get to submit 8 instead of just 5 images to each "Call for Entry" to be judged and possibly entered into a showing. Check it out! This could be an opportunity for you to gain visibility and payment for your art.

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