Club Members: Enter the Trout Lake Nature Center Spring Photography Exhibit on State Parks

Spring Photography Exhibit on State Parks at TLNC


The In-Focus Photo club announces the next photography exhibit at Trout Lake Nature Center (TLNC). The purpose of this show is to give members a professional experience in preparing images for display and to collaborate with TLNC in furthering its goal of education. Submitted works will be screened by the club members for technical merit, aesthetics, and application to the selected theme of the show. Approximately 25 to 30 images will be selected for each show. Images must conform to the rules and deadlines listed below. You must be a current member to submit images for judging. Members assume all risks for their artwork. Trout Lake Nature Center is not responsible for loss or damage to the artwork. All copyrights reside with the artist.

The next show theme is “State Parks”  Pictures from all of the states “state parks” will be accepted.

This show will be on display from March 5, 2016 to June 22, 2016.  Show opening is March 5thth.

Images must be submitted by midnight, January 31. Each member may submit three images for judging as follows:

  • JPEG (JPG) format, not larger than 600 x 800 pixels, or approximately 5 x 7 inches
  • Email to
  • Submit your images as attachments to the email
  • Images may be cropped, color enhanced, adjusted for white balance, or manipulated to present an abstract image.  The image, while abstract, should still be recognizable.

Selected images must be printed, matted, framed and delivered for hanging on March 3rd.   The show opening will be on Saturday, March 5th and run until June 23rd.

The frame is to be no larger than 16 x 20 inches, or smaller than 11 x 14 inches.

The frame must be black – wood, metal, and plastic are acceptable.

Mat board may be a complimentary color to enhance the image or the image may be printed with a contrasting border.  Single matting is preferred, though double matting is acceptable. No other matting style will be accepted (shadow box, reverse matting, etc.) If the border is part of the print, a mat is not required.

The frame is to be wired for hanging. The wire should be about 1/3rd from the top of the frame and stretched fairly tight.

The image/mat is not to be signed or marked on in any way.

Frames must have glass or acrylic to protect he image.

The photographer is responsible for providing a short description of the image according to a template that will be provided to artists selected for the show. The description should give some context for the scene and/or subject. The descriptions are due to Terry Allshouse, by February 12.  The club will print and mount the descriptions and install them with the show. The artist must include a selling price, or state the image is not for sale (NFS). If a picture does sell, we suggest that the artist donate 20-30% of the proceeds to TLNC.

Artists are expected to assist with hanging the show, attending and participating in the opening (including bringing some food), and taking down their work at the end of the exhibit.

Thank you for participating! We are here to enjoy the diversity of artist opinions, to learn from the experience, and to reach a broader audience with our photography.

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