Photographers and art lovers from Dearborn, Detroit, downriver and throughout the state look forward to the Juried Photography Exhibition – now in its 20th year – where they’re given an opportunity to share their work, win cash prizes and sell and purchase beautiful one-of-a-kind and limited edition works of art.
The 20th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition will open at the Padzieski Gallery inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., on Feb. 5.
The talented artists of our area come from all ages and all walks of life expressing themselves through the exhibition’s three categories: Color, Black and White and Digitally Altered photography.
The remarkable range of creativity on display gives local art lovers a chance to experience the world of photography elevated from mere “picture taking” to a higher level of professionalism that inspires the experienced as well as the novices in our artistic community. Technology has made both casual and studied photography very commonplace, but this exhibition can serve as a reminder of the fine line and the mix between art and observation.
To help define that line the DCAC has enlisted two of Dearborn’s favorite award-winning photographers to judge the exhibition: Teresa Lousias and Lance Rosol. Ms. Lousias’ work has been shown and acclaimed internationally. Mr. Rosol is a three-time winner of this photo competition, having been awarded in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and this year he also won First Place Color in the Lawrence St. Gallery’s Open Competition. Both Ms. Lousias and Mr. Rosol are past recipients of Dearborn’s prestigious Mayor’s Arts Awards.
Apply to be in the show
Photographers must turn in their work to the Padzieski Gallery, along with their entry fee and entry form, by Jan. 16, 2015. Fees are $20 per entry. Full entry guidelines are available on the printable entry form.
New for 2014: Artists can apply to join the Juried Photography Exhibition online. Click here to apply!
Interested photographers may also send requests for information to DCAC Director Ralph Valdez at email@example.com.