Photographers Wanted for Annual Juried Photo Exhibition

"All Dressed Up But No Place To Go" by Paul Scarcello - one of the 2013 winners of the Juried Photography Exhibition

“All Dressed Up But No Place To Go” by Paul Scarcello – one of the 2013 winners of the Juried Photography Exhibition

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 rvaldez@ci.dearborn.mi.us.

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Holiday Boutique Open Through Dec. 19

DCAC Holiday BoutiqueFind the perfect gift at the Padzieski Gallery, which has been transformed into the Holiday Boutique through Dec. 19.
The boutique includes all kinds of handcrafted art, including jewelry, candles, scarves, paintings, photographs, glasswork, ornaments, ceramics and many other beautiful pieces.
Prices range as low as $5-$10 for some pieces.
Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 2-6 p.m.; and during special events, including the Festival of Trees (Nov. 23-30), theater performances, and the tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8.
The gallery is located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

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Holiday Preview p”ART”y includes dozens of auction items

Thank you to the many artists and donors who donated items to be auctioned off at the Holiday Preview p”ART”y on Sunday, Nov. 23.

The Preview p”ART”y goes from 2-5 p.m., with the auction open until 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and include food, desserts, 10 percent off all purchases at the Padzieski Gallery’s Holiday Boutique, entrance to the Festival of Trees, and access to the auction.

Here’s a look at some of the fabulous auction items that will be available! Click on the photo to see a larger image.

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