Annual Juried Photography Exhibition opens Feb. 6

The Dearborn Community Arts Council (DCAC) has invited photographers — from hobbyists and beginners to intermediates and professionals — to participate in the Padzieski Art Gallery’s Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, which kicks off the DCAC’s new year on Thursday, Feb. 6.

This yearly competition offers photographers from our region an opportunity to share their work in a professional and prestigious gallery setting. Various awards and prizes are offered, including honorable mentions, as well as an opportunity for art enthusiasts to purchase limited, one-of-a-kind art photography.

This highly anticipated exhibition represents all ages, all interests and all walks of life expressed through the three categories of Color, Black and White and Digitally Altered photography. The remarkable artistic range on display presents a chance to experience the world of photography elevated from simple “picture taking” to a higher level of expression and creativity. While current technology benefits both casual and serious photographers, this exhibition serves as a reminder of the line between fine art and simple observation.

Photography Exhibition 2020 Judge Nik Haskin

Helping to define that line is this year’s judge, Nik Haskin. Haskin is a Dearborn based photographer, graphic designer and independent filmmaker. His other creative work consists of mixed media experimental art as well as science fiction influenced props & set construction. Haskin’s work has been showcased regionally and internationally.

The DCAC thanks Livonia-based PROCAM Photo & Video Gear ( for their generous ongoing support, sponsorship and contribution of prizes for this exhibition.

Juried Photograph Exhibition opens Feb. 1 in the Padzieski Gallery

The Dearborn Community Arts Council is proud to present the 23rd annual Juried Photography Exhibition, set for Feb. 1-28 at the Padzieski Gallery.

The gallery is located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

The exhibition is sponsored by photo and video gear store ProCam of Livonia and features black and white, color and altered works by amateur and professional photographers.

All works will be judged by Celebrated local photographer Bill Gemmell and winners will be awarded in each category.


The Opening Party & Reception with Awards will be held Friday, Feb. 2 from 6-8 p.m. The Reception & Exhibition are free to attend.


For more information, please call 313-943-3095.


Juried Photography Exhibition Open Through Feb. 12

Photographers and art lovers from everywhere enjoy the diversity and creative strength of the DCAC’s Juried Photography Exhibition, showing at the Padzieski Gallery in Dearborn through Feb. 12. Now in its 21st year, this competition appeals to photographers of all ages and at all levels of development in their art, presented with an opportunity to share their work, win cash prizes and sell powerful, one-of-a-kind and limited edition works of art.

The talented artists of this show represent all ages, all interests and all walks of life expressing themselves through the exhibition’s three categories of color, black and white and digitally altered photography. The remarkable artistic range on display presents a chance to experience the world of photography elevated from simple “picture taking” to a higher level of creativity that inspires the experienced as well as the novices in our artistic community.

Technology has made both casual and serious photography more common, but this exhibition serves as a reminder of the fine line between art and observation. To help define that line the DCAC has enlisted two of our area’s favorite award-winning photographers to judge the exhibition; Sylvia Ford and Jonathan Warren. Ms. Ford’s work has been shown and appreciated throughout the U.S. and Japan. As the official photographer for People Dancing and Dancers Company of Ann Arbor, Ms. Ford earned her certification from the New York Institute of Photography, and has been judging competitions in Ohio and Michigan since 2013.

Her judging partner, Mr. Warren, has been a Dearborn-based fine art photographer for more than 35 years, recognized and awarded as a past winner of this exhibition, amongst others. He is also a Scarab Club photography medal winner and past president of the Livonia Camera Club, part of the Greater Detroit Camera Club Council.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 2-3 p.m., “Teatime with the Artists” - the DCAC’s regular monthly gallery talk program - will feature discussion with artists from the Juried Photography Exhibition. This informal and entertaining art talk includes tea and sweets and is free to the public without registration. Come learn what inspires and motivates these photographers.

DCAC thanks PROCAM Photo & Video Gear for their generous sponsorship support and contributing prizes to the 2016 Juried Photography Exhibition.