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Judges announced for upcoming Photo Expo

February 5, 2014
Pine Island Eagle

The Photo Expo, hosted within 2014 SJCCA Art Expo, Feb. 21-22, at the St. James City Civic Association (, will feature Tom Scott, Peggy Starks and Nancy Koucky as judges.

Scott is an award-winning photographer and president of the Photo Arts Group at the Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda; Starks is an artist as well as an award-winning photographer with a focus on creativity; and Koucky of Koucky Studio, edits the publication Arts on Pine Island.

The photography show is open to all residents of Greater Pine Island.

The SJCCA Judged Photo Expo Prospectus follows:

1. Photography entry categories are Landscape; Urban-scape; People; Wildlife; Creative/Abstract; and Monochrome (which includes black & white) and monochrome images may have one hi-lite color.

2. Presentation Standards: Entry is a single photo image printed on one sheet within matted/framed rectangles minimum of 11-inch x 14-inch to maximum 16-inch x 20-inch; or metal or canvas wrapped image minimum of 8-inch x 10-inch to 16-inch x 20-inch; or square frames minimum 10-inch x 10-inch to 20-inch x 20-inch whether matted/framed, canvas wrapped or printed on metal. Mats are plain white, grey or black mats. Frames are narrow metal or narrow smooth wood frames in black, white, silver, gold or bronze. (Standards enable judging of the photography and not the decorative mat or frames). All entries should be capable of being hung safely.

3. The judged photography show is open to all residents of Greater Pine Island. Entry fee is $3 per photo ($2 for SJCCA members) with maximum of 8 entries per photographer. All entries must be the original work of the presenting photographer.

4. Receiving will be at St. James City Civic Association, 4th and Lemon streets, St. James City, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. through 1:30 p.m.; judging begins at 2 p.m.

The expo reception opens at 7 p.m., Feb. 21, to entrants and all of their invited guests and to members and guests of SJCCA. On Feb. 22, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., everyone is invited to 2014 Art Expo Show and Sale and Photo Expo.

The show offers a best in show award, six photo categories with first and second place awards in each, 12 honorable mentions and three Judges' Awards. Call David Priest 282-2216.

Those interested in participating can attend the Monday, Feb 10, Hotshots meeting at SJCCA, 3300 Fourth Ave., St. James City, at 7 p.m., for information and helpful photo critiques.

The Art Expo is a premier event for SJCCA.

"Some of the arts exhibited include painting, water colors, sculpting, jewelry, purses, and a judged photo show," said Mary Ann Harms, chair of the Art Expo. "We will have premium raffle prizes - from Two Fish Inn and an original watercolor from Corine Beving."



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