entries for photograph contest
Jones to judge images
Helen E. McKinney
LA GRANGE, Ky. Through her photos, nature
tells a larger-than-life story for Monica Jones. Photography has become
a much enjoyed part-time job for her over the last three years during
which she has captured the beauty and transient qualities of nature
through the lens of her camera.
Entry deadline: Midnight Monday, June 6
Winners will be notified by June 11
Entry fee: $25 if accepted
Private Awards Reception held on June 18 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Photography is becoming more and more popular,
said the Oldham County resident. Since taking some photography classes
at the University of Louisvilles Shelby Campus, Jones has been
offered several opportunities to photograph different events.
I specialize in nature and macro-photography, she said.
Some of her preferred subject matter is flowers and bees. She often
snaps pictures at Yew Dell Gardens, a location in Crestwood that provides
her with many opportunities to photograph nature at its best, she said.
Jones work is alive with feeling and emotion. The vibrancy of
her subject matter is translated through the colors of her photographic
Because of her expertise, Jones is the 2010 show chairperson of Ode
to Joy, Third Annual Photography Contest. This contest is sponsored
by the Arts Association of Oldham Countys Gallery 104.
This contest provides amateurs and professionals alike the opportunity
to have their photography judged and compared to others, said
Jones. It gives up and coming artists a chance to be noticed.
Interested participants are asked to submit a photo essay of at least
three and no more than six framed photos that tell their version of
Ode to Joy. Framed, wired and ready to hang pieces can contain
multiple photos that are a literal, emotional or figurative interpretation
of the contest title.
by Helen McKinney
chairperson, Monica Jones, has been
serious about photography for the
last three and a half years.
Professional photographers and photography teachers will
judge accepted entries on such criteria as clear subject matter, composition,
focus and exposure, creativity, whether or not the photography tells
a story, and if lighting enhances the subject or message.
Photography must be submitted to Jones by June 6. She will select all
pieces that will be entered into the contest. Accepted entrants will
be notified on June 11, at which time a $25 entry fee will be required.
A Private Awards Reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday,
June 18, at Gallery 104 in La Grange. Up to $500 in prizes will be awarded.
The photography will be part of a rotating exhibit from June 14 to Aug.
At the present time, Jones is the only Arts Association of Oldham County
member to have her photography hanging at Gallery 104. The artwork of
other members on display includes a wide variety of jewelry, wood-turned
bowls and paintings.
The gallery is operated by the association, a non-profit organization
dedicated to sharing artistic resources and talents of area artists
with the community. In addition to artwork, the gallery often sponsors
lectures, juried art shows and classes.
The Arts Association of Oldham County was established in 1997
and has a mission of Bringing the Arts to Oldham County,
said member Terri Miller. Members volunteer their time and share many
duties. Miller was the co-chairperson of the recent Animal Attraction
We try to have a variety of shows and events for both members
and the public throughout the year, said Miller.
The 2009 photography contest was titled, Where Have You Been?
The first place winner was Phil Warren for his entry, Odyssey.
The second place prize went to Charles Bud Dorsey for Faces
of Freedom, and the third place winner was Mandi Turner for her
entry, Under the Sea. An honorable mention award was given
to Michael Miller for Election Day.
Works may be submitted to Monica Jones
For more information and entry forms, contact Gallery 104 at (502) 222-3822
or visit: www.gallery104.org.
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