New Categories and a Photo Seminar Add to the Annual Event


LONE TREE, CO – This year’s Lone Tree Photographic Art Show & Sale received more image submissions than ever before. In its eleventh year, the show was flooded with 606 entries from 214 photographers wanting to participate in the annual event. Ninety-three images from local and international photographers were accepted into the Photo Show, which is on display at the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) April 20 to June 9.

Juror Weldon Lee says of the selection process, “The number of great images submitted for this year’s Lone Tree art show was staggering, which made the jury process extremely challenging. Every category was packed with outstanding photographs.” He says that in order to narrow the field, he focused on images that told a story over those that were technically perfect.

The Photo Show opens with a cocktail reception on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at LTAC. Guests are invited to meet the photographers, sample hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, enjoy a string quintet performance by the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra, and purchase original works of juried images and photographers’ bin work images. While at the Photo Show, guests can cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award, which is awarded at the close of the show.

For the first time, the Photo Show’s entries were divided into four different categories: wildlife; digital art; nature and landscape; and people, places, and travel. This will help with the judging as each category will have first, second, and third place winners along with an honorable mention.  There will also be an overall Best of Show winner.

Another exciting change to the Photo Show is the addition of a photo seminar conducted by the show’s juror, Weldon Lee. Lee will be presenting a photo seminar titled Photographing the Magical World of Wildlife on May 18, 2013 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at LTAC. Registration is $30 and is open to all levels of photographers. Photographers may register online at www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or by calling the LTAC Box Office at 720.509.1000.

Weldon Lee travels around the globe to the world’s most exotic locations photographing wildlife and capturing the essence of their personalities on film. Lee’s dramatic portrayals of wildlife in their natural surroundings provide viewers with an intimate glimpse into their daily lives. With images popular among collectors as well as museums, you can see his work at the Denver Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. Lee’s images have appeared in numerous magazines including Mature Outlook, National Wildlife, Backpacker, National Parks Magazine, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Outdoor Photographer, Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic, and Nature Photographer. In addition, his photos illustrate text and natural history books by Macmillan, Westcliffe, Falcon Press, and Roberts Rinehart, among others. Lee’s work has been featured on major television networks including ABC, CBS, and NBC. In January, 1995, he was elected Chair of the Education Committee of the North American Nature Photography (NANPA) and served three years in that capacity.

The Lone Tree Photography Show is presented by the Lone Tree Arts Commission, the Lone Tree Photography Club and Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

The Lone Tree Arts Center is a professional, innovative and environmentally friendly, LEED Certified venue. LTAC operates a dynamic model for the performing arts by collaborating with some of the premier Colorado performing arts companies to present their productions in Lone Tree as well as presenting national and regional tours. LTAC has quickly discovered its place as a new provider of arts education programs for children and an important meeting and event rental site for corporate, civic, private, and community arts groups.

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