Wayne County Council for the Arts is accepting entries for its “Art Through the Lens” display set to open Sept. 14.
The judged show is open to all photographers and artists. Photographs must be reasonably current, original works by the submitting artist and use a photographic process.
Scanned work is acceptable, but digital art that did not originate from a photographic process is not. Works that have previously been in the Wayne Arts Photography exhibit are not eligible.
The show will feature three categories: traditional photography, digitally enhanced and vintage and alternative printing processes.
Only one award may be given to an individual. Award winners must be present or represented at the opening. Award recipients will be notified by the show chairman. The decision of the juror, Phil Hilden, is final.
Cash prizes will be awarded for best in show to first place, $100; second place, $70; third place, $50; and two honorable mentions, $20 each. A people’s choice award will be announced at the end of the exhibit to allow voting throughout the exhibit’s run.
Wayne Arts members can submit up to three pieces for $20. Nonmembers can submit up to three pieces for $30. Make checks payable to “Wayne County Council for the Arts.” All fees are nonrefundable.
Hilden is a photographer of landscapes and portraiture who has been selling his images to the calendar and greeting card markets since 1985. Over 70,000 of his images sell as greeting cards in the U.S. each year. His work has been featured in local and national ad campaigns, books, brochures, magazines articles and music CDs.
Hilden is responsible for photographing all the artwork and antiques at Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame. The Long Island native currently resides in Victor.
An opening reception is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 W. Miller St., Newark. Wayne Arts Gallery is open from noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays or by appointment. Admission is free.
For information, call 315-331-4593, email info@wayne-arts.com or visit wayne-arts.com.