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Dear CaFE™ Artist,
New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFEhereor go towww.callforentry.orgto apply to one of these opportunities. Unless otherwise noted, all deadlines in CaFE™ occur at 11:59 PM Mountain Time (Denver, CO USA)
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Showcase Noir: African American Artist and Designer Market
Showcase Noir: African American Artist and Designer Market, a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Department of Education and Community Engagement, presents a fine art and fine craft artists' market that celebrates African American artistic expression. The two-day event will take place June 2 – June 3, 2012, in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The event will be outdoors beneath a canopy on the corner of Penn and Eighth Street, positioned between two stages during the Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival, during the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival. We invite you to apply and celebrate with us this summer.
The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission is seeking to contribute to the vitality of the Wheat Ridge Arts community by presenting our own local artists to the community. The Commission is sponsoring a series of "Meet The Artist" events which will take place at various businesses throughout Wheat Ridge on a monthly basis. Each artist selected will be featured at a designated business and will have the opportunity to display their artwork and make a presentation of their work to the public. ARTIST ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists whose primary residence or artist’s studio is in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery (ELJG), Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit, MI presents a call for entries for the Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) Members Juried Exhibition. The exhibition dates are August 3 – October 6, 2012. The exhibition coincides with the 2012 MACAA Conference in Detroit, hosted by WSU’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History. The conference dates are October 3 – 6, 2012. A reception for the exhibition will be held at the ELJG on October 5 from 5-8PM and will include a conference keynote speaker at the Schaver Music Recital Hall (next door to the gallery) from 6-7:30PM. ABOUT THE JUROR Michelle Perron: Director, College for Creative Studies Center Galleries + Woodward Lecture Series and Director, Kresge Arts in Detroit.
Fee: $15.00 (Loveland Art Studio Tour Application Fee) Entry Deadline: 5/1/12
The 4th Annual Loveland Art Studio Tour is held the 2nd weekend in October and is open to artists living in Loveland, CO. This juried exhibition is an exciting opportunity to showcase and invite collectors into artist’s studios. This event is organized to enhance recognition of the wonderful art community in Loveland and show visitors the quality of work being produced here.
The Port of Portland (Port) is requesting statements of qualifications (SOQs) from respondent artists or artist teams capable of contracting with the Port for the Port’s commission of a work of public art in a 1,030’ long subterranean pedestrian tunnel at the Portland International Airport (PDX) in Portland, Oregon. The artwork budget must not exceed $500,000. The deadline for submission of SOQs is May 1, 2012, 11:59 PM, MST. The Port intends to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to up to five (5) respondents whose SOQs indicate to the Port that they are highly qualified for the project.
The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) through the City of Thornton, Colorado, is requesting proposals in an open competition. We’re seeking Colorado artists to produce bench sculptures to be placed at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center Multi-purpose site at 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233.
EcoFeminist l Maintenance Art is a group exhibition comprised of artists who are members of the WEAD–Women Environmental Artists Directory and whose work speaks to taking care of the planet and sustaining nature—ways that women maintain or nurture the earth that are sometimes seen as distinctly feminine. The works will be presented June 15 – September 28, 2012 at the Marin Community Foundation (MCF) offices in Novato, California. An opening reception will be on June 28. Jurors include WEAD co-founder Susan Leibovitz Steinman, San Francisco artist Bonnie Sherk, Bay Area curator Randy Rosenberg, Los Angeles gender studies professor Gloria Orenstein, and ecoartspace founder Patricia Watts who is organizing the exhibition. Approximately 150-170 pieces will be selected with no more than three works per artist. 2D only from artists outside the Bay Area, and also 3D if the artist lives in the Bay Area and can deliver works. Entry Deadline is May 2nd. The show is open to all US! based artists 18 yrs. and older who are currently members of WEAD–Women Environmental Artist Directory, or become members by May 2, 2012.
Flanders Nature Center/Blue Horse Arts: Plight of the Pollinators
Fee: $25.00 (Flanders Nature Center/Blue Horse Arts: Plight of the Pollinators) Event Dates: 6/2/12 – 6/22/12 Entry Deadline: 5/4/12
Plight of the Pollinators: A Call to Artists Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, in conjunction with Blue Horse Arts Studio, located in Watertown, Connecticut, seeks artwork for an upcoming exhibition in June, 2012. Artists will be challenged to create works of art inspired by nature and/or critical environmental issues. This “Art of the Earth” series of events will encompass seasonal group exhibitions starting this spring with an initial call for art and multimedia creations for a “Plight of the Pollinators” exhibition. This exhibition will be open to the local and online community in an effort to raise awareness of the vital importance of the role of pollinators in maintaining the health of our food and eco-systems. Partial proceeds from the sale of work from the exhibition and entry fees will be donated to Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust’s environmental educational programming.
Metro Nashville Arts Commission RFQ KVB Roundabout Public Art Project, Nashville,TN
The Metro Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) is soliciting artists to design, fabricate and install artwork(s) at a newly constructed roundabout located at 8th Avenue, Lafayette Avenue and Korean Veterans Boulevard. The project budget allocates $750,000 for one artwork or multiple, related artworks. The public art project is open to established professional artists with a minimum of two years professional experience and experience with commissioned work budgets of at least $500,000.
Art Interruptions is seeking artists to create temporary art installations along Greenwood Avenue North and the Central Waterfront for six weeks during the summer of 2012. Art Interruptions encourages artists to install artworks on city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day, giving a moment of surprise, beauty or humor. Possible locations for artworks include street and park infrastructure/furniture (utility poles, trees, tree pits, walls, railings, stair risers, etc.). Up to 12 artists will be selected to develop a series of artworks in summer 2012. The call is open to artists residing in Washington state. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Friday, May 4.
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts: Wickford Junction Station
Artwork for the facade and grounds of the Wickford Junction Train Station, 1051 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, RI, will be commissioned through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art. Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”
Louisville Art Association 2012 National Juried Photography Show
Fee: $35.00 (Louisville Art Association 2012 National Juried Photography Show) Entry Deadline: 5/9/12
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Louisville Art Association 2012 National Juried Photography Show
Rivers of Gold: The Inaugural Exhibition of the CAC Greater Sacramento Sierra Chapter
VIEW MORE INFO Fee: $35.00 (Rivers of Gold: The Inaugural Exhibition of the CAC Greater Sacramento Sierra Chapter)
Entry Deadline: 5/11/12
California Art Club Greater Sacramento Sierra Chapter members are invited to submit works representing the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and American Rivers, as well as other rivers and important waterways in the Northern California region.
Linn County: Wickiup Hill Learning Center Exhibit Gallery
The Linn County Public Art Commission is seeking qualifications from artists for a project at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center. BACKGROUND The Linn County Public Art Commission was established in 2010 by an ordinance adopted by the Linn County Board of Supervisors to direct funding for the inclusion of works of art in County capital improvement projects. The Commission, overseen by the County’s Board of Supervisors, is responsible for the planning, commissioning, and acquiring of all artwork in Linn County capital improvement projects. The mission of the Linn County Public Art program is to enrich the lives of local citizens and visitors by integrating public art into County planning, services, design and infrastructure.
The Linn County Public Art Commission is seeking qualifications from artists for a project at the Linn County Courthouse, which is being rebuilt as part of Linn County’s recovery from the 2008 flood. BACKGROUND The Linn County Public Art Commission was established in 2010 by an ordinance adopted by the Linn County Board of Supervisors to direct funding for the inclusion of works of art in County capital improvement projects. The Commission, overseen by the County’s Board of Supervisors, is responsible for the planning, commissioning, and acquiring of all artwork in Linn County capital improvement projects. The mission of the Linn County Public Art program is to enrich the lives of local citizens and visitors by integrating public art into County planning, services, design and infrastructure.
Fee: $35.00 (2012 TACA Biennial: The Best of Tennessee Craft) Event Dates: 8/24/12 – 10/21/12 Entry Deadline: 5/17/12
The 2012 Best of Tennessee Craft Biennial Exhibit showcases the fine craft of Tennessee, providing public visibility and recognition for the quality and diversity of craft found throughout the state. This juried exhibit will be held at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Tenn., with cash awards presented including a $500 Best of Show.
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District: 24th Street Mission BART Station
PURPOSE OF RFQ In keeping with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines to incorporate art into mass transit projects, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is soliciting qualifications from professional artists in consideration of the commissioning of artwork for the 24th Street BART station plaza. GEOGRAPHIC ELIGIBILITY: This RFQ is open only to professional visual artists residing in the state of California who meet the minimum eligibility qualifications.
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of fellowship grants for individual artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients are selected by a review panel on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. Applicants must be non-students, 21 years of age or older, U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. Applications accepted beginning: Monday, March 12th. Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2012. For more information visit:www.aaronsiskind.org
The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle Parks and Recreation, seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-integrated artwork for the Lower Mapes Creek Restoration project in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood. The project area includes 52nd Avenue South, between Rainier Avenue South and South Henderson Street into Beer Sheva Park. The project is currently in design through early 2013 and construction is expected to begin in mid 2013. Project completion is expected in 2015. The artist or artist team will work with SPU and its consultants to develop the artwork within the schedule of the creek restoration. The call is open to professional artists residing in the United States. The total project budget is $200,000, all-inclusive of travel expenses, taxes and other project costs. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Friday, May 18 (Pacific Daylight Time).
Artist Trust is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to support individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Founded in 1986 by a group of local artists, arts administrators, and arts patrons who were seeking a creative solution to the lack of support for individual artists, Artist Trust awarded the first Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) in 1988. The Grants for Artist Projects Program was and is one of the few project grants available to individual artists in Washington State.
Fort Worth Public Art: Pre-Qualified Public Artist List 2012
The Fort Worth Art Commission invites artists to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in the Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) Pre-Qualified Public Artist List – the primary resource for artist selection for most City of Fort Worth public art projects.
Art in Public Places, Bend OR: Mt Washington and Simpson Roundabout
Art in Public Places, Inc. (AiPP) on behalf of the public art initiative for the City of Bend, Oregon seeks to commission a permanent large scale work of art for the roundabout (traffic circle) at Mt. Washington Drive & Simpson in Bend, Oregon. This is an open competition for professional artists residing in the Northwest United States, specifically the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Northern California.
Savage Arts Council: Juried Art Competition and Show
Fee: $40.00 (Savage Arts Council: Juried Art Competition and Show) Event Dates: 6/14/12 – 7/21/12 Entry Deadline: 5/30/12
The Savage Arts Council presents the Sixth Annual Savage Juried Art Competition and Show, and invites all professional and amateur artists in Minnesota to apply to compete and exhibit their works. The Savage Juried Art Competition and Show is a celebration of visual arts created in Minnesota. The Show is open to the public June 14 – July 19, 2012. Artists across the state come together to showcase the wide variety and depth of art created throughout Minnesota. $1,225 in prizes will be awarded. Please join us in celebrating the original art of Minnesota.
Indianapolis Art Center: Artist Residency and Engagement Series
Fee: $25.00 (Indianapolis Art Center: Artist Residency and Engagement Series) Entry Deadline: 5/31/12
During this one-week residency, the artist will work directly with the public to create a new site-specific installation/sculpture within the confines of the Indianapolis Art Center’s 9.5 acre ArtsPark. The Art Center is requesting that artists submit proposals to be considered. The Art Center will then convene a panel to select one artist for the residency. The artist will receive an honorarium, production budget, and organizational support. The residency will occur in fall of 2012.
Arts & Venues Denver is seeking an artist, or artist team, for a site-specific public art commission for the third phase of improvements at Parkfield Lake Park. This commission is open to Colorado artists/artist teams working in all media. Estimated budget for artwork is $70,000. The park is adjacent to the heavily used Montbello Recreation Center, which provides lighted, multipurpose soccer and football fields, baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, playground, an urban skate plaza, splash pool and other facility improvements. The park was designed to comply with the City’s Executive Order 123, which mandates sustainable or “green” building practices in all publicly funded projects.
This call is for LOUISIANA RESIDENTS ONLY! The Art Melt is the largest multi-media, juried exhibit in the state of Louisiana. Now in its 9th year, the Art Melt strives to promote professional artists throughout the state of Louisiana while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the best of local fine art, music, performing arts, and culinary creation. This show is open to Louisiana resident artists only. The Art Melt 2012 will take place in downtown Baton Rouge, LA at the Shaw Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 14th from 5-10pm. All artwork accepted to the competition will hang in the Shaw Center Gallery and remain up and open to the public for 3 weeks following the event.
Industry & Art: Celebrating the Worker September 19-23, 2012 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Sale The Regional Arts & Culture Council, on behalf of Industry & Art (sponsored by the Working Waterfront Coalition of Portland) invites artists currently living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana to submit up to three (3) digital images of existing original artwork for the 2nd Annual Industry & Art juried exhibition and sale to be held at Vigor Industrial on Swan Island, 5555 N Channel Avenue, in Portland, Oregon. The goal for this exhibition is to celebrate the beauty, skill, diversity and professionalism of industrial workers through artists’ perspectives, and promote an awareness of our region’s thriving working waterfronts. The event is also a fundraiser to support industrial job training programs and habitat restoration. Applications must be submitted using the CaFÉ website (www.callforentry.com). The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 1, 2012, 11:59PM Mo! untain Daylight Time.
The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is pleased to announce an open call for entries for its Annual National Photography Competition. Photographers and photo-based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work. This year’s jurors will be photo editor and curator Elisabeth Biondi and photographer Martine Fougeron. Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY gallery in the summer of 2012 and on our website. The first place selection will receive $500. Deadline is 11:59pm, June 4, 2012.
Fee: $35.00 (Dairy Center for the Arts 2013) Entry Deadline: 6/8/12
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder CO has opened the application process for individual and group gallery exhibits for 2013. The Dairy encourages artists who work in all visual art mediums (with the exception of jewelry) to apply. The application deadline is midnight, Friday, June 8, 2012.
The City of El Paso International Airport (EPIA) seeks to establish a pool of artists or artist teams from the Greater El Paso area for consideration in upcoming exhibits for Art Windows. The Art Windows program will introduce artists to our community and provide them with valuable exposure and gallery space for temporary exhibitions.
Located in the heart of Oregon & Washington’s National Scenic Area, Columbia Center for the Arts hosts the Pacific Northwest’s premier Plein Air event. Each year, artists gather in the Columbia River Gorge to take in the stunning beauty of its black basalt cliffs, ribbon-like waterfalls, mighty rivers, snow-capped mountains, and lush fir forests. Columbia Center for the Arts hosts a regional Paint Out and month-long Gallery Exhibition in downtown Hood River, Oregon. Show Reception and Awards commence Friday, September 7, 2012 from 5-8pm. This event is open to the public. The gallery and exhibition are open daily from 11am – 6pm from September 7nd through September 30th, 2012.
IEA EncaustiCon 2012 International Juried Exhibition
Fee: $35.00 (IEA International Juried Exhibition 2012) Entry Deadline: 6/22/12
An international juried exhibition of encaustic artwork open to all artists worldwide. The exhibition is sponsored by International Encaustic Artists (IEA), a non-profit, artist-run organization, with the purpose of promoting fine art encaustic work and visual artists working in the encaustic medium. Selected artworks will be exhibited in Gallery Nord, in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with IEA EncaustiCon 2012, an annual conference for artists working in the medium. Cash and other prizes will be awarded, with top three(3) prize winners featured in a National fine arts publication.
Open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities. Only work executed after the onset of disability or injury is eligible. All works must be for sale. Art previously exhibited in Art Ability is not eligible for submission. Reproduction prints will not be accepted.
Whelan Galleries & LCAD- Night of a Hundred Angels 2012
Fee: $25.00 (Whelan Galleries & Cottage Gallery – Night of a Hundred Angels 2012) Event Dates: 7/14/12 – 8/6/12 Entry Deadline: 6/28/12
The 2nd Annual “Night of a Hundred Angels” event will be a celestial celebration of worldwide talent featuring an eclectic array of artworks in various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, crafts, and jewelry, as well as digital art. All ideologies dealing with the theme of angels will be represented. Whelan Galleries, in conjunction with LCAD are co-sponsors of the show slated for a gala opening in the world famous art community of Laguna Beach on the evening of Saturday, July 14th 2012.
2012 Sylvia White Gallery: SOLO EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY
Sylvia White will jury this exhibition. The group show will be held at Sylvia White Gallery August 1- September 1, 2012. In addition to the group show, 3 winning artists will be invited to have a solo exhibition in July 2013. To view our past exhibitions or learn more about the gallery, visitsylviawhite.com. Sylvia White is also founder and director ofArtAdvice.com. She has been advising artists on all matters related to business, marketing and exhibitions since 1979. Considered a pioneer in the field of professional practices for visual artists, White has presented workshops and lectured extensively on career management skills. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Fine Arts, her workshops and lectures have been sponsored by, among others; California College of the Arts and Crafts, Chicago Art Institute, Otis Art Institute, Claremont Graduate School, Artists’ Equity, San Francisco Art Institute, California Institute of the Arts, University o! f Southern California, California Arts Council, California College Arts Association, National Conference and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Fee: $20.00 (Car Culture: LAPS Member Show) Event Dates: 10/3/12 – 11/16/12 Entry Deadline: 6/30/12
READ CAREFULLY. THIS IS A PRINT SHOW This exhibition is a collaborative effort with the Mid America College Art Association. From the assembly lines in Dearborn, MI, to the hot rods of Southern California, the automobile reflects many aspects of our culture and society. We are seeking artwork that reflects, represents, poses questions about the vehicle or the CULTURE SURROUNDING THE AUTOMOBILE. Artists’ statements are requested and will be displayed along with the selected artwork.
Anchorage Museum – All Alaska Juried Exhibition XXXIV
Fee: $25.00 (Anchorage Museum – All Alaska Juried Exhibition) Entry Deadline: 7/1/12
This popular biennial juried art exhibition was established more than 30 years ago to encourage the creation of new works by Alaska artists in all media and will be on view at the Anchorage Museum October 5, 2012 until January 6, 2013. The exhibit will then tour for one year and visit Juneau and Fairbanks. Only artists residing in Alaska are eligible.
A national juried exhibition of emerging artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities. Sustaining / Creating asks emerging artists to showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints on sustainability and contemporary creativity. Beyond its scientific definition, sustainability references notions of responsibility and stewardship of our natural world in all facets of human interaction–from the environmental to the cultural. Sustainability indicates the capacity to endure.
2012 American Impressionist Society 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition
Fee: $48.00 (American Impressionist Society 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition) Event Dates: 11/1/12 – 11/30/12 Entry Deadline: 7/13/12
Over $50,000 in cash and prizes with over 20 awards presented by judge, Kevin Macpherson, AISM. Hosted by Eckert & Ross Fine Art in Indianapolis, IN. Between 150 and 200 accepted juried works to be shown with work of AIS Master Artist,Carolyn Anderson, Clayton J. Beck, III, Scott Burdick, Nancy Bush, Scott Christensen, Kim English, Nancy Guzik, Albert Handell, Quang Ho, Peggy Kroll Roberts, Calvin Liang, Kevin Macpherson, C.W. Mundy, and Zhiwei Tu. This show is accompanied by a Master Symposium painting demonstrations, keynote speakers and panel discussions featuring AIS Master Artists, Kevin Macpherson, C.W. Mundy, Clayton Beck, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Carolyn Anderson, Calvin Liang and Zhiwei Tu. Visitwww.AmericanImpressionistSociety.orgmore more information on Master Symposium.
Fee: $35.00 (The Bascom: American Craft Today) Event Dates: 9/22/12 – 12/29/12 Entry Deadline: 7/21/12
This prestigious juried exhibition is a mix of uniquely creative, one-of-a-kind pieces of contemporary crafts. Approximately 50 of America's most skilled and visionary craftspeople will be selected to exhibit basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather work, metal, paper and wood crafted objects in The Bascom's Bunzl Gallery. Our juror for this year's exhibition is Mark Leach, Executive Director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.
The Santo Foundation 2012 Call for entry deadlines are April 15-July 31 2012. 6 entries per applicant. We are accepting all mediums including audio/video. Artist must submit 6 jpegs or 6 short video/audio clips. Video can include stills. Artists can submit any combination of mediums but no more than a total of 6 images or clips. Artists may submit more than once-a new jury fee will apply to each submission. Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as mid-career to mature artists. This is an international call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of nationality.
Fee: $35.00 (Meeker Sheep Dog Classic Art Contest) Event Dates: 9/5/12 – 9/9/12 Entry Deadline: 8/1/12
Meeker Sheep Dog Classic International Art Contest 2013 seeks to exhibit and auction the best sheep dog art and invites submissions that are original artwork of a reproducible medium that reflect Sheep Dog trials. This is the 25th year of the International art contest. and the 2012 First Place artwork will be the only artwork used for the 2013 Meeker Classic poster, t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and other official souvenir items. Sculptures, photographs, and digital art are not eligible. Check out last year's entries and winners athttp://www.facebook.com/SheepdogArt.
Fee: $35.00 (WAOW, Inc.: 2013 Application for membership in Women Artists of the West ) Entry Deadline: 10/1/12
Application for membership in Women Artists of the West (WAOW, Inc.), an organization of women artists with members across the United States and Canada. “Membership includes a page on WAOW’s web page with links to your private e-mail and web site. We have at least one National juried show per year for our members. We also have several online shows with different themes throughout the year. We have an extensive communications program for our members.”
Land Through the Lens: Photography of Boulder County Open Space
Fee: $25.00 (Land Through the Lens: Photography of Boulder County Open Space) Entry Deadline: 11/9/12
A juried show will be held at The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder Colorado, in March 2013, to promote the discovery, understanding and enjoyment of Boulder County Parks and Open Space through the photographic celebration of the natural world.