Exploring the Light will run from March 29th, 2018 - May 29th, 2018 at the Lone Tree Arts Center and is presented by the Lone Tree Arts Commission and the Lone Tree Photo Club, with support from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The Best of Show will run May 31 - July 16, 2018.
Applications are closed.
2018 Categories include:
Exploring the Light Opening Cocktail Reception
Saturday, March 31st, 1pm-3pm
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street
Music, light appetizers and a cash bar
Viewing hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday and two hours before productions at The Lone Tree Arts Center.
All images are available for purchase through the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office.


January 17th - Call for Entry opens
February 23rd - Application Deadline/Entry Closed
February 28th - Notification of Acceptance
March 28th - Images Delivered; 7:30 am-10:30 am
March 29th - May 29th - Photo Show Dates 
March 31st - Opening Reception; 1 pm-3 pm
May 30th - Images picked up by artists and buyers; 7:30 am-10:30 am


Total Cash awards are estimated at $3,250. Best of Show as well as first and second place winners in each category will be awarded gallery space for several weeks at the Lone Tree Arts Center following the photo show. Awards include, first, second and third place in every category, Best of Show and People’s Choice.


Doug Bennett

Dabbling with photography back in the ‘70s, Doug didn’t really begin to pursue photography until 2003 when he bought a disposable film camera to photograph his tulips. Rekindling his passion for photography, Doug began his pursuit in photographing the landscape.
Doug’s love for landscape photography traces back to his childhood and family sightseeing vacations touring the western U.S. and Canada by car. These early experiences were further fueled by his father’s magazine subscription to “Arizona Highways” which always left him in awe with its beautiful scenic images, particularly those of Josef and David Muench.
Doug has pursued his photographic growth through Professional Photographers of America and their Annual International Print Competitions where he has had notable success. Doug is currently an PPA Print Juror in Training with a goal of becoming an approved PPA Print Juror. 

Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett of Colorado Springs, Colorado has photographed the landscape since 2003 and even photographed weddings for three years. In her photography, Laura has focused on creating images that stir and communicate feelings and emotions. This led to her success in selling her images commercially for over 13 years and to significant success in PPA Print Competition. 
Laura received her PPA Master of Photography degree in 2015 and her Photographic Craftsman Degree in 2017. 

Exploring the Light - 2018 Photo Show Book for Purchase 

With photographer’s permission, the Lone Tree Photo Club will compose a book with accepted entries representing Exploring the Light 2018. Accepted images will be printed with the photographer’s name and information about the image such as location, camera and the story behind the photo. Exploring the Light will be available for viewing and purchase online after the close of the show in June 2018.

Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Events Manager, Allissa Dailey at Allissa.Dailey@cityoflonetree.com or 720-509-1011.