Exploring the Light will run from April 27 - May 29, 2016 at the Lone Tree Arts Center and is presented by the Lone Tree Arts Commission and the Lone Tree Photo Club, and is supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

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.


Exploring the Light Opening Cocktail Reception

April 30th, 2016 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

At Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street

Music, appetizers and fun.

Categories include abstract, animals, landscape, human interest, and people in sports. 



February 24th - Call for Entry Opens

March 25th - Application Deadline/Entry Closed

April 1st - Notification of Acceptance

April 26th - Images Delivered (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

April 27th - May 29th - Photo Show Dates

Saturday, April 30th - Opening Reception (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

May 31st - Images picked up by artists and buyers (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)



Total Cash awards are estimated at $3,000. Best of Show and first place winners in each category will be awarded gallery space for approximately 2 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.


Photo Show Workshop - Lightroom vs. Photoshop

Conducted by juror George Jardin

On Saturday, May 21st from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Lone Tree Arts Center, George will be demonstrating professional masking and retouching techniques acquired during a lifetime of using Photoshop and traveling to exotic locations in Europe and Asia. He will also show you how Lightroom and Photoshop compare, and when to choose one over the other. But more importantly, you will learn how Lightroom and Photoshop are integrated, so that you can easily jump back and forth, from one to the other. Learn how Lightroom generates and manages your Photoshop files, all under one roof. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Exploring the Light - 2016 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 2016. 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 2016.

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