Dates for Exploring the Light at the Lone Tree Arts Center are August 6 - November 1, 2020. The show is presented by the Lone Tree Arts Commission and the Lone Tree Photo Club, with support from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). You can currently view the show from 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday and 2 hours prior to any scheduled performance.
Check out the online gallery of this show here. In the online gallery, you can view the images and get more information on the artists. You can also check out the video of our juror, Erik Holladay-McCann, walking through the gallery below. 

2020 Categories include:

Still Life

Important Dates

Images Delivered: August 4 from 3pm - 6pm

Show Dates: August 6 - November 1, 2020

Image Pick-up: November 2 from 3pm - 6pm


Exploring the Light Opening Reception

Details on the opening for Exploring the Light will be shared with photographers soon! 
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street
Viewing hours: 10am-2pm, 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 - Best of Show

November 4, 2020 - January 10, 2021

First and second place winners in each category, as well as the photographer awarded Best of Show, will be invited to display their work in the Best of Show.


2020 Juror

Erik Holladay-McCann, the owner and lead photographer of Holladay Photography. Holladay launched his own studio in Michigan in 2009, after leaving the press corps following 25 incredible years as a photojournalist, a career that he broke into at the (now unbelievable) age of 14. Combining his passion for storytelling and documentary-style photography with his creative aesthetic derived from a bold cinematic standpoint in his photographs is something he truly loves and is privileged to do as a career.
Visual storytelling is his ultimate goal for any of his photographs. that method has since served him well in his private endeavors, especially with portrait photography and wedding photography. He thrives on the challenge of finding those fleeting moments in everyday life that demand to be captured and crafted into a work of art. When done well, it's something that can transcend genre and pull the viewer in deeper.
Holladay has won numerous awards in journalism and wedding photography. He won the Associated Press award for Photo of the century in 1998 and was named 2002 Clip Photographer of the year by the National Press Photographers Association. He has been published in numerous newspapers across the nation including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He has also been published in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, The Sporting News, Shutter Magazine, Encore Magazine, and Outdoor Photography. 
He recently was in the top 100 of wedding photographs for the 2019 Shoot and Share Photo Contest, received first place for Engagement Photography in the 2015 Shutterfest Photo Competition, and has been awarded numerous Merits in Wedding and Engagement photography for the Professional Photographers Association. 


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.

Exploring the Light - 2020 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 2020. 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.

If you have questions, contact Events Manager, Allissa Dailey, or 720-509-1011.