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Penguins on a beach with mountains in the distance
Penguins on a beach with mountains in the distance

Lone Tree Photo Show

Exploring the Light

The 22nd Annual Exploring the Light Photo Show will be from March 27-June 11, 2024. The Best of Show will be from June 14 – July 12, 2024.  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). See the world through a different lens with the Exploring the Light Photo Exhibit at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Local photographers come together to create a visual collage of different styles, subjects and sentiments.

Check out the Photo Show Booklet, including the list of winners

Important Dates

January 10th – Call for Entry opens
February 20th – Deadline / Entry closed
February 21st – February 25th – Jurying
February 26th – Notification
March 26th – Drop-off Images: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
March 29th – Opening Reception: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
June 12th – Pick-up Images: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Best of Show runs June 14-July 14, 2024.

2024 Categories

  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Landscape
  • Long Exposure
  • Macro Photography
  • Portraits
  • Street Photography
  • Travel

Jurying and Awards

Individual images submitted via CaFE TM are juried by a blind jury review process. Invited images are juried for awards based on final presentation of artwork including the image quality, content, frame, mat, and tile. Photographer identification will be hidden from view when jurying. Total cash awards are estimated at $3,350. Best of Show as well as first and second place winners in each category will be awarded gallery space for several weeks after the show at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Awards include first, second, and third place in each category, along with Best of Show and People’s Choice.

Entry and Fees

Photographers must apply via CaFE TM by the entry deadline of Tuesday, February 20th, 2024. Up to 3 entries may be submitted by an individual. A non-refundable $36 entry fee is required. Fees may be paid via credit card on CaFE TM or check made payable to the City of Lone Tree and mailed to: Lone Tree Arts Center, c/o Photo Show, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO. 80124.

Opening Reception

Friday, March 29, 2024 from 6pm-8pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Exploring the Light Lone Tree Photo Show. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and hear brief remarks!

2024 Juror – Darren White

Darren White was born and raised on the Oregon Coast where his love for beautiful landscapes began. In 1999, Darren moved to Portland, Oregon, and soon fell in love with the mountains and Columbia River Gorge areas. In July of 2013, Darren made a huge move to Littleton, Colorado, where he has quickly fell in love with the majestic mountains Colorado has to offer and the outdoor life Colorado is known for.

Darren has been published in various magazines like Popular Photography, Columbia Gorge Magazine, and had a mention in National Geographic Traveler. Most recently, Darren was published on the cover of Outdoor Photographer magazine with an article inside the November 2021 issue. His prints have been sold worldwide and used for all kinds of media from Websites to Trade Show Backdrops. Darren has had his work used by Craft Beer Alliance, Microsoft, and Samsung. Darren has also worked with several interior designers including PS Art Consulting and Snyder and Co. While Darren enjoys creating compelling images though photography, he also likes to take some artistic liberties when a certain image calls for it, or he has a vision in his mind that he’d like to create though the use of his own images.

Darren enjoys a variety of outdoors activities which include but are not limited to, hiking, biking, running, night photography, trail running, climbing steep hills and simply just being amazed at what nature can produce!