Visual Arts Center: Two-Part Photography Event

Visual Arts Center Calling All Photography Enthusiasts! PARADISE: Two-Part Photography Event Starts March 17
Part 1: Pictures in Paradise Photographic Exhibit
Submit your photographic masterpiece and compete for prizes in a “Photo Only” Exhibit at the VAC March 31 – April 24. Pictures in Paradise will feature photography on display in the Main Gallery March 31 – April 24. Both members and non-members are welcome to enter. Receiving for Pictures in Paradise will be March 29, 9am – 12pm in the Main Gallery. Before entering the exhibit, please Download a prospectus.
Part 2: “A Week in Paradise” Online Photographic Event Open to All!
Participate in a National Online Digital Event . . . Digitally submit your best 3 photos taken 3/17-3/23, from anywhere, depicting your “Paradise”. One photo will be selected for a digital photo display in the Paradise Photography Exhibit March 31 – April 24, on the VAC Website, and printed in a hard cover Photo Book. The public is invited to a Reception and awards ceremony for both exhibits Thursday, April 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Download the PDF Handout.
A Week in Paradise digital photography exhibit will be featured on display at, plus alongside Pictures in Paradise at The Visual Arts Center March 31 – April 24 at the Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda, FL. Photographers anywhere in the world are invited to join the exhibition. Online registration will remain open until midnight on March 23.
Photographs for the event must be taken during the week of March 17 – 23.  Original photographs taken during the week should represent whatever you consider “Your Paradise”, whether in Southwest Florida or anywhere. Pick your best 3 photos from the week and submit them by email March 17 – 23 to by no later than midnight on Saturday, March 23.
All photos submitted must be highest quality .jpeg format but no larger than 5MB each. A panel of judges will review the entries and select one photograph from each photographer for entry into the exhibition and printed photo book.
The Selected photos will be featured on a revolving screen in the “Pictures in Paradise” photo exhibit at the Visual Arts Center March 31 – April 24. They will also be displayed online in a revolving digital display at and printed in a book, available for purchase in the VAC Gift Shop and online. By entering this event, the photographer agrees to release the rights of the submitted photographs for display in the Visual Arts Center and on its website, for use as marketing material for the event and for publication in an event book that will be sold.
The following Prizes will be awarded for A Week in Paradise: Best of Show: $200, Excellence Award: $50, Merit Award(s).
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