Join the Wildlife Photography Exhibition! Exploring Lakewood's Natural Beauty!
Calling all photography enthusiasts and nature lovers! We invite you to be a part of something special – an exhibition that celebrates the vibrant wildlife of Lakewood, Colorado.
Our mission is simple yet profound – to increase awareness and appreciation for the remarkable animals and natural environments that contribute to the charm of Lakewood. By sharing everyday images of local wildlife, we aim to inspire sustainability not only within Lakewood but also in the larger world. By highlighting the beauty of our local wildlife, we hope to foster a deeper connection to nature and encourage responsible living.
Whether you're using a smartphone, point-and-shoot, or a professional camera, your snapshots have the power to tell stories of Lakewood's diverse wildlife, amphibians, birds, fish, insects, mammals, and reptiles. From the tiniest larvae to the majestic adults, we welcome all life stages, respectfully portrayed. Imagine a world where the click of your camera could make a difference – where your snapshots showcase the marvels of nature, but also inspire a sustainable future.
This exhibition welcomes residents of all ages and skill levels – from casual amateurs to seasoned pros. It's your chance to shine a spotlight on the wild beauty that graces our city.
Eligibility: Residents of Lakewood, Colorado are invited to participate, regardless of age or photography background. Submitted photographs must have been taken in Lakewood since January 1, 2021. For participants under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the release form during artwork drop-off.
Inclusivity and Selection: We value diversity and aim to include works from all artists. Submissions will be thoughtfully reviewed by a panel, including Lakewood curators and guest jurors, ensuring quality and relevance. Please note that not all submitted works may be included due to factors such as curation and space limitations.
Artists can submit up to three works via the Submission Form.
Submitted photos must be framed, with simple or matted frames accepted.
Frame dimensions should be no larger than 24” on any side, ready for hanging with appropriate hardware. Ready to hang means that there is hardware on the back that will hold the frame securely to a nail in the wall. IMPORTANT – ANY FRAME WITHOUT PROPER HARDWARE WILL BE REFUSED AT DROP OFF.
Delivered photos must be physical prints matching the digital submission.
Offering your photos for sale during the exhibition is optional and up to the photographer. Lakewood Cultural Center will retain a 15% commission on all works sold and Sustainable Eiber will be allocated 10% as a donation for a total of 25%. It is the artist’s responsibility to collect and remit local and state sales taxes for any work sold.
By submitting your work, you agree to our use of your photograph. Photographs you submit will only be used for the following purposes - the exhibition, an online photo gallery, a video slideshow for public viewing, and the exhibit’s promotional materials.
Photo File Specifications:
File format: .jpg
File size: Not exceeding 10MB
File name format: WOL-FirstName-Last Name-Title of Work-WxH (e.g., WOL-Sam-Smith-Friendly Squirrel-16x24)
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 (midnight)
Artist Notification: Week of February 4th, 2024
Exhibition Dates: March 1-29, 2024
Ready to Submit? Use this online Submission Form.
Photo Drop Off and Pick Up: Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy
Drop Off: Saturday, February 24th, 2024, between 9:30am-12pm.
Pick Up: Saturday, March 30th, 2024, between 9:30am-12pm.
If these times don't match your schedule, drop us an email at WildlifeOfLakewood@gmail.com and we'll arrange an alternative.
By participating, you're contributing to a deeper understanding of the world around us. Let's capture the beauty of Lakewood's wildlife, one photograph at a time. Your lens, our world, a brighter future.
Have Questions? Drop us a line at WildlifeOfLakewood@gmail.com – we're here to help.
Sponsored by Sustainable Eiber: https://SustainableEiber.org