Tooting Our Own Horn

After some arm twisting by Carolyn Schlueter, Molly and I entered our first juried commercial art gallery photography competition.
The competition was Beyond the Lens IX: A Photography Exhibition sponsored by Framations, 218 N Main,St.Charles,MO.
From Carolyn’s description, this is one of the major photography competitions in the Greater St. Louis area.
The gallery awards Honorable Mention ribbons as well as cash awards for first through third places and of course each image is available for sale.
You can read a more detailed explanation of the competition as well as the judge’s CV at this link

We entered 7 images and after the jury process, 5 of out 7 were accepted into the show for hanging and exhibition at the gallery.
A reception was held January 30th to open the exhibition. Ninety plus images were displayed and the judge was there to comment on the jury process and to help with the award ceremony.
After the dust settled, I was awarded 1st place for my image Track Condition-Muddy. Both Molly and I are so proud to be in the show and the 1st place award and cash is just a bonus blessing.

Here are the images that were accepted into the show:

Update on site entry page

The site has a new ‘splash’ page. Here is the splash page without the image map/links.
I used an old eagle image with some new ‘artsy’ stuff that I have been experimenting with lately.
To see it in action with active links, click the HOME link.
This is part of re-doing the site. The next section will be the galleries.
I like it– hope y’all do also.

The new site splash page

The new site splash page