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:

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13 thoughts on “Tooting Our Own Horn

  1. Congratulations…I have long thought and admired the two birds on the birdhouse. That should be in the Photograph Hall of Fame…One of the best ever nature pictures and I have seen many. Best Wishes and Good Luck.

    • Thanks Sam

      The image was taken at a location you know well…Gaston’s fence line near the grass airstrip. Molly and I went there every year for our anniversary for over 20 years. First to fish and relax and then later to photograph the blue birds and relax. 🙂

      This image hangs in our family room because it is one my favorites as well.



  2. i knew this was special the moment i saw it. it captures everything. i feel proud
    to be taking pictures with you on tuesday afternoons. and we can say we both
    have taken pictures and know a jockey who i am sure will be riding in the
    breeders cup and the derby.

    • Paulette
      Thank you for taking me under your wing and helping me understand horses,horse racing and the people that love both of them.
      I’m sure that your prediction about the jockey will come true.
      The guy has the touch.

      See you soon


  3. Big time congrats on your taking the Framations “Through The Lens” competition by storm Bill and bringing home the gold …First Place plus prize money and your very own show in the near future! Very well deserved and your and Molly’s prints look awesome hanging in that juried show!

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