Hope you are all enjoying the week! I have been wanting to share this news...wasn't sure I should right now...but I can't stand it any longer, so here goes...
We have an Exhibition here in Calgary every year called The Calgary Stampede. We have the top names from Canada and the USA in rodeo, entertainment and art. The Western Art Show is one of the premier art galleries showcasing Western Art from Canada and Internationally. About 5 years ago, they decided to showcase photography. Some of the photographs were stunning. This has become a very popular part of the Western Art Show.
I have always loved photography...and I decided this year, I would enter...I knew it would be tough going because most of the photographers are professional. You can enter up to 10 photographs and your photos are juried...this is also a competition. Last year they chose 64 photos representing 22 photographers. They go through hundreds of photos...
The 2009 Western Photo Gallery consists of 75 photos...[approx. 26 photographers...don't have the final number yet]. You can view the gallery at www.westernshowcase.com Click on "Western Photo Gallery"
One of my photos...#33, is in the gallery!! I am so excited and honored! The photographer must present two matted pics and two framed pics of each photograph chosen...so it is an investment. The photos are for sale during the exhibition with a private showing for collectors prior to the opening of the show. The photographers are invited to this special evening...I can hardly wait to meet the collectors and fellow photographers!
Here is my photograph...This little cabin and truck are owned by friends of ours.
The Original Photo
The Exhibition Photo ~ 2009
Have a wonderful week!