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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Photograph To Share...

Hi Everyone...
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!
Nancy

8 comments:

TinyBear said...

oh - how wonderful for you Nancy.
Congratulations - your photo is great.
Tina x

ginger said...

Hi Nancy, It's interesting to hear about things like this and even better when a piece you have created is included. What an honor! It is exciting and I'm glad you decided to let us in on it. I know you'll be looking forward to the event. Maybe you can come back and tell us about it. Enjoy!!!

Dolores said...

Way to go! Congratulations. I wish I could go to the Stampede this year. I loved looking at all the art and all the photographs in 2005.

Karen said...

Wow! Congratulations!! I just love your photo...the lighting is great! :>

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nancy,

That is wonderful and I am so happy your photograph was choosen.
I love the little cabin and truck.

Enjoy the special evening and we look forward to hearing about it.

have a good day
Hugs
Carolyn

Linda said...

You have a wonderful eye for the picture, I would have never thought of the difference sepia would have made, so nostalgic, Lindax

Nancy said...

Thank-you so much everyone for your kind comments and encouragement. Your friendships mean the world to me...
Welcome Linda and Karen...nice to meet you.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Nancy

Terry said...

Hi Nancy
What a fantastic photo .
This was my first visit to your blog and already I am hooked .
The photo brought tears to my eyes.
It is truly a beautiful picture.
Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations to you .
Never be a fraid to share happy news.
Blessings of joy to you .
Happy Trails.

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