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Exploring the Light Photo Show 2018
Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124

Event Dates: 3/29/18 - 5/29/18
Entry Deadline: 2/23/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (City of Lone Tree: Exploring the Light 2018): $35.00

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Friday, February 23rd, 2018 by 11:59pm



Photographers MUST be able to deliver and pick-up their photos in person at the Lone Tree Arts Center.  Images will not be accepted by any other means (UPS, FEDEX, USPS, etc.).
Entry Requirements
  • Eligible photographers may enter up to 3 images via (CaFE TM).
  • Images must be originals executed and altered by the photographer only.
  • Images should be non-offensive to a general audience of all ages.
  • Images must be for sale.
  • Images must have been completed within the last 2 years (2016-2018) and not shown in a previous Lone Tree Photo Show.
  • Accepted images must remain on display through the duration of this exhibit.  They cannot be picked up earlier than the arranged date below.  
  • Images must be delivered and retrieved during the designated drop-off and pick-up times ONLY.  If you are unable to make these dates and times work, please do not apply for the show. (Drop-off March 28th from 7:30am-10:30am / Pick-up May 30th from 7:30am-10am)
  • Images must include a finished frame size and sales price on the application.  This information will be printed.  
  • Images cannot display the artists name or any identifying mark on the front of the image or frame.  They can be signed on the back of the image.
  • Photographers may submit in multiple categories but must select the "multiple category" option in CaFE TM and provide the intended category for jurying within the description of each image.  

2018 Categories

Jurying and Awards

Individual images submitted via CaFE TM are juried by a blind jury review process. Invited images are juried for awards based on final presentation of artwork including the image quality, content, frame, mat and tile.  Photographer identification will be hidden from view when jurying.  Total cash awards are estimated at $3,350.  Best of Show as well as first and second place winners in each category will be awarded gallery space for several weeks after the show at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Awards include: first, second and third place in every category.  Best of Show and People's Choice.  
Entry and Fees

Photographers must apply via CaFE TM by the entry deadline of Friday, February 23rd, 2018. Up to 3 entries may be submitted by an individual.  A non-refundable $35 entry fee is required.  Fees may be paid via credit card on CaFE TM or check made payable to the City of Lone Tree and mailed to: Lone Tree Arts Center, c/o Photo Show, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO. 80124. 


All images must be delivered framed and ready to hang.  Framing must meet gallery quality standards.  Frames must be undamaged and reinforced with hardware and taut picture wire (D-rings and braided picture hanging wire is acceptable, however saw tooth hangers are NOT acceptable) and suitable for the Arakawa Hanging System.  If you provide a piece of artwork with no wire, it will be turned away.  We ask that the wire be taut, not loose and adequatley secured. Plaque board, metal and Plexiglas are acceptable.  Glass clips for framing are NOT acceptable. Framed, finished images must not weigh more than 35lbs or exceed 48" framed.  A label must be attached to the back of the image, identifying artist, title, category and price.  Entries not meeting specifications will be turned away.  

Sales and Bin Work

All images must be for sale.  The Lone Tree Arts Center will conduct sales at the Box Office and retain 20% commission on all sales.  Accepted photographers may sell Bin Work at the opening reception ONLY.  You may bring your own bin or use one of ours, they will be made available on a first come first serve basis .  Exploring the Light catalogues listing artist contact and sales information will be available to the public throughout the photo show.  Images may not be removed before the end of the Photo Show.
Exploring the Light - Photo Show Book for Purchase

With the photographer's permission, the Lone Tree Photo Club will compose a book with accepted entries representing Exploring the Light 2018.  Accepted images will be printed with the photographer's name and information about the image such as location, camera and the story behind the image.  To participate, you must complete and submit the Exploring the Light Questionnaire that will be sent to you upon acceptance into the show by April 1st.  Exploring the Light will be available for viewing and purchase online after the close of the show in June.  
2018 Jurors

Doug Bennett

Dabbling with photography back in the ‘70s, Doug didn’t really begin to pursue photography until 2003 when he bought a disposable film camera to photograph his tulips. Rekindling his passion for photography, Doug began his pursuit in photographing the landscape.

Doug’s love for landscape photography traces back to his childhood and family sightseeing vacations touring the western U.S. and Canada by car. These early experiences were further fueled by his father’s magazine subscription to “Arizona Highways” which always left him in awe with its beautiful scenic images, particularly those of Josef and David Muench.

Doug has pursued his photographic growth through Professional Photographers of America and their Annual International Print Competitions where he has had notable success.  Doug is currently an PPA Print Juror in Training with a goal of becoming an approved PPA Print Juror.

Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett of Colorado Springs, Colorado has photographed the landscape since 2003 and even photographed weddings for three years.  In her photography, Laura has focused on creating images that stir and communicate feelings and emotions.  This led to her success in selling her images commercially for over 13 years and to significant success in PPA Print Competition.

Laura received her PPA Master of Photography degree in 2015 and her Photographic Craftsman Degree in 2017.  

Questions and Information

For Exploring the Light details please read the Frequently Asked Questions page at  If you can't find your answer there, please contact Allissa Dailey at 720.509.1011 or  
Important Dates

January 17th - Call for Entry
February 23rd - Deadline / Entry closed
February 24th - 27th - Jurying
February 28th - Notification
March 28th - Receive Images: 7:30am-10:30am
March 29-30th - Jurying the Winners
March 31st - Opening Reception: 1pm-3pm
May 30th - Pick-up Images: 7:30am-10:30am

Viewing Hours for Show

Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm and prior to or during any performance at the Lone Tree Arts Center.  Check the calendar on the website for dates outside of Monday through Friday.