Call Detail
17th Annual Exploring the Light Photo Show
Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 3/13/19 - 5/12/19
Entry Deadline: 2/17/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (City of Lone Tree: Exploring the Light 2019): $35.00

Sunday, February 17th, 2019 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 (2017-2019) 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 12th from 7:30am-10:30am / Pick-up May 13th 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.  

2019 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 Sunday, February 17th, 2019. 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 (ie. canvas wrap, metal, acrylic, wood, floating or other frame) and ready to hang. Framing must meet gallery quality standards - no large imperfections, no sagging canvas.  Frames must be undamaged and reinforced with hardware AND picture hanging wire.  If you provide a piece of artwork with no wire, it will be turned away as it will not be suitable to hang with our Arakawa Hanging System.  We ask that the wire be taut, not loose and adequately secured. Plaque board and Plexiglas are also 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 2019.  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.  If you would like to participate, you must select yes and complete the 4 questions during the application process.  Exploring the Light book will be available for viewing and purchase online after the close of the show in June.  
2019 Juror

Jesse McLaughlin

Jesse McLaughlin moved to Colorado about 8 years ago from the Pacific Northwest. He started his photographic journey in Colorado by joining the Lone Tree Photography Club. Attending meetings, meetups, overnight trips, and entering their photo competitions. He also became a member of Professional Photographers of Colorado, the state affiliate for Professional Photographers of America, and started competing in their competitions. He eventually served as president of both organizations for sever years. 

Jesse owned an art gallery in the Arts District on Santa Fe, in Denver, and has hosted several photo competitions and exhibitions over the years. He has also been awarded Best of Show at Lone Tree Art Center’s Exploring the Light, Photographer of the Year at Professional Photographers of Colorado, and has recently been awarded the degree of Master Photographer by Professional Photographers of America

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 8th - Call for Entry
February 17th - Deadline / Entry closed
February 18th - 20th - Jurying
February 21st - Notification
March 12th - Receive Images: 7:30am-10:30am
March 13-14th - Jurying the Winners
March 23rd - Opening Reception: 1pm-3pm
May 13th - 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.  
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