Call Detail
19th 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
Entry Deadline: 4/30/21
Days remaining to deadline: 7
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Lone Tree Arts Center): $35.00

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 (2019-2021) 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 May 24th from 3:00pm-6:00pm
    • Pick-up July 19th from 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • 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.
2021 Categories
Animals (Wild,Captive or Domestic)
Light Painting

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 each category, along with Best of Show and People's Choice.  
Entry and Fees

Photographers must apply via CaFE TM by the entry deadline of Friday, April 30th, 2021. 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 48x48" 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 invited to the show 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 2021.  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 July.  
2021 Juror

Glenn Randall has been a full-time photographer, writer, and instructor for 42 years. Over 2,000 of his photographs have been published, including 87 covers, and he’s sold over 10,000 prints. Rocky Nook published the second edition of his book The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography in the spring of 2020. It published his book Dusk to Dawn: a Guide to Landscape Photography at Night in spring 2018. Farcountry Press published three books of his landscape photographs: Rocky Mountain National Park ImpressionsColorado Wild & Beautiful, and Sunrise from the Summit: First Light on Colorado’s Fourteeners. Glenn has had 25 feature articles published in Outdoor Photographer, where he is a contributing editor.

Questions and Information

Please contact Allissa Dailey at
or 720.509.1011, if additional questions about this call are required.  
Important Dates

April 2nd - Call for Entry opens
April 30th - Deadline / Entry closed
May 1st - 3rd - Jurying
May 4th - Notification
May 24th - Drop-off Images: 3:00pm-6:00pm
May 25th - May 26th - Jurying the Winners
TBD - Opening Reception
July 19th - Pick-up Images: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Viewing Hours for Show

The exhibit will be open for viewing from May 26th - July 18th.  Currently our hours are Monday through Friday, 10am - 4pm and 2 hours prior to any performance at the Lone Tree Arts Center.  Check the calendar on the website for dates outside of Monday through Friday or call our Box Office to confirm at 720.509.1000
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