Entry Closed • Jury Underway

Entry Closed • Jury Underway
170 submitted entries for jury | 40 photographers

2018 Visions of Light
Photography Show

         Mar 2 – 23

Mar 1  Judge’s Seminar  7 pm [$30]

Mar 2 Opening Reception  6-8 pm

Tri Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO



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2nd Mon • Wandering Thru Southern New Mexico

2nd Mon • Wandering Thru Southern New Mexico • James and Marjory Van Hoy | RSVP please

Jim and Marjorie Van Hoy will give local photographers tips on getting great photos while “Wandering Through Southern New Mexico,” at 7 p.m., 2nd Mon, Feb 12th at the meeting of the Palmer Divide Photographers Group at the Mountain Community Mennonite Church facility, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake.

The well-known local photographers will be presenting a program about their experiences on their trips during the last several years to the Tularosa Valley in southern New Mexico, including White Sands; and the Organ Mountains, now part of a new National Monument.  The presentation will start with a 15-minute slide show accompanied with Marjorie’s original piano music, and our main presentation will feature Jim’s photos with a discussion of photo-ops in the area, as well as historical, cultural and geological/aspects of this fascinating region.

The meeting is free and open to all interested photographers. To see more about the event or the Photographers group, go to www.pdphotographers.com.

Marjorie Van Hoy is an East-Coaster by upbringing, where she studied piano and violin as a youngster.  The couple raised their family in Detroit, where Marjorie went to Wayne State University and received a B.A. with a Major in Music as an adult.  She studied composition with Andras Szentkiralyi and piano with Fedora Horowitz.  During retirement in Colorado Springs and, as Jim was becoming more active as a photographer, she developed her skills in photography, attending workshops with Ken Wyatt and Craig Varjabedian.  Her Southern New Mexico slideshow with music is her second multi-media project; the first was a shorter show about Patagonia.

Jim Van Hoy has been interested in photography for many years, but began to get serious 10 years ago with his retirement. “I joined the Shutterbug Camera Club in Detroit and began to hang out with good photographers that had years of experience.”

Jim Van Hoy specializes in landscapes of the southwest and macro/wildflowers, and says his artistic influences have been other photographers in Colorado Springs and the work of Georgia O’Keeffe.  “Because I don’t/can’t paint,” he says, “I take pictures. On occasion, I render the original photograph into a painterly version using digital software or add textures that are blended into the original photo.”

Jim Van Hoy says monochrome has come to be more important to him as his vision develops. Two of his monochrome photos have won Best of Show Awards.

2018 VOL Show Judge • Joseph Roybal

Joseph Roybal, Show Judge • 2018 Visions of Light Photography Show

Joseph Roybal is a professional fine art landscape photographer based in Denver, Colorado. Joseph’s passion for photography comes from a simple love of the outdoors and being amongst the peaks, along the ocean’s coastline or middle of a meadow full of wildflowers. Joseph specializes in creating compelling imagery bringing the viewer into the scene as if they were standing there in person.

Joseph’s tagline, Explore.Learn.Share. comes from a simple desire to take everything he has learned and experienced in the field and share that with others in presentations, private 1:1 photo tours all the way to post processing techniques getting your images to look their best for print. His passion for conservationism is paramount in his photographic endeavors where he regularly presents his imagery speaking on the importance of protecting our natural wild habitat, forests and oceans. He is a regular donor and advocate to the based in Lyons, Colorado where their efforts aim at protecting and conserving the national parks of the Interior West. When working in the field and presenting, Joseph enjoys sharing with individuals how they can do their part to help protect these treasured areas.

Joseph is proud to be represented by several of the industry’s leading companies from photography to apparel being a member of the Zenfolio Ambassador’s Team, Lowepro Storyteller Team, ZEAL Optics, Mountain Standard, Peak Design and Breakthrough Photography Filters.  


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