P.O. Box 373
215 S. College Hill Drive
Clifton, Texas 76634
Another visible branch of the Arts Center, the Photography Guild encourages and promotes the art of photography in Bosque County and beyond. The guild also serves as an outlet for the area’s many professional and amateur photographers. Each March, the club plays host to Viewpoint, an annual judged photography competition for professionals, amateurs and students. Awards are presented in several categories, with the entries being displayed for a month at the Arts Center. The Photography Guild maintains its own permanent collection in the Photography Gallery, located on the second floor of the building. Featured there are rotating exhibits, winners from Viewpoint competitions, and special lectures and workshops on the art of photography.
The photography guild was founded in the mid-1980's. It serves as a venue to promote fine art photography. Members share their art work and experiences with other members. Sharing work is an excellent vehicle to improve one's photographic skills through critical review by ones peers. Technical information is freely exchanged to help fellow members become better photographers.
The organization offers the community a valuable resource for viewing photography. A permanent collection of photographs is on display on the second floor of the Arts Center. This collection represents photographs purchased by the Guild and personal favorites of current members.
Bosque County Photography Show (open to any Bosque County resident or Bosque Arts Center member) and the Bosque County Student Exhibit (open to all ages of students in Bosque County). In addition, special exhibits are arranged by the club throughout the year. It is a goal of the organization to sponsor several exhibits per year.
The club sponsors group outings to photograph sites in the area. Future programs are becoming organized as educational programs. Some examples of these programs include viewing video tapes of famous photographers, presentations by professional photographers as guest speakers, discussions and slide shows showing examples of well known photographers and their influences on fine art photography.
2013 Bosque County Photo Show Categories are:
This is for your scenic prints plus insects, wildlife, domestic animals, and pets.
In & Out
Gates, windows, doors, or anything open, closed, ajar. Ideas: have people or animals going in or out of above. Frame people or animals in doorways or have them leaning out of the same.
Day or night sky--clouds, stars, moon, sunset, sunrise, lightning, fireworks, anything moving across the sky--birds, planes, hot air balloons, etc.
Should not reflect any of the other categories. Should be unique, quirky, or unusual perspectives.
Antique vehicles and farm equipment (must be taken in Bosque County)
ANNUAL BOSQUE COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Entries may be either color or black and white. You may enter up to five (5) prints in each of the categories. (25 prints total)
Entries must not be matted, mounted or framed. Print sizes are 5 x 7 and 8 x 10, full page, no border. All others will be disqualified. Do not enter previous year's entries. The General Category should not reflect any of the other categories.
How to enter:
1. Label the back of each print with the following information.
The category you wish print to be entered
Title of Print (optional)
2. Deliver in person to: Photography Guild
Bosque Arts Center
215 College Hill Drive
Mail to: Photography Guild
"Bosque County Photography Contest"
Bosque Arts Center
PO Box 373
Clifton, TX 76634
DO NOT ENCLOSE STUDENT CONTEST ENTRIES WITH BOSQUE COUNTY CONTEST ENTRIES.
If you enter by mail be sure to enclose a self-addressed and stamped mailer for return of your prints.
A hanging fee of $2.00 per accepted print will be charged and must be paid before exhibit opens.
Entries must be received by April 1, 2013.
Notification of judge's selection is by April 10, 2013.
Show opens at 5 PM on April 20, 2013.
Pick up accepted prints at Arts Center after April 30, 2013. Rejected prints may be picked up after April 10, 2013. These dates also apply to mailed prints.
Questions: Call Joyce Niemeier at (254) 597-2757.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Student Show Guidelines were passed out in school. If you did not receive one, visit the Arts Center for a flyer.
Thanks to Gearench and PROMIT for sponsoring the student show.