04/14/2012: "Photography Contest"
The San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park (IMA) is sponsoring "Above & Beneath the Sea", a photography contest for San Juan County photographers. The contest is in conjunction with the exhibition of world-renowned photographer Ernest H. Brooks II: "Silver Seas: A Retrospective", June 22 - September 8, at the Museum of Art.
Brooks is an internationally acclaimed photographer and educator who served as head of the Brooks Institute of Photography and has promoted photography as a universal language. He is a diver, an educator, trail-blazer in the development of underwater photographic equipment and technique and has descended into the depths of every ocean on earth.
Entries may be color or black-and-white photographs and must be the original work of the entrant. Brooks will judge the entries and two place winners will be selected in each of the following six categories: Above the Sea: Marine Life, Marine Landscape, Vessels sailing under heavy seas. Beneath the Sea: Macro/close-up, Underwater life, Underwater landscape. Entry fee is $10 per person which includes up to three submissions. Winners will have their work on exhibit in the museum along with Brooks' photography. Deadline: May 7.
For applications and submission requirements go to the San Juan Islands Museum of Art website: www.sjima.org