FAC seeks submissions for community photography exhibit

Staff Report,

July 23, 2012

GALLIPOLIS — The French Art Colony (FAC), regional multi-arts center in Gallipolis, Ohio, is seeking submission of framed photos of our region for a community photography exhibit, “Scenes of Our River Communities”, scheduled for the month of August.

Professional and amateur are asked to celebrate the beauty of our region by submitting photography of our local landscapes, architecture and landmarks. Joseph Wright, FAC executive director, explains the concept for the show.

“Many of our friends and neighbors have photographs that capture the magic of the Ohio River Valley’s change of seasons, rich culture and vibrant heritage,” said Wright. “We encourage folks to share these images with our community in this one-of-a-kind exhibition.”

The exhibit is open to amateur and professional photographers. This is not a competition. No awards will be given, and there is no fee to submit your works for display. However, the pieces must remain in the galleries for the duration of the exhibit. The exhibit will be on display from August 3 through August 26. Admission is free.

Photographers may submit up to three pieces for the show. The FAC curator will hang the show. All works will be displayed, as space allows.

Works may be dropped off Tuesday-Friday, July 24-27, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All items must be framed and wired, ready for hanging. Entries may not exceed 60 pounds and must be smaller than 48 inches by 48 inches.

The photography pieces may be marked “not-for-sale” or “for sale”, at the artist’s choice. The FAC can assist with completing the entry tags and pricing. For questions, call 740-446-3834. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.