Maine Photography Show calls for 2014

Nov 28, 2013
Photo by: Patricia Takacs Biddeford wedding photographer Patricia Takacs took first place last year in the Maine Photography Show special theme category, Trees, with this “Lonesome” image. It will appear on promotional materials for the 2014 MPS.

Boothbay — The ninth annual Maine Photography Show, the juried gallery show of photography by Maine photographers presented by Boothbay Region Art Foundation, will open for entries Sunday, Dec. 1. Instructions for submissions are available at mainephotographyshow.com.

Categories remain the same: Color; Black and White; Student; and Special Theme, which is Flowers for 2014. The Student category is judged separately. All category winners receive cash prizes sponsored by photography supporting businesses and friends.

Juror for MPS 2014 is the internationally acclaimed Canadian nature photographer, gardener and writer Freeman Patterson, the subject of a 2003 segment of Canadian Television's "Recreating Eden" series. Patterson's near death experience and his return to health through his relationships with his friends and his gardens only bolstered his understanding of life's cycles and how subject matter and the person choosing the subject matter mix to celebrate the creative process.

A popular workshop presenter and author whose publishing career began in the 1970s with the book "Photography for the Joy of It," Patterson has contributed to many magazines and his images have been exhibited throughout the world. His story has also been featured on CBC television's “Man Alive,” “Sunday Arts & Entertainment” and “Adrienne Clarkson Presents.” He is currently being honored with a retrospective on his life's work at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. More information about Patterson can be found on his website freemanpattesron.com.

Submissions for the ninth annual Maine Photography Show will be accepted until midnight Friday, Jan. 24. The MPS 2014 exhibition will run April 12 to May 2 at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation gallery in downtown Boothbay Harbor. For more information, contact Bruce Burnham at 380-1863; or the BRAF at 633-2703.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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