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For Immediate Release                                                  
The Arts Council
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6

2012 DOUBLE EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION DEADLINE DECEMBER 1, 2011

(Tuscaloosa)  The Arts Council will present the ninth annual Double Exposure Juried Photography Exhibition, January 17 through February 19, 2012 at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery.  The competition is open to photographers throughout the state of Alabama with divisions for both Adults (Ages 18 and older) and Juniors (Ages 12-17).  The deadline for entries is December 1, 2011.   All photographic media will be accepted.   Official sponsors are Harrison Galleries and American Shutterbug.

A fee of $35 will be charged to enter three images in the Adult division. Two additional images may be submitted (for a maximum of five) for $5 per piece.  A fee of $25 will be charged to enter three images in the Junior division. Two additional images may be submitted (for a maximum of five) for $5 per piece.  No entry fees will be refunded.

Awards in the Adult Division include a $500 Purchase Award for Best of Show plus four $250 cash awards.  The Purchase Award winner will be invited to present a solo exhibit in an Arts Council gallery at a later date.  Junior Division awards include a digital Canon camera for Best of Show plus four $250 cash awards.

Entries submitted for judging must be on CD (compatible to PC with Windows) format.  All entries must be original work, completed within the last two years and not previously shown in a Bama Theatre Gallery show.  Works chosen for the exhibit must be framed with professional standards under Plexiglas or glass and be ready for hanging.  Framed work should be no larger than 32” x 32”.    

The exhibit will open on January 17, 2012 and will end with a closing reception on February 19, 2012 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 4 pm and during Bama Theatre events.  Application forms and a complete list of requirements/specifications are available at the Arts Council office, 600 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, or on The Arts Council’s website at tuscarts.org/competition-doubleexposure.php.

Call The Arts Council at 205-758-5195 for more information. 

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