The opening reception of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center’s first annual River Basin Photography Exhibit will be held on Thursday August 16th, from 5-7pm. This free reception is open to the public and offers a first look at the exhibit, an opportunity to meet the photographers, and chance to chat with the volunteer curator and judges. The exhibit will be on display from August 16th through September 8th.
“The River Basin Exhibit gives local hobby and experienced photographers the opportunity to showcase the natural beauty of such an important river, and enter their work in a fine art gallery setting,” said volunteer curator Bill Nelson. “For some of these photographers, this exhibit is the first time their images have been exhibited, let alone offered for sale.”
Unique guidelines steered photographers to focus on natural views and visual gems along the 82 mile long Pascagoula River and its encompassing river basin. Photographers needed to choose their photos wisely, as only five images could be submitted by any photographer and had to be taken within a seven week window during April and May, 2018. A panel of three judges met after the entry deadline to select the top 30 photographs for the exhibit, from a total of 45 submitted photographs between nine photographers.
The opening reception launches the first annual exhibit and hosts photos from photographers that may not have exhibited their works before, giving the opportunity to elevate their artistic reach. Looking ahead to the second annual exhibit in 2019, anyone who takes photos along the Pascagoula River Basin and follows the entry guidelines can submit their photos for review in the exhibit!