On the Wing photography contest seeking submissions; $2,200 in cash prizes available

A duck taking flight

The Museum of the Red River is seeking entries for On the Wing, a juried photography show, sponsored by the McCurtain County Art Club. The theme of the show is “birds”. The Museum is accepting submissions in two categories. The “Natural World” category is for photos of birds being birds. This category is for images that receive little enhancement after the original capture. The second category is “Altered/Mixed Media”. This is where photographers can spread their wings and imaginations and use whatever enhancement and/or mixed media they would like.

The competition is open to artists of all ages and skills residing in the United States. Contestants may submit three separate photos, or one triptych set into any category for judging. Photos must be emailed to Brian Hendershot, Head of Communications and Outreach, ([email protected]) before March 16th, 2018. Photographs will be scored based on their technical quality, originality and artistic merit. Interested artists should contact Brian Hendershot or visit www.museumoftheredriver.org/bird-photography/ for a full list of rules. Please note, if a submission is selected for display, the artist will be asked to mail the Museum of the Red River a framed print by April 16th.

Submissions will be juried into the show by a panel of experts, led by Stephen G. Weaver (Colorado Springs, CO). Weaver is an award-winning photographer with over 40 years of experience. He uses his background as a formally trained geologist to create stunning images that capture the beauty of the earth and its natural systems. More information about Weaver, including samples of his work, can be found online at https://www.stephen-weaver.com/.  Winning photos and finalists will be published online and displayed in the Museum of the Red River’s M. “Jack” Bell Hall, April 24th through May 13th. The winning photos will be determined by Stephen G. Weaver. The following prizes will be awarded in each of the two categories: Best of Show, $500; First place, $300; Second, $200; Third, $100. The competition will conclude with an Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 13th at 2:00 pm.

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