Art Through the Lens

October 14-November 25

Reception: October 13 5-7


Dealine to enter: August 26


Art Through the Lens is open to all without restrictions on content. It provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit.  Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror, with five of them receiving cash awards. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.


Image Left: David Shannon-Lier, “Chalk Moonrise, Muley Point, Utah” 2015 as seen on the exhibition postcard



Exhibition Catalog

2017 Juror: Eliot Dudik

Eliot Dudik is a photographic artist, educator, and bookmaker exploring the connection between culture, history, and politics. In 2012, Dudik was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and one of Oxford American Magazine’s 100 New Superstars of Southern Art. He was awarded the PhotoNOLA Review Prize in 2014 for his Broken Land and Still Lives portfolio, resulting in a book publication and solo exhibition. Broken Land was most recently published as a feature in the July/August 2015 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. Eliot taught photography at the University of South Carolina from 2011 to 2014 before founding the photography program within the Department of Art and Art History at the College of William & Mary where he is currently teaching and directing the Andrews Gallery at the college.


  • Regional Showcase Best of Show: Kaytlyn Lange, Lights Camera Washin’
  • Regional Showcase Honorable Mention: Ronald Toth, Ceci N’est Pas Une Plume
  • International Show First Place: David Shannon-Lier, Chalk Moonrise, Muley Point, Utah
  • International Show Second Place: Kristin Reeves, Quadrants: The Heart Expert, Cadere [To Fall] I, Cadere [To Fall] II, The Heart
  • International Show Third Place: Frank Hamrick, Harder than Writing a Good Haiku

Accepted Entries 2017

International Exhibition:

Norman Aragones, Daniel Bennick, Adam Bernard, Stephanie Blumenthal, Kevin Bond, CJ Breil, Josh Brinlee, Jessica Carder, Patrick Carr, George Cavalletto, Tianqiutao Chen, Robert Creighton, Austin Cullen, Ali Deane, Chance Deville, William Douglas III, Angelika Ejtel, Diane Fenster, Patricia Fournier, Steve Freeman, Margo Geddes, Robert George, Lindsay Godin, Hazel Grant, Paul Grumley, Melissa Hall, Frank Hamrick, Mark Hannah, Michalina Hendrys, Scott Hilton, Stephen, Honicki, Mark Indig, Jaime Johnson, Joseph Kelly, Chae Kihn, Skip Klein, Diane Knarr, Ken Konchel, Robert Koss, Daniel Kraus, Eric Kunsman, Gudrun Latten, Joslyn Lawrence &Brian Kuhlmann, Mehves Lelic, Stanley Leonard, Joshua Littlefield, Katazyna Lukasiewicz, Brian Malloy, Jessica McCoy, Mana Mehrabian, Nick Meyer, Jacob Moffett,Emmanuel Monzon, Zuania Muniz-Melendez, Harold Naideau, Shelia Nelson, Ave Pildas, Donna Pinckley, Jared Ragland, Kristin Reeves, John-David Richardson, Allison Roberts, Tara Saunders, Robert A. Schaefer Jr., Elliot Schiff, Nicolo Sertorio, David Shannon-Lier, Cameron Sharp, H. Jennings Sheffield, Lyn Sullivan, Nathan Wagoner, Jia Wang, Savana Whelan, Lynn Whitney, Cheryl Zibisky.

Entries from within 100 miles of Paducah, Ky which were not accepted to the international exhibition were automatically entered to a second round of selection. From 71 entries, 18 were selected to take part in the Regional Showcase.

Regional Showcase:

Mark Anderson, Russel Bash, Susan Bryant, Kathy Callahan, Kevin Court, Basil Drossos, Teresa Gilson, Malcolm Glass, Steve Hotard, Rachel Jones, Kaytlyn Lange, Nathan Leatherman, Angela Martin, Robert Shapiro, Ronald Toth, Andrea Underwood, Savana Whelan, Hope Youngblood.