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ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Juried Photo Show is open to all photographers; both amateurs and professionals. This is a judged competition so there are no guarantees. Entries may make the wall, or you may get the call telling you that it is not in the exhibit. Every participant is invited to attend the opening reception to rub elbows with other photo-enthusiasts, eat the tasty food, drink cheap wine and criticize the judges.
There are seven distinct categories to enter and a $25 entry fee for each photograph submitted. Winners in each category receive cash prizes from the Museum and gifts from the sponsor, Jiffy Photo and Frame. Every photograph must be framed, under glass or plexi and properly wired. It must measure at least 8 inches in one direction (the diagonal does not count) but is can be as large as you wish. Presentation counts so frame it nicely. If you don't think enough of it to frame it well, chances are the judges won't either. Complete rules, explanations and an application are on the Museum's website www.backusmuseum.com. If you do not have a computer, call the Museum, (772) 465-0630, and receive an application by mail.
Entries will be accepted April 16 - May 3; Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday noon - 3 p.m. The museum will be closed Easter Sunday and is closed every Monday and Tuesday. No entries accepted after 3 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014. The exhibition runs from Thursday, May 8 - Friday, July 11, 2014.
The A.E. Backus is a nonprofit visual arts facility. All donations are tax-deductible. The A.E. Backus Museum of Art is located at 500 N. Indian River Drive in downtown Fort Pierce.