Attention Los Alamos shutterbugs

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LA Photo Club > Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to submit work for the 19th annual showcase at the Mesa Public Library. Enter now — exhibit is on display from March 1-28.

By Gina Velasquez

Submissions are now being accepted for The Los Alamos Photo Club’s 19th Annual Open show on March 1.
Photos will be displayed at the Mesa Public Library upstairs art gallery. The show is sponsored by the Los Alamos Photography Club.
Co-chairs of the LA Photo Club and coordinators for the event are Ken Hanson and Doug Coombs.
To promote appreciation of photography and to encourage Los Alamos photographers of all skill levels, high school age and older are eligible to exhibit their work. All participants must live in Los Alamos County. All pieces must have wires for hanging on the back. The subject of the photos should be appropriate for display at a public facility.
For the first several years, the leadership of Bob Brewer, T.K. Thompson, and Jim Gautier forged the show into an important community event.
Since 2004, the show has been sponsored by the Los Alamos Photography Club (LAPC) and is the club’s largest effort of the year. For the last several years, Doug Coombs has coordinated the show with the efforts of many other volunteers. 
Interested participants can begin dropping off their work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1 at the library. There will be representatives from the LAPC during this time for anyone who would like more information or feedback.
One other way to enter is to send photos via email to Coombs at dfcoombs@comcast.net. Subject line should say “Photo Show Entry 2014.” A confirmation email will be sent back within three days.
For each picture entered, include the following on separate lines:
Name: John Doe
Title: Red Rocks of Los Alamos
Frame Size: 12 x 16
Brief Description: (Optional) Your choice
Sale Price: (Optional)
A display label will be made using this information. Dropped off submissions are required to be framed and ready for hanging. Village Arts on D.P. Road offers a 15 percent discount to use their framing services.
Proper hanging including a frame, mat and attached hanging wire. The library is equipped to take approximately 130 submissions. Limit three photos per submission.
Hanging will be done until 1 p.m. March 2 and all photographers are welcome — bring a hammer and needle-nosed pliers.
The show opens with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 3 in the upstairs gallery rotunda.
Photos can be offered for sale. All photographers agree to donate 20 percent of any sales made resulting from the show to the Los Alamos Photography Club to benefit photographic and educational activities in Los Alamos County. Photos not for sale will be marked “NFS.”
The show closes on March 29 and participants can pick up their work.
Neither the organizers of this show nor Mesa Public Library assumes any liability for the artwork entered.
To add a longer description about the photo, submit it to Coombs at drop off and it will be printed on an 8½ by 11 paper next to the work — limit one page or less.
To join the Los Alamos Photo Club, it is $12 a year.
The public is welcome to sign up for the mailing list through Google Groups. Visit laaug.com for details.
For more information about the show, visit dougsview.com/lapc/.
LAPC was founded 20 years ago by Thompson. Coombs and Hanson have been the co-chairs for the past 18 months.
There are two types of photography classes offered several times a month. The Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG), meets from 7-9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAAUG is digital photography post-processing. Digital capture is also discussed. Meetings are moderated by Coombs and Hanson, or by a group member.
Past presentations are posted and available to all on the website laaug.wordpress.com/.
The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome.
Past presentations can be reviewed by joining the Yahoo group for LAPC found at groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/la-photoclub/info. For more information on the classes email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.