Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Photo Oakland


I was excited to find out last week that two of the images I submitted to the "Best of Botanicals National Juried Exhibition" were accepted into the show that runs from May 22 to July 12.

I don't enter a lot of competitions, but there were two factors involved in this one that caught my attention. The first one was, the exhibit itself is a benefit for the San Francisco Botanical Garden. The entry fees and a percentage of sales will be donated to them. I love this place, so that was definitely a factor in my decision to enter.

The other reason, (and this is usually a main consideration when deciding whether or not to enter something), was who the juror was. In this case, the juror was Harold Davis, a photographer whose work I love and am inspired by. 

Here are the two images accepted:


©2014 Dianne Poinski
This dogwood image is from last year, but I changed it up a bit recently. A square version of this is included in my series of "Branches, Blossoms and Leaves" for the 20/20 show.


©2014 Dianne Poinski
I believe I posted this wisteria image a few weeks ago, (it's also part of my 20/20 series) but thought I would share it again anyway...............

The other thing that made entering this a no brainer, was I don't have to ship the pieces. Oakland is about an hour and a half away from Sacramento and there are a few people I will try to visit while I am there. 

If you live in that part of the world, the opening reception is on June 7th and Harold Davis will also be speaking that day. I know I am looking forward to that!


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