|c Zarella Michael|
Goals of the contest and exhibit include increasing public awareness of the importance of protecting our natural world and giving photographers at all levels of experience a chance to capture, share, and receive recognition for beautiful and inspiring images. This year 186 entries were submitted and 60 selected. A $100 prize will be awarded for Best in Show, $75 for the best Youth Category photo, and $75 for the best Natural Waterscape photo. Up to four $50 Awards of Excellence will be presented for the next most outstanding photographs. Additional Awards of Merit will be presented at the discretion of the contest juror.
|c Scott Mitchell|
Elusive dragonflies and hummingbirds flitting through color-filled moments of wild grass and flowers—Naturescapes reminds us of nature’s fragile freshness. Portraits of ancestor trees and spanning vistas— Naturescapes reminds us of nature’s commitment through generations.
Exhibits at the Walkers’ Gallery are sponsored by the San Marcos Area Arts Council and the City of San Marcos with support from the San Marcos Arts Commission.
— Linda Kelsey-Jones