LIMA — The annual ArtSpace/Lima Photography Club juried photography exhibit will return this weekend.
For this year’s exhibit, 57 photographers from the surrounding area entered 181 photos. Judges Chris Coffey, a photographer from the Akron area, and Irv Oslin, a photographer and freelance writer from Loudenville, juried 104 selections into five categories: animals and plants; architecture; landscape; people; and other.
“The quality of the show has always been good,” Cathy Huber said. “It’s been a show that photographers in the area want to get into because it’s known for always being a good show.”
Huber has been involved in the photography club for about eight years and has helped coordinate the exhibit for the last five years.
“Photography is an art form and we consider ourselves artists,” Huber explained. “Sometimes photography isn’t thought of as such, but it’s another one of the mediums that ArtSpace displays. There are drawings and paintings, and photography is just another aspect of art.”
Local photographers were able to submit up to seven photographs, no more than two per category, that were taken in the last five years. No photographs previously exhibited in ArtSpace/Lima are accepted for the show.
Awards include first and second place in each category, best color photo, best black and white photo, a club member award and first and second place youth awards.
The photography club is open to members of all ages and levels. Its mission is to promote the art of photography, to improve its members’ skills and to be a forum of discussion and learning.
Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.