2015 Louisville National Juried PHOTOGRAPHY Show
Bonnie Heidbrak
LAA 2015 Photo Show
2239 Evening Star Lane
Lafayette, CO 80026

Entry Deadline: 4/11/15


Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Louisville Art Association: 2015 Louisville National Juried PHOTOGRAPHY Show): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $10.00


Presents the 24th Annual


The Louisville National Juried Photography Show is held in the Louisville Center for the Arts building, an old Victorian, completely renovated, turn of the century (circa 1904), red brick school house. The center offers this venue opportunity to compete, display and sell art work in an elegant gallery setting which retains a touch of historic ambience.


Entry Deadline                      April 11, 2015

Show Dates                          May 30 – June 7, 2015

Awards Reception                May 30, 2105

Sponsors’ Demo Day             May 31, 2015

Wine and Cheese Reception   June 5, 2015

At the Louisville Center for the Arts

801 Grant Avenue

Louisville, Colorado 80027

Entry Categories

Digitally Designed (BW and Color) – this category are photos that are majorly modified using computer post processing techniques.  This includes composites (a combination of two or more photos); HDR, the addition, duplication, deletions or moving of objects in the photo; or the use of artistic digital filters and effects. Examples of artistic filters and effects are watercolor, neon glow, stained glass and others which do not show the scene, person or animal in their natural way.  These photos can be color or black and white. As far as subject this is an open category.  Category Name – DD

The Categories below have limited post production processing. What is allowed are adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches; burning, dodging, and cropping, etc.

People  (Color only) – of people including individual portraits, group photos or photos where a person or persons are the main subject in the photo. Category Name – P

Animal & Wildlife (Color only) – are photos of domesticated animals or animals in the wild, either individual animals or groups of animals or photos where the main subject is the animal(s).   Category Name – AW

Nature Created (Color only) – including landscapes, waterfalls, rivers and natural habitat flora where nature is the main subject of the photo. Category Name – NC

Human Made (Color only) includes architecture, city/botanic gardens, street scenes, cars, trucks, bridges, etc., where human created objects are the main subject of the photo. Category name – HM

Still life and Abstracts (Color only)- includes arranged florals or in studio set-up of any subject matter. Abstracts are images shot in the camera where the subject matter is identifiable or not easily identifiable with limited post processing. Category Name- SLA

Black and White – All photos in this category are black and white photos only.  The subject matter is an open category. Category Name –  (BW)

The LAA and /or Juror reserve the right to reassign imagery when we feel another category better suits the image.


Best of Show  $500

People’s Choice  $100

7 First Place (by Category)  $200

12 Artistic Achievement Awards  $100

Awards provided by:

Louisville Art Association


Boulder Digital Arts

PhotoCraft Imaging/ Boulder Pro Photo


Mike’s Camera

Black Rapid


Eli Vega is an award-winning and highly published photographer with over twenty years of experience. His work has been featured in magazines, travel guides, post cards, calendars, and other commercial publications. His photo art was influenced by his three years as a college art major. He has taught photography classes since 1993. In addition, he has two non-photography college degrees, including a master’s in Human Resources Management from the University of Utah. His specialty in the Human Resources field was training & development.  As a former training and development specialist, he likes to make his courses and workshops engaging, interactive, high-energy and fun. His advice to any photographer is “Be an artist first, photographer second”.

Eli offers 3-day photography workshops at Rocky Mountain National Park and Garden of The Gods. His most popular workshop is “Right Brain Photography,” where he teaches how to see with your imagination, not your eyes. He also offers the same workshop at Garden of The Gods. The success of that workshop has served as fodder for Eli’s next book, RIGHT BRAIN PHOTOGRAPHY (Be an artist first), due out in 2015. His website is  http://www.elivega.net/

Rules of Participation

ALL Work must be the original work of the photographer and executed in a professional manner.  Work shown in previous LAA shows will NOT be accepted.

Digital entries only – all images should be in JPEG format, 1920 pixels along their longest edge, in SRGB color space, 90 DPI. File size must be less than 5 megabytes.

Framed size limit is 4 feet on the longest side.

Work must be suitable for a general audience of all ages.  The LAA reserves the right to reject any photograph that is not deemed to be appropriate.

Entry fees are non-refundable.  The fee for the first three pieces is $35 and $10 for each additional entry.  Limit of 6 entries per person

If your work is selected by the judge for the juried show you may display up to 10 pieces of matted bin work or cards for sale.  All sales will be conducted by the LAA and a 25% commission is charged on all work sold.

ALL ACCEPTED PHOTOGRAPHY AND BIN WORK, must be clearly labeled with the photographer’s name, item name, and price.   You MUST submit a completed inventory sheet for all work. The inventory sheet will be sent with acceptance letter.  Such work is to be shipped or hand-delivered per the same deadline as the juried in work.

Shipped work  MUST CONTAIN PRE-PAID POSTAGE and PAPERWORK for return shipping.  If the postage and paperwork is not contained, your work will NOT be considered. Shipping: Artwork must be shipped in strong, reusable cartons or crates with no free-floating styrofoam popcorn packing.

All exhibition work must be properly framed, wired and other wise ready to hang.  NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS and NO EXPOSED GLASS EDGES.  NO CLEATS.  Work not properly framed or damaged in shipment will not be hung or judged.

Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against the Louisville Art Association, including the officers, members and employees.



Online submission and fees are being handles ONLY by CallforEntry.org (CAFÉ) at https://www.callforentry.org/indexphp.  Please go to their website and follow the easy instructions to first register as an artist and then submit your images.   You can search within CAFÉ for the LAA show by the deadline date which is April 11.  CAFÉ’s submission process and uploading of your images is simple and easy to use.

Digital images:

Must use .jpeg format.  No more than 1920 pixels along their longest edge, 90dpi.  No masking or background canvas necessary. File size must be less than 5 megabytes. DO NOT Watermark your images

File Name requirements:

First 4 letters of your last name, followed by an underscore. First initial of your first name, followed by an underscore. The title of the work, followed by an underscore.The category for which the photo is being submitted (see category designations above). Example (Smit_S_Dreams_DD). For  Sam Smith’s entry of Dreams in the Digitally Designed category.


Questions? Please email or call:

[email protected]

Bonnie Heidbrak  720-440-3806  or

Jane Evans 303-665-6093


April 11, 2015 – Entry deadline

April 22- 24, 2015 –   Acceptance/Rejection notifications sent by email

May 20, 2015 –  Deadline for shipped art work to be delivered to:

LAA 2015 Photo Show

Bonnie Heidbrak

2239 Evening Star Lane

Lafayette, CO 80026n

May 27, 2015 –   Hand-delivered work juried in must be brought to the ….Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Avenue, Louisville, Colorado, between 4 pm and 7 pm ONLY.

May 30, 2015 –   OPENING RECEPTION and awards – 6 pm to 9 pm

June 7, 2015 –    Show Closes. Pick up hand-delivered work between 4 and 6 pm ONLY. No early pickup. No storage is available after 6 pm.

June 9-11, 2015. Unsold work will be returned ONLY via the pre-paid shipping label you furnished when you shipped to us.  Any pieces not picked up at this time will be donated to a charity.

Submission to this Exhibition constitutes acceptance of stated conditions and includes permission to photograph accepted art work for publicity purposes.