Here are the last two categories in the Sonoran Shindig photo contest — People in the Desert and Desert Places.
People in the Desert
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Here are the winning photographs in the next two categories of the Sonoran Shindig photo contest held earlier this year. Click on any image to see a slide show or hover over a photo to see the title and photographer.
Next up — People in the Desert & Desert Places
The desert provided photographers with some interesting shots. Here are the winners in the Wildlife Category of the Sonoran Shindig photo contest held this past spring.
Next up — Desert Plants & Patterns
The annual Sonoran Shindig is a big event in Ajo. Each spring it brings together music and entertainment, food, tours, arts and crafts, the coyote howling contest and one of the most popular events, the photography contest.
Over the next week we’ll post the winning photos. These were all chosen by people who visited the displays and cast votes for their favorite shots.
There were 6 categories in the contest. Today, winners of the Desert Landscapes. Click on any image to see a slide show or hover over a photo to see the title and photographer.
Next up — Desert Wildlife.
Here is the first entry in April’s Challenge — it’s from Marilyn Jackson. The theme this month is “3″ — however you interpret that.
Marilyn writes: “I had just the two onions in the foreground, and the composition called out for three! I feel the jar is part of the background. It was fun to paint. I’m working through a book on classical drawing and the jar was an assignment I gave myself, so I decided to paint it after I’d done the drawing.”
If you’d like to enter this month’s challenge, simply incorporate the idea of “3″ into your work — use the Contact Form to request information on how to submit your entry.
Gayle & Don Weyers harvested a number of gourds from their Loma Bonita garden this year and invited people to a free workshop to draw, paint or carve to their heart’s content.
They also provided some paints, knives and scrapers, a drill, books and stencils to get the creative juices flowing. Looks like everyone had a great time!
If you create art you’ve probably been asked where you get your ideas. That’s a question with many answers.
This necklace, my latest piece of beadwork, was inspired by recent hikes on the desert — there’s an amazing array of colors and shapes to choose from and part of the fun is working them into the design.
What’s inspiring you these days?