Desert Photography Show

The Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association’s annual photography show opened March 7 and runs to March 19. It’s located in the foyer next to Art Under the Arches Gallery, in Ajo.

This show is part of the Sonoran Shindig, a festival celebrating the Sonoran Desert with live entertainment, food, vendors, informational booths and activities.

Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries in one of 6 categories. There is also a Best in Show winner.

Winners are chosen by popular vote. You can choose your favorites, mark them on the entry form and drop it in the ballot box. Winners will be announced at the Shindig in the Plaza on Saturday March 19.

 

Shindig Photo Contest 2015

Yes, it’s that time again — plans are underway for the annual Sonoran Shindig photography contest sponsored by the Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association. This year’s show will take place March 21, in the Plaza in Ajo, AZ.

Organizers are looking for entries in 6 categories:

  • Desert Plants
  • Desert Wildlife
  • Desert Places
  • Desert Patterns
  • Desert Landscapes
  • People in the Desert

All photos must have been taken in the Sonoran Desert and previous entries are not eligible. Photos can be in color, or black and white. They must be unframed and mounted on mat board. Printed frames are not acceptable.

We want to showcase the desert, not computer programs.  That being said, even Ansel Adams used a few tricks in the dark room.   So computer enhanced photos will be accepted. Photos may not have text, dates or other data on them.

You can see previous winners here and a copy of the entry form here. So grab your camera, head out to the desert and see what you can find. 🙂

Open Studio in March

The 18th Ajo Open Studio will be held on Saturday, March 22, from 10 to 3:00 PM in the Ajo Plaza. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite people to your studio to highlight your art.

This year Open Studio coincides with the Sonoran Shindig, a popular event that brings a lot of people to Ajo.

If you’d like to participate, here’s the scoop:

  • Reply by Thursday, March 13, if you would like to participate.
  • Bring ONE piece of your art to the Open Studio tents in the Plaza by 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 22.
  • Along with your piece of art, please bring 10 printed handouts. The handouts should include:
      • Your name — The Media you work in — Short Bio — Photo of yourself (optional)
      • Your address — Email — Phone
  • Bring 10 business cards

The Open Studio tents will be decorated with red balloons — volunteers will hand out information on the open studios and your art. You’ll also receive a red balloon to identify your studio to visitors.

This is a great opportunity to market your work — join us and be part of this special day.

Sherry Fritschle "Crater Range Series 6"

Sonoran Shindig Photography Contest

Hey, photographers! Here is your heads-up alert for the 2014 Sonoran Shindig photo show to be held on March 22nd in the Ajo Plaza.

Get out your camera, head out into the desert and bring back that blue ribbon shot. Or look through your archives of past years’ pictures for your winning entry.

Here are the six photo show categories. Click on the links to see last year’s winners.

Any photo entered must have been taken in the Sonoran Desert. Previously entered photos are ineligible.

Photos can be in color, or black and white. They must be unframed, mounted on mat board. Printed frames are not acceptable. We want to showcase the desert, not computer programs. That being said, even Ansel Adams used a few tricks in the dark room. So computer enhanced photos will be accepted. Photos may not have text, dates or other data on them.

Acceptable photo format sizes are as follows — 8×10, 16×20 and 10×20 panorama. Entry forms, complete rules and entry deadline will be announced soon. Consider this your first alert for another fantastic photo show celebrating our Sonoran Desert.

Gopher snake

Desert People & Places

Here are the last two categories in the Sonoran Shindig photo contest — People in the Desert and Desert Places.

People in the Desert

Desert Places

Do you have some special shots of the desert you’d like to share here? Contact us for more info.

Desert Plants & Patterns

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.

Desert Patterns

Desert Plants

Next up — People in the Desert & Desert Places

Desert Wildlife

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