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CALL FOR ART - Juried Photography Contest & Curated Exhibition

Exhibit Opening: MAY 14

CAPTURE - Photographs That Grab and Keep Your Attention
Highlands Borough Arts Council (HBAC) and The Claddagh Restaurant invite you to submit your photographs for inclusion in the CAPTURE Photography Contest and Exhibition.  This contest is open to both amateurs and professionals.  The exhibit will open on May 14th with a reception celebrating all the participants and the show will hang for a month.  This is a juried show with the following prizes:

First Prize:      $100.00
Second Prize:      $50.00 Gift Certificate

The jurors will judge the photos based on criteria agreed to before seeing the submissions.  To remove any bias, the jurors will be "blind" to who the photographer is and whether the photographer is an amateur or a professional.  


Submit image electronically to:    
Submit 8x10 unframed photo and fees to:  
Highlands Borough Arts Council
PO Box 205
Highlands, NJ  07732
Submission Fee                      $10.00  per photograph
Framing Fee*                         $5.00  per photograph
Checks Payable to                  Highlands Borough Arts Council


 The electronically image, unframed photo and fees must be received by APRIL 23.

* For consistency and ease of hanging the show, all photographs will be framed in an 8x10 glass clip frame.   The frame and framing will be provided by Highlands Borough Art Council.  After the show, your photograph will be returned with the frame.



Richard Bunsen - Freelance Artist and Art Enrichment Instructor

A recently retired visual arts teacher, Richard is a freelance artist and art enrichment instructor. Working out of his Asbury Park studio, Richard explores and experiments with the appropriation of newsprint media and collage techniques. His art production involves a process of retrieval and reuse, giving new life and meaning to newsprint that would otherwise be discarded or recycled. He is a member of the Atlantic Highlands Art Council and the Belmar Art Council and is a Signature Member of the National Collage Society. His work has been featured in several area galleries.

Beverly R. Miller - Executive Director, Visions Photographic Workshops and East End Creative Group LLC
Beverly joined MSMPIX Fine Photography in the late 1980's, bringing a passion for the outdoors and attention to detail from twenty-five years' in experiential education. East End Creative Group and Visions Photographic Workshops (VPW) is a collaborative journey of creative exploration founded and operated with her husband, Michael S. Miller. Visions Photographic Workshops was established to provide a supportive, energized environment for all levels of photography.  She is on the Leadership Team of Belmar Arts.

Stacey As Pritchard - Freelance Artist and Artist/Owner, Petals and Stones Jewelry
Stacey As Pritchard lives in Highlands, NJ at the northern part of the beach with her husband Al Pritchard and her two dogs. She is a graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design, with a major in Fine Arts.   She currently creates paintings, sculpture, and jewelry out of her home studio and teaches art and creativity to a small handful of students.   She is an active member of the Highlands Borough Arts Council.  Her work has been exhibited in various galleries and is in many private collections.

The Claddagh is an authentic Irish pub featuring Irish cuisine and over 50 craft beers.  Located in Highlands, NJ, The Claddagh has a full calendar of art and music related events. 
In addition to The Claddagh, Highlands Borough Arts Council wishes to thank the following event sponsors.

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