A lot happens in
Skokie throughout the course of the year: seasons change, school begins and
ends, neighbors gather for block parties, snowmen are built and ultimately melt,
kids trick-or-treat, people walk their dogs, eat ice cream, shop in local stores
and much more. The Skokie Fine Arts Commission and Skokie Photographic Society
wish to capture all these happenings through a new community photo exhibit
entitled Skokie through the Lens. If
you live, work or play in Skokie, this exhibit is a chance to celebrate the
uniqueness of the community by capturing photos that reflect the colorful
character of everyday life in the Village. Images can reflect anything seen
throughout a year in Skokie from kids playing in the many beautiful parks, fall
leaves at the sculpture park, spring flowers in a neighbor’s garden… let your
creative energy flow. The exhibit will be displayed at various locations in
Skokie in fall 2014.
This exhibition is for amateur photographers of all ages who live, work or play in Skokie. Phoneography/Instagram images are welcomed. Each individual may submit up to three images of approximately one to eight megabytes each. Label digital files as such: firstname_lastname_01, 02 or 03 and email them to email@example.com with the subject line “Skokie through the Lens Entry.” Please include the application form which can be found at www.skokie.org/FineArtsCommission.cfm. As the Fine Arts Commission wishes to capture images of Skokie throughout all four seasons, the deadline to submit photos is July 31, 2014; however, submissions are welcomed anytime until then. A slideshow of approved submitted images will be on display on the Village’s website at www. skokie.org throughout the year.
A panel will select the top three photos in two categories (student and adult) for special recognition. The panel will also select approximately 30 to 50 images to be exhibited in print format.
For more information please contact Nick Wyatt, Fine Arts Commission Staff Liaison, at 847/933-8283 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.