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Los Alamos Photography Club 23rd Annual Show - April 9th - May 5th, 2018

LAPC Annual Photo Show 2018
To promote appreciation of photography in Los Alamos County, and to encourage Los Alamos photographers of all skill levels, the Los Alamos Photography Club (LAPC), in cooperation with Mesa Public Library, invites all Los Alamos photographers to exhibit their work. This is not a competition; there is no entry fee and no awards are made. Approximately 130 pieces can be hung for display in the show. Depending on the number of total entries, we may need to limit individual entries. If your entry is larger than 30 inches on the long side and you have multiple entries, ask permission before hanging. Please prioritize your top three entries for hanging (more below). An opening reception will be held on Monday, April 9th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Take down will be, May 6-8 during normal Library hours.


Photographers of any skill level (beginner, amateur, or professional) of high school age or older who live or work in Los Alamos County are eligible to enter. Any photographic process that results in prints suitable for hanging is acceptable. Photos must be matted and framed with wires for hanging on the back. Photos must not have been presented in this show before. The subject of the photos should be appropriate for display at a public facility.


On the date and time specified below, bring finished pieces to Mesa Public Library ready for hanging. This includes frame, mat, and hanging wire or attached hardware. Please attach hanging wire across the entire width of your frame or we may not be able to hang your picture. Glass or Plexiglas is optional but recommended. All pieces should be delivered to the upstairs Main Gallery, however, if you are a regular club member, in which case you may make other arrangements in advance; email and include LAPC 2018 Arrangements in the email subject line. Please note that you will be responsible for hanging your own work or for arranging for an alternate to do so. Members of the club may be available for assistance with hanging but cannot be solely responsible for hanging unless specific prior arrangements are made. Email and include "LAPC 2018 Hanging Assistance" in the email subject line if you will need assistance.

  • Saturday, April 7th, 2018
    Drop off your work upstairs at Mesa Public Library between 1:30 and 4:00 PM. At that time LAPC representatives will be present. You will be able to preview your image labels (see below) and make any corrections and/or changes, if needed.

  • Sunday, April 8th, 2018

    Hang work at 1 PM. Photographers are invited to the hanging. Bring a hammer and some needle-nose pliers.

  • Monday, April 9th, 2018

    Exhibit opens. Opening reception at Mesa Public Library at 5:30 PM. All photographers are asked to attend the opening reception and furnish some "finger-food."

  • Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

    In lieu of April club meetings for Los Alamos Photography Club and Los Alamos Adobe Users Group, there will be a walk-through of the show from 7-9 PM. This is a chance for the photographers to ask questions of each other and to exchange information. Everyone is welcome, photographer or not.

  • Sunday - Monday, May 6 to May 8, 2018

    Exhibit closes. Pick up work at Mesa Public Library Gallery unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

How to Enter

Send entry information to with the subject line: "Description of entries for 2018 LAPC show by [name of photographer]". At the bottom of your e-mail, please indicate what food you can bring to the reception. You should receive a confirmation e-mail within three days unless your entries are received before March 25. In that case, entries will be confirmed by March 28.

For each picture you wish to enter, include the following on separate lines.
We will make a display label using some or all of this information. If you do not provide a sale price we will put NFS on your label.

  • Your Name: Jane Doe(Required)
  • Title: Red Rocks of Los Alamos(Required)
  • Frame Size: 12 x 16(Required)
  • Brief Description: (Optional) Shot with Canon 20D, ISO 100, f/8 on December 25, 2008
  • Your web site: (Optional)
  • Sale Price: (Optional)
  • Priority for hanging: (Required)

Entrants are free to post any additional information about their image, including information that did not fit on the display label. Create your own placard or note sheet approximately 8.25" wide by 5" wide or less to be placed below the picture.

On the back of each picture make your own label with your name, phone number, email address and the title. Depending on the number of total entries, we may need to limit individual entries. Active members will get preference if we have too many entries. This has not been a problem in the past. Please include your ranking of #1, #2, #3, etc.

Sales of Work

Photos may be offered for sale. Photos not for sale will be marked NFS. Show coordinators will contact you and ask permission to share your email address with the potential buyer if an inquiry is made to purchase one of your photos.


Neither the organizers of this show nor Mesa Public Library assumes any liability for the artwork entered.

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