Wilton Arts Council

Photo Drop-off for FOCUS ’19 is this coming weekend, Feb 23 & 24.

Click on the links below to go straight to the info you want:

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To see the key dates for Focus ’19, click here.

For the Focus ’19 entry-form brochure, click here.

To see the entry details for Focus ’19, click here.

To see FAQs (frequently-asked questions) about Focus ’19, click here.

For a PDF of the FOCUS ’19 poster, click here.

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January 26, 2019 – As the FOCUS ’19 Photo Drop-off weekend (Feb 23 & 24) approaches, we trust you’ll be seeing the Focus ’19 poster above – featuring last year’s Best-of-Show-winning work, Glow, by photographer Julie Frank – posted at over 80 area locations as our volunteers spread the word over the next few weeks.

January 9, 2019 – The Wilton Arts Council proudly announces its 21st annual photography exhibit, FOCUS ’19! The exhibit will be on display at the Wilton Library from Saturday, March 2nd through Friday, March 29th, 2019.

We cordially invite you to participate as a photographer, as an organizing committee volunteer, as an exhibit-goer – or as all three (volunteers are really needed this year)!

You may already know that the Focus photo exhibits:

  • Are open to everyone regardless of town of residence, and we regularly attract photographers and viewers of all ages from 25 or more towns and cities in CT/NY.
  • Are open to three age-based divisions of photographers: Adult; High School Student (9th – 12th grade); and Youth (old enough to hold a camera – 8th grade).
  • Have the distinction of being judged by a panel of three notable area photographers.

The other key dates are shown below – please mark your calendars.

KEY DATES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS…
All events take place at the Wilton Library

Photo drop-off:
Saturday, February 23rd – 10:30 am to 4 pm
Sunday, February 24th – 1:30 pm to 4 pm

Reception and awards ceremony:
Friday, March 8th – 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Awards presentation at 6:45 pm (snow date March 15th)

Photo pickup:
Saturday, March 30th – 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, March 31st – 1 pm to 5 pm

KEY DATES TO VOLUNTEER…
All events take place at the Wilton Library

Team meetings:
Sunday, January 13th – 1:30 pm to 3 pm, Presidents room, 2nd floor
Sunday, January 27th – 1:30 pm (poster distribution)
Sunday, February 17th – 1:30 pm to 3 pm

Photo drop-off:
Saturday, February 23rd – 10 am to 4 pm (typically, two 3-hour volunteering shifts)
Sunday, February 24th – 1 pm to 4 pm

Hang the show:
Monday, February 25th – 10 am to completion (estimated completion time 5 pm)

Label the show:
Friday, March 1st – time TBA

Reception & awards ceremony:
Friday, March 8th – 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Awards presentation at 6:45 pm.

Photo pickup:
Saturday, March 30th – 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, March 31st – 1 pm to 5 pm

FOR MORE INFO…

Additional details, including the official entry form, are available on this website; entry forms are also available at our sponsors’ locations and at the Wilton Library’s circulation and childrens’ library desks, as well as at other venues further afield (wherever our intrepid volunteers are able to distribute them!)

If you’re on the Focus mailing list, you’ll get your e-mail reminders when the Focus’19 entry form is available and as we near the drop-off and other key dates.

The Focus ’19 Organizing Committee consists of artists and art-lovers – volunteers all! – who do the work for this exhibit each year with the goal of promoting our appreciation of the powerful blend of art/expression and reality/reportage that is photography.  All are invited to volunteer for any or all activities (even an hour or two of volunteering makes a big difference). It’s a fun, rewarding experience to team up with other great people who appreciate the importance of art in our lives.

We are very interested in your ideas for Focus (and for the Wilton Arts Council) and hope you’ll be able to take part in Focus ‘19. Please contact Beth at beth@wiltonarts.org with your questions and ideas, or to be one of the wonderful people willing to volunteer for our Focus ’19 team activities.

Please spread the word to your family and friends – and don’t forget to encourage youths and high school students to participate. Focus ’19 promises to be great! With you on board, it will be.

 

 

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