Current Gallery Exhibit

 The Joy of the Lens 2017
April 8 ~ May 8, 2017

 Founded in 2010, Joy of the Lens is an annual juried photography exhibit which features original photographs by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Categories are as follows: Color, Black & White, and Nancy’s Challenge (this years’ theme: Reflections). Sponsored by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library, the program is run by a committee of volunteers and chaired by our volunteer Gallery Coordinator, Connie Bailey.

Joy of the Lens Reception
Saturday, April 8, 1pm – 3pm

Join us in the Crooker Gallery to kick off the exhibit. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Refreshments will be served.

Congratulations to the 2017 Joy of the Lens Award Winners!

Color
Richard Tarr for “Supper Can Wait”

Honorable Mentions:
Linda Cullivan for “Nesting Material”
Craig Snapp for “Toy Town Meeting”

Black & White
Linda Cullivan for “Dreams of Sailing Ships”

Honorable Mentions:
Robert Delaney for “Bubble Girl, First Friday Art Walk”
Tim Loose for “Budd Creek, Yosemite National Park”

Nancy’s Challenge: “Reflections” **
Mike Cullivan for “Sandhill Takeoff Reflection”

Honorable Mentions:
Karin Congleton for “Tristen and a Puddle”
Peter McCarthy for “Rivers Meet”
Denley Poor-Reynolds for “Sparticus”

** Theme selected by Nancy Greindl
2016 People’s Choice Award Winner

People’s Choice Award
Visit the exhibit by May 3rd at noon, and vote for your favorite work for the People’s Choice Award to be presented during the Photographer’s Talk.

Photographers Talk
Saturday, May 6, 11am

Photographers will share their experiences, The People’s Choice Award will be presented, and the winner of the Friends’ Photo Lottery will be announced.

Moonlit Margaret Todd, by Nancy Greindl.

Friends’ Photo Lottery
In conjunction with The Joy of the Lens, the Friends are also holding the Friends’ Photo Lottery. If you join the Friends between now and May 6th you will automatically be entered into the lottery (current members are automatically entered), which will also be awarded on May 6th. The prize is a beautiful framed photograph, Moonlit Margaret Todd, by Nancy Greindl.

Dues:
$15 for individuals
$12 for Seniors
$25 for Families

FMI: www.friendstopshamlibrary.org