The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, will host the eighth annual Art in Nature Photo Festival on August 10-12, 2018. Photography enthusiasts are invited to show their creative side during the three-day event which includes a keynote lecture.
A highlight of the weekend will be Ansel’s America: An Ansel Adams Special Exhibit with a keynote presentation by Ken Basile on Friday evening at 6 p.m. in the Museum’s Legacy Center, there will be a VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. The lecture will be on the work of Ansel Adams and several other noted nature photographers. In addition, the photography of Ansel Adams will be on display starting with the VIP reception and will run until 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Admission wristband to the VIP reception, keynote lecture, and seminars throughout the weekend is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students (K-12) and free to Museum Members, SU, and Competitors. Admission to the galleries is free the month of August, which includes the gallery showcase of Art in Nature photo entries, thanks to sponsor Value Carpet One.
Participants may compete in the photo competition in either the professional, amateur or youth divisions and may enter photographs in any of six categories:
• Plants and animals other than birds
• Black and white
• Nature Macro\Micro photography (amateur & youth only)
• Smart Device (amateur & youth only)
Rules, entry fees, and competition details are available online at www.wardmuseum.org. Youth photographers may enter one photo free thanks to the Bill Wallen Memorial Fund.
Photographers compete not only for bragging rights, but also for their chance at top prizes, which includes cash, gift certificates, and photo accessories.
Lectures, seminars and workshops are offered throughout the weekend, as well. These learning opportunities are suited for photographers of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and touch on a wide range of topics.
For a complete listing of activities, hotel packages, competition rules and prizes visit the Ward Museum website at www.wardmuseum.org or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.