Land Through the Lens Photo Exhibit

The Parks and Open Space department and the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Foundation are holding a juried photography exhibit.

Grand Opening & Prizes

The celebratory opening event will be held on Friday, August 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. at The Great Frame Up - Longmont. Appetizers will be provided by Guillaume's European Catering and prizes will be awarded to selected winning photographs.

  • Best in Show - $500
  • 2nd Place - $250
  • 3rd Place - $150
  • People's Choice
  • Honorable Mention
  • Commissioners’ Choice (Commissioners will purchase the piece and display in a prominent County location)


The exhibit will be run Friday, August 14 through Thursday, September 3 at the The Great Frame Up - Longmont. The gallery is open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sample Entries

Here are a few photos that were submitted and will be featured in the show.

Verdon Tomajko – Night Heron, Walden Ponds
Verdon Tomajko – Night Heron, Walden Ponds

Steve Gandy – Winter on Coal Creek 2
Steve Gandy – Winter on Coal Creek 2

Michael Lohr – Flicker Dance, Harney Lastoka Property
Michael Lohr – Flicker Dance, Harney Lastoka Property

Prize Juror

Crystal A. Polis has twenty years’ experience in museum and non-profit administration. She has worked in large and small institutions and has experience in exhibitions, collections management, historical research, grant writing, and donor management. Upon completion of her M.A. in American Civilization at George Washington University, Polis moved to Philadelphia and spent four years at the American Swedish Historical Museum. From there, she went to Cleveland, Ohio and was the founding Director of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, a nonprofit contemporary art gallery and archive of work by local artists. In 2002, Polis moved back to the Washington, DC area and became a curator for the Navy Art Collection at the Washington Navy Yard. From 2009-2012, she was a consultant and curator for the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland. Since moving to Colorado at the end of 2012, Polis has been involved with the Boulder County Arts Alliance, where she is now the Communications Manager.


Thanks to our sponsors for their support of the event.

2013 Winning Photos


Parks & Open Space
Karen Imbierowicz