Photography Show
Land Through The Lens

Land Through The Lens Photo Exhibit

The Land Through The Lens photography exhibit will run Aug. 9 through Sept. 6 at The Great Frame Up Longmont.


Sorry, but we are no longer accepting submissions. The application deadline was June 19.


  • The Best in Show ($500)
  • 2nd Place ($300)
  • 3rd Place ($200)
  • Fresh Vision Prize ($250): Selection and prize juror, David Silver has generously offered to donate half of his prize money from the 2017 exhibit toward this prize for the 2019 show. Jurors will be looking for an image that invites new possibilities of seeing the environment differently than from a habitual way of seeing- something that can help point us beyond a literal way of looking at our surroundings toward appreciating a deeper connection within ourselves that is reflected in the landscape around us.
  • Honorable Mention Prizes: Three photos will be selected.
  • Commissioners’ Choice Award: The commissioners purchase these pieces and display them in a prominent location in a county building.
  • People’s Choice Award: Chosen by the public by voting at the exhibit.

Selection Jurors

David Silver

Shadow Play by David Silver

David photographs primarily as a contemplative practice and Zen art form, as taught by John Daido Roshi Loori, a student of Minor White. His work has been exhibited at Gallery 910 in Denver, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder Public Library, the Mercury Gallery in Boulder, the Dairy Center, St. John’s Art Gallery, Louisville Fine Art Show, and Frasier Meadows, and has been published in Dharma Communications and Johns Hopkins University Press. He works part time as a medical advocate. David has received the “Best in Show” prize at the last three “Land through the Lens, Photography featuring Boulder County Parks & Open Space” exhibits.

Kirk Fry

Kirk Fry

Kirk is on the Louisville Art Association board. He is a professional photographer based in Louisville who has won several awards in various competitions and has observed a couple of live judging events. He’s also attended eight photography workshops across the US over the past five years, which included image and portfolio reviews, so has a good understanding of what goes into a quality image — both technically and artistically.

C. Alan Crandall

Alan is an award-winning photographer who embraces all forms of digital media, Alan strives to nurture an innovative perspective creating an enhanced view of traditional scenes whether in photography, computer art or animation. As a media professional, Crandall’s photojournalism focuses on human interest, music and community events. His coverage of the Erie Town Fair has garnered Colorado Press Association awards; and hangs on a display in the form of 12 murals at the Erie, Colorado public library. Now Crandall’s focus has evolved into capturing performance art and nature scenes. Currently Crandall is editor of and an avid music blogger. Crandall is a founding board member of the nonprofit ARTS!Lafayette where he is the current Chief Technical Officer. Follow the photography of C. Alan Crandall on Instagram @RMJams.

Pascale Fried

Pascale is the Education and Outreach supervisor for Boulder County Parks & Open Space. She manages the department’s Artist in Residence Program and is a member of Broomfield’s Cultural Council that makes recommendations for SCFD fund allocations. Pascale has an extensive knowledge of county-owned lands and the history of the area. She served as a selection and prize juror for the 2018 Outdoor Creations – En Plein Air Art Exhibit featuring Boulder County Parks & Open Space.


The exhibit opening will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, 5-8 p.m. at the The Great Frame Up Longmont.

The opening will be catered by Guillaume’s European Catering.

The exhibit will run through Sept. 6.

2017 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners

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