Hickory – Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small objects or living things like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life-size. The subject may be natural or man-made.

A statement about the photo, your process and what inspired you to choose this subject is to be included with your entry.

The show may be juried, depending on space available and will be judged for ribbon awards.

The judge is Ron Schwartz. Schwartz began in photography as a teenager developing film and black & white prints in a home-based darkroom. In the early 1980’s he attended the Maryland School of Art and Design in Wheaton, Maryland, where he took fine art classes for two years. Ron has been a member of the Lenoir Camera Club for the past seven years. He has won prizes in several recent photography competitions: Burke Arts Council (landscape, first place), Caldwell Arts Council (first place and honorable mention), Full Circle Arts (third prize and honorable mention). Ron also had a month-long show of landscapes at the Caldwell Arts Council in February 2018.

You can download the entry form here, http://www.fullcirclearts.org/events.html

The entry fee is $15.00 for up to three entries.

Intake will be January 9 to 11, 2020. Deliver art to Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third St. NW, Hickory (next door to McGuire’s Pub).

An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 6:00-8:00 pm at Full Circle Arts.

For more information, please call 828-322-7545 or email gallery@fullcirclearts.org. FCA is a non-profit artists’ cooperative located in downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW. More information about Full Circle Arts, classes, membership, or other upcoming events is available at 828-322-7545. You may also write to Full Circle Arts, PO Box 3905, Hickory NC 28603, or email gallery@fullcirclearts.org. Please visit our website at www.fullcirclearts.org.