Naples Art Association Camera USA 2015

Manss Aval: Camera USA 2015 National Photography Exhibition, Naples

Naples Art Association Camera USA 2015Artist Manss Aval wins a prestigious photograph exhibition entry into the upcoming Camera USA 2015: National Photography Award and Exhibition

The photography exhibition will be held in the Naples Art Association’s Frederick O. Watson Gallery at The von Liebig Art Center from June 15 through July 17, 2015. The von Liebig Art Center is located in Naples, Florida in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and entertainment district. Only 50 photographs will be included in the exhibition and of these one artist will be selected for the National Photography Award. The winner will receive a $5ooo National Photography Award as well as full travel accommodations to Naples, Florida to attend a preview reception and the award presentation scheduled for Friday, June 12, 2015.  The Naples Art Association will be providing the winning Artist a round-trip flight to Florida as well as hotel accommodations for two nights.

Naples Art Association Exhibition Camera USA 2015Photographers residing in the US were invited to submit their photograph for consideration in the competition. The rules were a bit specific regarding the artists’ entries; only one photo allowed per artist and the photograph had to be taken inside the United States only and only photographs taken after January 1, 2011 would considered.

Manss Aval and 49 of the other photographers selected who have been invited to have their art displayed in the prestigious exhibition will then be juried by three highly acclaimed jurors:

Harry Benson, largely famous photojournalist known for having photographed every US president from Eisenhower to Barack Obama. Benson is now under contract with Vanity Fair.

Patty Carroll, extremely multifaceted individual with titles ranging from author, teacher, and artist. Carroll’s art work can be seen in museums internationally and she is currently the Adjunct Full Professor at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW). Shanberg sets and oversees the CPW’s artistic mission and creative offerings, working with the staff and Board to ensure its historic and continued excellence, among his many other talented endeavors.

About the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center
The von Liebig Art Center is the home of the 61-year old Naples Art Association (NAA). The NAA presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours during the Camera USA 2015 exhibition are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The winning photographer will be announced at the preview reception and award presentation On Friday, June 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Manss Aval  winning entry will be on show June 15 – July 17 at The von Liebig Art Center located at: 585 Park St, Naples, FL 34102


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