Arts Commission hosts 2012 photo contest

Jul 30, 2012

The Snohomish County Arts Commission seeks original photo-based submissions for its 2012 Snohomish County Photography Contest.

The photo entries that best respond to the theme of “play” will be selected for a group exhibit. A purchase prize of $1,000 will be awarded to one photographer.

Artists should consider the following definition of “play” for their work: “It is an activity which proceeds within certain limits of time and space, in a visible order, according to rules freely accepted, and outside the sphere of necessity or material utility.

“The play-mood is one of rapture and enthusiasm, and is sacred or festive in accordance with the occasion. A feeling of exaltation and tension accompanies the action.

“Play was derived from plega in Anglo-Saxon, which means to sing, dance, clap, quick movements and gestures. A creative process in which we learn, challenge, and develop, play reveals our relationship to the world and to those in it.”

The deadline for submissions is Sept. 10. A group exhibit is scheduled for Oct. 1 to Nov. 1 at the Snohomish County Campus, with an artist reception to be held Oct. 5.

There is a $25 entry fee, which allows each artist to submit up to three images.

For more information or to receive the entire submission criteria, contact Wendy Becker at 425-388-3186 or

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