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Community Photography Show Opens Saturday at Museum

5/13/2015 12:28:54 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. The annual Community Photography Show produced by the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame will open Saturday, May 16, continuing through June 21, 2015.  A special reception for the opening will be at 3:00 p.m. with refreshments.  The public is invited free of charge.

There were 64 entries in five categories from the community and photography classes at New Mexico Junior College. The categories were Fine Art – macro, still life or abstract; Landscape – architecture, transportation or scenery; People – action, candid or portrait; Animal – wild or domestic; and New Mexico Junior College – campus, event or NMJC related, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the college. All entries were amateurs, per the requirements. Amateur photographers are broadly defined as those who do not derive a livelihood from photography or compete in professional photography exhibits.

“We had a variety of photographs submitted this year,” says Erin Anderson, Curator of the Western Heritage Museum. “There are a number of beautiful images in this year’s competition.  We are pleased to display these works of art in our gallery.”

Winners will be announced and presented a ribbon at the reception Saturday.  First place in each category and best of show will be on display in the Museum for an entire year. 

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame is located on the campus of New Mexico Junior College.

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