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Award Winning Audubon Nature Photographs on Display at the Sequim Civic Center

Published on March 28, 2018 under Event
Award Winning Audubon Nature Photographs on Display at the Sequim Civic Center

SEQUIM— The City of Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) is partnering with the Dungeness River Audubon Center to host the 2017 Audubon Society’s best avian photography. The photographs will be on exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 West Cedar Street, April 6 – 30. Civic Center hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Selected from more than 5,500 entries, the winning photos were published in the Summer 2017 issue of Audubon Magazine and show birdlife at its most vivid, vulnerable, formidable, and elegant. Photographers from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces submitted images in three categories: professional, amateur, and youth. A panel of five judges had the daunting task of sifting through the stunning images and grading them based on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit.

Art Talk on the Art Walk

The exhibit opening is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 6 as part of the First Friday Art Walk.

Heather Roskelley is the 2017 Amateur Winner with a Varied Thrush taken at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle. Bonnie Block is the 2016 Grand Prize Winner with an Eagle and Great Blue Heron taken in Seabeck Washington Arboretum in Seattle. Meet the photographers and join us for a presentation from 6 – 6:15 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments before and after the presentation.

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at www.audubon.org and @audubonsociety. Preview the award winners at http://www.audubon.org/magazine/summer-2017/the-2017-audubon-photography-awards-winners.

For more information please contact the Dungeness River Audubon Center at 360-681-4076.

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