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Pro Photographer Search issues call for this year’s hot shots

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The sixth annual Pro Photographer Search, set to go ahead at this year’s Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival in April, has issued its world-wide call for entries.

Along with the major respect from a town that runs on Kodak courage, the winner of the search receives a wildcard spot to the Pro Photographer Showdown, occurring later in the festival.

This year, the six Search finalists will go head to head with nine-minute presentations at a massive one-evening event at the Telus Conference Centre, a departure from previous years where finalists presented on alternate nights in a smaller venue.

Interested applicants are required to submit a CD-ROM duplicate featuring 20 action-sport and lifestyle images, either previously published or not. Images must be scanned to contest specifications and must not be formatted as a slide show. Deadline for entries is Feb. 20, with the six finalists notified by March 3.

For more information on entry procedures go to www.whistler2004.com or call 604-905-2775.

Artists wanted for March exhibit at MY Place

The Whistler Arts Council and Whistler Photographic Society have issued a call for submissions of two-dimensional visual artwork for a juried exhibition in the upstairs gallery at MY Place in March.

Submissions must represent the exhibit’s theme of revive, REJUVENATE, renew . Interested artists can submit up to four low-resolution jpg scans, 4" x 6" prints, or up to 35 duplicated slides, and must include an artist statement and current biography. A jury of creative professionals will select the final exhibit.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, with successful applicants notified by Feb. 15. The exhibit will run through the month of March and will coincide with an Arts Council-sponsored workshop for local artists on Portfolio Development instructed by Celine Rich-Darley, visual arts development award co-ordinator with the Vancouver Foundation.

For more information on exhibit submissions or the upcoming workshop, go to the Whistler Arts Council Web site at www.whistlerartscouncil.com.

The current exhibit at MY Place features winter-themed photography and multi-media pieces by Leanna Rathkelly and Dean Cote.

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