PORTFOLIO | Photo Blog | Dark Skies Exhibition 2020

I have lived and worked in Bee Cave, Texas since February 28, 2017. Not far from my home is Hill Country Galleria and the Bee Cave Arts Foundation. As you may have noticed from my Instagram account, I enjoy taking photographs with my iPhone, and I frequently use them in my blog posts and on my social media platforms. In the case of Bee Cave specifically, I often share my photos on my Yelp Elite profile.

In summer 2020, I received an exhibition notice and an invitation to submit photographs for the “Dark Skies Exhibition.” In brief, the City of Bee Cave intends on becoming an IDA Dark Sky Community, one “that commits and demonstrates dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of a quality outdoor lighting ordinance, dark sky education, and citizen support of dark skies. This exhibition will celebrate dark skies and the benefits they bring to our health, wildlife, and climate.” Follow this link to read more about the International Dark-Sky Association.

Two of my iphone Instagram photos were chosen for the exhibition. “The jury panel were impressed with the variety and quality of the submissions. Jury selections were made with the goal of promoting dark sky awareness and making the importance of the night sky a focus point for the exhibition. The jury panel selected your following submissions for the 2020 Dark Skies Exhibition: Cielo Moon Rise (shown at top), and Moon over Bee Cave (below). The exhibition opens October 14 and continues through November 14, 2020.”

With current health restrictions, the exhibition may to be installed as a “store front” window exhibition. We shall see! “In addition to the exhibition the jury will announce the prizes winners on November 13. Those selected winners will have their work on display/presented for the Dark Sky Proclamation reading at the December City Council meeting.”

I am delighted to be included. Please come to Bee Cave to see the exhibition in the fall!

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