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2015 October 27

Learn more about H2O Exhibit at the Darkroom Gallery!looking down the

I drink everyday–bottles & bottles of water.  As my alter ego, I perform 4 to 5 days per week, and on stage, I suck down approximately 24 ounces of water every 45 minutes to keep my voice in check.  So, let’s talk about the bottles.  I know that disposable bottles are not ideal due to the waste issue, but I am paranoid about being able to be certain that I am really getting disposable bottles truly clean.  I have searched for a reusable bottle that has a large enough opening (for proper cleaning) but is both very compact (has to fit on a mic stand) and non-descript (so it doesn’t stick out in every picture).  I am open to recommendations.  In the meantime, here’s an idea of what to do with YOUR water.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT) for H2O. $24 entry. We’re proud our readers have been both shown & awarded at Darkroom. You know you have work for this theme…

*Editor’s Note: If you have read the personal portion of this post, CALL for ENTRIES: H2O, anywhere other than by email subscription or on, it has been published without permission and is considered theft.

Learn more about H2O Exhibit at the Darkroom Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:


“…inviting photographs that illustrate the beauty of water in all its mutable forms, and also images depicting our increasingly difficult relationship with water.  Water as muse, water as destroyer; the creative possibilities are limitless.” –

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Photography

DEADLINE: November 4, 2015

NOTIFICATION: November 12, 2015

ENTRY FEE: 4 for $24 (online)/$29 (email)

*Editor’s Note: Please be sure to remember that it IS important to let Darkroom Gallery know you found their Call on The hard-working folks at the Darkroom Gallery are friends & sponsors of AAAD, and we always want them to know they have our support…

JUROR: Gary Braasch is an environmental photojournalist and writer who documents nature, environment, biodiversity and climate change around the world. He has been a nature photographer for more than 40 years, and is internationally known for dramatic, artistic and science-based nature photography. His images and assignment articles have been published by Time, LIFE, New York Times Magazine, Discover, Smithsonian, National Geographic, Scientific American and the United Nations among many others.

Learn more about the H2O show from the Darkroom Gallery!Most of his work is on conservation or natural history subjects, the coverage of which gained Gary the Ansel Adams Award from the Sierra Club in the U.S., and the Outstanding Nature Photographer citation from the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). He was a founding Board Member of NANPA and a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

He received the Ansel Adams Award from the Sierra Club and the Outstanding Nature Photographer citation from the North American Nature Photography Association. In 2010 he was named as one of the Forty Most Influential Nature Photographers by Outdoor Photography magazine.

AWARDS: Selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog & gallery exhibit. Plus: Juror’s Choice: 30×48″ image banner; People’s Choice – a free future entry; Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.

SALES: Free matting & framing of accepted entries, subject to standard sizes. For commission details, go to the bottom of the Submissions page!

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the H2O show from the Darkroom Gallery!


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