“Patterns” competition and exhibition

Theme: Patterns

Patterns are everywhere.  Submissions to this competition should reveal patterns in the worlds of nature, structures. the world in which we live such as our cities or urban areas, and on objects or human forms.  Patterns can define a surface, invite us to travel in space or time.  They may be simple or complex, subtle or obvious.


Exhibition will open the 27th of December, 2017

Juror Panel

A panel of jurors will evaluate and judge images that have been selected for the final round of review.  The Juror Panel will then select the top three placements.  Five Honorable Mentions will be selected by Exhibitions Without Walls.  The juror panel includes:

Ron Colbroth

Ron is an internationally-recognized award-winning photographer based in the Washington, DC, area. Ron has over thirty years experience in advertising, corporate and editorial photography for national and international clients.


His photographs have appeared in numerous magazines over the years, including Historic Preservation, US News and World Report, National Geographic Traveler, Pacifica, Wingspan (Japan), Signature (Japan), Esquire (Japan), Ca Y Est (Japan) and Orgyn (Belgium) to name a few.  Ron has worked for national corporations (The Washington Post, The National Geographic Society, Middleton Place Foundation, National, National Retail Federation, UPS, Marine Corps League, Colonial Williamsburg) and international corporations (Diner’s Club of Japan, Tokyo Gass, Toto-Japan, US Meat Export Federation-Japan) and his photographs have appeared in several books including Washington, DC -Abrams; Gardens of America – Thomasson-Grant; and Alexandria, Virginia: an Illustrated History – Donning.

Ron’s photographs also illustrate a children’s book titled Born to Run on thoroughbred horses and A Guide to Equine Joint Injection by Solvay Veterinary. He has self-published books on Greece, Southwest. 


Nancy Springer

Nancy brings to this juror panel an expertise that provides a bridge between traditional photography and creative photography.  She characterizes her work as Creative Photography, the ability to take a regular image and create something new from it.

Nancy’s first venture in this Creative process resulted in receiving a “Best Of Show” Gold Medal award in an International Competition.  Since then, she has received numerous awards, both Nationally and Internationally, including Best In Show/ Gold Medal – Photographic Society of America; an exhibition with Popular Photography Magazine; and several awards with DPI-SIG Camera Club and Naples Camera Club.  In the last few years, Nancy has also been the Competition Chairman and Vice President for the Naples Camera Club, and Board of Directors member as the FCCC Southwest Florida Area Rep. and the Rep. for the Photographic Society of America (PSA.)


Wayne Moran

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist, Wayne focuses his skills and energies on landscapes, cityscapes, architectural, nature, and portrait photography.

Wayne comments that his best work comes from images first painted in his mind. He mulls over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture, he takes action. The result is images that deeply touch a person’s emotions and powerful dreams.

His images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary. The images are used to communicate their shared vision and values. Book, magazine, and calendar publishers have featured his images in their publications and on their covers. His photographs grace and enhance the décor of many fine homes.


Carolyn Edlund

Carolyn Edlund has an extensive background as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and art business consultant. Her background includes owning a production ceramic studio for twenty years and selling product into over 1,000 retail accounts during that time. Subsequently, she was an outside sales rep for the largest art publisher in the world, earning “Rep of the Year” honors. In 2009, she founded ArtsyShark, recognized as a “Top 10” art blog by Art Business News, and is also the Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute, a non-profit
organization dedicated to professional development.



Jurors will use four criteria: consistency with theme, creativity, composition, and impact.

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