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Liesl Walsh Photography Exhibited at the Vero Beach Art Museum, Florida, 2012

December 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Vero Beach Art MuseumVero Beach Art MuseumIn 2012 I entered 3 images to the Indian River Photo Club's Exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum in Vero Beach, Florida. And all 3 were juried in. My Beginning of a Beautiful Night photo received First Place in the Scapes category. The exhibition was on display from 12-8-2012 to 1-6-2013.

 

     In my two previous blog posts I mentioned that early in 2012 I got the confidence to enter 2 major photo competitions on the east coast of Florida: one at the King Center Gallery at Brevard College in Melbourne (see previous post) and the Vero Beach Art Museum in Vero Beach. It was my dream to someday have my photos displayed at an art museum. I thought that if it would happen, it would be a very long time from then. Surely it wouldn't happen in my first serious year of photography?

 

IRPC Exhibition at Vero Beach Art MuseumIRPC Exhibition at Vero Beach Art MuseumIn 2012 I entered 3 images to the Indian River Photo Club's Exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum in Vero Beach, Florida. All 3 were juried in. The exhibition was on display from 12-8-2012 to 1-6-2013.

 

Vero Beach Art Museum GalleryVero Beach Art Museum GalleryThe Indian River Photo Club's Exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum in Vero Beach, Florida. Liesl Walsh had 3 photos juried into the exhibit which was on display from 12-8-2012 to 1-6-2013.

 

     Well, little did I know that the photo club I belonged to, the Indian River Photo Club, hosted a juried exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum each year in December. The opportunity excited me beyond belief! I matted and framed 3 images to enter into the competition, and wow, all 3 were juried in! 

 

Riding the Big Wave at Vero Beach Art Museum Dec 2012Riding the Big Wave at Vero Beach Art Museum Dec 2012My image of Riding the Big Wave was juried into the Indian River Photo Club's Exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum in Florida, on display from 12-8-2012 to 1-6-2013.

 

     The first one I entered was "Riding the Big Wave", a photo of a surfer at the Sebastian Inlet braving a 15-foot wave while Hurricane Leslie was nearby out in the Atlantic Ocean. It was a thrill to capture this image with a long lens while standing far out into the ocean on the jetty at the inlet. Occasionally I had to dodge large waves crashing into the railings so I wouldn't get wet. 

 

Palm Patterns at Vero Beach Art Museum December 2012Palm Patterns at Vero Beach Art Museum December 2012My image of Palm Patterns was juried into the Indian River Photo Club's Exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum in Florida, on display from 12-8-2012 to 1-6-2013.

 

     The next image I entered was "Palm Patterns", a kaleidoscope of branches of a small palm tree plant we had on our porch. This was an experimental piece when I was learning to change colors and manipulate images with a program on the computer. 

 

Palm Patterns at Vero Beach Art Museum Exhibit 2012Palm Patterns at Vero Beach Art Museum Exhibit 2012My image of Palm Patterns was juried into the Indian River Photo Club's Exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum in Florida, on display from 12-8-2012 to 1-6-2013. It was hung next to my friend Kathy's photo of a caracara.

 

     To my delight, my "Palm Patterns" photo was hung next to my friend Kathy's photo of a caracara bird! Kathy has been my mentor and friend through my photography journey. I was so happy she got juried in!

 

Beginning of a Beautiful Night at Vero Beach Art Museum Dec 2012Beginning of a Beautiful Night at Vero Beach Art Museum Dec 2012My image of Beginning of a Beautiful Night was juried into the Indian River Photo Club's Exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum in Florida, on display from 12-8-2012 to 1-6-2013. It received First Place in the Scapes category and was published in the Vero Beach Magazine in 2013.

 

    The third image I entered was "Beginning of a Beautiful Night", a sunset photo from the Viera Wetlands which recently received Honorable Mention at the King Center Gallery at Brevard College in Melbourne, Florida. I wonder how it would do in this competition? There were many inspiring and excellent photos by veteran photographers in my club, and I was just a newbie.

 

First Place in Scapes Category 2012First Place in Scapes Category 2012My image of Beginning of a Beautiful Night was juried into the Indian River Photo Club's Exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum in Florida, on display from 12-8-2012 to 1-6-2013. It received First Place in the Scapes category and was published in the Vero Beach Magazine in 2013.

 

     To my delight my sunset photo received First Place in the Scapes category! I was thrilled, and utterly amazed that not only did my dream of having my photos hung in a museum come true, but also it was an honor to receive this award. It was a moment I will cherish for a long time.

 

Beginning of a Beautiful Night First Place in Scapes 2012Beginning of a Beautiful Night First Place in Scapes 2012In 2012 my sunset photo at the Viera Wetlands, Beginning of a Beautiful Night, was juried into the Indian River Photo Club's competition at the Vero Beach Art Museum, and won First Place in Scapes. It was an honor to have 3 of my photos displayed in the art museum!

 

     As an added surprise, my "Beginning of a Beautiful Night" photo was published inside the Vero Beach Magazine the following February after winning First Place at the museum (see below). All the winners from the competition were published in that issue in a special article about the club's competition. I owe a lot of gratitude to the Indian River Photo Club for this wonderful opportunity, what they have taught me, and I am thankful for this experience.

 

     In my next blog post I will continue my series about my photography journey with my success of an image that got published on the cover of Florida Currents Magazine!

 

 

Vero Beach Magazine Feb 2013 Cover, Liesl Published InsideVero Beach Magazine Feb 2013 Cover, Liesl Published InsideLiesl Walsh's Beginning of a Beautiful Night sunset photo was published in the Vero Beach Magazine February 2013 after winning First Place in Scapes at the IRPC's juried exhibition at the Vero Beach Museum of Art in December 2012. Vero Beach Magazine Feb 2013, Liesl's Sunset PhotoVero Beach Magazine Feb 2013, Liesl's Sunset PhotoLiesl Walsh's Beginning of a Beautiful Night photo was published in the Vero Beach Magazine February 2013 after winning First Place in Scapes at the IRPC's juried exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum in December 2012.

 

 


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