Please Join us for the Culmination of “Local Exposure”

Artist Reception March 2nd, 2013 ~ 6 pm

Featuring the best of Local Exposure as well as
Artists Ken Daga and Maya Adkins
debuting new photographic works.

A selection of fine wines paired with hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Artists will be on hand to discuss works with collectors and admirers.

In this exhibition both artists present their own specific understanding of nature in relation with identity.

Ken presents the notion of being unique as an individual through the use of different natural elements.

Maya seeks to explore the relationship humans have with natural environments.

Her landscape photography touches on the delicate balance of man and nature and questions where one begins and the other ends.

Local Exposure a HUGE success!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Local Exposure, the show opening was a success!  Congratulations to the following winners!

1st Place


Jerry Feagin

2nd Place


Linda Olsen

3rd Place

“Country Dock”

Sid Earley

Award of Distinction


Ken Daga

Peoples Choice

“Sunrise View”

Lauren Kelsey Barnhorst

We will be posting the winning images over the weekend!  Stay tuned!

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“Local Exposure” Opening Reception This Thursday!

Please join us for the Opening Reception of “Local Exposure”, a photographic contest, held conjointly with PhotoJax 2013.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 ~ 6pm

We had nearly 100 submissions, and it has taken our 8 judges – 4 days to make their decisions.  Congratulations to the following artists!

Maya Adkins

Lauren Kelsey Barnhorst

Anna Marie Bolet

Jim Brady

Shepard Boggs

Claire Closson

Ken Daga

Danielle Dressell

Sid Earley

Jerry Feagin

Suzanne Flamm

Douglas Howk

Linda Olsen

Pablo F. Rivera

Lloyd Roberts

Carlos Rodriguez

Elena Rodriguez

Jamie Sauer

Andrea Shaffer

Ronda Steinke-McDonald

Jerry Veal

Jennifer Nichole Wells

Mark Sain Wilson

Tonsenia Yonn

Jack Zievis

Call to Artists!! “Local Exposure” Photography Contest

“Local Exposure” is a photographic contest open to any amateur or professional photographer in the North East Florida Region hosted by Gallery725, Atlantic Beach, Fl.  Local Exposure will be held conjointly with PhotoJax 2013; a Jacksonville photography festival.   Students are welcome, and will be judged in the group competition, there will not be a separate category for students.

“Local”  refers to local photographers, artists are not restricted to local subject matter.


Judging Round 1:

Round one will be based on quality of print and presentation. This is the most important part of the submission. Entries must be presentation ready, meaning ready to hang on the wall with the appropriate framing (if necessary) and hanging hardware. Quality of print and attention to detail are of utmost importance.


Judging Round 2:


Originality and Creativity in both the image as well as the presentation of work.

Overall Gestalt


Bring your best images forward! Each entrant is allowed to submit 3 photographs for the competition. There are not any restrictions on size or subject matter.*


Submission Deadline: Tuesday – January 15th, 2013 – 6pm



725-5 Atlantic Blvd

Atlantic Beach, Fl 32233


Submissions will be accepted between the hours of 12pm and 6pm between January 10th, 2013

and January 15th, 2013.


All entrants accepted into the competition are required to be at the opening reception. Reception will be held Thursday January 24th 2013; 6-10pm.


For questions please email: use “Local Exposure” in the subject line.





Please join us for the opening reception for Candyland at Gallery725

Friday November 30th, 2012 6pm

A show dedicated to exploring those little things that made us so happy when we were kids. We have asked each artist to go back to their childhood and remember the times when candy made their day and share those times with us. Showing in various media; paintings, photography, and sculpture and featuring Jacksonville’s well known local artists Tonsenia Yonn, Matthew Winghart, Gary Mack, Sid Earley, Michelle Hampton, Shayna Raymond, Ken Daga and more. Each artist has been asked to explore themselves and the theme to present unique original works featuring one common theme, Candy.

Opening reception Friday November 30th, 2012 from 6-10pm. A selection of fine wines paired with hors d’oeuvres will be served. Artists will be on hand to discuss works with collectors and admirers.

“Sugar Daddy” Tonsenia Yonn

“Life Savers” – Sid Earley

“Cute Black Kitty Cat” Matthew Winghart

Pezography is a series based on nostalgia and whimsy as seen through the contemporary lens of
artist Matthew Winghart.

Each larger than life image is a portrait of the childhood icon displayed beside it.  Composed with reverence, humor, and ambitious attention to detail this series offers the viewer the rare moment to embrace fun in their every day.

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