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Edwards photographer’s work chosen for show

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EDWARDS, Colorado – Edwards fine art photographer Raymond A. Bleesz has been accepted to a juried photographic show, “Capturing the Human Emotion and Spirit,” at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center in Greenwood Village.Jurors for this show are husband and wife Skip and Lisbeth Neergaard Kohloff. Both are award-winning photographers, curators, photographic instructors, portfolio reviewers.Contestants were allowed to submit two works of art in any photographic style (black and white, color, collage/montage, digital, pinhole, etc.). Works must have been executed within the last three years. Criteria for the selection of artwork were based on aesthetic qualities, quality of craftsmanship and presentation, suitability of subject matter, size and space limitations. Awards of up to $1,500 will be given out.Both of Bleesz’s images were selected for the show. Bleesz works both film and digital, preferring silver gelatin prints. The images were taken last summer.Titles for the images are: “Window Art, Gypsum, Colo.,” a close up view of a specific window depicting art work at one of the historic railroad, hunting/fishing cabins on Route 6 in Gypsum, and “Ranch, Steamboat Springs, Colo.” This image of an old ranch house in Steamboat Springs, a historical cultural reminder of Steamboat’s ranching heritage, at the junction of Routes 131 and 40, has interested Bleesz since the 1960s.The Curtis Arts & Humanities Center is at 2349 East Orchard Road in Greenwood Village. For more information, call 303-797-1779.The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. today. The exhibition closes Feb. 23Also, Skip and Lisbeth Neergaard Kohloff will present a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Feb 10 about the jurying process.Bleesz has been working professionally since 1976. He moved to Edwards in 1990. He calls himself a “histographer at work” and has shown his work throughout the Front Range. A selection of images can be viewed at Brush Creek Dry Goods in the Riverwalk Complex in Edwards. For more information, call 970-926-9182


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