Local Photographer accepted into juried show at the Longview Museum of Fine Art

January 6, 2015 - Janet Hughes, a former resident of Center, has had 2 of her photographs selected for the “Focus on Photography – Perspectives” show that will debut on January 10, 2015. The exhibit will include photographers from the Mid-South Region. The judge will be O.Rufus Lovett, head of the Kilgore College photography department as well as a well published photographer. The Longview Museum of Fine Arts is providing a venue for photographic artists to exhibit their work in a museum setting. The scope of work is intended to show varied aspects of the photographic art form. From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques, subject matter, and styles are welcome.

The pieces accepted for the show were from a trip last fall to Ridgeway, Colorado. They are classic landscapes taken in the same area where the 1969 movie “True Grit” was shot.

Janet is very excited to have been accepted into this show. While she has won several awards, including Best of Show in the Adult category at the East Texas Poultry Festival last year, this is the first time her work has hung in a museum. The show will run January 10-February 21. The museum has free admission on Fridays (http://www.lmfa.org/)

Janet is currently President of the Piney Woods Photographic Society in Center. The club meets once a month to critique each other’s work as well as learn new shooting and editing techniques. For more information about the club visit the website at www.pineywoodsphoto.com