Photography club exhibit on display at Hilton Head library

Cfitzpatrick@islandpacket.comSeptember 3, 2013 

What started as a dream turned into a reality last month for the Sun City Hilton Head Photography Club when their request to host an exhibit at the Hilton Head Island library was accepted. The photography club's exhibit is on display through Sept. 21 at the library, 11 Beach City Road.

"It was a long shot. We didn't expect to be that lucky," said Robert Nachman, the club's publicity chairman. "We consider the Hilton Head library to be a very prestigious place to be on exhibit. We can't believe we were accepted."

The photography club is somewhat of a regular at the Bluffton library with annual exhibits, but it's been a while since the club has had a showing on Hilton Head, said photography club president Richard de Asla.

"There are lots of artists on the island so the space at the Hilton Head library is in high demand," he said. "It's been about eight or nine years since the club has had a display there."

The exhibit showcases a variety of subjects, artistry and styles. De Asla said between 12 to 15 members submitted about 90 pictures in everything from portraits, landscapes and animals.

"Typically a person photographs what's around them, so a lot of the submissions were Lowcountry related," de Asla said.

While there was no theme to the library exhibit, de Asla said the club holds a variety of juried events throughout the year and the guidelines for those submissions are more strict.

"We hold about eight competitions a year and we set theme and other restrictions for those juried events," he said. One requirement is that all submissions must have been taken within the last two years.

"We have a lot of talent in the club and we like to get people out there taking fresh photos when they can," de Asla said.

About the club The Sun City Photography Club will meet again Sept. 10 in the Yemassee Craft Center. Membership is open to Sun City photographers of all skill levels. For more information, go to www.pcschh.org.

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