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2004 International Fine Art Photography Exhibition
The juried International Fine Art Photography Exhibition hosted by The Center for Fine Art Photography showcases images created by 123 professional and amateur photographers from 17 countries who use both traditional and digital methods to create their photographic images.

The exhibition will hang from June 29th through August 21,2004 in the two main galleries of the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, 201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, Colorado. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10am-6pm, Saturday from 12pm-5pm.

The artists' reception at which time the Juror will present over $6000 in awards will be held on July 16th and is also open to the public. Images by the award winners are posted on the Center's website at: www.c4fap.org.
"The exhibition is a wonderful reflection of both the trends and aesthetics being utilized by photographers internationally," says exhibition juror Mary Virginia Swanson of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Guided viewing for student groups and others interested in learning more about the displayed work will be available throughout the exhibition period by appointment.

The Center for Fine Art Photography is a non-profit organization whose goal is to establish an internationally acclaimed venue for photographic education and exhibition. This annual international exhibition is the Center's effort to showcase the work of leading and emerging photographers and to educate the public about the collectable value of photographic art.

For more information, contact Del Hope, The Center for Fine Art Photography, (970) 530-0252, e-mail: exhibition@c4fap.org.

Travel Update: photokina Trip, Leica Factory Tour Special
2004 promises to be a very exciting year at photokina, the World's Fair of Imaging in Cologne, Germany. Now's your chance to attend photokina, then extend your journey with an exclusive visit to the Leica Factory. The trip includes accommodations and passes to photokina in Cologne, followed by sightseeing and photo opportunities on the Rhine, in medieval towns, and through the castles of Germany. The package also includes two nights in Heidelberg and two in Wetzlar. We finish up with a VIP visit to the Leica Factory in Solms, where Leica personnel will make a special presentation and offer you a look inside the Leica facilities.

The dates of this special trip are September 30th through October 7th. Special pricing includes accommodations, photokina passes, numerous group meals, and escorted travel on a private motor coach for the post-photokina journey. For more information and pricing please visit the Shutterbug website, www.shutterbug.com. If you'd like to learn more about the exciting programs and events at photokina visit the show's website at: www.photokina.de.

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