February, 2006  Birmingham, AL:  The Texas Photographic Society has awarded Kim Riegel, a Birmingham, AL photographer, a prestigious third place award for her work in this year’s Texas Photographic Society’s 21st Annual Members’ Only Show.  Richard Newman, the Education Coordinator for Calumet Photographic, was this year's juror.


Ms. Riegel competed with 327 other participants and over 2300 submitted images representing 40 states and 6 countries.  Kim was one of 53 artists whose work was selected for the exhibit and one of only 8 winners in the competition.  Amateur and professional photographers were invited to submit slides of their color and/or black-and-white work to the Texas Photographic Society for consideration in the competition.


Ms. Riegel’s works, entitled “Teen Soles” and “Geno & Michelle” will be displayed at the exhibition opening at the Calumet Photographic Gallery January 16 through February 15.  The show will also be on display at "FotoFest" in Houston from March 10 – April 23, at the Beautique Day Spa and Salon, 2507 Times Blvd., 77005, phone:  713.526.1126.  An awards reception at Calumet Photographic Gallery, 2001 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA  94110, phone (415) 643-9275, will be held on Saturday, February 4 from 3 – 5 p.m.


The Texas Photographic Society, founded in 1985, is a nonprofit organization of amateur and professional photographers dedicated to supporting contemporary photography as a means for creative expression and cultural insight.  TPS focuses on furthering the educational and artistic development of its members while involving the community at large by sponsoring exhibitions, publications, workshops and outreach programs and boasts over 1,350 active members from 50 states, and D.C, and 10 countries.  TPS currently has over 90 exhibits in 9 states as well as Canada.  Many notable figures in the photographic arts come to Texas to exhibit at TPS events, host workshops, or juror TPS exhibitions.  For more information, please contact The Texas Photographic Society, 6338 N. New Braunsfels, #174, San Antonio, Texas  78209.


Teen Soles


(c) 2005 Kim Riegel Photography



Geno & Michelle


(C) 2005 Kim Riegel Photography

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