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Art of Photography Show
April 20 – June 4, 2006
Opening reception:  Saturday, April 22, 6-9pm

Lyceum Theatre Gallery
79 Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter, downtown San Diego, CA 92101
Contact:  Steven Churchill, Curator
858-793-0900
Website, http://www.artofphotographyshow.com
E-mail,  steven@artofphotographyshow.com

The Art of Photography Show is an international exhibition of photographic art which will take place April 20 - June 4, 2006 at the elegant two-floor gallery within the Lyceum Theatre http://www.artofphotographyshow.com/lyceum.htm, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. This venue is perfect for exhibiting a large showcase of world-class photographic art. Details about the exhibit can be viewed here: http://www.artofphotographyshow.com/all_about.html.  Arthur Ollman, the Director of the Museum Of Photographic Arts, is the Judge for the Art of Photography Show.

The opening reception gala for the artists will be on Saturday April 22, 2006, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Details about the opening reception can be viewed here: http://www.artofphotographyshow.com/reception.htm.

The response from the global photographic community has been huge. Following the "Call For Entries", a total of 9517 photographic entries were submitted by 1976 artists from 35 countries around the world. This is the largest number of entries for any juried art exhibition in San Diego history. 104 pieces were selected by Mr. Ollman to be hung in the gallery space at the Lyceum Theatre ˆ a very competitive process which resulted in truly stunning images.

Many of the images, including the top nine award winning entries, can be viewed here:
http://www.artofphotographyshow.com/photos.htm

About 10,000 people are expected to attend the Art of Photography Show during the eight-week run at the Lyceum Theatre gallery, which is open (free) seven days a week. Gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily.

The timing of the Art of Photography Show intentionally coincides with two other major arts events in downtown San Diego: ArtWalk, which occurs on the weekend of April 29 - 30, 2006, and the SDAI International Digital Exhibition, which occurs April 29 - June 12, 2006. These three events are very synergistic and are in close physical proximity of each other, thus they will mutually attract people from around the country to view the concurrent exhibits.



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