Photoquest 2017 Gallery Exhibition  (Closed)


    The Hill Country Camera Club holds its annual PhotoQuest exhibition at the Kerr Arts & Culture Center (KACC) in Kerrville, Texas.  The exhibit is a collection of the best photographs made by club members during the year.  All works are framed and are for sale at very reasonable prices.  The show is judged by a prominent photographer in the area, and ribbons are awarded for Best of Show, First, Second and Third Place Awards, and several Honorable Mentions.  A People’s Choice ribbon is awarded by a popular vote from visitors who view the exhibition.


    The upcoming PhotoQuest exhibit will hang from August 24 to September 24, 2017.  The KACC is located on Earl Garrett St. in Kerrville (across from the County Court House).  Gallery hours are from 10 am – 4 pm on Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1 – 4 pm on Sunday.  The gallery is closed on Monday.  Admission is free.


    Meet the photographers and enjoy wine and refreshments at our PhotoQuest reception on Sat, August 26, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm.



Photoquest 2017 Schedule of Events


Sunday, August 13, 2017 – Deadline for Pre-registration

  ( send info to Darlene Smith, email: )

Monday, August 21, 2017 – Deliver Photographs to KACC

  (Cornell Gallery - time: 11am to 1pm)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – Judging of Photographs

Our 3 judges are: Peter Florczak, Brian Duchin & John Kain from the Greater San Antonio Camera Club

(Click on names for BIO)

Thursday, August 24, 2017 through Sunday, September 24, 2017

  (Photographs Exhibited in Cornell Gallery at KACC)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Photographers Reception at KACC

  (time: 2pm to 4pm)

Monday, September 25, 2017 – Pick up Photographs at KACC

  (time: 9am to 11am) 


* Notice * Notice * Notice *

Each artist will be charged $20 for a maximum of 4 entries, payable when photos are dropped off at the KACC.  Only checks or cash will be accepted.  If the fee is not paid then, your entries will not be hung.  This charge is being made to cover the cost of our gallery rental fee, and to bolster up our dwindling treasury.  Checks should be made payable to Hill Country Camera Club.

Pre-registration information is absolutely required for entering your photographs in Photoquest 2017
To pre-register your entries, please E-Mail (or telephone) Darlene Smith no later than Sunday, August 13, 2017 with the following information:

  1. Your full name

  2. Title of each photograph
  3. Category  (Natural Photography  (or)  Photographic Artwork)
  4. Whether the photograph is Digital (or) Darkroom Made
  5. Selling price (as hung with frame)
  6. Please state if unframed prints are available (state price)

E-mail:    Phone:  830-446-1758


EXHIBITORS - Please Download and Print the Following File

* Entry Form and Exhibitor's Guidelines for Photoquest 2017  (total of 6 pages in PDF format)

             * (it is essential that you read and understand the above guidelines) 


PHOTOQUEST 2017 Publicity


Download and print the 2017 Photoquest Flyer HERE

(please distribute this flyer to local stores, banks, community bulletin boards, etc)

Judge's Awards for Photoquest 2017

Natural Photography

BEST OF SHOW: Out to Pasture - Dale Leach
1st place: Big Bend 002 - David Jackson
2nd Place: Early Morning Mist - Dale Leach
3rd Place: Under Study - Sara Hendricker
Hon. Mention: The Office - Robin Clark
Hon. Mention: Snake Snackin’ - Dale Bargmann
Special Award: Dawn Majesty - Dale Leach
Special Award: Contentment - Dale Bargmann


Photographic Artwork

1st place: Speed Dating 2017 - David Jackson
2nd Place: Pigtails & Braids - Roger Gordon
3rd Place: Redtail Hawk - David Jackson
Hon. Mention: The Shadows of my Mind - Andy Graham
Hon. Mention: San Jacinto Peak - Shari Vahidi
Special Award: Dumb Game! - Roger Gordon
Special Award: Cosmic Confluence - Fritz Ozuna


People's Choice

Shayla - Diana Nelson