Photoquest 2019 Gallery Exhibition


    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 July 11 to August 10, 2019.  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.  The gallery is closed on Sunday & Monday.  Admission is free.


    Meet the photographers and enjoy wine and refreshments at our PhotoQuest reception on Sat, July 13, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm.



Photoquest 2019 Schedule of Events


Sunday, June 30, 2019 – Deadline for Pre-registration

  ( send info to Darlene Smith, email: )


Monday, July 8, 2019 – Deliver Photographs to KACC

  (Avery Gallery - time: 11am to 1pm)


Tuesday afternoon, July 9, 2019 - Judging of Photographs
(Note: Club members are not allowed to be present during judging)

July 9, 2019 Club Monthly Meeting
Photoquest Judges sharing critiques of ribbon winners at KACC

July 11th  through  August 10th

Photographs Exhibited in Avery Gallery at KACC
(Note: KACC is closed on Sunday & Monday)

Saturday, July 13, 2019 – Photographers Reception at KACC

  (time: 2pm to 4pm)

Wednesday, August 1, 2019 - People's Choice Ballots tallied

Monday, August 12, 2019 – Pick up Photographs at KACC

  (time: 9am to 11am) 


* Notice * Notice * Notice *

Each artist will be charged $20 for a maximum of 3 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 2019
To pre-register your entries, please E-Mail (or telephone) Darlene Smith no later than Sunday, June 30, 2019 with the following information:

Artist’s Name

Title of Photograph

Category (Natural Photography / Photographic Artwork / Black & White)

Process (Digital or Darkroom Made)

Selling Price (as hung only) ((OPTIONAL))  or NFS (not for sale)

         ( Price will be posted on your title card)

Please state price of unframed prints if you choose to offer this option

E-mail:    Phone:  830-446-1758


EXHIBITORS - Please Download and Print the Following File

* Entry Form and Exhibitor's Guidelines for Photoquest 2019  (total of 6 pages in PDF format)

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


PHOTOQUEST 2019 Publicity

  Download and print the 2019 Photoquest Flyer HERE
(please distribute this flyer to local stores, banks, community bulletin boards, etc)

2018 Photoquest Winners


BEST OF SHOW:  Shy Tall Girl – Jim Leach


Natural Photography


1st Place:  Harmonica Player – Shari Vahidi

2nd Place:  Flat Irons of Salitario – Mark Krolczyk

3rd Place:  Portrait of a Photographer – David Jackson

Hon. Mention:  Shanghai Nights – Jim Leach

Hon. Mention:  Mother Nature Gifts – Jim Leach

Special Award:  Worlds Apart – Rudi Winzinger

Special Award:  Schemers and Dreamers – Jake Pratt


Photograph Artwork


1st Place:  Sunset Bird – David Jackson

2nd Place:  Catching the Last Rays – Rudi Winzinger

3rd Place:  Troubled Cowpoke – Roger Gorden

Hon. Mention:  Lost Sole – John Poindexter

Hon. Mention:  Ansonia – Robin Clark

Special Award:  April in Paris – SJ Derby

Special Award:  Heart of the City – David Jackson


Peoples’ Choice


Winner:  Head or Tails - Joyce Owen

2017 Photoquest Winners

BEST OF SHOW: Out to Pasture - Dale Leach

Natural Photography

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