2014 NCCA-Artsplace “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Winter Photo Contest

Deadline: Monday, December 8, 2014 – 5:30 p.m.
Eligibility: Open to everyone, photos must be unframed, 8” x 10” and involve a winter theme.
Awards: Friday, December 12, 5:30 p.m. at NCCA-Artsplace.
Call NCCA 231-924-4022 for details.
2014 Winter Photo Contest Entry Form

2014 NCCA Statewide Photography Competition


Dianne Carroll Burdick


Lisa Medendorp

Our goal is to exhibit and acknowledge the finest photographers in the state of Michigan and encourage greater growth and achievement in the photographic community. The Jurors, Brad and Todd Reed of Ludington, have selected the photographs and are very excited to announce the winning selections during the free public reception on Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – Noon.
Photographers who are part of the exhibition this year are: Pete Blackburn, Dianne Carroll Burdick, Randy Butters, Deborah Ann Chrystal, James Churchill, Katie Day Schirmer, Patricia Dee, Colleen Hall, Jill Herrington, James Hilbrand, Richard Hinton, Gail Howarth, Brian Kainulainen, Donald Leigh Karel, W. Christian Kuebler, David Lancashire, Becky Llewellyn, Barb Lowry, Judi Luptak, Lisa Medendorp, Gale Nobes, Joan Ransom, Keith Schuiteman, Misty Silvis, Jane Stroschin, David Toombs, Diana VanDeusen,
Piotr Wasilewski, and
Paul Zinger.

Using My Publisher to Create Your Own Photo Books

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

April 21 and 28

Class Fee: $40 ($35 Members)

Ages 16-Adult

This two night class will get you on your way to using the free My Publisher software to create your own beautiful photo books that will be cherished keepsakes for years to come. The first class will focus on using the My Publisher software to create books using the built in templates. The second class will focus on using Adobe Elements or similar to create your own pages with your own custom layouts. To take full advantage of this class, participants should come to the class with the My Publisher software installed on their laptop. This software may be downloaded for free at mypublisher.com.

Vacation Photography with Richard Hinton

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

March 27

Class Fee: $25 ($20 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

Have you ever anticipated the great photos you will take on your vacation or trip of a lifetime only to get home and be disappointed with the results? This two hour class with local photographer Richard Hinton will show you how to prepare for the trip, what to photograph when you are on the trip, and what to do with the photos when you get back home.

Winter Community Photography Competition “Baby It’s Cold Outside!”

Entry Deadline is December 6, 2013

Anyone can enter for free. Photos must be unframed 8″x10″ and fit the theme “Baby It’s Cold Outside!” We are looking for photos that express the beauty of winter in Michigan!

Winning entries announced at NCCA-Artsplace, December 13 at 5:30 p.m. during the Fremont Christmas Walk. Photographs will be on display through December 30. Call NCCA-Artsplace 231-924-4022 for details.


Winter Photo Entry Form Web

Parks In Focus

Parks In Focus
November 8 – January 4 at the Newaygo County Visitors Center
January 8 – February 8, 2014 in the Corridor Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace
TrueNorth has been partnering with Parks in Focus a program through the Udall Foundation based in Arizona since 2007. Parks in Focus aims to connect underserved youth to nature through the use of photography. Since their partnership began in 2007 they have been providing outdoor photography education to Newaygo County youth, including an immersion trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Seney National Wildlife Refuge. This year they received a mini-grant though the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) administered through Lowell Arts! as well as a Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) grant from the Fremont Area Community Foundation to produce this wonderful exhibit of the Parks In Focus youth participant’s photography.