Call for photographers to submit work


The St. Augustine Art Association is celebrating its centennial with an art show of epic proportions.

“History Through the Lens of Architecture” is a national juried show where professionals and amateurs can submit photographs that show the intrinsic tie between their city’s history and architecture.

One of the oldest art associations in the nation, the St. Augustine Art Association was founded in 1924 and comprised of members who were inspired by the city’s blend of European style and natural Florida beauty. The exhibit will be hosted at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St. in St. Augustine, and online from July 18 through Aug. 25.

“In a city known for its history, St. Augustine’s first European settlers influenced its builders and artists, leaving an undeniable mark on its architecture that has lasted through time,” said Jennifer Flynt, executive director of the association. “With this show, artists from across the nation can share how they see history and culture being represented in the structural designs of their favorite towns and cities. The combined works will be a piece of art in itself, creating a unique representation of the world.”

“History Through the Lens of Architecture” challenges artists to tell a story, through photography, of how their local architecture inspires its culture and community. Photographers will be judged in two categories: professional and amateur. Works will compete for a total prize purse of more than $10,000, including the $5,000 Best of Show, 100th Anniversary Alice & Clark Alger Award.

The final exhibition will be judged by award-winning architecture and interior design photographer Alan Blakely. Blakely is widely recognized as one of the top architectural photographers working today. He specializes in architecture, interior and aerial photography with a client list comprised of the world’s best design firms, hotels, real estate developers and more.

Photographers may submit their photos to the jury now through May 10. Works are due for gallery installation and judging by July 9. Awards will be announced at the opening reception on July 18 with the show continuing through Aug. 25.

For the complete prospectus and entry instructions, go to

The “History Through the Lens of Architecture” exhibit is sponsored in part by Photoarchitectural, LLC, as well as grants from St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.