Announcing the 30th Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition


(Sarasota, FL, April 1, 2010): From April 30 through June 6, 2010, the Museum of Botany and the Arts at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will be adorned with the work of many talented photographers. Our “Pearl” anniversary exhibition will showcase the splendor of Selby Gardens, Florida, and the Tropical World. The theme this year will be “Focus on the Tropics” in hopes that our guests experience a greater appreciation of the beauty of our natural world and the challenges it faces.

 We also are turning back the clock and revisiting categories from years past. Awards include Best of Show as well as First, Second and Third Place for each of six categories:

 Selby Gardens (color)

Plant Life (color)

Scenic (color)

Animal Life (color)

Black and White (in all categories)

Manipulated Imaging (in all categories)

 Join us in the Museum of Botany and the Arts for the Opening Reception on Friday, April 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P to 941-366-5731, Ext. 239.

 Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education as well as a famous orchid showplace. The Gardens is located at 811 South Palm Avenue in Sarasota. It is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Christmas day. For further information call 941.366.5731 or visit