The Art of Photography Show is the very best photography competition among all of the competitions which were represented at the APA-LA panel, by far. You guys stand alone as being a pure high-end photography exhibition, produced with excellence and with integrity.
On behalf of APA/LA, I'd like to express my deep gratitude for your participation in our competitions panel. Your insight into how the Art of Photography Show is run gave it a lot of positive integrity and it was great to hear of a successful event being run so well. I wish you much success.
I enjoyed my entire experience with The Art of Photography team. The submission processes is simple and un-glitchy. The feedback from Steven and the producers is generous and high-energy. The reception was extremely well attended, delicious food and drink, and interesting mixed company. The exhibition itself was curated artfully and installed cleanly and professionally. It was wonderful to have the Judge, Natasha Egan, speaking at the reception. Great time all around. Really good people to work with!
Being part of the Art of Photography Show is a great experience to gain the attention of esteemed figures in the art scene, and have one's work evaluated both individually and contextually alongside other diverse photographers' work. To have my piece chosen and shown in the exhibition was a great addition to my CV and I would recommend other artists to take advantage of the opportunity to enter their work into the competition.
This is one of the best photography exhibits I've ever seen.
Hi, Steven and Lisa,
Dear Steven and Lisa,
Dear Steven & Lisa,
Dear Julian, Steven and Lisa,
Thank you so much for the invitation to your reception. The art was absolutely fantastic. What's more, I think I should go out and buy a camera, as my love for photography was renewed! I wish you much success. Your hard work and dedication was truly reflected through the show.
Having fallen in love with an American girl on a road trip through California, I decided shortly after to move half way across the world to Venice Beach. I had won a number of awards back in England and knew how they could open any number of doors at advertising agencies as well as galleries. Now in a new country I figured that I probably had to compete over here in order for people to recognize the award - which is when I heard about the Art of Photography Show. I picked a few of my favorite images and entered them into the competition. Soon after the deadline had passed, I received an email: Natasha Egan - the judge for the 2010 event - liked my photographs and had decided to include one of them in the exhibition: 111 images were selected from over 13,000 entries. I was amazed by the publicity that was generated - a huge number of websites, magazines and papers wrote about the show and the gallery was filled on opening night. It was a great experience, thanks to Steven Churchill and his team. I will surely enter the competition again.
I wish to thank you for the opening of the Show last evening. I met
interesting people (viewers) and great connections with other artists, as well as viewing
their work. This was an opportunity for interaction with people interested in my work,
from San Diego and around the world. I hope you are able to relax a bit -- it took a lot
of work and organization to put this show together. Thank you again for all of your help
I just wanted to mention that the website interface for your competition is by far the most sophisticated, elegant, easy to use and functional operation of its kind I have EVER used. The whole thing worked exquisitely. And I have gone through that process recently with quite a few galleries and exhibitions (web based and prehistoric paper-age based). Most of them are frustrating in their primitive structure or performance problems or both! You have set a very high standard here and everyone involved on every level of the design, engineering and maintenance of the artists' interface should be patted on the back! I really mean it. Thanks from all of us artists out there in cyberspace and the world.
Thanks so much for all the effort you must have put in to this. Not living in San Diego, I had no idea until the opening how big a deal this show is. I was really impressed with everything about the show and the opening, and I am very
grateful to be in it. A number of my friends came to the opening, including a whole bunch
from Los Angeles, some from the La Jolla Indian reservation in Pauma Valley, and even one
from Minneapolis. Every one of them had a great time.
You guys did a great job of organizing and promoting the Opening Reception. The Show drew
the right audience. Everyone seemed to linger and enjoy the art, the event, and personal
interaction. Your team was very professional, the art well displayed, and I'm proud to
have been selected to contribute images to this event.
Steven, thank you! It was a spectacular weekend, and I am grateful to have been part of
it! The catalogue was particularly beautiful! What an honor.
Thanks for putting on such a spectacular show! My wife and I had a really good time and I
will definitely submit some work next year.
I want to once again thank you and your staff for putting on a great show. I truly enjoyed
the event and diversity of art and international scope.
Thank you for all your hospitality while I was in San Diego. The show was beautifully
installed and I was pleased to meet the other artists. Thanks again for
I am glad the reception was a smashing success and that the show received well deserved
positive press coverage. Bravo!!! There is some truly amazing work on display.
I entered four photos into your show. By the way, your entry process was
amazingly easy. I must commend you. The website was clear, the upload
and PayPal thing was easy, just very nice.
I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you. You have put together a wonderful show
and I am honored to be a part of it. Tremendous job, I look forward to next year.
Congratulations on retaining Neal Benezra as your judge - a testament to the high quality of your show! Wish you the very best!!
Every aspect of your exhibition is extremely well done and professionally handled. The show is fabulous, the whole thing is incredible!
These glorious images made me just weep the sort of tears I have no former memory
of. Thank you for sharing them. I wish you much continued success. Best wishes to
I wanted to thank you for putting together a WONDERFUL event earlier this evening. I am
just amazed at all you, Lisa and those who have helped you have accomplished in just a few
short years. It has been a joy to watch this develop and I am impressed at your talent and
foresight---and the ability to host what must be a stressful event while remaining calm
and personable. There were so many interesting and genuinely nice folks at the reception,
as well. I'm so glad I was in town and able to attend. I was able to talk with at least a
dozen of the artists, and so enjoyed the conversations. I heard so many positive comments
about the show and the evening. Good job!!
Thanks to all of you for such a great event and for including "Uncle Tom's Condi Rice" in the exhibition. It's a risky venture hanging overtly political work. Even riskier to have such a piece hang, well, so blatantly in the public face. Thanks!
It was awesome!!!! Keep up the good work!
What a great show you and the other folks put on. My parents and myself really enjoyed
ourselves. Thank everybody for me please. This was a very important time in my life to
have my work selected for your show. I am looking forward to next year.
I thought your show was a huge success....you did a great job organizing it and bringing
in some amazing artists.
The event last night was terrific, and the exhibition very impressive! I'm honored to be a
part of it!
Success, Mr. Churchill! The Gala was wonderful last night. Having been involved with
event planning myself, I must say everything was beyond amazing. Everyone involved
definitely deserves commendation on their efforts. Everyone was extremely welcoming and
the atmosphere of beautiful people added to the lovely ambiance. I wish you much success
in the future and would like to express my gratitude again for keeping our Westin San Diego hotel guests in
Just wanted to congratulate you on such a fantastic show! The images were so inspiring!!
Steven, great show; really wonderful!
I just wanted to congratulate you on the success of all your hard work in putting together
yet another wonderful exhibition. Your creative efforts in putting this together every
year is clearly making a serious mark in the art world and provides so many opportunities
and connections for photographers and buyers/art lovers - it's so nice to see an artist's
energies so visionary beyond himself and having the prestige and respect that comes along
with the success of all that hard work - so well-deserved.
Wow! The opening was fantastic! I heard from so many of my friends that is was a great
show and event.
You're a hit!! Way to go! Everyone was impressed with the show and the reception. I
thought it was a wonderful event! Thanks for everything!
You and your crew pulled off one magnificent event. Kudos to you all!
Hi Steve. Congratulations again on the exhibit and your organizational skills. You are making the photo art community more visible and exciting in San Diego.
Kudos on the great media coverage and on the wonderful turnout for the opening reception. I'll make my way down to the Lyceum this week to check out the show. Can't wait!
I am delighted that the show was a success. It is a shame that I am sitting here in Belgium and couldn't attend. However, my parents and some friends attended, and said it was an absolutely wonderful event, not only the images, but the catered hors' dourves, the catalog and the whole atmosphere. They were very impressed. The success of the exhibition has inspired me to continue creating new work, and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have participated. You have done a remarkable job in organizing this event.
Congratulations to you for pulling off a FULL HOUSE attendance for the Gala Reception last
Saturday evening at the Lyceum Theater Gallery. The
display of art was beautifully presented. Thank you for choosing a spot for
Richard's "MegaZin" that was well lit and at eye level. With so many
participating artists' works, I can appreciate the show occupying as much of the wall
space at the gallery as possible. There was art everywhere. The printing format of the
gallery title cards (identifying the artwork, artist name and pricing) was very well
done... very classy. Compliments also to you for acquiring strong sponsorships for the
show. Firstly, the Catalog is gorgeous. Secondly, the 2nd Place Winner
"Self-Illumination" was a charming image. Terrific. The awards
distributed at the end of the evening were very elegant. You covered all the bases on
aesthetics Steven, and the caterers supplying the hors d'oeuvres were top-notch. The event
was really fun and a huge success!
Thank you for the invitation to submit my work for your consideration. I am appreciative of the exposure no matter what the outcome. Please keep my contact info on your list as I would be delighted to be invited to submit my work for the gallery show next year. Thanks again for inviting me and I wish you and the project smashing success! Thanks for putting on such an artist friendly show.
I just got the catalog from the show today and I wanted let you know that it might be the nicest catalog I have every been included in, not to mention that this is the first I've been able to see the entire exhibit, and the work is just beautiful. I'm am so honored to have been a part of this show! Thank you so much.