Grassy Waters Photography Contest Winners to be Exhibited at the Armory Art Center

Media Contact: Jeanne Martin


Grassy Waters Photography Contest Winners
to be Exhibited at the Armory Art Center

West Palm Beach, FL, April 1, 2019. For the first time, the Grassy Waters photography contest winners will have their work on view at the Armory Art Center. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The work will be exhibited from April 13 through 20, 2019.

The annual Grassy Waters photography contest is intended to showcase the natural environment in the West Palm Beach Preserve. Images reflect the preserve's diversity including landscapes, wildlife, animal behavior, plant life, water, weather, and the seasons. The Armory is partnering with Grassy Waters Conservancy and the City of West Palm Beach to support the Grassy Waters Preserve and photographers in the West Palm Beach community.

Raymond Gehman, National Geographic and fine arts photographer and nature and fine arts photography teacher, is this years’ judge of the Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Photography contest. Raymond worked as a photographer for National Geographic Society for 25 years. During his tenure he was awarded 3 National Geographic Magazine covers, was published in 7 National Geographic magazines, and in numerous National Geographic books and pamphlets and issues of National Geographic Traveler.  Raymond’s fine arts and nature photographs have been exhibited in Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, VA, Houston, Texas, Washington, D.C., and at a number of locations in our area.  His was the first slide in the presentation “National Geographic Inaugural Celebration” requested by President Barack Obama. He was invited to participate in “America 24” the first all-digital documentation of America. He was one of three National Geographic photographers interviewed for  and featured in “National Geographic’s Field Guide to Landscape Photography.”

Photography Exhibition from Grassy Waters
Opening Reception and Winners Revealed:

Friday, April 12, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Armory Members and participating photographers admitted free. Non-members $5

April 13 – 20, 2019
East and Greenfield Galleries
Armory Art Center
811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public. For more information, visit or call (561) 832-1776. The Armory Art Center school admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic, and other school-administered programs.


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