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OWAA brings the outdoors to the indoors with traveling photo exhibit

For more information, contact:

Robin Giner, Executive Director,



MISSOULA, Mont. – Winning photos from the 2010 Excellence in Craft Contest, sponsored by the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), will be on display across the country. Exhibits will be at the following locations:

  • State College Area High School, State College, Pa, Sept. 23-Oct. 31, 2010
  • Metro Parks Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 8- March 27, 2011
  • Great Rockies Sportshow, Belgrade, Mont., Jan. 14- March 13, 2011
  • Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Feb. 20-Apr. 8, 2011
  • Texas Freshwater Fisheries, Athens, Texas, Mar. 28- Apr. 15, 2011
  • State College Area High School, State College, Pa., May 1- May 30, 2011
  • Texas Freshwater Fisheries, Athens, Texas, June 9- July 9, 2011

This year’s exhibit includes color and black-and-white photos that bring the beauty and wonder of the outdoors to the indoors. Experience nature through the eyes of photographers who spend countless hours capturing the beauty in the world around us.

“Side Winder,” the 2010 People’s Choice Award winning photo by Mark Harlow of Walker, Minn., will take your breath away. You’ll feel the chill of a snowy boat ride in “Boy, this is fun” by Bill Lindner of Baxter, Minn. Looking into the eyes of the two young “Fox Kits,” by Art Weber of Whitehouse, Ohio, will make your heart melt.

The exhibit also includes photos of people enjoying outdoor recreational activities. Five categories of photos are represented: scenic, flora, people, action and fauna. This year’s winners include some of America’s best-known outdoor photographers such as Eric Hansen of Corvallis, Ore.; Lisa Densmore of Hanover, N.H.; Tom Ulrich of West Glacier, Mont.; and Mike Furtman of Duluth, Minn., just to name a few.

Open dates are still available for exhibits. To schedule an exhibit, contact Robin Giner at 406-728-7434 or The cost to the exhibitor is $100, excluding shipping to the next location (usually less than $35).
OWAA is The Voice of the Outdoors. The 1,200-member Outdoor Writers Association of America is the oldest and largest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United States. It was organized in 1927 by members of the Izaak Walton League of America and includes professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. OWAA’s professionals include writers, photographers, outdoors radio- and television-show hosts, book authors, videographers, lecturers and artists. The association is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. For more information, contact Robin Giner, executive director, Outdoor Writers Association of America, 121 Hickory St., Ste. 1, Missoula, Mont. 59801; 406-728-7434,;

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