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December, 2014 Newsletter

Visit our Members' Gift Shop
for some unique Holiday Gift Ideas!

Choose from books for the horse lovers and photographers on your list, prints you won't find offered anywhere else, calendars and note cards. Even horsey scarves, bags and cell phone covers! Surprise them with an extra special gift while supporting artists!

Winter Solstice Photo Project
Photographers from around the world are invited to join us on December 20th, 21st and 22nd to document the lives of horses! The 2014 Winter Solstice Project is open to all!

Fall Workshop Review
California Dreamin' Workshop with Scott Trees

Photo by Carien Schippers
Attendees to this workshop in November in beautiful Thousand Oaks, California were treated to some of the area's most beautiful horses and exclusive locations for three days of fun and education. Tilleywood Andalusians, El Campeon Ranch, Kiliminjaro Andalusians and Lowe Arabians graciously opened their farms and provided horses as models for the group.

Upcoming Events:
On Line and On Site - Don't be bored this winter!

Online Course: Photoshop Fundamentals, Composition and Design with Sherron Sheppard
starts January 19, 2015
Join Sherron Sheppard for her popular Photoshop course. The four week course is geared to the beginner and intermediate Photoshop and Elements users who want to learn basic Photoshop techniques for creating higher end, fine art images.
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Hideout Winter Workshop
February 8-14, 2015
Just a few spots still left in this unique and special workshop! Join us at the spectacular and iconic Hideout Ranch in Shell, Wyoming for a fabulous week of winter fun and photo opportunities like no other! If you have been seeking to add fully released winter and western imagery to your portfolio, or just get away to an amazing location for a while, then this is the workshop for you.
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Colorado Cowboys and Great American Horse Drive
2 Great Events: April 26- May 3, 2015, Craig, Colorado

Photo by Scott Trees Imagine a place where the wild west still lives . . . hundreds of horses running with power and freedom, beautiful light and dust, real working cowboys and cowgirls, big open spaces and wood corrals. Beautiful open blue skies and long days to live it and photograph it . . . if this sounds like heaven to you then join us in a special part of western America where the real west is still alive and EPNet members have special access to document it with our cameras and share it with a group of like minded photographers and horse lovers. There is no other place or event like it on earth!
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David Stoecklein

We were saddened to hear of the passing of David Stoecklein recently. David left his mark on our world in more ways than one. In addition to being one of the most sought-after photographers in the business, he was one of the kindest souls, known for his storytelling as much as his images. While David photographed everything from Chevrolet®, Jeep®, and Marlboro® to Stetson®, Coca-Cola®, Canon USA®, Epson®, Bayer®, and Copenhagen®, his passion was documenting the cowboy way of life—the men and women who knew a thing or two about hard work and making an honest living.

In his honor, David's wife, Mary, and their three sons, Drew, Taylor, and Colby, have established the David R. Stoecklein Memorial and Educational Foundation. It is a charitable not-for-profit organization designed to provide help to causes David cared so much about. The foundation is organized for literary and educational purposes promoting Western life through exhibits of Western art, artifacts, and photography, grants, scholarships, publications, and educational programs. The Stoecklein family shall continue David's legacy of education and generosity for generations to come.
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Winter Photography
Should I stay inside with a cup of hot cocoa or . . .

Sophie Callahan from the UK shares some reasons to plan an equine photo shoot for the
winter months.
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Deadline for EPNet General Member Scholarships is December 22nd. As a recognized leader in providing education and mentoring for aspiring and amateur photographers, the Equine Photographers Network offers a chance for two to win General Membership scholarships. The Scholarships are for six month memberships.
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Join us for the 2014 Horses in Need Project! Deadline, February 1st The mission of this project is to shine a light on the condition of horses in need around the world, and the work that individuals, rescues and other organizations are doing to save them from uncertain futures. This project is open to all photographers! Read about previous Horses in Need Projects.

Do you have an idea for a project, or know of a rescue that needs quality images of their horses? Contact one of our volunteer photographers!
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Member News

UK based photographer Tracey Elliot-Reep, a photographer from Dartmoor, rode solo on her quarter horses across America from Mexico to Canada. This video shows some of her amazing 6 month journey following the Rocky Mountains. Tracey plans to come to Colorado mid-March to mid-April 2015 to give photographic presentations of this epic trip across America on Horseback.
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Photo by Irene Stevenson

Irene Stevenson's image "Moonlite Mare" was juried into the Alberta Society of Artists, "The Equinox". The show ran from December 3rd to the 13th.


Photo by Stephanie Moon
Ohio based photographer Stephanie Moon has won two awards this fall. Her popular, multi-award winning photograph "Spots" recently was awarded a Merit Award in the Photography category at the 2014 Delaware (Ohio) Arts Castle's Castle Arts Affair. There was only one award per category. Also, Stephanie's photo "Wild Horse Interaction 1", an image created on a trip to observe the wild horses who reside on the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, received an honorable mention in the Dublin (Ohio) Area Art League's Fall Show. This show is open to all mediums and subject matter and awards are not separated into categories.


Photo by Bree Cavalli

Bree Cavalli reports that three of her images were featured in the Our Town Art Show & Sale at The Community House in Birmingham, MI, Oct 8-11. Her image, "Passion Alight", won an award and cash prize and was sold. There were over 900 submissions, 340 accepted pieces of art, and 13 received awards.


Photo by Barb YoungBarb Young won 2nd place with "Sunrise at Rainbow Farm" in Photography and Digital Art at the Artists Alpine Holiday show in Ouray, Colorado. This show is the largest and oldest art show on the western slope. A few weeks later, Barb won 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Professional Photography at Montrose Visual Arts Guild Show in Montrose, Colorado, and sold a few pieces at the Glenwood Springs Photography Show this summer. The winning piece in Montrose, "Pushing the Herd" was taken at the Equine Photographers Network's Colorado Workshop.


Photo by Michelle Twohig

Michelle Twohig's show at Piccola Cellars in North Bend, WA is going well and bringing lots of good exposure. She has her equine art canvases on the main wall and abstract nature art canvases on the room's end wall. She is also offering her children's book called "The Artful Dodger-The Way He Sees His World" for free to anyone who purchases a canvas as well as selling separately.


Photo by Pamela SteegePamela Steege's work is displayed at:
Juried Exhibition: Stage West Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
"Rodeo Riders" Nov 28 - Jan 4, 2014.

Juried Exhibition: Art 7 Gallery, the exhibit titled
"Americana". In the cultural district of Fort Worth, Texas
"Party Boots" was chosen for this exhibit. Opening reception Jan. 17 6-9 pm. Jan 4 - March 10, 2015

Exhibition: 2015 Cowgirls With a Camera, the Desert Caballeros Western Art Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona Opening reception Feb 27, 2015. Feb 28 - May 31, 2015


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Spider Awards

Congratulations to the following EPNet members for making a strong showing
in the prestigious Black And White Spider Awards:

Spider Awards

Barb Young, Bev Pettit, Bobbie Goodrich, Carien Schippers, Colleen Sternberger Diana De Rosa, Jayne Silberman, Joan Davis, Heather Swan, Kerri-Jo Stewart, Debra Garside, Phyllis Burchett, Roberta McGowan, Sharon Wood Castro, Sharon Edmundson Packer, and Sarah Corbin.

Spider Awards

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Frank Lessiter shares that two of his photos from the 2013 Great American Horse Drive and Sombrero Ranch Workshop captured first place honors among unpublished photos from the American Agricultural Editors Association.

Bev Pettit's work is being featured at the following shows:
23rd Annual Trapping of the American West Show, Dry Creek Arts Fellowship, Flaggstaff

Click, The West through the Lens, Phippen Museum, Prescott

Cowboy Classic Western Art and Gear Show, Arizona Nationals, Phoenix

Sponsor Spotlight

Thank you PhotoFlex for your generous sponsorshop during our recent
California Dreamin workshop!

Visit the Photoflex site and enter by December 30 to win one of fifty prizes to be given away over thirty days!

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