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The museum's parking lot 
is now open. 

Summer hours are in effect.
The museum is only open on ​Saturdays, from 10:00 - 4:00.
 through July 27, 2014. 

Photo show closes July 11, 2014  
On View Now!

Donations to the museum can be made online by clicking here

You may also send a check to:             A.E. Backus Museum, 500 N. Indian Rd., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 
500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 (P) 772-465-0630 (E) Info@backusmuseum.com

Through the Eye of the Camera 
A Juried Photography Competition
May 8 – July 11, 2014

For more years than anyone can keep track of, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery has hosted a juried photography competition. This year the quality of images simply blew the competition away. The Through the Eye of the Camera Juried Competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers from any locale. This year, 243 photographs were entered into the following 7 categories: Film, Digital Great Outdoors- Plants & wildlife, Digital Great Outdoors – scenery, structures, vehicles, etc., Digital Color Still Life & Portrait, Digital Black & White, Film & Digital Manipulated Imagery, Traditional Raw Photography. From the 245 entries, 115 are featured in the exhibition.

Award winners receive gifts from the sponsors as well as cash awards presented by the A.E. Backus Museum. This year’s jurists, Juan Dale Brown, Pat Rice and Matthew Stone certainly had their work cut out for them. Each year the Museum brings in three different, accomplished photographers to judge the competition. Each jurist has a different focus of expertise in photography and brings a unique perspective to the judging.  

Click here for a complete list of all of the photographers in this year show along with information on the judges.