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USGS Hosts League of Reston Artists Photo Exhibition, July 1 - 31
Released: 6/24/2004

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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Reston, VA 20192
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Phone: 703-648-7452

James Bailey
Phone: 703-476-1474

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) Annual Judged Photography Exhibition will be featured at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center, Reston, Va., during the month of July. The exhibition includes the work of photographers from around the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

A reception and awards ceremony will be held July 14. Visitors will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite photograph, and the winner will receive the LRA People’s Choice Award.

League of Reston Artists Annual Judged Photography Exhibition and Reception. Both are free and open to the public.

— July 1 - July 31, Mon. — Fri. (except July 5th), 7:00a.m. to 6:30p.m.
Reception — Wednesday, July 14, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: USGS National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Va. For directions, see the LRA Web site at http://www.leagueofrestonartists.org.

The judge for this year’s exhibition is Charles A. Veatch, past president of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society and member of the board of directors of the Reston Arts Center. Mr. Veatch’s book, The Nature of Reston, published in 1999, features the flora and fauna of this unique community.

USGS and the LRA have enjoyed a long association, the USGS hosting two LRA exhibits each year as part of an ongoing series of monthly art exhibits for employees and the public at its Reston headquarters.

The LRA is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1973 and open to metropolitan Washington, D.C. area artists, photographers, and individuals interested in the visual arts. More information is available at http://www.leagueofrestonartists.org.

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