2019 MAPS Exhibits

2019 Capturing Nature Photography Exhibit – Sept. 14 – Oct. 12 @ Bloomingdale Park District Museum

This year’s fall exhibit will take place at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. We are accepting up to 100 photographs. And we will be able to display a few over-sized photographs as well. Here is the prospectus:  2019 Capturing Nature Photography Exhibit Prospectus. Feel free to contact the Exhibit Team at maps.exhibits@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Bloomingdale Park District Museum
108 South Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL  60108
Phone: 630-339-3570
Hours: Wednesday 4-8 pm, Thursday/Friday 10-4 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm
(Open during exhibit hours only)

Important Dates:

Jul. 8 through Jul. 31 ……………………………………………..……… Submissions accepted
Aug. 1 ………………………………………..…… Email notifications sent of accepted images
Sept. 8 ……..…………  Artwork Drop-off at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 2-5 pm
Sept. 22 …………….. Opening Reception at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 2-5 pm
Sept. 14 – Oct. 12 ………..……..…..Exhibit: Wed 4-8 pm, Thu/Fri 10-4 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm
Oct. 13 .…………..…..… Artwork Pick up at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 2-5 pm


8th Annual MAPS Nature Photography Exhibit

Putting the MAPS Annual exhibit together is quite a task. It is not done by one person. It takes many people with different talents. This year we had a lot of new people and they did a wonderful job. I kept telling them “If I’m lucky enough to have you help with the exhibit next year, I swear it will be easier because you will know what to expect.” An exhibit like the MAPS Annual Exhibit takes people that know how to organize tasks, people that are crafty, people that have an eye for hanging art, people that have patience and can lend a hand when someone is confused about a process and people that want a little something to do just to be a part of the exhibit. It is members like these that made the Annual Exhibit this year really superb. Even if the weather was less than cooperative, members still showed up to greet people and to sell raffle tickets. And of course, where would we be if we didn’t have people participating in the exhibit. MAPS members just keep getting better at shooting images and presenting them in frames that makes them stand out. I heard many complements about our member’s artwork. So, what if snowed on Saturday! We still had 53 people come to see our art. And Sunday was gorgeous. 260 people walked through the exhibit to see the MAPS member’s artwork! I don’t know about you but, to me, that speaks volumes. Here’s to another great Annual Exhibit! (Darcy) Here are the photos from our 8th Annual Exhibit. Click on any image to enlarge:

2019 MAPS Capturing Nature Photography Exhibit

Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Mid-September to Mid-October (Exact dates yet to be determined) – Details to come

January 26 – 27 2019

MAPS teamed up with Rita Hassert, Head Librarian at the Sterling Morton Library, for a special project, “Wildlife Photography Show at the Sterling Morton Library” which gave our members an opportunity to display their images – printed and digital – at the Sterling Morton Library on Jan. 26 & 27. Nearly 800 visitors braved the cold and snow to view the show over the 2 day period! Thanks to all our MAPS members who entered their images and to Mary for this write-up. Also a special thanks to Tim Rex who promotes, collects, installs and returns our photos! Photos below: Click to enlarge.


2018 MAPS Exhibits

MAPS’ 7th Annual Nature Photography Exhibit – April 27-29 2018

Capturing Nature Exhibit @ Woodridge Public Library – September 2018

Fall Photography Show at the Sterling Morton Library, Oct. 12-14, 2018

Featured Images – Member Accomplishments