Stayton Events Feature



The first event held by the Santiam Gallery of Photography was an open Juried Photo Exhibition
 in conjunction with SummerFest in downtown Stayton on July 26th, 2008

Color Division  (63 entries)
1st Place: Celine Chamberlin  "Carnivale"
2nd Place: Darlene Porter  "Bill"
3rd Place: Frederick Joyce  "Not Everyone Can Be A Monarch"

Monochrome Division  (18 entries)
1st Place: Celine Chamberlin  "Over The Edge"
2nd Place: Celine Chamberlin  "A Trickle Becomes A Flood"
3rd Place:  Celine Chamberlin  "Larwood Bridge"

People's Choice
Amanda Yutzie  "Gonna Make Hay While The Sun Still Shines"





Kelly Miller
Miller Photography
Professional Photographers of Oregon
Professional Photographers of America

Kelly’s love of photography began at Eagle Point High School where she took her first photography classes. While earning a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Oregon State University, she worked as both photographer and then photo editor of the Daily Barometer. In 1996 she and her husband moved to their present location in Scio and opened Miller Photography. Their home based studio sits along the banks of Thomas Creek. Kelly is a member of Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of Oregon where she earned a Fellow of Photography (FP). She has earned several awards for her wedding photography including three for Best Wedding Portrait, two Fuji Masterpiece awards and a Kodak Gallery award. Kelly and her husband Joe have two sons.  

Eric J. Anundi
Eric John, Fine Photographic Studio, Inc
Professional Photographers of Oregon
Professional Photographers of America 

Eric, a Stayton native, graduated from Stayton High School and Oregon State University. While studying journalism and writing at OSU he became head photographer at the Daily Barometer. In 1993, he began his professional career in photography. Eric opened his original studio in Stayton and has since created a full-service, fine photography studio, at his current Salem location. He is active in several professional organizations and is past president of Professional Photographers of Oregon where he has earned a Fellow of Photography (FP) degree. His work has earned him 5 Kodak Gallery Awards, 1 Fuji Masterpiece Award, and various other awards in fine art and portraiture. Eric, his wife Shawna, and 2 sons, live in Sublimity.

Carole Sebens
Carole Sebens Photography
Professional Photographers of Oregon
Professional Photographers of America

When Carole graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, she never thought her photography hobby would someday be her career. After working in the business world, she took time off to be with her children and decided to pursue her love of photography. She has been photographing professionally since 2004. She is currently a member of Professional Photographers of Oregon and Professional Photographers of America. She photographs on location or out of her residential studio in Stayton, Oregon. Carole and her husband Rich live in Stayton with their three children. 


FAQ re: Rules and Entry Form

  • What is the best way to mount my prints?

    • There is no "best" way. Two common ways are dry-mounting to foam core board you can have done at most craft stores or frame shops, or mounting to mat board or poster board with spray adhesive. For inexpensive mounting, I frequently use a spray adhesive such as 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive lightly applied to the back of prints, then attach them to poster or mat board using a brayer. Trim flush, or bordered, using paper trimmer or razor knife and straight edge.

  • If I crop to the minimum 8x10 standard size format the composition of my image suffers. What can I do?

    • DON'T CROP! Rules are not meant to compromise artistic presentation. If you're printing at home, just keep the long side to at least 10 inches. The 8x10 commercial minimum size rule is a guideline to prevent 4x6 and 5x7 snapshot prints that do not lend themselves to Gallery display or judging detail. Note: Salem Costco uses Fuji true photo process equipment to electronically print on real, light-sensitive, chemically-processed Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper in either glossy or lustre finish. Sizes 8x8, 8x10, 8x12, 11x14, 12x12, 12x18. Format your image file size first.

  • Why can't I put the title and my name on the front?

    • The required information must be on the back of the entry. All images will be judged anonymously. After the scores are recorded and awards determined, title cards will be made for exhibit display. Individual scores will be given to entrants only, not provided publicly.

  • I post my photos online for friends, are they still eligible?

    • Yes. Rule 9 only applies to print publications that have been pre-judged by a photo editor and may be widely recognizable.

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