Frozen Lenses

photography club

The Witching Hour: Myths, Legends, Lore & Things That Go Bump in the Night

A big thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our opening reception for The Witching Hour on Thursday, Oct 4! We had an excellent turnout and were very pleased to share a huge multimedia exhibition of over 80 pieces from more than 30 artists!

We have a digital exhibition opening this Monday, October 15 in addition to the physical pieces. The digital submissions will be cycling on a large screen in the gallery.

Lastly, we will be determining our Prize Pumpkin on Thursday—but there’s still time to cast your vote! Simply head over to the UAF Art Gallery, take a couple pumpkin stickers in the jar by the door and stick them to the wall under your favorite pieces. If you were with us for “Heart my Photo,” you’re old hat at this! ;)

The exhibition comes down Thursday evening, Oct 18th! Come check it out before its gone!

Design: Kathryn Reichert

Design: Kathryn Reichert

Peter MacKeith Jury Results

Congratulations to our selected artists:

  • Tim Adickes
  • Baxter Bond
  • Josh Chavez
  • Hannah Gerrish
  • Nicholas Janssen
  • Laura Kromrey
  • Miles Leguineche
  • Sarah Manriquez
  • Mark Melham
  • Javed Miandad
  • Lindsey Parkinson
  • Kathryn Reichert
  • Bryce Schwarz
  • Byron Thorne
  • Mary Webb
  • Phillip Wilson

The online gallery will be available after the show opens. Our opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Friday, March 3 from 5-8 pm at Arctic Java at the Wood Center. We hope you will join us!

Thank you to our juror, Seth Adams!

Frozen Lenses in the Spring Semester

Thanks to those who were able to attend our first meeting on Thursday! It was great to see you all again- and to see some new faces, too!

If you were unable to make it, don't worry, here are the highlights:

- We talked about our three exhibitions this semester: "Exposed" (opening Jan. 30), "Peter MacKeith" (call closes Feb. 3, show opens Mar. 3) and "Circumpolar" (call closes Feb. 10, show opens April 7). There's tons of info available for each of these under the tabs at the top of the website so if you have not had a chance, be sure to check them out. It's not too late to register and be a part of Exposed. Also, the deadline for Peter MacKeith is fast-approaching, so get your free entries in soon!

- We discussed some trips and speakers we have lined up for the semester.

First, we are bringing back Aurora Night with Jan DeNapoli! Join us for a lesson on how to shoot the aurora at our meeting on Feb 9. Then, head out to the Two Rivers Community Center with all of us Feb 10 to do the real thing! ("Rain date" is Feb 11. More details to come).
Seth Adams will be doing a juror talk on Feb. 23. He will be talking about adventure photography as well as the jury process for the Peter MacKeith show.
We are looking into two potential trips at the end of March; however, the dates coincide. The first is the SPE conference in Florida and the second is the Iditarod. We will be looking into funding to help club members who wish to go.
Jeff Schultz- the official photographer of the Iditarod- will be giving a juror talk on April 6. He will be discussing his experiences as an Alaskan photographer as well as the jury process for Circumpolar.

- Art Week is back! Sort of. The new and improved Art Week will actually be "Art Month." Starting in February, a single theme will be introduced each month and act as a prompt for those who wish to participate. We are in the process of trying to obtain some pretty great prizes for the winners each month. There will be more information on this once it opens up, so keep an eye out for that. This is a great way to dust that camera off, get some creative juices flowing and maybe even step out of your comfort zone.

Our next meeting will take place Thursday, Jan 26 from 6-7pm. Location is TBD, but will be announced on our Facebook page as soon as it's squared away. We will be exploring macro and toy photography! Students and community members alike are all welcome to attend! No camera, no problem. Come by and we will hook you up for the night!


Membership Registration is OPEN!

Great news! Our registration form is up and running!

Interested in becoming a member? Simply fill out this form and bring your $15 registration fee to our first meeting next semester: Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 6pm in Bunnell 122. Cash only, please! If you can't make it to that meeting, just let us know and we can work something out!

Pretty easy, right?

Just a reminder to those who are not sure if they would like to register: you absolutely DO NOT have to be a member to attend our meetings and participate in our Facebook shenanigans. We encourage you to still be involved! That being said, there are some pretty sweet perks to signing up, so you may want to jump over to our membership page to check those out.

We have a lot of great stuff planned for next semester and would love for you to join us!

EXTENDED DEADLINE.... Peter MacKeith Memorial Photography Exhibition

The deadline to submit images for the Peter MacKeith show has been extended to Friday, February 3, 2017. The original blog post has been updated to reflect this, as well, so there is no confusion.

Don't forget to enter (and share with your friends!) The contest is open to all UAF students (you'll be prompted to login with your UAF login info) and is FREE!

Peter MacKeith Memorial Photography Exhibition

Call for Entry for the 2017 Peter MacKeith Memorial Photography Exhibition!

Who: UAF Students! (You'll be prompted to enter your UAF e-mail and password to submit)

What: Adventure-Themed Photo Contest. Any way you interpret adventure is fair game- this includes landscapes, wildlife, sports, outdoor adventures, traveling about, sky-diving selfies, the first time you ate octopus... you name it.

Where: Selected photos will hang at Arctic Java in the Wood Center. 

When: Call is open NOW through Friday, February 3, 2017. Exhibition will be held March 3, 2017.

Why: It's a great way to share your adventures with your friends, bragging rights, exposure for your adventure photography business and a way to honor the memory of one of UAF's great adventurers. Also, it's FREE!

Go to for more details and to submit your entries.




What an INCREDIBLE turn out for the show! Thanks to the wonderful folks at Venue for helping us make this event a possibility (and just a downright classy event, at that).

Congratulations to all of the winners:

  • Best in Show: "Salix Alaxensis"- Sarah Manriquez
  • Honorable Mention: "Light"- Nina Sikes
  • Honorable Mention: "India"- Sarah Manriquez
  • Honorable Mention: "A Page's Edge 1"- Bonnie Mund
  • Venue's Choice: "Tangled"- Elizabeth Hanson
  • People's Choice: "Summer Sleep"- Artem Zhdanov

The online exhibit is available for viewing here.

Also, check out this amazing promo video that Venue created for us!

AND this awesome article from the Sun Star:

Photography group, Frozen Lenses, to present "Illuminate"

Extra thanks to Nate and Kara for hanging the show (and their endless patience)!  Photo courtesy of Sarah Manriquez

Extra thanks to Nate and Kara for hanging the show (and their endless patience)!

Photo courtesy of Sarah Manriquez

Photo courtesy of Kathryn Reichert

Photo courtesy of Kathryn Reichert

Photo courtesy of Sarah Manriquez

Photo courtesy of Sarah Manriquez

Photo courtesy of Sarah Manriquez

Photo courtesy of Sarah Manriquez

"Illuminate" Selected Artists, Announced

March 18, 2016

Juror selections are in! Exhibiting artists in Frozen Lenses first juried call for entry are:

Bax Bond, Savanna Burke, Alyssa Enriquez, Elizabeth Hanson, Miles Leguineche, Sarah Manriquez, Bonnie Mund, Charlotte Peterson, JR Ramos, Kathryn Reichert, Nina Sikes, Mary Lila Webb and Artem Zhdanov.

Thanks to all of those who shared their work with us and a special thanks to our panel of esteemed jurors: JR Ancheta, Dustin Auerbach, Jan DeNapoli Cosmutto, Karinna Gomez, Zoe Jones, Ryota Kajita, J Jason Lazarus, Charles Mason, Richard Murphy, Brian O'Donoghue, Ella Quimby and Teresa Shannon.

Online gallery is open for viewing here.