Calling all shutter bugs — we have an assignment for you

‘Around the Clock’ will capture life in Roseville for 24 hours
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Are you an early bird who wakes up at the crack of dawn?

Or, do you stay up until the wee hours of the night? Maybe you like to go for afternoon walks around town.

That’s great. You’re perfect for an upcoming community arts project sponsored by Roseville Arts in partnership with the Press Tribune. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to submit their entries for “Around the Clock: Roseville, an hourly chronicle of one 24 hour day.”

This will be a juried photojournalism exhibit and fundraiser for Roseville Arts, the nonprofit organization behind the Blue Line Gallery, and Placer ARC Studio 700 Center for the Arts, which serves clients with disabilities.

The assignment: Photographers are asked to capture images of life in Roseville each hour of the day on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m. Any family friendly subject matter is acceptable.

“I’m excited to partner with Roseville Arts on this community art project,” said Press Tribune Editor Michelle Carl. “I encourage everyone who lives or works in Roseville to have a camera ready on Nov. 4 to snap a photo of their lives. Whether it’s a trip to a park or a busy day at the office, I look forward to seeing what our staff photographers as well as residents capture on a typical day in Roseville.”

A jury will select 24 of the best images submitted. These photographers will be notified by Jan. 18, and asked to print their artwork on 11-by-14-inch canvas wraps and return them to the Blue Line Gallery between Feb. 21 and 25.

Photographers will be asked to donate their canvas-wrapped prints to the nonprofit organization for a charity auction on March 31. They will receive one free ticket to the fundraiser.

Press Tribune photographers will select 24 of their best images and all the photos will be on exhibit at the Blue Line Gallery from March 2 to March 31. Afterward, the show will also be displayed at Roseville Civic Center, Downtown Roseville Library and Placer ARC Studio 700 Center for the Arts through May.

“Around the clock is an exciting look into the day of everyone in the community,” said Roseville Arts CEO Julie Hirota. “We’re thrilled to take a look into the lives of our community as they see it, from a perspective only they have.”

Sena Christian can be reached at Follow her on Twitter at SenaC_RsvPT.


“Around the Clock” call to artists
Take photos in Roseville
Who: Amateur and professional photographers of all ages
When: 12:01 to 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14
Deadline: Thursday, Dec. 15
Entry: Photographers may submit up to three high-resolution images online. Go to and choose “Around the Clock.” Each image must be titled, and include the photographer’s name, contact information and a brief description of where the image was taken, time of day and what is happening.