Spring Lake


  1. The show is open to all photographers, OCAG Membership is not necessary to enter work into the show. All works must be original photographic media, including film and digital images, created by the photographer in the past three years, and all work must be available for sale with a 25% commission for OCAG.
  2. Accepted works have been announced via e-mail on September 15, 2023.
    Accepted work may be delivered to the OCAG Gallery on either:

    1. Saturday, September 23 between 1-4pm
    2. Wednesday, September 27 between 10-2pm or 6-9pm
    3. Thursday, September 28, between 10-2pm
  3. Unsold works must be picked up on Sunday, October 29th from 2:00 pm–7:00 pm.
  4. Exposures 2023 Opening Reception will be Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 6 to 9pm
  5. Insuring work is the responsibility of the artist. OCAG is not responsible for any damage, loss or theft to works submitted.
  6. The OCAG reserves the right to reproduce entries for publicity.
  7. No work accepted for the show may be withdrawn before the close of the show. After entering, the photographer cannot substitute another work for the entered one, change the title or the sale price.
  8. All entries must be framed and wired for hanging. No saw tooth hangers. Framed pieces may not exceed 36” on the long side. 
  9. Cash awards will be given to Best in Show and First Place in each category. Additional Merit Award winners will also receive ribbons.
  10. Questions? Please contact the OCAG office at 732-270-3111 or info@ocartistsguild.org.
Robert McKay

Photo: Robert Scott McKay

JUDGE: Ira Wagner, Executive Director of the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Ira Wagner is the Executive Director of the Montclair Art Museum and a fine art photographer. He began studying photography in 2008 after working on Wall Street for more than 25 years. With an interest in urban history and design, he has focussed on photographing the urban landscape. He received an MFA degree from the University of Hartford in 2013 and taught photography at Monmouth University from 2013 to 2021. In 2018, he received an individual NJSCA Artist Grant. His project, Houseraising, photographs of houses being raised on the Jersey Shore following Hurricane Sandy was featured in numerous publications including National Geographic and The New Republic and was released in a photo book published by Daylight Books in 2018.

Dan Epstein has been a working photographer since 1976. He primarily shoots people and food; his photographs have appeared in advertising and countless national magazines. He has exhibited his personal work since 1988.

Robert McKay, along with his wife and partner Elisabeth Koch-McKay, owns and operates McKay Imaging Photography, a photo studio in Red Bank, New Jersey. Since they began some 29 years ago, Robert has co-chaired art shows, directed a film festival, entered and juried many photography shows, served on a curating committee, and an advisory committee for arts organizations, all in addition to hosting over 40 exhibits in their Red Bank studio space. As an artistic outlet for himself, he enjoys photographing what he sees… with his iPhone.



  1. Landscape: Outside or indoors, a section or expanse of scenery that can be seen from a single viewpoint.
  2. Portrait: A likeness of a person, group, or animal, attempting to reveal something about the character of the individual(s).
  3. Still Life: Inanimate objects are represented as the subject of the work.
  4. Abstract: A photograph that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality.


  • Best in Show: $200.00
  • Best in each Category: 100.00
  • 10 Merit Awards


The Ocean County Artist Guild and Exposures2023 gratefully acknowledge the support of:  The Photo Center in Bricktown, NJ and  Camera Culture, Redbank, NJ.

Camera Culture NJThe Photo Center-Brick NJ