Last Thursday a group I’m involved with called The Greenbacks hosted our second annual photo show called Surface Film. The show was curated by myself and framed and hung by gallery owner Zach Custer and consisted of 25 images from some of the best photographers in fly fishing.


The Greenbacks, in case you’re wondering are a group within Trout Unlimited that seeks to promote native fish and their habitat through the engagement and recruitment of the next generation of Trout Unlimited members.

We had a great turnout for the event and raised a pile of money for the cause. There was live music and a pile of beer provided by our local brewery Upslope Brewing company, but we also had piles of snow. Denver actually set a record that night/day for a 24 hour total of the cold wet stuff. So while we did pretty well, we’re going to try it one more time, and are excited to announce a closing show for Surface Film II on February 24th, 2012 in order to give those the opportunity to not only see great art work, but also join friends and family for another evening celebrating the fly-fishing industry’s best photographers. This showing will again be held at the Anthology Fine Art gallery (635 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204). Framed prints will be available for direct purchase, and those who bought prints at the exclusive opening will be able to take theirs home that night or any time after.


This will be an exclusive closing event, and winners of ‘best-in-show’ will be announced. The winning photographer will receive the National Trout Unlimited Professional Photo of the Year, a cash prize, and will be prominently featured in a future issue of Trout Magazine. In addition, a second place finisher will also receive a cash prize.

If you missed the opening show, or would like to attend again, please join the Greenbacks on February 24th, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to enjoy the photography, friends and beverages. All ages are welcome.

Oh and if you all are wondering, we’re putting this year’s show online after it comes down and I’ll be sure to direct you to it. Also, there’s a distinct possibility that next years show will be a traveling show, making a few choice stops around the country. I’ll be sure to keep you posted…

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