The Art Trail Gallery in Florence, SC, will present, The 2011 Pee Dee Regional Photography Exhibit, Photofabulous, on view from Mar. 15 through Apr. 22, 2011. A reception will be held on Mar. 18, from 5:30-8pm. The announcement of awards will take place at that time. Everyone is invited to enjoy the opening reception and the chance to meet the photographers! It's free!

Photofabulous is expected to be the largest photography exhibit of its kind in any gallery in South Carolina in 2011. Visitors will enjoy an infinite variety of subject matter, as well as photographic styles, and techniques. The majority of images are expected to be available for immediate purchase.

Participating photographers (as of printings) include: Jennifer Anderson, Sandra Anderson , Lilia Aviles, Anne Baldwin, Norm Belge, Lee Benoy, Kendall Berry, Marion Berry, Ron Blanchard, Linda Borek, Leeanna Brown, Patricia Candal, Jolene Cleverly, Amanda Cox, Carmen Daughtry, Butch Davis, Missy Davis, Jones, Brian Dawson, Anna Eaddy, Terri Eddinger, Jennifer Ervin, James Fernandes, Beckie Flannagan, Deborah Flowers, Jimmy Gordy, Aaron Gotter, Eleni Gotter, Nathan Hasenjaeger, Eric Heiden, Whitney Hilburn, Linda Humphries, Howard Hunt, David Keener, Jennifer Kelley, Jennifer King, Ann Klein, Emily Knight, Leonard Lowery, Bethany Luhman, TJ McKay, Amber McKenzie, Jarrod Miller, Mary Moody Williams, Dustin Moore, Suzanne Muldrow, Nicole Ouellette, Kathleen Pompe, Ivana Popovic, Lee Rivers, Suzanne Sasser, Jeff Smith, Margaret B Smith, Leah Stallings, Leon Stevenson, Robin Tange, Mary Torgersen, Benjamin Watford, Willis Whyte,La Rue Yarbrough, Tony Gloster, Faren Kilpatrick, John Whitman, Anna Haffner, Donna Goodman, Dewey Ervin, Ryan Rx Davis, Tristan Meade Hilliard, Jane Madden, Erin Hanlon, Amy Beane, Molly Symons, Angela Polen, Johnnie Johnson, Michele Caporaso, and Allen Sanderson.

Of special interest will be an exhibit within Photofabulous by well-known photographer, Dr. Eric Heiden. He has been involved with photography for over 50 years and has exhibited at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, the Rice Museum's Prevost Gallery in Georgetown, SC, the Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, at the Florence Museum and the Art Trail Gallery in Florence, SC. Dr. Heiden will present a series of photographs capturing the excitement of marlin fishing off the coast of Costa Rica. Jeff Smith’s "Tobacco Tales," celebrating the life of the tobacco farmer, will also be an additional focal point within the Photofabulous exhibit.

As a side note, individuals have until Mar. 4, 2011, to enter the exhibit. There is no charge for participation.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call Jane Madden at 843/673-0729, e-mail at (, or by checking the Art Trail Gallery website at ( or their Facebook page, Art Trail Gallery.