Jeff Burton Takes Honors in 2013 IAL Membership Art Show

Just You and MeJeff’s photograph Just You and Me of a sunset in Grand Haven, Michigan was awarded First Place in the Photography Division at the 2013 Illinois Art League Membership Art Show. Established in 1960, the purpose of the Illinois Art League remains the same today. The League offers workshops to help members increase their artistic skills, juried shows that allow members to display their work along with a newsletter and website to keep members informed of all activities.

Just You and Me captures the quiet moment of a stroll along the beach at the end of a wonderful day. The waves of Lake Michigan lap at the feet of the couple as they soak up the rays of the sun with the Grand Haven lighthouse in the background. The warm golden color of the sun glints through the glass enclosure of the lighthouse acting as if to light the way for those seeking to come home from a long summer day.

Jeff’s photograph of the falls in Turkey Run State Park named Punch Bowl was awarded Second Place in the Photography Division and his photograph of sunrise on Johnson Lake in Kewanee, Illinois called When Morning Arrives was awarded Honorable Mention in the Photography Division.

Jeff Burton is a Peoria, IL based Fine Art Photographer, who seeks to capture moments that instill a sense of calm and wonderment with the world around us. His photography style emphasizes the rich texture and tones of his subjects which are often overlooked.

Jeff Burton Awarded Third Place in 49th Rennick Juried Art Show

Peoria, Illinois

Jeff’s black and white image of downtown Peoria, Illinois from across the Illinois River was awarded Third Place in the 49th Annual Rennick Juried Art Show sponsored by the Peoria Historical Society. The show theme is Central Illinois with works depicting life within the region.

Peoria, Illinois captures the world-class skyline of Peoria Illinois. The night-time image emphasizes the urban romance of the city by accentuating the lights and glitter of the downtown region. The nighttime skyline is rich with history and commerce including the world headquarters of Caterpillar, Inc. Along with the skyline, the beautifully lit riverfront area illustrates the nightlife of the city and the “Spirit of Peoria” paddle-wheel riverboat is visible in its home dock.

Jeff Burton is a Peoria, IL based Fine Art Photographer, who seeks to capture moments that instill a sense of calm and wonderment with the world around us. His monochrome photography style emphasizes the rich texture and tones of his subjects which are often overlooked.

Peoria, Illinois and Morning Workout works will be on exhibition at the 49th Annual Rennick Juried Art Show in the Peoria Public Library, Main Branch, LL1 Gallery May 1, 2013 through May 31, 2013.