Thank you for Participating! See you Tonight for Lights on Tampa!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the “Shedding Light” project. We received hundreds of submissions and hope to see everyone tonight at the Lights On Tampa Biennial Celebration in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa. The celebration is scheduled for Saturday, February 19, at 5:30 p.m.. and will last until 11 p.m. “Shedding Light” is one of three videos that will appear on a newly constructed video portal in the park, Tampa’s gateway through the arts. This video blends our own video work with images submitted by the public that share unusual moments of light from around the City of Tampa. The “Shedding Light” project includes the video for the park, an online exhibition, and school contests. While we were only able to feature a limited number of images for the park video, additional images appear online (See “Flickr” link to galleries). All participants whose work was chosen have been notified. Also, the winners of school competitions have been selected. See the credits below. We are attempting to contact all school winners–if you have not received notice or reward, contact and send a copy to Once again, we thank you for your submission, and congratulations to everyone for participating!

Sincerely, Juliet Davis and Stephanie Tripp


Shedding Light (Video for Portal Exhibition)

Produced by Juliet Davis and Stephanie Tripp
Edited by D. Stokes Piercy and Stephanie Tripp
Videography by Stephanie Tripp and Juliet Davis
Music composed and performed by Thomas Cohen

Image credits:
John Bell
Thomas Cohen
Juliet Davis
Samuel Febres
Paul Ganichot
Diego Hernandez
Jorden Kieffer
Sherry Genovar-Simons
Marianne Mackey-Smith
Mayor’s Youth Corps
Rob Meronek
Shezena T. Mohammed
Nanette Holland O’Hara
Natalia Radziejewska
Alexandra Salomon
Cassandra Salomon
Gabrielle Salomon
Javier Servigna
Kerry Tankersley
Stephanie Tripp
Marc Vosburgh
Sabine Weissinger
Erin Wheeler
Mairi Yunits

Special thanks to
Robin Nigh, Melissa LeBaron, and the City of Tampa Arts Program
The Mayor’s Youth Corps
Martha Harrison
Rebecca Heimstead
Susan Taylor Lennon
Haig Mardirosian
Guerly Odolphe
Jeff Salomon
Merrie Tankersley
Rachel Yonkunas

Winners of School Competitions

1st Place ($50): Kerry Tankersley, Age 8, Tire Swing
2nd Place ($25): Nicholas Eisman, Age 8, Dock
Runner Up (Exhibition): Nicholas Eisman, Age 8, Sculpture
No Entries
1st Place ($50): Gabrielle Salomon, Age 13, Video: Mortgage Investments
Most Original Overall ($10): Morgan Tankersley, age 11, “The Water Fan and the Moon”
1st Place ($50): Joanna Whiting, 11th Grade, Image 3 (orange)
2nd Place ($25): Kristin Naylor, 11th Grade, Tennis Shoes on Wire
Runner Up (Exhibition): Cherise Clarke, 11th Grade, Traffic
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Deadline extended for consideration in video!

The deadline for submitting work for inclusion in the video that will be shown on the Portal in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park has been extended to Jan. 14. Any work submitted after that time may still be considered for our web-based exhibit.

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“Lights On Tampa” Artists ask Residents to Submit Photos and Videos

Park Portal - Lights On Tampa

Park Display - Lights on Tampa

Tampa Bay residents will see their own work up in lights on Feb. 19, 2011, when The City of Tampa kicks off its third Lights On Tampa biennial at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. A project called “Shedding Light,” by Juliet Davis and Stephanie Tripp, will collect photos and videos from the public, asking people to “capture unusual moments of light in their communities.”

A compilation of the images and videos submitted will be unveiled on the Portal, a digital gateway through the arts, which is a permanent three-screened installation placed along the Tampa Riverwalk. Some of the images selected will appear on a screen of the Portal, while others will appear in an online exhibit at

To submit your work, send links to photos and/or videos to with subject line: “Shedding Light Submission.” Teachers and group leaders who are interested in participating with their classes and local organizations, please see “Workshops” for a lesson plan you can share, or contact the artists to visit your group.

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