Colorful aspens and russet oaks treat the eye along CR 7 near Ridgway, Colorado, with the snow-capped mountains of the Sneffels Wilderness in the distance under retreating storm clouds.

Awards, Exhibitions, & Publications

Here is a list of William Horton Photography awardsexhibitions, & publications.

Awards

  • 2017 Director’s Honorable Mention - Yay! We just got word that William's photograph "Toucan Noir" was give a Director's Honorable Mention in A. Smith Gallery's new show, animalia.  The photograph is a 12 x 12 black and white portrait of a keel-billed toucan, also known as a Sulfur-breasted Toucan or Rainbow-billed Toucan. It is a colorful Latin American member of Read more ...
  • 2017 RMOWP Photography Awards - We are so pleased to announce that Bill is a 2017 RMOWP photography awards winner.  He won three Firsts, two Seconds, and three Thirds in the annual photography contest at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers conference in Sierra Vista, Arizona. In addition, he also got seven honorable mentions. Yay! To see all the winners, go to the Read more ...
  • 2016 RMOWP Best of Show - We are so pleased to announce that William Horton has won the 2016 RMOWP Best of Show award at the annual Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers conference in Bryce National Park on June 5, 2016. The competition was fierce and we are honored and proud that Serenity was chosen for the top honor.  Here are the Read more ...
  • 2015 – Honorable Mention in Darkroom Gallery H2O Show - We were so pleased to find out that Bill received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Darkroom Gallery H2O Show. The show runs from December 10th through January 3rd, 2016. Here are the pieces that were selected for the show. To see the rest of the exhibition, visit the Darkroom Gallery Website. Here is the address if Read more ...
  • 2015 Epson International Pano Awards - Bill was awarded a Bronze prize in the 2015 Epson International Pano Awards for his vertical panorama entitled Night Bridge, a photograph of London's Tower Bridge. Sponsored by Epson Australia, the Pano Awards draw over 4300 entries from 1055 photographers worldwide. We are honored that Bill has received recognition.
  • 2015 RMOWP Best of Show - William Horton wins the 2015 RMOWP Best of Show award at the annual Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers conference in Ouray, Colorado, in October. Here are more of my Glacier National Park photographs. The competition was fierce and we are honored and proud that Last Light in Glacier was chosen for the top honor.  In addition Read more ...
  • 2014 – People’s Choice Award for Darkroom Gallery “Hue” Show - I just learned that my photograph "Schizoid Bubble" was chosen as a Darkroom Gallery Hue Show People's Choice Award. Darkroom Gallery is located in Essex Junction, Vermont. I'm delighted because I never intended it as high art but as a happy, colorful image to make people smile. Here is a link the online version of Read more ...
  • 2014 RMOWP Photography Awards Winner - William (Bill) Horton is a 2014 RMOWP Photography Awards winner in a number of categories in the organization's annual photography contest. The awards were announced at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers conference in West Glacier, Montana.  Here are the award winners: To see all the winners in the 2014 Photography contest, visit Read more ...
  • 2013 – Honorable Mention Award for Darkroom Gallery Lost & Found Show - My photo entitled "The Perfect Perch" has been included in the Darkroom Gallery's show called "Lost & Found." And it has received an Honorable Mention award - one of four awarded for this show. The show runs through the end of March at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex, Vermont. To see all the selected photos for Read more ...
  • 2012 – Honorable Mention Award for Darkroom Gallery Photography by Design Show - We are pleased to announce that William’s photograph entitle Juxtapositon has been awarded a 2012 Darkroom Gallery Honorable Mention Award  for the exhibition called Photography by Design. The show opened December 13, 2012, at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex, Vermont. You can view the entire show at www.darkroomgallery.com/ex36. It was raining the day I headed out to explore Read more ...
  • 2012 – 21st Annual National Photography Show Second Place - Five photographs by William Horton have been accepted in the 21st Annual National Photography Show sponsored by the Louisville Art Association in Louisville, Colorado.
  • 2012 Epson International Pano Awards - William Horton, a Boulder, Colorado, photographer, has received one Silver and three Bronze Awards for his entries in the 2012 Epson International Pano Awards.
  • 2010 Epson International Pano Awards - William Horton, a Boulder, Colorado, photographer, has received three Bronze Awards for his entries in the 2010 Epson International Pano Awards. Here are the three winning entries: The annual competition is open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide.
  • 2010 Aperture Awards Bronze Prize - William Horton, a Boulder, Colorado, photographer, has received a Bronze Award for his entry in the 2010 Aperture Awards. Here is the winning entry: The annual competition is open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide.
  • 2010 Camera Obscura Journal Award - William Horton, a Boulder, Colorado, photographer, is the 2010 Camera Obscura Journal award winner for Outstanding Professional Photography. Along with publication in the upcoming issue of the journal, Mr. Horton received a monetary prize. The work, entitled “I’m Here!”, depicts a mother mountain goat coaxing her child up a shear wall to join its sibling. The semi-annual Read more ...

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  • 2017 – The Garden Variety Photo Exhibition - Two of William's photographs are part of The Garden Variety Photo Exhibition. This show is sponsored by First Light Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky, and will benefit Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Here they are:       The concept of this show is a little different. Artists were asked to supply a high-resolution print of their accepted photograph. Read more ...
  • 2017 – Darkroom Gallery Exhibition Multiples - One of William Horton’s photographs, taken in Bosque del Apache, New Mexico, has been chosen to be part of the Darkroom Gallery Exhibition Multiples. The exhibition opens September 14th in Essex Junction, Vermont; and,  it will run through October 8th. So, if you are in the area, please stop by and take a look. The gallery is located Read more ...
  • 2017 – A Smith Gallery Animalia Exhibition - William Horton's photograph called "Toucan Noir" is part of the A Smith Gallery animalia exhibition. The photograph is a 12 x 12 black and white portrait of a keel-billed toucan, also known as a Sulfur-breasted Toucan or Rainbow-billed Toucan. It is a colorful Latin American member of the toucan family and is the national bird of Belize. Read more ...
  • 2017 – Autumn Photography Exhibition at the Emerald - William will exhibit a work in the 2nd Annual Emerald Art Center Autumn Photography Exhibition in Springfield, Oregon. The photograph chosen is entitled "Sunlight & Sandstone." It is a black and white photograph of a view in Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona. About the Emerald Art Center Autumn Photography Exhibition According to the show prospectus, "This Read more ...
  • 2016 – Darkroom Gallery Exhibit Architecture-Structure-Form - One of William Horton’s photographs has been chosen to be part of the Darkroom Gallery Exhibit Architecture-Structure-Form opening in June at the Darkroom Gallery, Longmont, CO. The photograph, entitled "Staircase and Shadow," features a staircase winding around an oil-storage tank at Djúpivogur in southeastern Iceland. Learn more about the Darkroom Photography Gallery in Longmont.      
  • 2016 NVAL International Juried Photography Show - A photomicrograph entitled "Sun Emerges from Storm-Bruised Clouds," from William Horton's Zen Garden collection, will be included in the 2016 NVAL International Juried Photography Show, sponsored by the North Valley Art League in Redding, CA. It will be displayed in the Carter House Gallery from May 3rd through June 4th.If you are in the area and would like to Read more ...
  • 2015 – Honorable Mention in Darkroom Gallery H2O Show - We were so pleased to find out that Bill received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Darkroom Gallery H2O Show. The show runs from December 10th through January 3rd, 2016. Here are the pieces that were selected for the show. To see the rest of the exhibition, visit the Darkroom Gallery Website. Here is the address if Read more ...
  • 2015 Edyth Horton Art For Horses Show - Two of Bills photographic compositions, featuring Icelandic horses, have been accepted for exhibition in the 2015 Edyth Horton Art For Horses fine art show. The show located at the Lakewood Cultural Center on 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood, CO, opens  August 21st and runs through September 18th. This is the third annual exhibition sponsored by the Horse Protection League of Arvada, Colorado.
  • 2015 – Niza Knoll Gallery Gone to the Dogs Exhibit - William was invited to exhibited one of his photographs at the Niza Knoll Gallery "Gone to the Dogs" Exhibit. The show will open July 17th and run through August 22, 2015. The gallery address is: 915 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 303.953.1789 This year the call for entries was expanded to accept work by artists from across Read more ...
  • 2015 – Bill in Darkroom Gallery Interpretive Landscape Show - One of William Horton's new photos from Glacier National Park, entitled "Glacier God Beams," will be part of the Darkroom Gallery Interpretive Landscape Show in Longmont, Colorado. The show opens on June 12th and runs through July 25th. If you are in the area, please stop by and take a look. The gallery is at Read more ...
  • 2015 – Darkroom Gallery Exhibit The Natural Realm - Two of William Horton's photographs, taken in Glacier National Park, have been chosen to be part of the Darkroom Gallery Exhibit "The Natural Realm," opening June 25th in Essex Junction, Vermont. The show will run through July 19th. So, if you are in the area, please stop by and take a look. The gallery is located Read more ...
  • 2015 – Darkroom Gallery Black & White Exhibit - Four images from William Horton's Mandala Series are part of the Darkroom Gallery Black & White Exhibit in Essex Junction, Vermont. The show opens May 21, 2015 and runs to June 14th. Here are the pieces on display: If you are in the area, please stop by and take a look. The gallery is at Read more ...
  • 2015 – American Society of Media Professionals Exhibition - Five of William Horton's mandala photographs are on exhibit at the McNichols Building in Denver as part of the American Society of Media Professionals exhibition "It's Personal: When Professional Photographers Work for Themselves." Here are the five entries: The mandalas are from a body of work he has been working on since 2012. To learn more Read more ...
  • 2014 – People’s Choice Award for Darkroom Gallery “Hue” Show - I just learned that my photograph "Schizoid Bubble" was chosen as a Darkroom Gallery Hue Show People's Choice Award. Darkroom Gallery is located in Essex Junction, Vermont. I'm delighted because I never intended it as high art but as a happy, colorful image to make people smile. Here is a link the online version of Read more ...
  • 2013 – Black + White Show at C4FAP - William Horton displays work at the Center for Fina Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado.
  • 2013 – Honorable Mention Award for Darkroom Gallery Lost & Found Show - My photo entitled "The Perfect Perch" has been included in the Darkroom Gallery's show called "Lost & Found." And it has received an Honorable Mention award - one of four awarded for this show. The show runs through the end of March at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex, Vermont. To see all the selected photos for Read more ...
  • 2013 – Land Through the Lens Show at the Dairy Center - Hooray! I'm in a show in Boulder, my home town! Two of my photos have been accepted in the Land Through the Lens show, which opens March 8th at The Dairy Center in Boulder, Colorado. The windmill was taken at the Agricultural Heritage Museum and the hot air balloons were taken at Twin Lakes. This Read more ...
  • 2013 – The Kiernan Gallery Show Creatures! - William Horton is one of 30 exhibitors chosen to display his work in The Kiernan Gallery's upcoming show Creatures! The show runs from February 27th to March 23rd. The gallery is located at 23B West Washington Street in Lexington, Virginia.
  • 2013 – Darkroom Gallery Color Story Exhibition - We are pleased to announce that one of William’s photographs has been accepted into the Darkroom Gallery Color Story exhibition opening February 7, 2013, in Essex, Vermont. The exhibition closes on March 3rd. The photograph, entitled "Staircase and Shadow," features a staircase winding around an oil-storage tank at Djúpivogur in southeastern Iceland. The juror for Read more ...
  • 2013 Greater Denver Audubon Society Share the View Show - Two of William Horton's photographs have been included in the 2012 Share the View online exhibition, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Greater Denver.
  • 2012 – Honorable Mention Award for Darkroom Gallery Photography by Design Show - We are pleased to announce that William’s photograph entitle Juxtapositon has been awarded a 2012 Darkroom Gallery Honorable Mention Award  for the exhibition called Photography by Design. The show opened December 13, 2012, at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex, Vermont. You can view the entire show at www.darkroomgallery.com/ex36. It was raining the day I headed out to explore Read more ...
  • 2012 – 21st Annual National Photography Show Second Place - Five photographs by William Horton have been accepted in the 21st Annual National Photography Show sponsored by the Louisville Art Association in Louisville, Colorado.
  • 2012 NVAL International Juried Photography Show - William Horton's photograph entitled "Tricycle and Wheat Field," will be included in the 2012 NVAL International Juried Photography Show, sponsored by the North Valley Art League in Redding, CA. The photograph shows an aged tricycle  that marked the boundary between a wheat field and campground in Hardin, Montana. The wheat was ripe. A few days later Read more ...
  • 2012 Darkroom Gallery Night Light Show - We are pleased to announce that one of William's photographs has been accepted into the Night Light show opening April 19th at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex, Vermont.
  • 2010 PDN Great Outdoors Photo Competition Finalist - Bill Horton' photograph was chosen as an inaugural 2010 PDN Great Outdoors Photo Competition Finalist. His photo wll appear in the Magazine's online gallery.  Here is the photo entitled "Balanced Rock in Fog 2".   Here is the back story. In late February, we were passing through Moab, Utah, after shooting a sequence in the Read more ...

*There is some overlap between this list and the Awards list. If he won an award at an exhibition, the exhibition appears in both lists.
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Publications

  • Dubrovnik Photographs - On a recent trip to Croatia to visit some friends, I had the pleasure to travel around the the country. We roamed around the Island of Krk, traveled through Istria to Pula, down the Adriatic Coast to Dubrovnik, up through the highlands to Plitvice Lakes National Park, then on to Zagreb. This portfolio of Dubrovnik photographs Read more ...
  • Lower Antelope Canyon - Located on Navajo land, east of Page, Arizona, just south of Glen Canyon Recreation Area, Lower Antelope Canyon is a winding slot-canyon sculpted by eons of flash floods through petrified sand dunes. Lower Antelope Canyon Photographs These photos were taken over a 5-hour period in early February. Lower Antelope Canyon Geology The sinuous and flowing walls Read more ...
  • ArtAscent Features Abstract Photomicrographs - Two of Bill's abstract photomicrographs are included in the August 2017 issue of ArtAscent, an art and literature journal. Yay! You can preview or purchase this issue at MagCloud.  This issue features abstract art in all its forms. Selected works include essays, poetry, paintings, ceramics, and photographs. The included photomicrographs Here are the two photomicrographs Read more ...
  • Colorado Mountain Dogs - William's photo of his dog Batu Khan was chosen to appear in M. John Fayhee's 2014 book, Colorado Mountain Dogs. This same photograph, entitled "Dune Dog Hears His Cousin," was an award winner in the 2012 Colorado Mountain Gazette Mountain Dog Photo Edition.
  • Churches in Iceland (print version) - There’s more to Iceland than geysers, waterfalls, mountains, and stunning seascapes. Churches in Iceland is a collections of Icelandic church photographs taken throughout the country. Along with the photographs, the book touches on architecture, history, and geology. It reveals the charm and warmth of many of these unique structures. Our book is available through Blurb. It is 73 pages Read more ...
  • Churches in Iceland (e-book) - There’s more to Iceland than geysers, waterfalls, mountains, and stunning seascapes. Churches in Iceland is a an e-book of Icelandic church photographs taken throughout the country. Along with the photographs, the book touches on architecture, history, and geology. It reveals the charm and warmth of many of these unique structures. This electronic version is available from the iBookstore Read more ...
  • 2015 Classic Car Calendar from the Johnson Collection - Leonard and Nancy Johnson commissioned a 2015 Classic Car calendar featuring photographs we have taken of their extensive automobile collection. Contact us, using the form to the right, if you would like a custom calendar that showcases your passion.
  • September-October 2015 Rocky Mountain Outdoors - The article Places for Autumn Color around Ouray  appears in the September-October 2015  Rocky Mountain Outdoors, a newsletter  published by the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers, Inc. This article is based on out blog post called: Guide to the Best Fall Color Locations in the San Juan Mountains.  
  • November-December 2014 Rocky Mountain Outdoors - My photograph, "Colorado Autumn in the San Juans," recently appeared on the cover of the November-December 2014 Rocky Mountain Outdoors newsletter. I took this photo in October 2013 near Ridgeway, Colorado. See more of the photos I took on this shoot. Here is a link to the RMOWP newsletter showing this photograph.
  • 1959 Bentley Poster Commission by Johnson Family - This 1959 Bentley Poster was commissioned by Leonard and Nancy Johnson.  The poster features a white 1959 Bentley against an orange moon rising over the Denver skyline. The poster is to be used as a donation to a local charity in Broomfield, Colorado. 
  • 2014 ACSA Conference Proceedings - William Horton's of a bubble bursting illustrates an article entitled "Bubbles Burst" by Dr. Caroline O’Donnel in the 2014 ACSA Conference Proceedings. Here is the official citation: Bubbles Burst by Caroline O'Donnel 102nd ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Globalizing Architecture/ Flows and Disruptions John Stuart & Mabel Wilson, editors ISBN: 978-0-935502-86-2
  • Camera Obscura Journal Volume 6 - I'm excited to announce that Sanctuary 13, a collaborative work between my wife Kit and me, appears in the newest issue of Camera Obscura, a journal of literature and photography.
  • The Carnivores of New Mexico - A photograph by William Horton showing raccoons feeding along a waterway in Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Preserve will appear in an upcoming publication from the University of New Mexico Press. It is to be titled The Carnivores of New Mexico and the editors are Drs. Jean-Luc Cartron and Jennifer Frey.
  • Howard Terpning: Portrait of a Storyteller - One of my photos of the interior of San Xavier del Bac cathedral was used in the Douglas Thompson film called Howard Terpning-Portrait of a Storyteller.  Artist Howard Terpning was widely known for his portraits of Native Americans. You can see an excerpt of Douglas Thompson's film at www.greenwichworkshop.com/terpning/tribute/default.asp#film.  
  • 2012 Colorado Mountain Gazette’s Mountain Dog Edition - Bill's photo entitled "Dune Dog Hears His Cousins" was chosen to appear in the 2012 Colorado Mountain Gazette Mountain Dog Edition. And, here is our own mountain dog, Batu: This photographs was also chosen to appear in the Colorado Mountain Gazette's editor's, M. John Fayhee, 2014 book, Colorado Mountain Dogs.
  • 33rd Annual Skylark Meet Poster - William Horton Photography has been commissioned to design the 33rd Annual Skylark Meet Poster. The meet will be held July 11-14, 2012, in Westminster, Colorado. The poster depicts a 1954 Buick Skylark Sport Convertible. This limited edition convertible, designed by Harley Earl, is from the collection of Norm Klimek of Broomfield, Colorado. There were just Read more ...
  • 2011 Classic Car Calendar for Webster Associates, Inc. - Webster Associates, Inc. of Denver commissioned a 2011 Classic Car calendar featuring automotive portraits from our library of classic car photographs. Contact us, using the form to the right, if you would like a custom calendar that showcases your passion for your clients and friends.
  • Baranek’s Stand Cover Art - William Horton Photography was commissioned to design the cover art for Baranek’s Stand by Ray Schultze, published by Amazon.com.    
  • 2010 Classic Car Calendar for Webster Associates, Inc. - Webster Associates, Inc. of Denver commissioned a 2010 Classic Car calendar featuring fantastic fins from the golden age of automotive design,  chosen from our library of classic car photographs. Contact us, using the form to the right, if you would like a custom calendar that showcases your passion for your clients and friends.
  • 2010 Camera Obscura Journal Award - William Horton, a Boulder, Colorado, photographer, is the 2010 Camera Obscura Journal award winner for Outstanding Professional Photography. Along with publication in the upcoming issue of the journal, Mr. Horton received a monetary prize. The work, entitled “I’m Here!”, depicts a mother mountain goat coaxing her child up a shear wall to join its sibling. The semi-annual Read more ...

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