Call for Photographers to Capture Beauty of Color the Skies Balloon Festival

Call for Photographers to Capture Beauty of Color the Skies Balloon Festival

Madera, CA – August 3, 2010


Children’s Hospital Central California and Distinctive Art Source seek photo enthusiasts to participate in the Color the Skies Amazing Photography Adventure. Photographers are invited to capture the beauty and wonder of Color the Skies through photographic images. Some of the images will be displayed in the Paramount Farms Plaza, which will open at Children’s Hospital Central California next year.


Amazing Photography Adventure

Color the Skies Balloon Festival, Ripon Sports Park

Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5, 2010


Registration Fee: $10.00 advanced registration prior to August 20, 2010 includes T-shirt. (After August 20, 2010 T-shirt available while supplies last.)


All registrants will have access to the Amazing Photography Adventure Hospitality area during Color the Skies. Photography experts will be on site to assist with uploading images to the Color The Skies Image Gallery. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with other photo enthusiasts, check out the latest photography equipment and enter to win great prizes including a camera backpack.


Photography Workshops

The Color the Skies Amazing Photography Adventure also offers two Bonus Workshops designed specifically for photo enthusiasts with intermediate and advanced level skills:


Free Canon Explorers of Light Photo Workshop

Friday, September 3, 6-7:30 pm

Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Modesto, CA


Sponsored by Canon USA, this Explorers of Light photo workshop features Elite Photographer Adam Jones. Participants will gain both technical and creative expertise to prepare them for photographing Color The Skies. Canon offers exclusive educational experiences that deliver dynamic learning opportunities for enthusiasts and professionals through workshops and high quality classes around the country. There is no fee to participate in the workshop, but registration is required. To register, contact


Walking Photography Adventure

Canon Elite Photographer Adam Jones and National Geographic Adventure Photographer Colby Brown will lead small group training with hands-on instruction throughout the day of the event. Participants will work with photography masters in an intimate setting to capture the beauty and wonder of Color The Skies through the lens of a camera.

Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5, 2010

Color the Skies Balloon Festival, Ripon Sports Park

6 am – 12 noon

Cost: $150

To register, please visit or contact


About Children’s Hospital Central California:

Children’s Hospital Central California is a not-for-profit, state-of-the-art children’s hospital on a 50-acre campus. In California, we treat more inpatient cases than any pediatric hospital north of San Diego, making us the second largest children’s hospital in the state. The 340-bed facility is one of the 10 largest hospitals of its type in the nation. In 2004, Children’s Hospital Central California was the first children’s hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation, the highest nursing benchmark in the world. We are accredited by the Joint Commission and proud to have been recognized by the LeapFrog Group with an award for Excellence in Patient Safety and Health Care Quality.

Children’s performs more than 9,000 pediatric surgeries a year and the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units have some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids. The Craycroft Cancer Center is a full member of the nationally-recognized Children’s Oncology Group (COG), and sees more than 100 new cases a year. The Willson Heart Center has pioneered pediatric heart care for half a century. Children’s Hospital Central California is the premier pediatric medical center in the heart of the Golden State. We are Children’s Hospital Central California – Amazing People, Incredible Care.


About Distinctive Art Source:

Distinctive Art Source is a comprehensive art consulting firm, working exclusively in healthcare.  While our focus is creating evidence and patient-based art programs centered on owner, architect and designer input, our goals are twofold: to bring unexpected art options and solutions to each project and to involve the local art community whenever possible. Established in 2003, Distinctive Art Source has helped hospitals throughout the country to conceptualize, visualize and realize the goals of their art programs.



Theresa Ceniccola

Marketing Director, Distinctive Art Source