Photographs by Jim Schlett
Artist Talk, Open to the Public, Sunday, June 24, 11:30am - 2:00pm

Jim Schlett's interest in photography began with a graduation gift of a Polaroid camera from grade school in New Jersey. He later obtained an AA degree in Photography and Art. In 2011, after working as the Director of Administration for the Law Department of the U S Postal Service for 15 years and for a total of over 30 years service with the government, he “refocused” on his love for the National Parks and photography. He is a long-standing member of the Reston Photographic Society (RPS) and the past President of the League of Reston Artists (LRA).

Jim's photographs have been published in the Washington Post, Fairfax Times, annual reports, magazines, and exhibited in local galleries and art shows and won numerous competitive awards. One of his images was displayed in the Art Takes Times Square Exhibition in New York City in June 2012. Jim’s piece, “Beyond the Planets” was selected for a 4' x 9' permanent display of Public Art in Windows at ArtSpace Gallery in Herndon VA.