Award Winners for the 77th Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon Announced

Award Winners for the 77th Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon Announced

Hagerstown, MD: The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present some of the region's best photography in the annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon. The juried photographic competition features work by amateur and professional photographers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia and beyond. This year's exhibition is sponsored by Conservit, Inc. and Spence and Cinda Perry, in honor of Mr. Hubert Brandenburg.
Judging for the 77th Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon was held December 3, 2009. Juror David Haberstich is currently associate curator of photography in the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History. He studied photography with Minor White, Ralph Hattersley and Henry Holmes Smith and received a master's degree in fine arts from Johns Hopkins University.
The exhibition will open with an awards ceremony and reception on Sunday, January 24, 2010 between 2:30 and 4pm. Award winners will be presented with their awards and a special honor will be given to long time Museum volunteer and supporter of the Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon, Mr. Hubert Brandenburg as well as Head of Museum Security, Bobby Frederick, who is an avid photographer. The exhibition will be on view from January 31 through March 22, 2009. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to vote for their favorite photograph in the Popular Prize Award, sponsored by FirstLook Photo of Hagerstown.
The juror presented the following awards:
Best of Show: Marshall Dupuie of Frederick, Maryland, Passages
Best Photograph by a Washington County, Maryland Photographer (sponsored by Washington County Arts Council):
Wanda Mounts of Hagerstown, Maryland, Moon Rising Over Burnside Bridge
Juror's Choice Award (sponsored by Photography by Dale):
William Brittain of Frederick, Maryland, The View From Loudon Heights
Juror's Choice Award (sponsored by Ridgerunner Publishing):
Sarah W. Howel of Gainesville, Virginia, Heron
Juror's Choice Award (sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Tom Newcomer):
Wanda Mounts of Hagerstown, Maryland, Moon Rising Over Burnside Bridge
Juror's Choice Award (sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Robert K. Hobbs):
Jamie Turner of Hagerstown, Maryland, Friend for a Moment
Juror's Choice Award (sponsored by an anonymous donor in honor of Bobby Frederick): Jamie Turner of Hagerstown, Maryland, The Dubliners
Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting works of art for the people of Washington County and citizens from the quad-state (MD, PA, VA, WV) region, for over seventy-eight years, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. Admission to the museum is free. It is accredited by the American Association of Museums and its collection includes over 7,000 works of art.
This "crown jewel of Washington County" has an enduring commitment to arts education and to the support of regional artists. The Museum offers studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is funded through support from museum membership and annual fund donations by the public, fundraising events, grants from the business and corporate communities, and support from Washington County, the City of Hagerstown, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. For more information on the Museum, please telephone 301-739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.