The Winners of the 74th Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic

The Winners of the 74th Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic

For seventy-four years, the WCMFA has presented some of the region's best photography in the annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon. The juried photographic competition features work by more than fifty amateur and professional photographers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Judging for the 74th Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon was held January 6, 2007 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. The juror for this year's exhibition was Verna Posever Curtis. Ms. Curtis is Curator of Photography with a specialty in the art photographs at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Entrants competed for awards in the categories of landscape/architecture, still life, portrait, figure, abstract, and digital effects. Of 268 entries, 61 prints and 5 slides were accepted for exhibition.
The exhibition will open with a public reception, sponsored by Conservit, Inc., on Sunday, February 11, 2007, between 2:30 and 4pm. Many of the participating photographers will be available to speak with visitors. The exhibition will be on view in the Museum's Groh and Kerstein galleries from February 9 through April 22, 2007. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to vote for their favorite photograph in the Popular Prize Award, sponsored by FirstLook Photo of Hagerstown.
The Museum is pleased to announce the winners of this year's prestigious completion:
BEST OF SHOW- Kevin Logghe of Germantown, Maryland, for a black and white still life entitled, Glimmer.
BEST PHOTOGRAPH BY A WASHINGTON COUNTY RESIDENT- Bruce Wilder of Keedysville, Maryland for a black and white figure entry, Bands of Light.
FUJI COLOR PROCESSING, INC. BEST DIGITAL EFFECTS IN COLOR- Sterling "Rip" Smith of Martinsburg, West Virginia for his entry, Fort Fredrick, MD.
FUJI COLOR PROCESSING, INC. BEST DIGITAL EFFECTS IN Black & White- Sterling "Rip" Smith of Martinsburg, West Virginia for Live Oaks.
REGINALD HOLLADAY BEST SLIDE AWARD- John Sharkey of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania for his entry in the Landscape/Architecture category entitled, Homer Beach.
LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURE- First prize- Marshall Dupuie of Frederick, Maryland for his black and white print Decisive Moment.
Second prize- Jack Kramer of Frederick, Maryland for his color print Bridge.
Third prize- Doug Beckley of Hagerstown, Maryland for the color print Church, Charleston, SC.
Honorable Mention- John Sharkey of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania for the black and white entry, Hopewell Rocks and Clayton Garthwaite of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania for the color print York (England) Fort.
PORTRAIT- First Prize- Nanette Hatzes of Fairfield, Pennsylvania for the color portrait, Sisters, 2006.
Second Prize- Margaret McWilliams of Frederick, Maryland for the black and white print, Profile.
Third Prize- Lisa Getka of Sharpsburg, Maryland for the color print, Lucy.
FIGURE- First Prize- Bruce Wilder of Keedysville, Maryland for the black and white print, Bands of Light.
ABSTRACT- First Prize- Dennis Wise of Winchester, Virginia for his black and white print, Aiken Rhett House.
Second Prize- Elizabeth Browning of Winchester, Virginia for her color print, Talking Heads.
DIGITAL EFFECTS- First Prize- Sterling "Rip" Smith of Martinsburg, West Virginia for his color entry in Landscape/Architecture entitled, Fort Fredrick, Maryland.
SLIDES- First Prize- John Sharkey of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania for his slide entry in Landscape/Architecture entitled, Storm.
Second Prize- Holley Green of Warrenton, Virginia for his slide entry in Abstract Effects entitled, Moss Macro.
Thanks to the generosity of William and Anna Singer, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts opened on September 16, 1931 as the focal point of Hagerstown's beautiful City Park. The Museum specializes in 19th and 20th century American art and holds over 6,000 pieces in its permanent collection. This "crown jewel of Washington County" has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. This year, the Museum celebrates its 75th anniversary of offering complimentary studio art courses, lectures, films, chamber music concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows to the people of Washington County and visitors to the quad-state (MD, PA, VA, WV) region. For more information on the Museum or its anniversary, please phone 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.