Story by Nita Whitfield, photo by Brooke Meyer. Photo above by 3rd place winner Don Lutter, titled “Spot With Hooded Figure”
Cary, NC- Cary Photographic Artists (CPA) recently announced the awards of its 4th Annual Open Juried Photographic Exhibition, currently on display at the Cary Senior Center. The diverse show of local photographers talent, amateur and professional, is on display through Dec. 16th.
Record Number of Entries
Drawing a record number of entries, the annual event continues to grow in reputation. The high quality of submissions and generous cash awards are establishing the CPA Annual as the premiere area Photographic Exhibition.
This year’s Jurors, Mary Kay Kennedy, and Diana Hooper Bloomfield, devoted hours to the very difficult task of selecting 87 entries from the nearly 300 submitted. They were assisted by the many Cary Photographic Artists members who volunteered time to assist with all the preparation, data entry, receiving and hanging of the show.
Overall Cash Awards of $2,275 keep interest in this show high. Best of Show receives $500. The 1stPlace Award in each category (Color and Black&White) is $350. 2nd Place Awards are $250 each and 3rd Place Awards are $150 each. Four Honorable Mentions are awarded at $50 each. A $25 Peoples Choice award is given on the evening of the Exhibit Reception.
The Exhibit Reception will be held Friday, Dec. 2nd, 6 to 8 pm, in Room 302 at the Cary Senior Center. Come visit to see wonderful work by local talent and meet the photographers. You may start seeing the world around you in a whole new light.
Above, winner of “Best in Show” photo titled Shoshone Building #2 by Joe Lipka
Joe Lipka, Shoshone Building #2, Best In Show
Wayne Dockery, Anonymous Tobacco, 1st Place/Color
Harry O’Connor, Rag Time Detailing, 2nd Place/Color
Don Lutter, Spot With Hooded Figure, 3rd Place/Color
Ashley Hutchinson, Procrastination, HM/Color
Michael Ligett, Round Pond Dory, HM/Color
Joe Lipka, Shoshone Building #3, 1st Place/B&W
Brooke Meyer, Understudy, 2nd Place/B&W
JJ Raia, Foggy Morning, Spruce Run, 3rd Place/B&W
William C. Walker, One South, HM/B&W
Bruce Melkowits, Line Up, HM/B&W