Indian River Photo Club Juried Exhibition on view at Museum

VERO BEACH — The Indian River Photo Club’s annual 2011 Juried Print Exhibition will be on view in the Patricia M. Patten Community Gallery (formerly the Studio Gallery) in the Hazel Education Wing of the Vero Beach Museum of Art from Saturday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. The exhibition of these talented area photographers is free and open to the public.

Fifty photographic prints are on display. They are the work of members of the Indian River Photo Club as well as non-members, both professional and amateur. Pictures are grouped in seven categories: People, Nature-Flora, Nature-Fauna, Scapes, Still Life, Special Techniques, and Open.

A jury consisting of Marilyn Cook, photography instructor at Brevard Community College with degrees in fine art photography and photography, Louis Ciszek, a retired professional photographer and photography instructor, and Aric Attas, instructor of creativity, art, photography, web design, and photographic history. Attas also has a Masters of Fine Art in photography and has worked as a commercial photographer since 1987. These individuals were selected to judge the 153 entries.

Ribbons were awarded as follows:

People Category:

1st place – Jim Riley, Girl with the Pearl Earring; 2nd place – Earl Evans, Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving; and 3rd place – Courtney McKenzie, If Looks Could Kill.

Nature-flora Category:

1st place – Shelly Stang, Translucence; 2nd place – Andrea Geldres, Trilogy; 3rd place – Mary Lou Christy, Magical Summer Dew Drops; and Merit Awards – Debbie Garber, New Beginnings and Tom Smoyer, Green Spider on a Sunflower.

Nature-fauna Category:

1st place – Mike Ricciardi, Pink Anemone Fish; 2nd place – Ron Bielefeld, Snail Kite; 3rd place – Ursula Dubrick, Coming Up for Air; and Merit Awards – Juanita Baker, My Country Tis of Thee; Ron Bielefeld, Ring Necked Duck; and Susan King, Pelican Wrap.

Scapes Category:

1st place – Edwin Link, Wind and Sleet at Sunrise; 2nd place – Billy Ocker, Stormy Sebastian; 3rd place – Charles Kellington, The Mormon Barn; and Merit Award – Richard Baker, Contrast in Fall.

Still Life Category:

1st place – Sarah Kappel, Cusco Wares; 2nd place – Donna Green, Masterful Arts; 3rd place – Barbara du Pont, Evais Work is Never Done; and Merit Award – George Bollis, Jr., Crayons, Ribbons, and Flowers.

Special Techniques Category:

1st place – Tom Smoyer, Regal Beagle; 2nd place – Earl Evans, The River of Life; 3rd place – Betsy McKean, Converging Containers; and Merit Awards – Patricia Corapi, Happy Skimmer, and Jim Riley, Flaming Wheel.

Open Category:

1st place – Lisa Willnow, Floating Feather; 2nd place – Jim Cohoe, Mill-End Mystery; 3rd place – Kim Hunt, Imprisoned by my Shadows; and Merit Award – Jim Cohoe, Bay City Reading Room.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is located in Riverside Park, Vero Beach. Exhibitions are open to the public Monday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Museum programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council of Arts and Culture. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.


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