Indian River Photo Club print exhibition winners announced

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Indian River Photo Club’s 2014 Juried Print Exhibition is now on display in the Patten Community Gallery at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. The exhibition will be open to the public through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.

Fifty photographic prints will be on view. The prints 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.

The jury consisted of Louis Ciszek, retired professional photographer and photography instructor; Wallace Weeks, professional travel photographer whose images are represented and distributed by 26 stock agencies that are headquartered in 14 countries; and Lila Blakeslee, a managing partner and fine artist of 14th Gallery in Vero Beach. Blakeslee has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from North Texas State University and her art work centers around her professional equestrian career. They judged 125 entries.

Ribbons were awarded as follows:

People Category:

1st place: Erica Masterson; Refuge

2nd place: Erica Masterson; The Keeper

3rd place: Arlene Willnow; Evil Jester

Honorable Mention: Jacob Maresca; Windows of the Soul

Nature-flora Category:

1st place: Arlene Willnow; Bee in a Sweet Pea

2nd place: J R Williams; Twice as Nice

3rd place: Don Schuster; Morning Light

Nature-fauna Category:

1st place: George Bolis; American Lady Butterfly

2nd place: Arlene Willnow; Sad Little Fellow

3rd place: Mike Ricciardi; Hawkfish on a Coral Perch

Honorable Mention: Mike Ricciardi; Pink Squat Lobster

Honorable Mention: Charles Newman; Amur Leopard

Honorable Mention: Ginger Shoun; Blush

Still Life Category:

1st place: Rene Donars; Sunrise at the Winery

2nd place: George Bolis; Broken, But Just as Sweet

3rd place: Donna Green

Scapes Category:

1st place: Nancy Alderman; Celestial Trilogy

2nd place: Linda Leonard; On the Rocks

3rd place: Roger Sobkowiak; Riverwalk

Honorable Mention: Charles Kellington; Yucca Plant

Honorable Mention: Lou Lower; Caravan Petra

Honorable Mention: Lou Lower; First Frost of Fall

Special Techniques:

1st place: Maria Heffernan; A Cat in the Moon

2nd place: Betsy McKean; Tapestry

3rd place: Jo Zaza; Honor Thy Neighbor

Honorable Mention: Barbara duPont; Vortex

Open Category:

1st place: Linda Leonard; An Eye For Wyeth

2nd place: Jim Cohoe; A God Picture

3rd place: William Lord; Light Currents and Eddies

Honorable Mention: Lauralee McKay; Odyessy

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