Sunday, November 5, 2017

CNY photographers shine

Gallery 54 guests and CNY Photo Expo entrants gather for
this year's awards presentation.
The opening for this year's edition of Gallery 54's CNY Photo Expo turned out to be a rousing event. Right from the 5 pm start the gallery was jam packed with photographers, friends, family and no one knows how many others excited to see the annual exposition.

This year's expo was designed to mirror Gallery 54's focus on showcasing Central New York art and artists.  In addition, the gallery reached-out to three noted CNY photographers – Phil Spitz, Norm Schillawaski, and Chris Murray – as judges. They had more than a hundred entries to review before selecting the images for this year's month-long exposition.
First Prize Winner Rachael Thompson receives her award.

Another new wrinkle was the addition of cash prizes. Teresa Letkiewicz walked away with the $150 grand prize for her photo of Syracuse University's Dick Clark Studios. Rachael Thompson was on hand with her parents and twin sister to claim her First Prize check of $100 for an image titled "Keeping it Clean." Sue Armstrong's photo captured at a recent "Syracuse Air Show" earned her a Second Place check for $75 and the Third Place prize was accepted by Sherry Dans for an image she titled "Homer Rainbow" along with its $50 check.

Teresa Letkiewicz receives her Grand Prize check for
an image taken at the Dick Clark Studios on Syracuse
The Expo will continue until November 28 so everyone still has time to enjoy this year's exposition.

Then the gallery will begin to make room for the very special wildlife photography of Skaneateles Photographer/Artist Diana Whiting, this year's guest artist for December.

Looking ahead to the opening for her show put December 1 on your schedule.

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