|Gallery 54 guests and CNY Photo Expo entrants gather for|
this year's awards presentation.
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
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.