Juried Photography exhibit 2020

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Congratulations to our Award Winners!

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Best in Show Photograph: Craig Caldwell, Beached

We would like to acknowledge and thank The Peoples Bank of Kent & Queen Anne's Counties, Breese Sailmakers and Cinnamon By The Bay Hotel in Rock Hall for sponsoring the photography awards.

River Arts Juried Photography Online Exhibit 2020 

Photography is a broad documentary and artistic discipline. Photographic images inform, teach, and inspire the viewer. The images that are produced, including for journalism, documentation of street life, sports photography, close up macro photography, wide angle shots of landscapes, examination of the beauty of nature, model and fashion and portraiture and of course wedding photography affect us in different ways. Each of these fields adds to our human experience and the photography born from the diverse visions of photographers is a distinct art form.  

In this Juried Exhibition, we would like to see the artistic vision of your image. We would like you to use your photographic skills to produce an image that brings something to tell us, inspire us or surprise us. So, use your skills of composition and the use of light and dark, empty space, contrast, focus, background, elements of art and design to generate an artistic image that speaks to us all.  

We solicit excellent digital photographs that respect your field of photographic interest with a limit of two submissions. Framing and presentation for hanging is not necessary, since it is a virtual digital show. There will be a selection process and the final selections for prizes will be made by an independent judge.  

The judge will choose a Best in Show ($150), Second ($100) and Third ($50) prize with monetary awards and award Honorable Mention to selected fields of photography. There will also be a “People’s Choice” Award from viewers of the show who can vote on their favorite photos.

William Trainor - Curator

"Practicing Pulmonary Medicine led me from Washington DC to Chicago and then to Chestertown, Maryland in 2001.Photography has been a hobby of mine throughout much of that time, although I haven’t always had time to practice it. The combination of technology with artistic vision makes photography an interesting hobby. Film was born from advances in Chemistry and Optics in the 19th century, and digital photography adds the newer technologies of digital and internet science along with amazing miniaturization of sensors and optics. Smartphones are now capable cameras. Whatever you use to shoot photos there is an artistic intent that inspires us. With that in mind I joined the River Arts Photo Club and have submitted works to almost every exhibition at River Arts."

Judge: Linda Roy Walls

In 2020, Linda Roy Walls marked 50 years of photography. She began her craft carrying a Canon 35mm camera that her father used during his first two of three Army combat tours in Viet Nam. She primarily photographs on the Eastern Shore, but has had the good fortune to travel, photographing in eight other countries and across the United States. Linda shoots a variety of subjects and has won numerous awards on a local and national level. Her photograph of an elderly woman from the lower Eastern Shore earned her first place from the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts “ About Faces” photo contest in 2016. Prior to earning this award, Linda was named as a finalist three times in the annual Adkins Arboretum art show. One of her landscape photographs on metal was named “Best in Show” at the 2013 Dorchester Center for the Arts Annual Members Show. She has been invited to showcase her wildlife photographs at several prestigious venues to include the Maritime Museum, Easton’s Waterfowl Festival and the Ward Museum’s International Wildlife Carving Competition in Ocean City, Maryland. Her photographs have been featured in numerous publications to include the Tidewater Times magazine, Lava (Ironman) magazine, the Smithsonian Magazine website, Washington College Magazine, WHCP’s Annual Calendar, Wiki Monuments, and several National Wildlife Federation newsletters. On two occasions Linda’s backyard bird photos have earned the People’s Choice Award in the annual Cornell Lab of Ornithology Photography Contest. Linda’s work can be viewed online at www.lindaroywalls.com or in Chestertown at her vintage and image gallery, Photographs & Memories, located on 308 Park Row.


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