2018 Statewide Photography Competition Exhibit

Our goal is to exhibit and acknowledge the finest photographers in the State of Michigan and encourage greater growth and achievement in the photographic community. This is a juried competition. Selected works will be exhibited and among them will be the honor of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mentions receiving ribbons and cash awards ($250, $150, $100, $50). Our goal is to exhibit and acknowledge the finest photographers in the State of Michigan and encourage greater growth and achievement in the photographic community. This is a juried competition. Selected works will be exhibited and among them will be the honor of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mentions receiving ribbons and cographer living in Grand Marais, Michigan. Although landscape and nature photography are his recent focus, he has an extensive body of work in architectural, lifestyle, maternity and portrait photography. Petersen has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Resource Management and Biology, adding a love of nature to his work. In 2011 Petersen was the Artist in Residence for the National Park Service in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, has received numerous awards and been exhibited at galleries, art fairs and exhibitions throughout Michigan.

We had a great turnout for the 2018 Statewide Photography Competition! Thank you Paul Petersen for judging, and for all the artists who came out to see the show and support each other. A big thank you to Carol Marie Pellegrini who came all the way from Escanaba to participate! She wins the award for photographs submitted from the furthest distance!

NCCA-Artsplace Photography Competition Award Winners
The award winners of the 2018 NCCA-Artsplace Statewide Photography Competition were announced on Saturday, May 5 at the exhibit reception. Photographers and their families and
community members waited in anticipation as the first, second, third place winners were announced, as well as the two honorable mention winners.
The competition is an annual event that exhibits and acknowledges some of the finest photographers in the state of Michigan. The exhibit and awards this year were selected by Paul Petersen, a professional photographer from Grand Marais.
Award winners are: 1st Place – Diane Zoellmer of Whitehall for “Agave Watermarks and Prickles”,
2nd Place – Justin Stubleski of Muskegon for “Light Just Before Dawn”, 3rd Place – Lisa Medendorp of Muskegon for “No One Can Save Her”, Honorable Mention – Brian Kainulainen of Scottville for “Ikwesen Awakening”, and Honorable Mention – Mark Andrews of Newaygo for “If You Love Someone, Let Them Nose It”.

Mark Andrews
Jack Taylor
Jane Stroschin
Lisa Jahr
Melissa Kenney
Lisa Medendorp
Carol Marie Pellegrini
Henry L. Droski
Collen Hall
Rose Friend
Sharon Deur
Katie Day-Schirmer
Gail Howarth
Kimberly Pierce
Barb Lowry
Carl Luther
Lisa Edwards
Christine Osterman
Steven Blair
Janice Stone
Diane Zoellmer
Brian Kainulainen
Deborah Chrystal
Robyn Chase
Becky Tuuk
Justin Stubleski

This interesting exhibit is a must-see and everyone is encouraged to stop in and take a stroll around the many photographs on display through June 2. NCCA-Artsplace is located at 13 E. Main Street in downtown Fremont. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., with
Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Mirrored Word on Wood with Tracy Kehr September 28 and October 5

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m. September 28, October 5
Class Fee: $45($40 Members) Ages 16 – Adult
Add some glitz to your home with this 9”x 24” whitewashed wood sign with mirrored or even stained glass mosaic lettering. In this class students will learn to cut glass and then adhere the pieces to the background wood. Choose from the words “Love”, “Hope”, or another word that will fit the space.

NCCA-Artsplace Statewide Photography Competition Deadline: April 13

NCCA-Artsplace 2017 Statewide Photography Competition:

Our goal is to exhibit and acknowledge the finest photographers in the State of Michigan and encourage greater growth and achievement in the photographic community. This is a juried competition. Selected works will be exhibited and among them will be the honor of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mentions receiving ribbons and cash awards ($250, $150, $100, $50).

Juror: Anthony Thompson

Anthony Thompson is Professor of Photography in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he is a former Director of the school and is now head of the school’s photography program. He earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of Dallas and an M.F.A. in Photography from Washington University in Saint Louis. A native of Colorado, he has lived and worked in Rome, Italy as a freelance photographer, and has previously worked as a photographer in several mid-west commercial advertising studios.
Anthony’s personal photographic work has been included in numerous juried exhibitions nationally and internationally, including several one and two-person exhibitions at university and commercial galleries. His recent work has included a documentary project on nuclear weapons facilities in the American west, and a series of work in photogravure and other alternative processes that combines photography, printmaking, and sculpture. His work is included in several collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago-Midwest Photographer’s Project, the Wisconsin State Historical Society, the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum collection in Colorado, in addition to several university and private collections. His photographs have been published in Vision Magazine, High Country News, View Camera magazine, Camera and Darkroom magazine, and in academic journals.

Timeline

Entries Due – Thursday, April 13, 8:00 p.m.
Acceptance Notification – April 20
Exhibit Opens – April 26
Reception and Awards – Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Exhibit Closes – May 20
Pick-up All Work by June 10

Entry Guidelines

• Must be Michigan resident, 18 or older, to submit work.
• Work must be framed and ready to display or finished appropriately.
• All photographic processes are accepted.
• NCCA reserves the right to decline artwork for any reason.
• Accepted work may be placed for sale during the exhibit.
• A 30% commission is charged on all sales during exhibit.
• Each eligible photographer may submit up to two photographs.
• All entries must be delivered to NCCA by April 13, 8:00 p.m.
• Entry labels must be firmly affixed to the back of the entries.
• Please indicate the photographic process in your description. For example, 35 mm, digital, medium format, silver gelatin, sepia tone, etc.
• Do not submit prints that have been previously exhibited at NCCA-Artsplace.
• Work may be shipped, include pre-paid return shipping labels if you would like us to return work.
• The NCCA will take every precaution to ensure protection of artwork, however, we will not be responsible for any loss, damage or theft.
• Any artwork left after June 10 may become property of NCCA unless other arrangements have been made.
• Send or drop off completed entry form, framed work and include a payment made to NCCA for the non-refundable entry fee of $25 Member or $30 Non-Member, to:

2017 Statewide Photo Competition
Newaygo County Council for the Arts
13 East Main St. Fremont, MI 49412

2017 NCCA-Artsplace Statewide Photography Competition Application