Completed it gave a fairly accurate view of the growth of the competition and the quality of submissions starting in 2002. The year Andy Scott's Wrapped Turkeys won 1st prize was a year of big change. A lovely little reception was held where I spoke about the history of the winners since 2002 and the jurors from around the country that have driven the show to new highs.
This year Julian Cox and Brett Abbott former and present curators of the photography department at The High Museum were the jurors.Their talk on Sunday afternoon was a moment that will be remembered for a long time to come.They explained in details some of their choices and how in most juried competition you never get to see a body of work by the submitting artists.And the surprise when seeing the prints for the first time.
Maybe someone taped it and you will see it on You-tube.
The weekend was filled with usual events portfolio reviews and talks and food ,waiting and watching humming birds.
|John Oetgen Black Bunny courtesy of The Hagedorn Foundation Gallery|
|Donna Rosser un wrapping images in The Whiskey Bonding Barn Zebulon GA|
|Donna Rosser unwrapping images in The Whiskey Bonding Barn Zebulon GA|
by Marilyn Rogers
|Laying out mages of past winners in The Whiskey Bonding Barn Zebulon GA|
|With Don Rodgers hanging photographs in The Whiskey Bonding Barn Zebulon GA|
|Behind The Curtains Mrs Sue McG;othin|