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9th Annual Fine Art Photography Exhibit

Serpentine Vapors at Yosemite by William Toti,   2017 First Place Winner

9th Annual Fine Art Photography Competition & Exhibit

Herndon, VA – ArtSpace Herndon is pleased to present the 9thAnnual Fine Art Photography Exhibit featuring finalists in the annual Fine Art Photography Competition. Renowned photographer and competition judge Rahshia Sawyer chose 37 photographs from nearly 150 submitted to the competition by 77 professional and amateur photographers in Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and West Virginia. These photographers show how a group of artists with a range of themes and skills can be brought together to exhibit work ranging from whimsical digital collages to realistic black and white prints to colorful abstract images, into one spectacular exhibit.

The finalists’ photographs will be on display in the Post Gallery February 13 through March 31, 2018. Rashia Sawyer will announce the winners during the Awards Reception on February 24, 2018, 7 to 9 p.m., when $1,700.00 in cash prizes will be awarded. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at the reception.

We welcome Rahshia Sawyer as our judge for the annual ArtSpace Herndon Fine Art Photography competition and exhibit. Rahshia Sawyer is a conceptual photographer based in the Washington DC area. She was the 2012 recipient of the Contemporary Talents award from France’s François Schneider Foundation. Exhibited in the 2012 Inaugural Dublin Biennial, her photographs and installations have been included in numerous group shows in Canada, England, France, Ireland, Spain, and the United States. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Foundation François Schneider, and Radford University Museum. More recently, she was a 2015 Trawick semi-finalist, a 2015 Finalist in the 8th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and received an honorable mention at the 2015 Fine Art Photography Awards. Rahshia received her MFA from George Mason University in Virginia, and her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington DC. Her current projects examine relationships between beauty and humanity and its balanced (or imbalanced) interaction between reality and fantasy.

The finalist photographers are:

Sarah C. Berg

Craig P. Beyers

William Brozy

Evan Michio Cantwell

Joe Ditchett

Barry Dunn

RG Edmonson

Robert Fawcett

Reggie Forster

Bob Friedman

Willa Friedman

Judy Guenther

Nicol Hockett

Deborah Lash

Ellen M. Martin

Gregory Conrad McCracken

Dave Mentzer

Jeff Miller

Judy Morse

Terri Parent

Jean-Pierre Pia

Terry Rowe

Alejandro Saenz

Sarah Salomon

David Segal

Mary Ann Setton

Jim Turner

Richard Weiblinger

Seneca Wells

Steven Welti

Steven White

Image: Fine Art Photography Awards Reception, 2017


Event Details: On Display February 13, 2018 March 31, 2018. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7-9 pm. Some of the art will be available for purchase.


Earlier Event: February 10
Elden Street Tea Shop & Board Games