Winning entries in Fran Achen photo competition on view

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Staff | July 22, 2014

WHITEWATER--Visitors to the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center have until Sunday, July 27 to see the work by amateur and professional photographers-including winning entries--in the fifth annual Fran Achen Photography Competition.

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays at the center, located at 402 W. Main St. in Whitewater. Admission is free.

Achen was a long-time Whitewater resident, teacher, and local photographer, best remembered for his photographic collection which chronicles the history of Whitewater.

"The Fran Achen contest is an excellent opportunity for photographers of all ages to follow in the tradition of artistic excellence established by one of Whitewater's most revered and respected resident artists," said Mark McPhail, president of the Whitewater Arts Alliance. "Each year we see an amazing range of subjects and aesthetic perspectives from local and regional photographers, from wildlife to portraiture work, that help to tell this story of this remarkable community and its residents. The exhibition is a fitting tribute to a man whom our community remembers not only as a photographer, but as a teacher, historian, and friend.”

Winners in the competition, including categories and prizes, are:
  First Place:  Hogan Alexander, “Morning in the Woods" $25
  Second Place:  Marissa Mueller, “Mim the Parakeet" $15
  Third Place:  Cambell Alexander, “The Wishing Dandelion" $10
  First Place:  Kimberly Powell-Farage, “Baby Bird" $25
  Second Place:  Jordan Wiesen, “Sparrow" $15
  Third Place:  Joseph Creanza, “Home Sedona Home" $10
Adult Amateur
  First Place:  Carol Anne Maveety, “Under a Familiar Sun" $100
  Second Place:  Ed Stried, “Seasonal Shadings" $50
  Third Place:  Amanda Fincutter, “Abandoned" $25
Adult Accomplished
  First Place:  Jeff McDonald, “Urban Light" $100
  Second Place:  Everett Long, “Bleeding Heart, Unfocused Tulip" $50
  Third Place:  Deborah Blackwell, “Untitled (image #1, single bird)"  $25

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