Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shutterbugs Win Awards

Five Shutterbugs attended the Georgia National Fair in Perry on Monday, October 12th: Harolyn Castleberry, Dianne Kelly, Joan Phillips, Brenda Fayard, and Johnnie Ann Gaskill. The Fair will be open through October 18th. For more information, please visit Photo by Valerie McFadden

According to Alan Thiese, Photography Chairman at the Georgia National Fair, 848 entries were received in the Beginner Division (672 color and 226 monochrome), 429 entries in the Advanced Division (282 color and 148 monochrome), and 194 in the Open (Professional) Division (117 color and 77 monochrome). Therefore, receiving a ribbon of any kind out of a field of that many excellent photos is indeed a HUGE honor. So, congratulations are certainly in order for the following Shutterbugs:

Anna Mary Ellerbee--one 4th and one 6th place ribbon
Bonny Shockley—four 6th place
Gordon Brown—one 3rd place
Harolyn Castleberry—two 1st place
Johnnie Gaskill—one 1st place
Marcia Edwards—one 3rd place
Marcia Fisher—one 2nd and one 5th
Marji Davis-Williams—one 3rd and one 4th
Melba Brown, one 2nd, one 3rd, and one 5th

Sherry Kunde received a 2nd place award for an image she entered into The Rock Ranch’s photography contest held on October 10th and Melba Brown received a 3rd place award.

Monday, October 12, 2009

West Central Georgia Shutterbugs in SlowExposures

Two members of the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs were juried into SlowExposures 2009, a yearly photography exhibit celebrating photography of the rural south. Linda Best and Fawne DeRosia each had one photograph chosen out of 641 entries submitted from across the nation. Linda's photo of a magnolia bloom titled, "Radiance" and
Fawne's photo of a farm chicken titled, "Through the Fence" were among the 93 photos displayed at the Historic Candler Field Museum in Williamson, Georgia. Since 2003, SlowExposures has attracted many photography lovers to rural Pike County and has raised funds for the Pike Historic Preservation.

The WCG Shutterbugs are always on the lookout to promote their many creative skills and have created a scarecrow to exhibit in the "Scarecrows in the Garden Celebration" at the UGA Griffin Campus Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia. Scarecrows from many civic groups in the area will be on display from October 12th to October 25th.

The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs will meet on Tuesday, October 13th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) Gallery and Gift Shop, located next door to the Ritz Theater on the courthouse square in Thomaston. Photos that were entered into the first club-sponsored photo contest will be projected onto the wall so that Shutterbugs can discuss what "works" in each photograph. Conversation will center around composition, color theory, and other elements of photography.

Photo by Harolyn Castleberry.