First off, we would like to thank everybody from the Hutchinson community for all the support and encouragement for our Annual Showcase this past Tuesday. We work hard throughout the year, and are glad that you enjoy the evening. It’s so great to see so many from the area come out to see our photography.
We had around 120 photos on display between about 20 photographers. Every year we have judges that come in and critique the photos. They give out first, second, third, honorable mention, and Judge’s choice awards prior to the Showcase opening to the public. During the show the public is invited to vote on a People’s Choice award.
First and People’s Choice: “One World” by Andrea Markworth (also received a Judge’s choice)
Second: “Trompe l’oeil” by Nancy Rodeberg
Third: “Historic Flatiron” by Andrea Markworth
Honorable Mention: “Church Cross” by Roger Peck
First: “Cape May Warbler” by Kristine Leuze
Second: “Good Morning” by Kelli Rusch
Third: “Snowy Owl” by Kristine Leuze
Honorable Mention and People’s Choice: “Three Musketeers” by Julie Schmidt
First and People’s Choice: “Classic Canon” by Julie S
Second: “School Desk” by Linda Baysinger Peck
Third: “Spoon” by Kelli Rusch
Honorable Mention: “In Awe of Autumn” by Janet Meier
First: “Sailboats” by Zak Lakovic
Second: “Butterfly” by Cindy Teichert
Third: “Spinning World” by Andrea
Honorable Mention: “Focused” by Janet Meier
People’s Choice: “Spring Thaw” by Barb Rieger
First and tied People’s Choice: “Professor Doolittles” by Julie Schmidt
Second: “Fireman” by Zak Lakovic
Third and tied People’s Choice: Knight by Linda Baysinger Peck
Honorable Mention: “Cole” Cindy Teichert
First and Judge’s Choice: “Frosty Day”by Kristine Leuze
Second: “Tranquil Treat by Janet Meier
Third and People’ Choice: “Winter’s Coming” by Roman Bloemke
Honorable Mention: “Wheat Field” by Kristine Leuze
First: “Dew Jewels” by Nancy Rodeberg
Second: “Summer Lilies” by Leslie Baumann
Third and Judges’ Choice: “Trees Fog Abstract” by Roger Peck
Honorable Mention: “Glass Abstract” by Linda Baysinger Peck
This year we also included a critique session for the photographers to come in and ask the judges about their Showcase pieces. This give the photographers a chance to hear what the judges enjoyed about their photographs and what they may need to work on in the future. This helps us keep growing as artists.
We would like to thank Dave Johnson from National Camera Exchange, Lisa Crayford from Country Gallery, and Dennis Nelson from Nelson Photography for coming out to this year’s judges. We would also like to thank Gaelic harpist Ann Heymann and her guests for playing throughout the Showcase.
If you missed the Showcase on Opening Night, you can view some selected works that will remain up in the Hutchinson Center for the Arts until November 26th.
Interested in joining the Hutchinson Photography Club? Our next meeting will be December 16th. It is our holiday potluck, so bring something to share and we’ll talk photography.
See you all during next year’s Showcase!