Awards

Best in Show

Sponsored by an anonymous donor



"I Am Who I Am" by Bonnie McCaffery

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Second Place Sponsored by Maureen & Gerald Hanifan


"Dogwood" by Joy Schmitz

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Category Award - Landscape

The Ronald Toner Memorial Award Sponsored by William Toner



"Cliff Hanger" by Marv Kaminsky

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Category Award - Cityscape / Architecture

The Elizabeth Toner Memorial Award sponsored by William Toner



“Shield SA” by Peter Kopher

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Category Award - Fauna / Flora

The Harry H. Haworth Memorial Award Sponsored by Linda Swentzel



Everlasting Love by Deborah Stevenson

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Category Award - People / Pets

The Theodora May Peters Award



Sponsored by an anonymous donor

“UH—OH” by Leesa Beckmann

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Category Award - Still Life

Sponsored by an anonymous donor



Pool Table by Rich Swenson

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Category Award - Open

sponsored by an anonymous donor



Walking With Monet by Miroslav Vrzala

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Our Judge's Biography -  Joe Guerriero

A professional photographer for more than four decades, Joe Guerriero operates a small commercial studio out of his home in Fredon, New Jersey with clients that have included Barnes & Noble, M&M Mars, Zurich North America, Selective Ins., Poland Spring, and Samsung, among others. His first love, however, is travel/documentary photography. His work has appeared in publications including Sports Illustrated, Family Circle, Photo District News, and many trade publications. Joe has completed international photo projects in Pakistan, Turkey, Cuba and Italy. In addition to being an adjunct instructor of photography at Sussex County Community College and Peters Valley School of Craft, his work has been featured at several national galleries; and he has completed his first feature documentary film about the U.S. embargo on Cuba, Curtain of Water, which has aired on PBS and at many festivals including the The Havana Film Festival as well as at several universities, and organizations. For the past five years he has lead photography trips to Cuba, Bhutan and Tuscany.

Judge’s Statement

When I was asked to be the judge of this year’s SCAHC Xpose, I thought it would be an opportunity to use my experience, knowledge, insight and emotions to choose the images that touched me. Little did I expect to find the experience so challenging due to the amazing array of color, texture, line and wonderful content. The range of images was striking and complete, from simple portraits to architectural marvels, to powerful landscapes and flora, to creatures large and small. I found that my selection for “Best in Show” surprised even me. The complexity and beauty of the image forced me to stare at it and invited me to fall delightfully into its story and mystique. The superior lighting, photo-manipulation, and conception were particular traits that pulled me in and influenced my decision-making. The “Second Best in Show” was almost the opposite of the “Best in Show” due to its simplistic beauty and detail. It possessed a true feeling of Japanese or Chinese painting that was delicate yet precise. I sensed that much care was taken in its execution and display. As a lover of the craft of photography, I am happy to say that this show proved that the medium is alive and well in Sussex County, NJ.

Joe Guerriero

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