The award winners of the 2018 NCCA-Artsplace Statewide Photography Competition were announced on Saturday, May 5 at the exhibit reception. Photographers and their families and community members waited in anticipation as the first, second, third place winners were announced, as well as the two honorable mention winners.The competition is an annual event that exhibits and acknowledges some of the finest photographers in the state of Michigan. The exhibit and awards this year were selected by Paul Petersen, a professional photographer from Grand Marais.
Award winners are: 1st Place – Diane Zoellmer of Whitehall for “Agave Watermarks and Prickles”, 2nd Place – Justin Stubleski of Muskegon for “Light Just Before Dawn”, 3rd Place – Lisa Medendorp of Muskegon for “No One Can Save Her”, Honorable Mention – Brian Kainulainen of Scottville for “Ikwesen Awakening”, and Honorable Mention – Mark Andrews of Newaygo for “If You Love Someone, Let Them Nose It".
This interesting exhibit is a must-see and everyone is encouraged to stop in and take a stroll around the many photographs on display through June 2. NCCA-Artsplace is located at 13 E. Main Street in downtown Fremont. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., with Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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