The Allegany Arts Council hosts its 5th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition (ANPCE) April 6-27, 2019. The exhibition melds the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers.
The juried show distributed $5,000 in prize money at the public opening on Saturday, April 6, including $1,500 for Best of Show.
Robin Dintiman captured Best in Show for Annadelle Oaks, which offered a glimpse of the recent wildfires in California with a shot of live oak trees before and after the fires. Other awards were as follows:
First Place Color: Teta on the Deck by Jillian MacMaster
Second Place Color: Quarries 10 by Raphael Warshaw
Third Place Color: Hampshire County Fair, 2018 by Edward DeWitt
First Place Monochrome: Selena Night by Cesar De La Cruz
Second Place Monochrome: Spooked by Kristina Butler
Third Place Monochrome: Untitled by Anastasia Davis
First Place Experimental: First Class Moving and Storage by Sara Drower
Second Place Experimental: Willamette Falls by Mark Eifert
Third Place Experimental: Persistence by Linda Agar-Hendrix
Dan Leers, Curator of Photography with the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. PA, served as the 2019 ANCPE juror.
Prior to joining Carnegie Museum of Art in May 2015, Leers was an independent curator in New York City and a curatorial advisor to the 2013 Venice Biennale. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. During his tenure at MoMA, Leers organized the exhibition New Photography 2011: Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali.
Leers graduated with a BA from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and an MA from Columbia University. Since arriving in Pittsburgh, Leers has curated Strength in Numbers: Photography in Groups and William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography.
Youth Photo Boot Camp: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Exhibition Dates: April 6-27, 2019
Public Opening & Awards: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Gallery Walk & Talk: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Improve Your Photos: Saturday, April 27, 2019
This exhibition would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you to the following sponsors:
Sam & Pam Griffith
Martin & Gale Heavner
Sandra K. Saville
Doug Schwab & Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab
Patricia Hilton & Frank Fotia
Kim & Marion Leonard
Dave & Meg Romero
Ben Osten & Keith Broome
Richard & Sherry Schmitt
Adams Family Funeral Home
Chayo de Chavez
Jen & Eric Delaney
Manhattan Golf & Gallery
Mark & Sue Moessinger
Ann Townsell & Gary Phillips
Special thanks to our Photography Committee for another year of excellent work!