9th Annual Fine Art Photography Competition & Exhibit
Herndon, VA – ArtSpace Herndon is pleased to present the 9thAnnual Fine Art Photography Exhibit featuring finalists in the annual Fine Art Photography Competition. Renowned photographer and competition judge Rahshia Sawyer chose 37 photographs from nearly 150 submitted to the competition by 77 professional and amateur photographers in Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and West Virginia. These photographers show how a group of artists with a range of themes and skills can be brought together to exhibit work ranging from whimsical digital collages to realistic black and white prints to colorful abstract images, into one spectacular exhibit.
The finalists’ photographs will be on display in the Post Gallery February 13 through March 31, 2018. Rashia Sawyer will announce the winners during the Awards Reception on February 24, 2018, 7 to 9 p.m., when $1,700.00 in cash prizes will be awarded. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at the reception.
We welcome Rahshia Sawyer as our judge for the annual ArtSpace Herndon Fine Art Photography competition and exhibit. Rahshia Sawyer is a conceptual photographer based in the Washington DC area. She was the 2012 recipient of the Contemporary Talents award from France’s François Schneider Foundation. Exhibited in the 2012 Inaugural Dublin Biennial, her photographs and installations have been included in numerous group shows in Canada, England, France, Ireland, Spain, and the United States. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Foundation François Schneider, and Radford University Museum. More recently, she was a 2015 Trawick semi-finalist, a 2015 Finalist in the 8th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and received an honorable mention at the 2015 Fine Art Photography Awards. Rahshia received her MFA from George Mason University in Virginia, and her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington DC. Her current projects examine relationships between beauty and humanity and its balanced (or imbalanced) interaction between reality and fantasy.
The finalist photographers are:
Sarah C. Berg
Craig P. Beyers
Evan Michio Cantwell
Ellen M. Martin
Gregory Conrad McCracken
Mary Ann Setton
Image: Fine Art Photography Awards Reception, 2017
Event Details: On Display February 13, 2018 – March 31, 2018. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7-9 pm. Some of the art will be available for purchase.