Dec 28, 2016
Twice a year in February and August Tehachapi Valley Arts Association celebrates and showcases our local photographers at their best. This month the walls at Gallery ‘N’ Gifts are filled to capacity with 172 photos submitted by 53 photographers for the 9th annual TVAA Photo Contest. On First Friday February 6th winners were announced during a First Friday reception with music, food and plenty of camera talk.
Best of Show Winner was Heather Tingley with her entry in the People category titled “Joyful Innocence”.
Other winning ribbons were given in the following categories:
Animals: 1. Arden Howell, 2. Gale Caldwell, 3. Cheryl Esquivel, Honorable Mentions Diana Fifer, Dago V
Black & White: 1. Dennis Cowden, 2. Nelson Gonzalez Amado, 3. Austin Miller, Honorable Mentions Ritchie Roesch, Diana Palmer
Details & Macros: 1. Susan Kohkonen, 2. Gale Caldwell, 3. Arden Howell, Honorable Mentions Sam Lysse, Nelson Gonzalez Amado
Digital Darkroom: Diana Palmer, 2. Susan Kohkonen, 3. Jan Alford, Gail Martin, Thomas Medaris
Flowers: 1. Gail Martin, 2. Deanna Brown, 3. Deanna Brown
Landscape & Nature: 1. Heather Tingley, 2. Diana Fifer, 3. Dylan Arbaut, Honorable Mentions Heather Tingley, Savannah Miranda, Dennis Cowden
People: 1. Heather Tingley, 2. Dylan Arbaut, 3. Vincent Hernandez, Honorable Mentions Diana Palmer
Tehachapi: 1. Dylan Arbaut, 2. Heather Tingley, 3. DJ Judkins, Honorable Mentions Kumbe Sadler, Vincent Hernandez
Travel & Architecture: 1. Nelson Gonzalez Amado, 2. Norma McClean, 3. Karen Schoen, Honorable Mentions Linda Oliver, Norma McClean, Virginia Walker
Youth Photography: 1. Kiera Judkins, 2. Grace Miller, 3. Grace Miller, Honorable Mentions Madison Marty, Grace Miller Samantha Storm
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