The Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition attracted photographers from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Prominent Maryland photographer Mike Morgan judged the contest and selected the winners from more than 250 entries. Prizes were announced at an awards ceremony held on August 16.
Winners are as follows . . .
BEST IN SHOW Charles Riter, Easton MD “Sunrise at the Wharf”
Second Place Coleman Sellers IV, Centreville MD “Flying Cloud”
Third Place Nancy O. Henry, McDaniel MD “Evening Walk in St. Michaels”
Honorable Mention Leslie Sinclair, Rehoboth Beach DE “St. Michaels Vignette”
BEST BLACK & WHITE
(A. Aubrey Bodine Award) Charles Bandura, Greensboro MD “North Star”
Second Place Charles Riter, Easton MD “Perspective”
Third Place Nanny Trippe, Easton MD “A Ride Through the Pines”
Honorable Mention Steve Aprile, Easton MD “Anchor Chain”
First Place Fran Sanders, Cambridge MD “Cornfield”
Second Place Coleman Sellers IV, Centreville MD “Belted Galloway”
Third Place Anne Whaley, Centreville MD “Rendezvous at Masons”
Honorable Mention Barbara Cook, Tilghman MD “St. Michaels Harbor”
First Place Charles Riter, Easton MD “Sunrise at the Wharf”
Second Place Coleman Sellers IV, Centreville MD “Island Bird on Port Tack”
Third Place Nanny Trippe, Easton MD “The First Mark”
BEST SPIRIT OF PLEIN AIR
First Place Ted Mueller, Easton MD “Masons”
Second Place Ann Whaley, Centreville MD “Paint Out Reflection”
Third Place Steve Aprile, Easton MD “Windows on Dover”
BEST STUDENT CATEGORY
First Place: Sarah Ann Jump, Cordova MD “Cordova”
Second Place: Courtney Usilton, Witman MD “Friendly Fellow”
Third Place: Kristin Seymour, Denton MD “Film Textured Sails”
Honorable Mention: Henley Moore, Cambridge MD “Gate”
JUDGE’S CHOICE, BEST DIGITAL
First Place: Coleman Sellers IV, Centreville MD “Belted Galloway”
Second Place: Charles Bandura, Greensboro MD “Bleu”
Third Place: Donna Rhody, Churchton MD “Easton Piling, FX”
JUDGE’S CHOICE, BEST ANIMAL
First Place: Nancy O. Henry, McDaniel MD “Claiborne”
Second Place: Cecile Davis, Easton MD “Maxwell”
Third Place: Jay Shotel, Tilghman MD “The Odd Couple”
Honorable Mention: Steve Carroll, Cordova MD “Settin’ Sail”
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Tara Cook, Crownsville MD “Afternoon Nap”
The Christine-Daniels Gallery is located at 30 E. Dover St. (across from the Avalon Theatre). The exhibit will open Friday, September 7 during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk. Refreshments will be served.
The Plein Air-Easton! Photography Competition is the work of the Avalon Foundation, and supported by the Talbot County Arts Council and anonymous and community sponsors. Local photographers Tom McCall and Hunter H. Harris donated workshop prizes and A. Aubrey Bodine Gallery donated the prize for Best Black & White. For more information, visit www.pleinaireaston.com or phone 410.822.7297.
In photo, above: “Sunrise at the Wharf” by Charles Riter from Easton MD won Best in Show and First Place in the Best Marine category in the 2012 Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition. Winning images will be exhibited at the Christine-Daniels Gallery in downtown Easton during the month of September.
In photo, left: “North Star” by Charles Bandura from Greensboro MD won the Best Black & White award in the 2012 Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition. Winning images will be exhibited at the Christine-Daniels Gallery in downtown Easton during the month of September.