Photo exhibit to open Thursday

Published 9:18 pm Monday, July 16, 2012

Grapevine Drip by Guy Livesay, winner of the 2011 ASAP Photo & Camera Inc. Award for Best Color (N\nonenhanced). (Contributed Photo/Beaufort County Arts Council)

The Beaufort County Arts Council’s fifth annual juried photography exhibit will open Thursday, July 19, with a reception from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Washington Civic Center. The exhibit will run through September 8.

Juror Daniel Kariko chose 56 works from 140 entries submitted by 43 different photographers.  According to BCAC executive director Joey Toler, this year’s entries were especially strong and the show should offer a wide variety of subject matter to appeal to a range of interests.

“The exhibit has shown continued growth and increased awareness in the five years it has existed,” said Toler.  Awards will be announced at the opening reception.

Awards include first-, second-, and third-place plus honorable mentions in five categories:  documentary/people, landscapes/places, nature/wildlife, mixed media/alternative process, and a youth division for photographers under age 18.  Special awards include the Stewart Jewelry Store Best In Show Award, the Washington Daily News award for work best depicting photojournalism, and the Frank Sommerkamp History Award.  Two awards, sponsored by Kevin Scott Cutler include the Ernest E. and Ethel Harding Cutler Award and the Jesse Lee and Corinne Mayo Smith Award for outstanding works in the youth category.  Two awards, sponsored by ASAP Photo & Camera, Inc. include Best Color (digitally enhanced) and Best Color (non-enhanced).

The exhibit will be open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 9am-4pm through September 8 and is free and open to the public.  The Washington Civic Center is located in the historic train depot on Gladden Street in downtown Washington.  For more information about the exhibit and BCAC, please visit online at or call 252.946.2504.