Juried photography show to close soon, new themed shows coming up

Published 7:08 pm Thursday, August 29, 2019

Only six days remain to see the best photography Beaufort County artists have to offer.

Arts of the Pamlico’s 2019 Juried Photography Show is on exhibit at the Turnage Theatre from now until Sept. 5.

According to organizers, the show is an artistic lesson in quality and quantity.

“The most pleasant surprise was the amount of new photographers that submitted this year. People broke by the fear barrier and submitted for the first time,” said Thad Aley, events and exhibits coordinator for Arts of the Pamlico. “One of them almost walked out, she was so nervous and she ended up being recognized — she won first place in her category, so that was pretty amazing.”

In addition to the number of first-time submitters, Aley said the show is visually striking, in quality, imagery and attention to detail.

“Pretty much all the work was pretty stunning,” Aley said.

AOP’s juried photography show is well established, but one of only several theme-based shows the nonprofit arts organization has started hosting throughout the year in an attempt to inspire local photographers to do new work and submit it to be shown.

“Photography as an art form is kind of — in my opinion—has kind of lost its punch, but our artists haven’t lost their drive,” Aley said. “It’s a very viable art form that people appreciate, but if you don’t share your work, we don’t know it’s out there.”

Upcoming photography shows include the themes of “Monsters and Mythical Creatures” and “Casting Shadows,” which will be on exhibit during October.

“It’s easy to fit in those themes (with smaller art shows) to challenge our artists. We want to challenge them to think outside the box,” Aley said.

AOP will be accepting work for both October shows Oct. 3-5. For more information, visit the AOP website at www.artsofthepamlico.org or call 252-946-2054.


Annual Juried Photography Show 2019 Winners


Stewart’s Jewelry Store’s Best in Show

  • Jennings Mitchell, Back Alley – Washington


Washington Tourism Development Authority Award

Best work depicting a Beaufort County landmark/iconic location

  • Jennings Mitchell, Rainy Night – Washington


Patricia Smith Cutler Memorial Award

Outstanding work depicting landscape/flowers by a Beaufort County photographer, sponsored by Kevin Scott Cutler

  • Jackie Weatherly-Cadzow, A Different Perspective


Washington Daily News Award

Best Work depicting photojournalism

  • MJ Peters, Street Singer


The Lone Leaf Award

Excellence in the photographic medium, sponsored by Lone Leaf Gallery & Custom Framing

  • Karen Mault, Tall Fish Tales Told Here



Carolina Nature Photography Association Award

Best Work depicting Nature/Wildlife

  • Paul Harding, Soco Falls



Second Place

  • Derek Cadzow, Morning Wader

Third Place

  • Pam Anderson, Gentle Giant

Honorable Mention

  • Allen Greenlaw, Seeing Spots



First Place (sponsored by the Arts of the Pamlico)

  • Leigh Ann Watts, Blue Heron

Second Place

  • Allen Greenlaw, On the Fence



First Place (sponsored by AOP)

  • J Scott Clark, Awaiting Inspiration

Second Place

  • MJ Peters, Street Singer
  • Jennings Mitchell, Back Alley – Washington

Third Place

  • Anne Grimes, Untamed
  • Fran Moore, Waiting for Dad

Honorable Mention

  • Guy Livesay, The Worshippers
  • J Scott Clark, Shameless



First Place (sponsored by AOP)     

  • Jennings Mitchell, Rainy Night – Washington

Second Place

  • MJ Peters, Morning Mist on the River
  • Guy Livesay, Evening Stroll

Third Place

  • Denise Kleinknecht, Old Post Office

Honorable Mention

  • Karen Mault, Tall Fish Tales Told Here


Judges Recognition Award

  • Gary Duncan, Apical Meristem of Stem Tip