Bob Johnston Photo Competition Winners Announced

The Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photography Club are sponsoring the 2nd Bob Johnston Photo Show and Competition January 4 – 26th, 2013. This Memorial Exhibit is a tribute to the art embodied in the photography of Bob Johnston, a founding member of the gallery who died in 2010. Thirty one photographers entered the Competition in either Color or Black and White categories. Photographs will be judged by Kirk and Leslie Van Zandbergen of Van Zandbergen Photography, guided by this sentiment from Bob Johnston’s artist’s statement: “For me, the successful photograph is one in which both the abstract elements and the subject matter of the image reinforce each other to provide an emotional experience for the viewer.”
The Best In Show prize goes to Greg Chianis for “Tuscan Storm.” Judges’ Choice Awards in Black and White go to Nancy Basmann for “Louis Mendes” and Sandra Kirker for “The Long Road Home;” The Judges’ Choice in the Color category go to Bill Gorman for “Cardinal” and to Scott Michael Anderson for “Reflection Outside of 213.” Honorable Mentions in Color will be awarded to Joe Trapper for “Wall Flower” and to Sandra Kirker for “Sky Blue and White” and for Black and White to Greg Chianis for “Reflections” and John Rehak for “York Train Station.” Prizes will be distributed at 7 pm at the First Friday Art Walk.


The Cooperative Gallery is always a popular stop on the Art Walk and is open from 3 pm to 9 pm on First Fridays, as well as Saturdays 12-4 pm and 3- 6 pm on regular Fridays, as well as by appointment. The gallery was founded in 2000 and has been a leader in the arts renaissance in Binghamton. It has more than two dozen exhibiting members who rotate monthly shows, and several dozen supporting members who participate in group shows and educational events. Contact 607 724-3462 or or join the weekly e-newsletter mailing list for more information.
The Two Rivers Photography Club was founded and established in June of 2010 by former members of the Roberson Photo Club. The Club sponsors bi-monthly competitions, educational seminars, field trips, and a friendly environment for enhanced knowledge of photography. Contact them through their website at

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