Winners Announced Smartphone Photo Contest & Exhibit at Cooperative Gallery
Kalindi Naslund won both the First Prize and People’s Choice Award in the Smartphone Photo Contest for her photo “Tour Eiffel, Paris 2017” taken from Sacre Coeur Basilica. Second Prize was awarded to Jonathan Cohen for his dramatic sunset of “Port Orange, FL.” (pictured above) Lori Warfield won Third Prize for a winter forest scene called “Sentinels.” The winners shared $500 in prizes. Proceeds from the entry fees will also benefit the Dept. of Public Art for its Mural projects.
Honorable Mentions were awarded to Carrianne Fairbairn for “Summer Nights,” Tim Sullivan for “Shades of Night,” Amy Cousins for “Dancing in the Night,” Cassarah E. Jones for “ “While the Rooster Crows,” and Peg Johnston for “Scrabble.” Joshua Bernard judged the contest .
The Smartphone Photo Contest will be open one more week Friday March 23rd from 3-6 and Saturday March 24th, 12-4 pm at the Cooperative Gallery 213 State St. in Binghamton.
The first-ever local Smartphone Photo Contest and Exhibit attracted 49 photographers showing 121 photos snapped on their phones. According to Peg Johnston, curator of the show, “First timers, amateurs, and professional photographers all tried their hands at photos taken with their phones with remarkable results.”
Peg Johnston has been a member of the Cooperative Gallery since its inception in 2000 and has mounted several installations and curated exhibits including the “TRASH Eco Art” exhibit, “Binghamton: A Memoir,” and the “Book as Art” show. In 2016 she received the Heart of the Arts Award from the Broome County Arts Council.
The Cooperative Gallery, a popular stop on the First Friday Art Walk, located at Artists Row –State of the Art, at 213 State Street in Binghamton, is open on First Friday 3- 9 pm and regularly Fridays from 3-6 and Saturdays from 12- 4 pm. A free weekly e-newsletter is available by signing up at www.cooperativegallery.com or on Facebook at Cooperative Gallery 213.