Arts Council reveals winners in current ‘About Faces’ show
CENTREVILLE — The photo exhibit “About Faces,” sponsored by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, recently announced the winners from among the more than 40 black and white entries.
Linda Roy Walls earned the first place spot and $100 with her “Beauty and the Bunny” submission. Eric Weimer took second place and its accompanying $50 prize with his entry.
Currently hanging in the gallery at the Centre for the Arts, the exhibit is entitled “About Faces” and highlights the faces of Eastern Shore people. Entries were submitted from a wide range of photographers, ranging in ages from 13 to 80. Seventy-five people attended the opening of the exhibit and enjoyed apple cider martinis and hors d’oeuvres as they viewed the photographs.
First place winner Walls has evolved from a child photographer with a 35 mm camera to a professional. Her photos have won her acclaim from Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Smithsonian Magazine, and the Dorchester Center for the Arts, where she earned a “People’s Choice” award in 2014. Her works have appeared at numerous galleries and are on display in her own gallery in Chestertown.
Entries were judged by Anne Nielson. Nielson earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Connecticut College in New London and went on to study at the Sorbonne in Paris and New York University. She has worked with numerous national clients (Johnson and Johnson, Lord and Taylor, and MacMillan Publishing) and has exhibited her work in many venues across the country, including the Queen Anne’s Centre for the Arts.
Nielson is a local resident and longtime member of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council.
The “About Faces” exhibit was designed and curated by museum executive director Rick Strittmater. The exhibit will hang in the Centre for the Arts in Centreville until the end of the year. In January, it is scheduled to move to the Exploration Center on Kent Island.
Linda Roy Walls’ photo entitled, “Beauty and the Bunny,” received first place honors in “About Faces.”