Arts Coun­cil re­veals win­ners in cur­rent ‘About Faces’ show

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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.

PHOTO BY LINDA ROY WALLS

Linda Roy Walls’ photo en­ti­tled, “Beauty and the Bunny,” re­ceived first place hon­ors in “About Faces.”

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