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Turner is tops at photo exhibit

February 12, 2012
  • Tom and Janese Wills, left, and Helen Culpepper look over photos at the 79th annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon during a reception Sunday at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
By Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer

The opening reception and awards ceremony for the 79th annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon was held Sunday afternoon at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown’s City Park.

Hagerstown resident Jamie Turner won $100 for having the best photograph — “The New American Family” — by a Washington County photographer.

Sara Howell of Gainesville, Va., won best of show and $300 for “Frosted Gingko Leaves.”

Sterling “Rip” Smith of Martinsburg, W.Va., won a $250 Juror’s Choice Award for “Forgotten Places: North Dakota Series, Grain Elevators.”

The other $250 Juror’s Choice Award went to Beamie Young of Dickerson, Md., for “Sunday Morning.”

The Juror’s Choice Awards worth $150 went to Martin L. Heavner of Ijamsville, Md., for “Carnival Memories”; Judith MacArthur of Rockville, Md., for “Sunflower Morning”; Bruce E. Morgan of Bethesda, Md., for “Inspiration No. 1”; and John Zimet of Winchester, Va., for “The Thinker.”

The exhibit will be up through April 29. Visitors can vote for their favorite photograph. The winner of the Popular Prize Award will be announced at the close of the exhibit.

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The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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