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Winners of "Our View" Contest
Exhibition December 5 -21

In conjunction with the exhibition, Oakwood Arts has published a companion book, also titled "Our View," which features the winning entries and selected honorable mention photographs. Frank and Merry Thomasson, who assisted in the organization of the contest, also managed production of the book. It is available for purchase at the museum at a cost of $25.

The University of Virginia Art Museum is pleased to announce the winners of its recent "Our View" photography contest for high school students. Co-sponsored by the Oakwood Arts Foundation with additional support provided by Crutchfield Corporation, Virginia National Bank, Stubblefield Photo Lab, and Rapid Photos, the inaugural competition invited high school students in Charlottesville/Albemarle to submit up to ten color or black-and-white prints in six categories: landscape/scenery; still life; our town; portraits/personalities; animals/pets; and sports/action.

The photographs were judged by a distinguished panel--Sam Abell, Stacy Evans, John Grant, Mary Kalergis, Michael Nichols, and Bill Sublette—who also donated their time and expertise in two free photography workshops prior to the beginning of the contest.

Winning entries and selected honorary mention photographs will be featured in an "Our View" book to be published by Oakwood Arts Foundation later this year. Frank and Merry Thomasson, who assisted in the organization of the contest, will also manage production of the book. Many of the photographs will be exhibited at the University of Virginia Art Museum in December.

"We were thrilled with the response from high school students throughout our region," says Jill Hartz, Museum director. "More than 200 students and their families attended our awards reception in May," and we look forward to sharing their views of our community with the public in December."

Winners are:
1st: Adam Pesch –Side View Mirror
2nd: Holly Nicholson -Nature’s Split
3rd: Mariah Clark – Summer Day
4th: Andrew West – Sunny Curving Road
5th: Shanna Hogberg – Rural Row

Still Life
1st: Sam Osimitz – Reflecting Pool
2nd: Eric Schulman – Fools Names and Fools Faces Are Often Found In Public Places
3rd: Virginia Moore – Soft Shell Crabs and A Snapper

4th: Cabell Cox – Free Union

1st: Travis Hurt – Rocket
2nd: Natalie Warren – Cricket
3rd: Anne Elizabeth Mullen – Large and In Charge
4th: Adam Pesch – Follow the Leader

Our Town
1st: Ashby Leavell – Foodfight!
2nd: Stephanie Ramsay – Children at Play
3rd: Christa Albano – Slanted View
4th: Mary Lamb – Puddle Jumper

1st: Emma Givens – At Home In Crozet
2nd: Emma Givens – Von Dutch
3rd: Sam Osimitz – 3 Friends
4th: Peter Raasse – As Seen Through Glasses

1st: Jenny Baker – Up
2nd: Emily Behler – At The Discovery Dash
3rd: Mathew Lawrence – River Run



Adam Pesch, Side View Mirror

June 16, 2003
Contact: Jane Anne Young, Director of Education

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