September 14  – November 16, 2018

Artist Reception and distribution of awards:
Friday, September 14, 5-7PM  

The Burke Arts Council held the opening reception and distribution of awards for the 2018 Juried Photography Exhibition on Friday, September 14.
This is the fifth annual exhibition that continues to grow in popularity.

Submitted artwork from across the state and beyond was judged for selection by a committee of arts professionals.  Then the selected entries were juried for awards by Giuliani Polinari Riley.  Giuliana studied photography with Leigh Mosley, formerly photojournalist with the Washington Post and was the staff photographer with Rutherford Council Arts Council for over ten years.  She has been a photography Instructor with Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC, since 1980.

    “Never Forgotten” – Judy Young, Taylorsville, NC
  • First Place in the A SPLASH OF RED CATEGORY: ($200)
    Sponsor:  Downtown Morganton Main Street Office
    “Mountain Light Show” – Skip Sickler, Newland, NC
  •  Second Place in the A SPLASH OF RED CATEGORY:  ($100)
    Sponsor:  John S. Payne Photography
    “Flashy Red Headed Wood Pecker” – Kathy Kmonicek, Morganton, NC
  • First Place in the EMOTIONS CATEGORY: ($200)
    Sponsor:  Benjamin & Libba’s of Morganton, NC
    “Hard Times” – Kristopher Goodman, Morganton, NC
  • Second Place in the EMOTIONS CATEGORY: ($100)
    Sponsor:  Kathryn’s Framing, Morganton, NC
    “Happy Swimmer” – George Evans, Robbinsville, NC
  • First Place in the  CELESTIAL BODIES CATEGORY ($200)
    Total Solar Eclipse – Drew Campbell, Bryson City, NC
  • Second Place in the CELESTIAL BODIES CATEGORY : ($100)
    Sponsor:  The Burke Arts Council board of Directors
    Double Rainbow of Lake James – Kathy Kmonicek, Morganton, NC

Honorable Mentions:

  • Spring Poppies – Anne Thompson, Morganton, NC
  • Thank You – Tamara Houser, Morganton, NC
  • Girl in a Frame – Dave DeBaeremaeker, Lenoir, NC