And the winners are . . .

After months of anticipation today is the day that we announce the winners of this year’s CNY Photo Expo, sponsored by Gallery 54 in Skaneateles, NY.

The day before yesterday, Thursday, the three judges – Norm Schillawaski, Phil Spitz and Chris Murray, all noted CNY photographers themselves, met at The Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles to wrestle the winning images out of a collection of images captured by Central New York Photographers of Central New York subjects. It wasn’t an easy task but I think everyone will agree they narrowed the field to some really excellent images. Unfortunately many more wonderful images didn’t make the cut. To those not selected to be included in this year’s show the judges were quick to applaud their efforts and wish each better luck the next time around. Unfortunately, everyone cannot win. On behalf of everyone at Gallery 54 let me offer a sincere thanks to all those fine photographers who

For the record, this years Honorable Mention selections included images by:

  • Colleen Wiley
  • Rod Best
  • Teresa Letkiewicz
  • Rachel Thompson
  • Nancy Kieffer
  • Sandi Patnode
  • Jennifer Peiffer
  • Sherry Dans
  • Sue Armstrong, and
  • Evan Whitney.

In addition there were images recognized with cash prizes for:

Third Place: by Sherry Dans

Second Place: by Sue Armstrong

First Place: by Rachel Thompson, and the

Grand Prize winning image: by Teresa Letkiewicz

I’d love to include these wonderful images here, but that would spoil the show. So,to see them we hope you will join us for the opening reception for this show, November 3, from 5 to 8 pm at Gallery 54, 54 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY.

We expect most, if not all of these fine photographers will be on hand and their images will be on display as well as available for sale.

More about this contest and show later.