The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Announces Winners of First Annual Photography Competition

Flower-themed competition honored O’Keeffe’s most iconic subject and commemorated her 125th birthday next year’s competition theme: “Landscapes”.

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"I am so pleased to see such an enthusiastic, worldwide response to our first photography competition at the museum," said Robert A. Kret, director.

Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) February 06, 2013

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum announces the first, second and third place winners (adult competition) plus two student winners, and 20 honorable mentions of their first annual photography competition today. The winning photograph, “Dancing Tulips” is by Joanna Stoga of Wroclaw, Poland, featuring two side-by-side images of tulips in silhouette. Second prize went to Janet O’Neal of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for her photograph “Datura 5”, and third place went to Lisa Gamble of Ribera, NM for her photograph “Dancing Garlic Flowers”. In the student category of 18-21 years of age, the winner is Zara Applestein of Boca Raton, FL for her image “Yellow, Black and White Flower.” Finally, in the student category for under 18 years of age, the winner is Hannah Mark of Chicago, IL with her image “Tie Dye.”

In September 2012, the museum encouraged photographers—amateur and professional, located regionally, nationally, and internationally—to submit photographs to celebrate O’Keeffe’s enduring artistic legacy. All winning images will be published in the spring issue of the O’Keeffe Magazine and on the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum website. 930 entrants from 47 states & 17 countries were received, with a total of 3,830 images received.

"I am so pleased to see such an enthusiastic, worldwide response to our first photography competition at the museum," said Robert A. Kret, director. "The range and variety of creative expressions of these photographers is wonderful to see and a great tribute to our namesake, Georgia O'Keeffe."

Judges for the adult group included: Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson, director of VERVE Galley of photography based in Santa Fe, a leading purveyor of every genre of contemporary fine art photography; Joyce Tenneson, an award-winning, highly respected contemporary photographer whose work has been shown in over 150 exhibitions worldwide; Mary Anne Redding, Chair of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Photography Department; and Norman Vanamee, editor-in-chief, Garden Design Magazine, a national garden design magazine.

Next year’s photography competition, a “Landscapes” theme, will commence this summer (date to be announced) with an early entry deadline of Friday, November 15 (Georgia’s Birthday) and a final deadline of Monday, December 16, and will follow the same format.

A link to the names of all winners and honorable mentions can be found here:

O’Keeffe’s statements about flowers are also some of her most widely recognized and used quotations. “Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time,” she said. And “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”

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ABOUT GEORGIA O’KEEFFE MUSEUM:
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is dedicated to the artistic legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe, her life, American modernism, and public engagement. The Museum's collections, historic properties, exhibitions, Research Center, publications, and education programs contribute to scholarly discourse and inspire diverse audiences. Located in Santa Fe, NM, the Museum’s collections, exhibits, research center, publications and education programs contribute to scholarly discourse and serve diverse audiences. The largest single repository of the artist’s work in the world, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to an internationally known American woman artist and is the most visited art museum in New Mexico.

WHAT THE WINNERS RECEIVED:
All winning images will be published in the spring issue of O’Keeffe Magazine and on the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum website.

The first place award included $500 plus a free Santa Fe Photographic Workshop Intensive, an Annie Leibovitz signed edition of new book Pilgrimage, a signed edition of Roxana Robinson’s biography and select items from the O’Keeffe Museum gift shop.

Second place award included $300 plus artwork from Heidi Loewen, Annie Leibovitz signed edition of her new book Pilgrimage and signed edition of Roxana Robinson’s biography as well as select gifts from the Museum gift shop.

Third place award included $200 plus Annie Leibovitz and Roxana Robinson books as well as select items from the gift shop.

The student award, sponsored by the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, included $100 for each student category, Annie Leibovitz and Roxana Robinson books and Museum gift shop items.


Contact

  • Jennifer Hobson
    Georgia O'Keeffe Museum VM
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