The PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA held an Artists' Reception for their Photography Exhibition in their ARTSPACE Gallery on Friday July 31st. The event showcased the gamut of photographic technique which made the display of expertly created pieces a joy to explore. However, there was a disappointing aspect of the reception and that was the number of attendees were rather small. This was very unfortunate as the quality of the work deserved more support from the community and it's hoped that many will come experience the work while it's still available.
The exhibition is a juried one and Bruce Ward served as its Judge. Mr. Ward revealed that he utilized a point system in selecting the recipients of the awards offered by the PoconoArts Council to those artists demonstrating a high degree of talent in the art of photography. However, the exceptional quality of the show made it all the more difficult to make a decision as there were very few points between much of the work. Still, he persevered and the results of his ponderings were shared with the gathering. The recipients of the awards were Tony Cuttitta who received a Honorable Mentioning for his piece titled, “Boy in Window,” Jean Perry who received the Third Place Award for her piece titled, “The Seduction,” Eric Goins who received the Second Place Award for his piece titled, “Blooming in the Rain,” and Linda Mann who received the First Place Award for her piece titled, “Bloom and Buds.”