An Entrance to Winter; Robert Stephens; 2017 People's Choice

15th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition & Exhibition

Friday, March 2, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018 (6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Mezzanine Gallery

ASU Outdoor Programs, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, and Virtual Blue Ridge present the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition and Exhibition. This competition is sponsored by the Mast General Store.

The competition provides both amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the unique character, people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians.

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South Mountain Wildfire; Cathy Anderson; 2017 Best in Show

Categories

Categories for the competition include:

  • Adventure
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Culture
  • Our Ecological Footprint
  • Flora/Fauna
  • Landscape

Prizes

$4,000 in cash and prizes are made possible through the generous support of:

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Top Burden Valley Fill; Lynn Willis; 2017 Our Ecological Footprint award

Jurors

Garner Dewey

Dr. Garner Dewey has been at Appalachian State University since 2003 when he was hired as a faculty member in the Industrial Drafting and Design program (now Industrial Design). Prior to his arrival at App State, he was at the University of Georgia where he completed his PhD. In addition to being an accomplished photographer and 3D modeler here in Boone, Dr. Dewey has taught photography courses on photography, art and design in his home country of Costa Rica, as well as in Austria, Cuba and Spain. Since 2013 he has served as the QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) Director on Global Learning and this October he is also serving as the Interim Associate Dean for the College of Fine and Applied Arts. His two most recent exhibitions took place at the Blowing Rock and History Museum where he displayed photographs from Spain, Cuba, Mexico and Washington DC. He is married and has two sons.

Craig Dillenbeck

Craig joined the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in 2015 as Lead Installer and Preparator. He works closely with curator, Mary Anne Redding, and often works directly with artists represented at the Turchin Center and brings his special talents to insure all artwork is exhibited beautifully and effectively. Craig received his B.S. in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Technical Photography from Appalachian State University in 2005. He continues to make photographs, primarily in the outdoor lifestyle arena -- and also having the pleasure of working as a cameraman for a segment of Flatlander Films’ documentary Frost, telling the story of legendary rock-climber, photographer and environmental activist, Tom Frost. The film is in post-production and will premiere in 2018.

Cheryl Zibisky

Born in Detroit, but raised in the south, Cheryl had 10 great years in Brooklyn, New York. While in New York she enjoyed capturing the colorful urban life that surrounded her. She discovered the love of food while photographing new restaurants for New York Magazine. Her escapes from the city included train rides to Montauk or up the Hudson Valley to fly fish. Now, back in the south, she finds inspiration while hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Zibisky earned her MFA in Photography in January 2017 from New Hampshire Institute of Art. She has been teaching photography in the Commercial Photography Program at Appalachian State University for past six years while also working as a commercial photographer in addition to her artistic practice. Her work has been exhibited in approximately 15 group shows and one solo show. Recent work has been shown in "Art Through the Lens International Juried Photography Exhibition", "Center Forward" at The Center for Fine Art Photography and "New River Art Biennial 2017" at the Floyd Center for the Arts. Her commercial work has been published in over 20 different national magazines, as well as a handful of local and regional publications. In October 2016, her work was featured on the cover of Southern Living. Her fine art work can be found here: http://cherylzibisky.wixsite.com/artist and her commercial work may be viewed at http://www.cherylzibisky.com.

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Summer Days; Ryan Davis; 2017 Blue Ridge Parkway - A Place to Play award

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Boardwalk in the Fog; Lynn Willis; 2017 Adventure award

Calendar

November 17, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Submission deadline for entries ... Register now

December 15, 2017

Finalist notifications sent.

March 2, 2018

AMPC Exhibition at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts opens. People’s Choice Award voting begins.

March 2, 2018 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Spring Exhibition Celebration

March 23, 2018 – 5:00 pm

People’s Choice Award voting closes.

March 24, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Portfolio reviews (pre-registration required) at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

March 24, 2018 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Private photographer’s reception at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts where winners are recognized.

June 2, 2018

15th Annual AMPC exhibit closes.

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Eternal Beauty; Ronald Kevin Combs; 2017 Flora & Fauna award

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