38th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

April 27 – June 23, 2018
Center Space Gallery

Shari Brandli of Mason City, IA, “Curious Puffin”, Cannon Power Shot 60xSH

The 38th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show, sponsored by the Safford and Lena Lock Photo Endowment Fund, opened on Friday, April 27 in the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Center Space Gallery.

One hundred three entries were received from residents in Cerro Gordo County and from those attending the spring and summer semesters at North Iowa Area Community College.  Forty-three photographs by twenty-four artists were chosen for exhibition by a panel of judges.

Area residents whose work was chosen for this year’s show are:  Madison Lievrouw of Charles City; Barb Halbach, Linda Hopper, Brad Janson, Paul Laning, Julie Pals, Jim Reynolds, and Bonnie Schmidt, all of Clear Lake; Lorrie Staudt of Daugherty; Shari Brandli, Alyssa Corell, Kristen Cox, Carolyn Fletcher, Dean Genth, Lisa Grouette, Nathan Hanna, Bruce G. McKee, Sierra Miner, Jeana Petree, Elli Ruen, Paulette Searle, Danelle Stadtlander and Jo Anne Willemsen, all of Mason City; Douglas G. Phinney of Ventura.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 3, starting at 6 p.m. The cash award winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m.  $150 will be awarded to the entry selected as Best in Show.  For the second award, $100 will be given, and the third award will be $50.  Honorable mentions will also be announced.

The 38th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show will be open to the public through Saturday, June 23, during regular museum hours.  Admission is free of charge, and all are invited to the reception on May 3 to meet the exhibiting artists.