The Mercer County Photography Show is a biennial exhibition open to anyone 18 years or older who lives, works or attends school in Mercer County. The next show will be organized in 2013.

All images must be created utilizing photographic processes, including black and white, and color photography, non-silver processes, book art, and computer-derived photography, to be eligible. All work must have been created within the past two years. All two- and three-dimensional work must be appropriately presented for gallery installation. Two-dimensional work must be framed and wired for hanging.

Entrants are judged for subject matter, overall composition and technical excellence. Photographers accepted into the show have the opportunity to win some of the more that $1,000 in prizes, including Best of Show, Juror’s Merit, Honorable Mention, and several purchase awards. Juror Merit winners will be chosen by a juror for having special artistic value. Award recipients are honored at the opening reception. Pieces purchased by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission will become a permanent part of the art collection.

The exhibit is funded by the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

2011 Mercer County Photography Show Purchase Awards
Jay Brandinger   Green Bee on Black-Eyed Susan
Len Ciuffreda   Fall Storm
Kristin Furbeck   Times Square
Elijah Sabree   Sunrise on Belle
Walt Varan   Lookout
Samuel Vovsi   Alfama (Old Lisbon)
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