Cumberland Valley Artists & Photographers Exhibition People’s Choice Winners Announced
A Maryland artist and a Pennsylvania photographer were named People’s Choice Award winners in the Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibition. This annual exhibition, a tradition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, has an 89-year history of showcasing artists in the region.
Marcia Palmer, of Woodstock, Maryland, won the People’s Choice Award, artists division, for her piece, “The Workshop.” Daniel Carbone, of Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, was awarded the People’s Choice Award in photography for his photo, “The Appalachian Trail Mist.”
A total of 1,776 ballots were cast for the 100 works of art and photography on view. The Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibition ran from Feb. 19
, through April 24.
Each People’s Choice Award winner will receive a $100 cash prize from the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
The juried exhibition distributes nearly $5,500 in cash prizes to artists and photographers. This year’s exhibition was made possible through the support of Conservit Inc., Hugh & Marty Talton, The Delaplaine Foundation Inc., and Ms. Sherry Cramer.
Prior to the exhibition’s opening, Best of Show winners were named by the exhibition jurors. Winners were Nathan Altier of Hedgesville, West Virginia, who received Best of Show in artists for his work, “Right Here, Right Now.” Best of Show in photography was awarded to Jillian Abir MacMaster of Frederick, Maryland, for “In Kid Years, 2021.”
Jurors for this year’s exhibition were Dan Leers who is curator of photography at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), and Dr. Virginia M. G. Anderson who is the curator of American Art and Department Head of American Painting & Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Baltimore Museum of Art and is an adjunct professor in the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University.
The next Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibition is scheduled for February 2023. The Call for Entries will be announced in early fall 2022.