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40th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show now open at MacNider Art Museum


This news story was published on September 7, 2020.
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MASON CITY – The 40th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show, sponsored by the Safford and Lena Lock Photo Endowment Fund, is now open in the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Center Space Gallery.

Ninety photographic entries were received from residents in Cerro Gordo County and from those attending the spring or summer semesters at North Iowa Area Community College. Thirty-two photographs by twenty-two artists were chosen for exhibition by a panel of judges.

Area residents whose work was chosen for this year’s show are: Chris Barragy, Bridget Farley, Brad Janson, Wendy Janson, Paul Laning, Julie Pals and Margo Underwood, all of Clear Lake; Lorrie Staudt of Daugherty; Ann Beasley, Noemi Cruz-Orcutt, Carolyn Fletcher, Robert Follmuth, Dean A. Genth, Lisa Grouette, Wolfgang Meier, Susan Ruen, Gary Schmit, Corinne Sills, Jenny Ann Speakar and Danelle Stadtlander, all of Mason City; Mary Varnum of Plymouth; Douglas G. Phinney of Ventura.

While there will not be an in-person award ceremony held this year, awards will still be presented. $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 40th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show will be open to the public through Saturday, November 14, during regular museum hours. Admission is free of charge.

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