MASON CITY – Award winners have been named in the 41st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum. Thirty-nine entered photographs by twenty artists were chosen for the exhibition by a panel of judges. Judges for this year’s competition were 40th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show Best in Show award winner, Mary Varnum, and Alexi Beucler, North Iowa Area Community College Visual Arts Instructor & Gallery Coordinator.
The Best in Show award of $150 was given to Paulette Searle of Mason City for her photograph entitled Joshua Sunset. Robert Follmuth of Mason City received the second award of $100 for his digital photograph entitled Reading. The third place award of $50 went to Brad Janson of Clear Lake for his color print on metal paper, Blue Solitude.
Honorable Mentions were awarded to Bruce G. McKee of Mason City for the digital photograph, Camouflaged Eastern Screech Owl, Paulette Searle of Mason City for the digital 35 mm, King of the Road, Noemi Cruz-Orcutt of Mason City for her macro photograph, Yellow Daisy on Spider Web and Lisa Grouette of Mason City for her digital color photograph, Forest Bed.
The exhibition is on display through Saturday, July 10, and is sponsored by the Safford and Lena Lock Photo Endowment Fund. Admission to the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is free of charge.