New Exhibit at the Gallery!

Professional photographer Theresa Pepper, is exhibiting her work at the Gallery now through the end of October.

Pepper born and raised in the Pope County area, has worked 12 years at Lane Studio in Glenwood and has taught photography at the University of Minnesota Morris. In January of this year, she earned the coveted “Master of Photography” title from the Professional Photographers of America. She owns Heirlooms Gallery in Glenwood.

“My goal as a photographer and artist is to try and capture life’s fleeting moments so that others can see what I see,” Pepper said, “Experiences that unfold before you will never again be repeated exactly the same way. I want to seize this moment in time, and capture its reality!”

Some of the photographs in the exhibition, as well as cards and prints of her photos, are for sale at the PRCA Gallery. A reception to meet the artist is being scheduled.

Reception for artist Faythe Mills

THURSDAY, August 25th 5-7pm at the PRCA Gallery, Morris

Everyone invited.

Faythe Mills of Glenwood, illustrator of the book, Missing My Best Friend, will be showing her work at the Gallery until Sept. 17th. Missing My Best Friend helps children deal with grief and was written by Minnesota author Norma Thorstad Knapp. Copies of the book will be available. Some of Faythe’s artwork is for sale.

Refreshments and coffee will be available.

Photo Contest Winners!

The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance (PRCA) is pleased to announce the winners of the annual PRCA Photo Contest. Eighteen adults and five youth (16 and under) entered 92 photos in seven categories. UMM Associate Professor of Studio Art, Michael Eble, chose one winner and one honorable mention in each category, and visitors to the PRCA voted on the People’s Choice award.

First place winners followed by their category are as follows:

Blue Heron by Claudine Grove, Alexandria (Wetlands). Messenger of May by Sylke Boyd, Morris (The Color Yellow). Still Beautiful by Shirley Weeding, Chokio (Historic Architecture). A Shady Place by Shirley Weeding, Chokio (The Natural World). Page Lake Algae by Vicki Dalager, Morris (Abstract). Rainy Bliss by Sylke Boyd, Morris (Children). An Eye for the Big City by Kevin Viratyosin, 16, Morris (Youth).

Honorable mention for each category:

Springing to Life by Samantha Massmann, Morris (Wetlands). Folding Bike by Sami Bishop, Starbuck (The Color Yellow). Bearing the Cross by Samantha Mossmann, Morris (Historic Architecture). Busy Bee by Claudine Grove, Alexandria (The Natural World). Blue Ice by Phyllis Joos, Hancock (Abstract). Jessa by Shannon Stewlow, Starbuck (Children). Untitled by Abby Travis, 15, Morris (Youth).

The People’s Choice Award was awarded John Jones, Morris, for his photograph titled Rays on Pelican Lake.

Winners receive a PRCA gift certificate. The winner of the Wetlands category is awarded a bird house donated by the Morris Wetland Management District.

The Juried Show will be on display in the PRCA’s art gallery at 630 Atlantic Avenue until the end of July.

2011 PRCA Photo Contest

Come check out our current exhibit!
Currently showing is the Annual Amateur Photo Contest!

With Children, Abstract, The Natural World, Historical Architecture, The Color Yellow, Wetlands, and Youth Participation with an Open Subject as the categories there is something for everyone. While you look at the entries don’t forget to vote for people’s choice!

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