The Prairie Village Arts Council is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Art of Photography Show. COVID-19 prevented having our traditional live show, but the Arts Council pivoted to host and promote the show on line. The Council used print, web and social media tools to publicize the show. We hope all our art loving residents had the chance to see the show at the Arts Council web site: https://www.artspv.org/.
The show was juried by respected local artist Laura Hurcomb. Laura is a professional photographer, cross-disciplinary artist and academic instructor holding her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Studio Art, Fiber, from the Kansas City Art Institute; and Master of Arts in Studio Art, Photography from UMKC. Ms. Hurcomb is an instructor of Art and Art History at UMKC. Laura said of her judging process, “the first thing I do is flip through all the works from start to finish. The next day I ask myself what was visually interesting enough to make me want to look again? When an image causes me to stop thinking about how it was made but rather what it is telling me, it’s really well done. If there is nothing that could be added or subtracted from the work, then I consider it complete. There were so many great images entered this year! I would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit their work. It was an honor and a privilege to view and evaluate your work. Laura Hurcomb https://www.laurahurcomb.com/”
Finally, the Art Council continued our tradition of having a “People’s Choice award where the viewing public has their say of what work spoke to them. Unlike other shows voting this year was on line. We registered over 550 votes for the show. Obviously travel was on our viewer’s minds, and Clyde Butcher’s stunning composition of Cayo Costa Island was chosen as the winner. You can see more information on our winners, honorable mention winners, and all entries at the Arts Council web site https://www.artspv.org/.