The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) hosted the Hopkinton: Past, Present, Future photography show and contest. The event was hosted in partnership with the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Committee. Photos are currently on display until February 26th. The Gallery Hours are weekdays 11am – 5pm. HCA Artistic Director Kris Waldman stated all were invited to participate from amateur to professional photographers or people that have found photographs of Hopkinton. 300th Anniversary Committee volunteer Anne Mattina talked about how the photography show was based on celebrating the past, present and future of Hopkinton; "The 300th anniversary invited the HCA to sponsor this particular show focusing on the motto of the anniversary, the past, present and future of the town." She mentioned there were over 60 entries into the exhibit.
Prize Winners and information on the judges is below, for more information check out http://www.hopartscenter.org/exhibits/
PRIZE WINNERS with comments from the judges
1st Through the Stone – HCA at sunset, Tom Sloan
Dramatic composition that invites viewer to look closer, strong repeating triangles, dramatic lighting.
2nd Autumn Reverie, Girard D. Hottleman
Well framed image, pleasingly composed, crisp.
3rd Family, Cara Carrazza
Endearing image that feels like a natural moment, beautiful lighting and color.
HM Goat Farm, Colleen Roy
Wonderful period portrait showing a day in the life.
HM On Your Marks, Tom Sloan
A different look at a familiar subject. I enjoy the dramatic lighting, colors and twinkle.
HM Steps to Adventure, Ann Newberry
Peaceful image that drew me in. Subtle shades and shapes. Framing enhanced the repeating shapes of the stairs.
Lynne Damianos is the principal of Damianos Photography & Publishing. She is a photographer/teacher specializing in architecture/interiors, product and people photography for business. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. She also sits on the board of Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham and the Friends of Saxonville, and has participated in the Leadership MetroWest Academy and the Women’s Enterprise Initiative. She is a past president of the Commercial Industrial Photographers of New England and a former national board member of the American Society of Media Photographers.
Carolyn Latourelle has taken part in a number of exhibitions, including ones held at the South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA, The Southern Vermont Art Center & Hildene in Manchester VT, as well as a web-based international photography exhibition, and twice with the travelling exhibition The Sketchbook Project by Art House Co-op. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art & American History from Franklin Pierce College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Latourelle has presented at Laguna College of Art & Design, CA as well as at St. Paul’s School, NH in conjunction with the MFAConnects@PostAIB.edu exhibition for which she was a member of a small team of alumni organizing the exhibition. Latourelle was integral in organizing Objectified (2013) at Lesley University, in which over 100 artists participated. Currently working in Academic Affairs at the Lesley University College of Art & Design, as well as teaching summer and online courses in photographic portfolio preparation, Ms. Latourelle continues her photographic explorations building experimental cameras, using large format, alternative process, and blended process.
To see the honorable mentions and prize winners check out the videos.