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      6th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition in Cumberland

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      June 27, 2020 - July 18, 2020


      9 N. Centre Street
      Cumberland, Maryland 21502

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      6th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition

      New dates have been announced for the Allegany Arts Council's 6th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition (ANPCE), which will now be held June 27-July 18, 2020.

      In light of ongoing limitations due to COVID-19, the 6th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition will be going virtual. We are currently working on a number of opportunities and experiences our community can access from the safety of their homes, and will continue providing updates as they become available. 

      Since its inception, the ANPCE has continued to grow in popularity with both photographers and those who enjoy the varying perspectives and techniques represented in the competition. This year's competition and exhibition will feature photographs in three categories: monochrome (black and white), color, and experimental, which in 2020 will focus on photography as sculpture. The Call

      The call is now closed - thank you for entering this year's ANPCE! Artists invited to participate have been notified.Prizes

      The 2020 ANPCE will offer more than $5000 in prize money in the following categories:

      Best in Show:      $1500

      1st Place: $800
      2nd Place: $250
      3rd Place: $100

      1st Place: $800
      2nd Place: $250
      3rd Place: $100

      Phtography as Sculpture
      1st Place:    $1200

      Artists Choice:    $250

      Award winners will be announced at the Public Opening & Awards presentation on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 7:00PM.Juror

      We are pleased to announce the juror for the 2020 competition is Brownie Harris, acclaimed national photographer.

      Whether photographing the luminaries of our time or ordinary people at work in factories and on farms, Harris has always remain focused on telling the story of his subjects.

      After receiving his BFA in Communication Arts & Design from Virginia Commonwealth University, Harris headed to New York City, where he spent time driving a taxi, painting lofts, and working as a photo assistant. He landed a job as Graphic Designer for the Educational Broadcasting Corporation and soon after, at 22, created the photography department for the New York City PBS affiliate.

      Since then, Harris’ portfolio has vastly grown to include portraiture, architectural photography, work for television and film production, and lifestyle and travel photography on location around the world.

      For more than 40 years, Harris has traveled on assignment, creating iconic portraitures of John F. Kennedy, Jr., Carly Simon, Stephen King and Paul Newman; doing photography work for film and prime-time television productions, including Sleepy Hollow, Revolution and most recently, The Act, a Hulu original series.

      After spending years living in New York and Paris, Harris today calls Wilmington, North Carolina, home.Schedule of Events

      An updated schedule of events will be available soon.Sponsors

      This exhibition would not be possible without the gracious support of our sponsors. Sponsorships are available. For more information, please contact or call 301.777.2787. 

      Thank you to our 2020 sponsors thus far!


      Sandi Saville


      Tom & Mary Kay Finan
      Frank Fotia & Patricia Hilton
      Sam & Pam Griffith
      Dave & Meg Romero


      Chayo & Robert de Chevez
      Mayor Raymond & Brenda Morriss


      Adams Family Funeral Home
      Janice Keene
      Mark & Sue Moessinger
      Ann Townsell & Gary PhillipsOur Team

      Each year, the Photography Committee of the Allegany Arts Council, chaired by Martin Heavner and Sandi Saville, champion this competition, securing important sponsorship funding, giving their expertise, time and energy to making this one of the signature events of our year.

      Thank you to the Photography Committee for all you do to make us a success!

      Martin Heavner and Sandi Saville: Co-Chairs
      Penny Knobel-Besa
      Chayo de Chevez
      Frank Fotia
      Robert Hein
      Darrin Isom
      Mark Moessinger
      Clara Porcello
      Dave Romero
      Doug Schwab
      Chris Sloan
      Michael Hunter Thompson
      Ann Townsell

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