Dorchester Arts Center celebrates creative community

The winning entries in the Community Photography and Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition were announced at the Second Saturday Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony on October 14. Cash prizes were awarded in each division for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place, and also for Best Use of Light. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The exhibit runs through Nov. 5. Competition winners were as follows: Youth – 1st, Claudia Colaprete “Blue Bloom” 2nd, Emily Hanes (untitled) 3rd, Brandon Paige (untitled)Honorable Mention, Harley Ennis “McKenna”

Amateur Adult – 1st, Cameron Smith “Surfer: Rincon, Puerto Rico” 2nd, Brittany Andrew “Crystal Ball” 3rd, Nancy O. Henry “Sunrise at Taylors Landing”Honorable Mention, Craig W. Caldwell “At Anchor” Honorable Mention, Gail Bounds “Taking a Bow

Professional Adult – 1st, Robin Wilkinson “Classic Beauty” 2nd, Graham Slaughter “Onion Flower” 3rd, Hans Reichnach “Rose of Sharon”Honorable Mention, Fran Saunders “Alone in the Fog (Artistic)” Honorable Mention, Jill Jasuta “Crab Baskets at Sunset”

Best Use of Light – Robin Wilkinson “Threesome”

Best in Show – Robin Wilkinson “Classic Beauty”

People’s Choice – Ron Bromwell “You’re Coming Home With Us, Annie”

• Travel Photography with Roger Maki – Photographers of all skill levels and with any type of camera are invited to attend this workshop on Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The objectives of this workshop are to enable participants to create travel photographs that are better than mere snapshots; to know how to use their camera settings and features to control the photographic process; and to identify opportunities for photographs that may have been overlooked in the past.

Admission is free for DCA members, $20 for non-members. Space is limited – reservations advised. Call DCA at 410-228-7782. Participants should bring a bagged lunch and snacks along with their camera and user manuals.

• Community Talent On Stage – Save the date for the Friday Night Live Coffeehouse Open Mic on Oct. 27, 7.-9. p.m. New talent welcome! Call DCA at 410-228-7782 to be added to the lineup. Slots are 10 minutes; piano is available onsite. Audience members welcome, too. Come enjoy the listening experience in this friendly, supportive atmosphere. Admission is free, beverages for purchase.

For more information on additional programs and events, call 410-228-7782, stop by Tuesday through Sunday at 321 High St. in Cambridge, or visit online at Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, now celebrating 50 years of service to the arts. Follow us on Facebook!

Editor’s note: Spectrum is the weekly column of the Dorchester Arts Center. It is written by Barbara J. Seese, executive director. To learn more about the center, visit

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