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Arboretum Photographers Society Annual Exhibit & Sale Opens Jan. 10

Chanhassen, MN (Jan. 2, 2014) – The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is proud to host the 7th annual Arboretum Photographers Society (APS) Show & Sale, opening Jan. 10 and continuing through April 4 in the Restaurant Gallery of the Arboretum’s Oswald Visitor Center.

The exhibit theme is “Best of the Arboretum,” featuring a variety of styles and subject matter – from macro images of blossoms and birds to shimmering landscapes.  All photographs were taken on the grounds of the Arboretum.  Special thanks to judges Richard Sennott of the Star Tribune, Jillian Bell of Tamron and Mollee Francisco of the Chaska Herald.

Coinciding with the exhibit, the APS will offer drop-in photography clinics on Saturdays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 22, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Visitor Center balcony.

Here are the winners:

Best of Show (in alphabetical order):

"Where is Spring?" by Karen Blenker, Chanhassen; "Currier & Ives Sunrise” by Michael Borg, Eden Prairie; "Tulips in the Mist” by Ken Evans, Maple Grove; "Koi” by Christopher Hall; "Three Benches” by Todd Mulvihill, Shakopee; “Sleepy Hollow” by Al Whitaker; “Sweet Satisfaction” by Al Whitaker;  “Color Symmetry” by Al Whitaker; “Special Light” by Tom Yoemans, Eden Prairie.

Gold Award winners:

“Machii in the Spring” by Gayle Fleming; "Translucent Beauty" by Al Giencke; "Yellow Ladyslipper” by Maggi Keith; "Beetle Pad” by Joan Wallner, Edina; "The Iconic Barn” by Al Whitaker; "Serenity” by Al Whitaker.

Silver Award winners:

“Snow Desert” by Michael Borg, Eden Prairie; “Sunrises as Color Falls” by Michael Borg, Eden Prairie; “Two Frogs” by Michael Borg; “Frosty February Morning” by Christopher Hall; “The Fragrance Garden” by Vienna Volante; “Winter Silhouette” by Joan Wallner. 

Bronze Award Winners: "Pink Calla Lily” by Dianne Jandt; "Milkweed Seeds Blowing in the Wind” by Diane Jandt; “White and Pink Roses in Natural Light” by Jack H. Jones, Chanhassen; “Bearded Iris” by Mark Paulson, Mound; “Dahlia Blooms” by Mark Paulson; “A Perfect Perch for a Moment’s Rest” by Kristy Walker, Excelsior; and “Three Scarecrows” by Mark Weber, Mankato.

There are also several runners-up, including:  “What Lies Beneath” by Kim Herzog; “Sunset on Three Mile Drive” by Lester Hughes-Seamans; “How Sweet It Is” by Nathan Johnson; “Natural Pictograph” by Roger Pavelle;  “Japanese Garden” by Roger Smallbeck; and “Hosta Path” by Marilyn Weber.

All works are available for purchase; just inquire at the Arboretum Gift Store.