The Summit County Library is throwing an art and photography contest for teenagers in July. Entries, one per teen, are accepted at any library branch from July 1-31. All works will be showcased at the north branch in Silverthorne the first two weeks of August, and the public can vote on their favorite pieces.

Each submission must include the teenager’s name, age and email as well as a short artist statement. Artwork that isn’t photography must include dimensions and materials used.

Photography entries also can be submitted via email to [email protected]. The piece in each category with the most votes will win a people’s choice award while first- and second-place winners in each category will be selected by a panel of Summit County artists.

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Michelle Morton


For the Record Gazette

The Banning Art Gallery is hosting its first photography exhibit, “Spotlight on Photography.”

In addition to the exhibit, a photography contest is being launched.

The current exhibit showcases the works of three talented local photographers.

The exhibition runs from now through July 29.

Michelle Morton is the newest of the three featured photographers, having begun working in photography after retiring as a nurse and family nurse practitioner.


Steve Rich

The proud daughter of Navy parents, she was born on Coronado Island California.

“My artistic expression comes in the form of inverted photography and fine art photography,” she states. Her photography can be found in several SoCal Galleries.

One of her photographs is in the Banning Art Gallery’s 2021 calendar and other gallery publications.

Award Winning Photographer Steve Rich was born and raised in Southern California.

Rich has over 30 years’ experience

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Photography can be viewed at Morse Coffee Company’s rotating art gallery through June.

Twenty-one pieces of photography are hanging on the walls inside the recently opened Morse Coffee Company on First Street in Lake Oswego.

The specialty coffee shop showcases an art gallery, rotating local artists’ work once a month. Now through the month of June, the city of Lake Oswego’s 2020 photo contest winners will be on display.

Local photographers — amateur or professional — submitted images to the 2020 photo contest last September in any of the seven categories: “Life in Lake Oswego,” “Places in Lake Oswego,” “Plants and Wildlife in Lake Oswego,” “Pets in Lake Oswego,” “Digitally Altered Photographic Images,” Youth” and “New Days, New Ways.”

Photos were judged on quality, creativity and how well the image portrayed Lake Oswego. There was a first, second and third place winner in each category. More than 300 people submitted

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From the Roosevelt Lake bridge to the longest two-lane, single-span, steel-arch bridge in North America and the Mogollon Rim, there is plenty to photograph in Gila County.

Students age 18 and under are invited to submit art that illustrates what they love about Gila County in a nationwide contest that opened recently and is sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) ahead of April’s annual observance of National County Government Month.

Gila County will offer additional chances for local prizes and public display, inviting local participants to enter their art here before also submitting separately to the NACo contest. Deadline for Gila County entries is April 16; allowing artwork to be displayed in the courthouse lobby during April’s annual observance of National County Government Month.

With the national contest, the 18 winning works will be selected and featured in a 18-month NACo calendar — with 40,000 copies to be

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