2006 Washington State High School Photo Exhibition
The Larson Gallery hosts high school shutterbugs for their own photography exhibition, a prelude to the 34th Annual National Photo Exhibition. For the third year Larson Gallery offered Washington State high school students their own juried competition—to promote interest in photography among them, by devoting the entire gallery to student work.
A total of $580 in cash awards has been awarded to 11 students and an additional 6 have received honorable mentions. Awards were announced at the opening reception on March 5.
Herb Blisard and Gordon King were jurors of this year’s exhibition. A photo instructor at Yakima Valley Community College and founder of the national photo competition, Blisard brings over 40 years of experience in motivating students to discover the world in front of their eyes. In addition, his own experience of being an active and contemporary photographer gives him invaluable insights to pass on to emerging young artists. King is a longtime staff photographer for the Yakima Herald-Republic and also serves as the photo coordinator for the Herald-Republic’s Unleashed section
The exhibit continues through March 18 at Larson Gallery on the Yakima Valley Community College campus, 16th Avenue and Nob Hill. For more information, call 509-574-4875.
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