Arkansas Delta Arts Partnership (ADAP) recently held a reception to announce the winners of the 2017 Photography Contest. Best in Show and an award of $300 went to James Henley for his entry “Nacho Man”.  Two finalists received an award of $150 each, and they were Tommy Wallace for his entry “Jake," and Anne Winchester for her entry “Old Homeplace.”  Jake Halbert won the student Instagram photo competition with his entry “Pawpaw”.

Arkansas Delta Arts Partnership (ADAP) recently held a reception to announce the winners of the 2017 Photography Contest. Best in Show and an award of $300 went to James Henley for his entry “Nacho Man”.  Two finalists received an award of $150 each, and they were Tommy Wallace for his entry “Jake," and Anne Winchester for her entry “Old Homeplace.”  Jake Halbert won the student Instagram photo competition with his entry “Pawpaw”.

Gabe Mayhan, an award winning cinematographer, was the judge for the competition, and one of the key criteria Mr. Mayhan looked for in his selections was for the photo to tell a story. He stated the “submissions were outstanding - each being diverse and telling about the author.”

Eighteen entries were received this year with a wide variety of subjects and styles. All entries are on exhibit through June 28 at the Thrive Gallery located at 310 Cherry Street.

ADAP is a local non-profit, tax-exempt art council that was incorporated in 2005. Since its inception, ADAP has hosted painting and photography competitions along with other art related activities for the community. Plans are underway for the 10th year of Camp Doodlebug, an art camp for children ages 7-12. A special thanks is extended to ADAP’s patrons, who without their support, events such these would not be possible. More information about ADAP may be found at www.arkansasdeltaartspartnership.org.