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11/01/2017 – Projection Competition – “Field Trip Images”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the November 1, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was Field Trip Images.


The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st - Doreen Sugierski - Bullfrog in Duckweed
First Place – Doreen Sugierski – “Bullfrog in Duckweed”
2nd - Doreen Sugierski - Morning at Mattamuskeet
Second Place – Doreen Sugierski – “Morning in Mattamuskeet”
3rd - Mitzi Gellman - Hilton Head Egret
Third Place – Mitzi Gellman – “Hilton Head Egret”
HM - Judy Young - Duck Sunrise
Honorable Mention – Judy Young – “Duck Sunrise”
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st - Andy Fay - Outerbanks Currituck
First Place – Andy Fay – “Outerbanks Currituck”
2nd - John Pascone - Currituck Sound Sunset
Second Place –  John Pascone – “Currituck Sound Sunset”
3rd - Cindy Martin - Historic Railway Station
Third Place – Cindy Martin – “Historic Railway Station”
HM - Ravi Patel - Trails at Bodie Island Lighthouse
Honorable Mention – Ravi Patel – “Trail at Bodie Island Lighthouse”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be November 15, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Favorite Image”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

10/18/2017 – Projection Competition – “Make Me Laugh”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the October 18, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was”Make Me Laugh”.


The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st - Judy Young - Whazz Up
First Place –  Judy Young – “Whazz Up”
2nd - Richard Griffin - Neighbors
Second Place – Richard Griffin – “Neighbors”
3rd - Judy Young - The Lick
Third Place – Judy Young – “The Lick”
HM - Paul VanBreemen - Fish Food
Honorable Mention – Paul Van Breemen – “Fish Food”
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st - Cindy Martin - Hydrant Snowman
First Place –  Cindy Martin – “Hydrant Snowman”
2nd - Ravi Patel - Shady Dealings
Second Place – Ravi Patel – “Shady Dealings”
3rd - Andy Fay - Roar
Third Place – Andy Fay – “Roar”
HM - Cindy Martin - A Devilish Good Time
Honorable Mention – Cindy Martin – “A Devilish Good Time”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be November 15, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Favorite Image”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

10/04/2017 – Projection Competition – “Sports Action”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the October 4,, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was “Sports Action.”

The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st Place -A Group - Drive to Score - John Hildebrand
First Place – “Drive to Score” – John Hildebrand

Gaga Ball

Tie Second Place – “Ga-ga Ball Match” – Doreen Sugierski
2nd Place TIE - A Group - The Kill - John Hildebrand
Tie Second Place – “The Kill” – John Hildebrand
HM - A Group - Kite Surfer - Randy Knauf
Honorable Mention –”Kite Surfer” – Randy Knauf
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st Place B Group - Swimming up for a Breath - Andy Fay
First Place – “Swimming up for a Breath” – Andy Fay
2nd Place - B group - Long Boarding - Andy Fay
Second Place – “Long Boarding” – Andy Fay
3rd Place - B Group - Surfer Girl - Cindy Martin
Third Place – “Surfer Girl” – Cindy Martin
HM - B Group - GNCC Race - Jim Gulnac
Honorable Mention – “GNCC Race” – Jim Gulnac
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be      October 18, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Make Me Laugh”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

09/20/2017 – Projection Competition – “Collections”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the September 20, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was “Collections”.

The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st Place - Doreen Sugierski - Camera Collection
First Place – Doreen Sugierski – “Camera Collection”
2nd Place - Paul VanBreemen - A Few Cameras
Second Place – Paul VanBreemen – “A Few Cameras”
3rd Place - Ed Lane - Classics
Third Place – Ed Lane – “Classics”
HM Richard Washer - Travel Spoon Collection
Honorable Mention – Richard Washer – “Travel Spoon Collection”
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st Place - Cindy Martin - Political Memorabilia
First Place – Cindy Martin – “Political Memorabilia”
2nd Place - Dean Powell -Garden Club
Second Place –  Dean Powell – “Garden Club”
3rd Place - Ravi Patel - Elephant Stein Collection
Third Place – Ravi Patel – “Elephant Stein Collection”
HM - John Pascone - Ledros
Honorable Mention – John Pascone – “Ledros”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be October 4, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Sports Action”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

09/06/2017 – Projection Competition “Eyes”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the September 06, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was “Eyes”


The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st Place - Randy Knauf - Hawkeye
First Place – Randy Knauf – “Hawkeye”
2nd Place = Ed Lane - I See You
Second Place – Ed Lane – “I See You”
3rd Place - Paul VanBreemen - Wise Owl
Third Place –Paul Van Breemen – “Wise Owl”
HM - Ann Fitzsimmons - Baby Blues
Honorable Mention – Ann Fitzsimmons  – No Title

The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st Place - Jim Gulnac - Kari
First Place – Jim Gulnac – “Kari”
2nd Place - Cindy Martin - Eyes of an Artist
Second Place –Cindy Martin – “Eyes of an Artist”
3rd Place - John Pascone - Hoot Said That
Third Place – John Pascone – “Hoot Said That”
TIE - HM - Jim Gulnac - Daughter Kristen Bride
Tie Honorable Mention – Jim Gulnac – “Daughter Kristen Bride”
TIE - HM - Ravi Patel - Focused Eyes
Tie Honorable Mention – Ravi Patel – “Focused Eyes”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be September 20, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Collections”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

08/16/2017 – Open Print – This Year

 The Catawba Valley Camera Club announces the winners of its August 16, 2017  photographic competition. The print competition was “Open – This Year”
Accomplished Division Winners:
A_Lane_Ed_Beach_4_At_Sunrise (1 of 1)
First Place – Ed Lane – “Beach 4 Sunrise”
Smile for the Camera
Second Place – Judy Young – “Smile for the Camera”
A_Sugierski_Doreen Mary Help of Christians Basillica at Belmont Abbey
Third Place – Doreen Sugerski – “Mary Help of Christmas Basilica at Belmont Abby”
A_Lane_Ed_Hilton_Driftwood (1 of 1)
Honorable Mention – Ed Lane – “Hilton Driftwood”
Intermediate Division Winners:
Cascade
First Place – Dean Powell – “Cascade in the Woods”
B_Martin_Cindy_Havana Street Scene
Second Place – Cindy Martin – “Havana Street Scene”
B_Martin_Cindy_Feeling The Music
Third Place – Cindy Martin – “Feeling the Music”
View Through the Wood
Honorable Mention – Dean Powell – “View through the Wood”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be September 6, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Eyes”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

08/02/2017 – Projection Competition – “Nature”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the August 8, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was “Nature”

Accomplished Division winners were:
1st Place _ Mitzi Gelloman - Humming Bird on the Wing
First Place –  Mitzi Gellman – “Humming Bird on the Wing”
2nd Place - Judy Young - Sunrise at Jeckyll Beach
Second Place – Judy Young – “Sunrise at Jekyll Beach”
3rd Place - Paul Van Breemen - English Falls Paradise
Third Place – Paul VanBreemen – “English Falls Paradise”
HM - Tom Devlin - Golden Finch
Honorable Mention – Tom Devlin – “Golden Finch”
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st Place Ravi Patel - Spectacular Reflection
First Place – Ravi Patel – “Spectacular Reflection”
2nd Place - John Pascone - Valley Fog
Second Place – John Pascone – “Valley Fog”
3rd Place - Dean Powell - View through the hole
Third Place – Dean Powell – “View through the hole”
HM - Dean Powell - Mountain
Honorable Mention –  Dean Powell – “Mountain”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be August 16, 2017. The program will be a print competition – “Open – This Year”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

07/19/2017 – Projection Competition “Animal Portraits”

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The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of the photographic competition of July 19, 2017. The projection competition was entitled “Animal Portraits”.
The Accomplished Winners were:
1st - John Hildebrand - Charging Herd
First Place – John Hildebrand – “Charging Herd”
2nd TIE - Doreen Sugierski - Great Blue Heron
Second Place Tie– Doreen Sugierski – “Great Blue Heron”
2nd TIE - Judy Young - Piper
Second Place Tie – Judy Young – “Piper”
HM - Tom Devlin - Brown Owl
Honorable Mention – Tom Devlin – “Brown Owl”
The Intermediate division winners were:
1st - Cindy Martin - Owl Portrait
First Place – Cindy Martin – “Owl Portrait”
2nd - John Pascone - Gator
Second Place – John Pascone – “Gator”
3rd - Cindy Martin - Hawk Portrait
Third Place – Cindy Martin – “Hawk Portrait”
HM - John Pascone - Buster
Honorable Mention Tie – John Pascone – “Buster”
HM - Ravi Patel - Posing Cat
Honorable Mention Tie – Ravi Patel – “Posing Cat”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be August 2, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Nature”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

07/05/2017 – Projection Competition “Open This Year”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the July 5, 2017 meeting.  The projection competition was “Open –  Made This Year”


The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st Place - Ed Lane - Yucca
First Place – Ed Lane – “Yucca”
2nd Place - Tom Devlin - Two Flowers
Second Place –  Tom Devlin – “Two Flowers”
3rd Place Doreen Sugierski - Sun Flower with Crystal Ball
Third Place – Doreen Sugierski – “Sun Flower with Crystal Ball”
HM - Judy Young - Busy Bee
Honorable Mention – Judy Young – “Busy Bee”
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st Place - Dean Powell - Hole in Wall
First Place – Dean Powell – “Hole in Wall”
2nd Place - Ravi Patel - Cactus Designs
Second Place – Ravi Patel – “Cactus Designs”
3rd Place - Cindy Martin - Cuban Artist - Wayacon
Third Place – Cindy Martin – “Cuban Artist – Wayacon”
HM - Cindy Martin - Cuban Serenade
Honorable Mention – Cindy Martin – “Cuban Serenade”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be July 19, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Animal Portraits”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  If you want to become a better photographer and make new friends while doing so, come join us. Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.

06/22/2017 – Open Print Competition

The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the June 22, 2017 meeting.  The print competition was open .

The Accomplished Division winners were:
1st Place - A_Sugierski_Doreen Eastern Screech Olw
First Place –Doreen Sugierski – “Eastern Screech Owl”
2nd Place - A Group - Randy Knauf - Duesenberg Boattail
Second Place –Randy Knauf – “Duesenberg Boat Tail”
3rd Place Tie - A Group - Pail VanBreemen - Girl with far-off gaze
Third Place Tie – Paul VanBreemen – “Girl with a far off gaze”
3rd Place TIE - A_Group_Judy_Young_Old_Man_&_the_Sea
Third Place Tie – Judy Young – “Old Man & the Sea”
The Intermediate Division winners were:
1st Place - B_Martin_Cindy_Cuban Lady (1 of 1)
First Place – Cindy Martin – “Cuban Lady”
2nd Place - B Group - Dean Powell - Super Moon
Second Place – Dean Powell – “Super Moon”
3rd Place - B_Martin_Cindy_On The Road to Trinidad (1 of 1)
Third Place – Cindy Martin – “On the Road to Trinidad”
HM - B Group - Dean Powell - sunrise
Honorable Mention – Dean Powell – “Sunrise”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, at 7:00 pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center in Hickory.  Meetings consist of competition among members as well as instructional lectures. Field trips are planned throughout the year to enable members to share and demonstrate techniques as well as spend time enjoying photography together.  The next meeting will be July 5, 2017. The program will be a projection competition – “Open –  Limited to this year”.  The public is invited to attend, membership is not required.  Further information can be obtained from the club’s web site at http://cvcameraclub.org or by calling John Setzler at 828-404-2066.