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For the 33rd consecutive year, the Monroe Arts Center (MAC) will sponsor the Photography Contest and Exhibit. Photographs entered in this contest will be on display at MAC from September 9, 2022 through November 5, 2022.

The contest is open to all non-professional photographers.

The judge for this year’s Photography Contest is Brian Wolf, noted Hudson Valley photographer, Wolfe has spent over 30 years working at one of New York’s finest sculpture, custom prop and thermoforming shops. His work can be seen in the films Confessions of a Shopaholic, Bride Wars, Taking Chance, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Year One. His work on Broadway work includes The Addams Family, In the Heights, Ragtime, Shrek, Tale of Two Cities, Young Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Cats, Spamalot, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, White Christmas, South Pacific, Wonderland, The Producers, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular and many more.

Wolfe, who was born and raised in Newburgh, CT, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut. He grew up taking photos with his own darkroom to process film. Switching to pursue his theater career instead after college, Wolfe ultimately returned to photography later in life. Whether it’s Hudson Valley landscapes, dance, fantasy, street photography or portraits, Wolfe has an eye for how to capture the region and its people in his unique way.


Adult Classification

  • Best of Show – James Meldrum with “Autumn Weekend”
  • 1st Place – Ross Harried with “Harvestore Moonrise”
  • 2nd Place – Alyssa Roelli with “Beautiful Sunrise”
  • 3rd Place – James Meldrum with “Summer Afternoon”
  • 4th Place – Alyssa Roelli with “Cute Lion”
  • 5th Place – Finnley Parker with “Spoon”

Junior   Classification

  • Best of Show – Emma Hannemann with “Curious Climber”
  • 1st Place – Brynlee Roelli with “Destin Florida”
  • 2nd Place – Dean Hannemann with “Lego Crowd”
  • 3rd Place – Brynlee Roelli with “The Coastline”
  • 4th Place – Brynlee Roelli with “Spokes”
  • 5th Place – Bryce Roelli  with “Devil’s Lake”

Opening Reception: Friday September 9, 2022

5:00 – 7:00 PM  

Awards presentation at 6:00 PM

Gallery Exhibits have been supported by MAC Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc. and Season Media Underwriter Big Radio, with additional support from Dave and Julie Buchanan, Pete Guenther and Barb Woodriff, Lee and Chris Knuteson, Mike and Norah Sanders, Kevin and Chris Callahan, Jane Paradowski, Deb Thompson, Chuck and Chris Wellington, and Don Amphlett and Jan Johnson.

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