In February, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy held its first photography contest, “Sharing Place: Eagles and Their Environs.” The contest invited local photographers to capture striking eagle inspired photos of the Upper Delaware River region focusing on these raptors, their habitat, and factors important to eagle welfare.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the juried contest. In the Best Eagle Photo category, Tina Tison – 1st place, Bob Yeager, 2nd place, Charlie Dill and Martha Tully – runners up. In the Eagle Habitat category, Nick Verducci – 1st place, Susan Roberts – 2nd place, Tina Niesluchowski and Bob Yeager – runners up. In the Eagle Welfare category, Jerry Cohen – 1st place, Nancy Tully – 2nd place, and Richard Justus and Ken Roberts – runners up. Susan Roberts won 1st place in the Wild Card category and Liz DiMenno, 2nd place finisher. The People’s Choice award goes to Jeffrey Sidle.
The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA will host the Conservancy during the month of April and into the first week of May in an exhibition featuring the 15 winning photographs alongside bird-themed artwork created by ARTery member artists.
The April exhibition will be a bird lovers’ delight. In addition to the Conservancy photos, member artists will display their own interpretations of raptors, song birds, and various other avian species that capture their imagination. These include paintings, photos, prints and birds or habitat in other media.
The exhibition opens Thursday, April 19, and runs through Monday, May 7. A reception, open to the public, will be held Saturday, April 21, 5pm to 8pm. At the reception, Conservancy staff will be on hand to talk about their eagle programming and land protection work and will be available to answer any questions.
The ARTery Gallery is located at 210 Broad Street, Milford, (570) 296 – 1234. Summer hours begin in April: Thurs – Sun, 11-6; Mon 11-3.