Overall winner:   Mark Freeman  “Glory Holy One”
First Prize:  Rene Rodrigue   “Gorilla Display”
Second Prize:  Hugo Leung  “Waiting in the Aisles”
Third Prize:  Gerry Yaum  ” Young Monk, Chiang Kong. Thailand”
HONORABLE MENTIONS:  in alphabetical order
Gerry Dotto:  ”  Embarrassment of Riches”
Robert Goerzen:  “Snowed In”
Ian Jackson:  “Bodnath”
Dwayne Martineau:  “What Lives in The Dark”
Sky McLaughlin:  “Afghan Embroiderers”
Stephen Wreakes:  “Umbrellas, Kasama, Japan”
Robert Royer:  “Waiting Tunnel”

OPEN PHOTO 2011 Held off-site at the Kaasa Gallery in The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Visual Arts Alberta is pleased to present the VAAA 4th annual photography competition & exhibition. OPEN PHOTO 2011 exhibits some of Alberta’s  finest photographers. Visual Arts Alberta received an overwhelmingly positive response to this open call and all applications went through a selective jurying process. Our guest juror: Eleanor Lazare will choose the best over-all photograph, as well as honorable mentions, prior to the opening reception. Awards will be announced at the opening reception, and award winning work will go on to be exhibited in Calgary at The Southern Jubilee Auditorium October 2011.

EXHIBITION DATES: August 25 – October 02, 2011OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, August 25, 6:00-8:00pm  THE KAASA GALLERY Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 11455 –  87 Avenue, Edmonton Hours:  Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm During performance times contact: 780-427-5057