2016 Photo Contest Winners

Category: Artistically Enhanced

Adult

First Place and Adult Division Winner: David Sjostedt “Coleus”

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Second Place: David Sjostedt “Watercolor”

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Third Place: David Sjostedt “Bleeding Hearts”

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Youth

First Place: Zeke Buchert “Make A Wish Fountain”   buchert-make-a-wish-fountain

Lanscape/Scenery

Adult

First Place: Patty Hood “Star Maple”

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Second Place: Patty Hood “Forgotten”

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Third Place: Barbara Valenzuela “What’s Up?”

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Youth

First Place: Zeke Buchert “Summer River”

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Category: People In Nature

Adult

First Place: Linda Price “Family Fun”

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Second Place: Bob Baldo “Catch of the Fall”

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Third Place: Cora Sue Swords “Untitled”

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Professional

First Place, Professional Division Winner and Peoples Choice Award:Traci Kivela “New Beginnings”

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Second Place: Traci Kivela “It Started With A Kiss”

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Third Place: Traci Kivela “Love is a New Addition”

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Youth

First Place: Zeke Buchert “Old Man and the River”

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Second Place: Zeke Buchert “Daydreaming Grandfather”

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Category: Plants

Adult

First Place: Patty Hood “Forest Gems”

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Second Place: Patty Hood “Spring Glory”

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Third Place: Patty Hood “Morning Light”

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Youth

First Place and Youth Division Winner: Zeke Buchert “Explosion of Blue”

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“Zoom In” To The Gardens 7th Annual Photo Contest

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Photo by Bob Baldo: “Golden Butterfly”

Calling all photographers: professional, novice or beginner. The Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens’ 6th Annual Photo Contest deadline is fast approaching so pull out your cameras and take a stroll through the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens.  You never know what you will see and capture with your camera! Is it that sassy squirrel who has been eyeing your lunch? Or could it be the little ones playing on the swings? Maybe it’s those noisy bees in the Pollinator Garden behind the Ballpark Grandstand. Any subject is a great subject for our photography contest, all you have to do is take a photo in the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens and enter.

Please mark your calendars for the 2016 contest deadline, September 23, 2016. Visit the Gardens’ website at www.dunsmuirbotanicalgardens.org and navigate to the Annual Photo Contest to read the contest criteria. The contest is open to all ages in the following categories: Wildlife, Plants, Landscape/Scenery, People in Nature and our newest category – Artistically Enhanced.  All photos must be taken in the Botanical Gardens. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category.  Best of Youth, Adult and Professional Divisions will receive a $50 cash prize.

Copies of the contest rules and criteria along with matting supplies are available at the Dunsmuir Recreation District Office at 4841 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir, CA. Please call 530-235-4740 for days and times that the office is open. The complete list of rules and entry forms are also available for download on our Annual Photo Contest web page. For questions you may email to: info@dunsmuirbotanicalgardens.org or call Barbara Valenzuela at 530-926-1733 for additional information.

The opening reception will be held on October 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Siskiyou Arts Museum, 5824 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir.  All 2016 entries will be on display in the Siskiyou Arts Museum October 7th through the month of October.

2016 Photo Contest Adds New Category!

Once again the Gardens are a bloomin’ and the Photo Contest Committee is gearing up for their annual Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens Photo Contest. The Committee wishes to thank all of the Botanical Gardens 2015 contest participants for sharing their wonderful photos and the contest judges, Nadine Aiello, John Rogers and Paul Melo.

The Photo Contest is ongoing because the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens is always open and available for year-round photographers. Just think of the photo opportunities with these rain clouds, don’t be shy, it’s only water! What will it be? Color? Black and White? The sun is peeking where’s the shadowing? What’s blooming? Who’s on First? Grab your camera and visit the Gardens!

The contest is open to all ages in categories including Wildlife, Plants, Landscape/Scenery, People in Nature and our newest category – Artistically Enhanced.  All photos must be taken in the Botanical Gardens. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category.  Best of Youth, Adult and Professional Divisions will receive a $50 cash prize. All 2016 entries will be on display at the Siskiyou Arts Museum in Dunsmuir through the month of October.

Please mark your calendars for the 2016 contest deadline, September 23, 2016. The complete list of rules and entry forms are available for download on our Annual Photo Contest web page or contact: info@dunsmuirbotanicalgardens.org for additional information.

 

2015 Photo Contest Winners

CATEGORY: LANDSCAPE/SCENERY

ADULT

First Place: Bob Baldo “Moss Scape”

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First Place: Zeke Buchert “Spring Wall”

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CATEGORY: PEOPLE IN NATURE

ADULT

First Place: Bob Baldo “Golden Butterfly”Baldo- Golden ButterflySecond Place: Linda Price “My Backyard”Price- MyBackyardThird Place: Gretchen Barlow “Step Into The Garden”

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First Place: Zeke Buchert “One With The River”

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CATEGORY: PLANTS

ADULT

First Place: Patty Hood “Viburnum Lace”

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Second Place: Dave Sjostedt “Morning Glow”

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Third Place: Lindsey Culotta “Pink Flower With Orange Ring”Culotta-Pink Flower with Orange Ring

YOUTH

First Place: Zeke Buchert  “Rhododendron Splendor”

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Second Place: Zeke Buchert “New Life”

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CATEGORY: WILDLIFE

ADULT

First Place: Lindsey Culotta “Heron”

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No YOUTH entries in this category

BEST OF SHOW: Patty Hood “Viburnum Lace”

ADULT DIVISION WINNER: Patty Hood “Viburnum Lace”

YOUTH DIVISION WINNER: Zeke Buchert “One With The River”

PEOPLES CHOICE: Bob Baldo “Moss Scape”

 

2015 Photo Contest Gallery Opening at S.A.M. Friday October 9th.

The Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens will host a Gallery Show and Awards Night for the fifth annual Gardens’ Photo Contest on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Siskiyou Arts Museum (SAM) located at 5824 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir. The public is welcome to come to view the 2015 entries and vote for your favorite photo. Voting for the coveted People’s Choice Award will continue through the Fall Art Walk on Saturday, October 10 from 1 PM – 5 PM.

The Gardens’ Photo Contest Committee welcomes local photographers John Rogers, Nadine Aiello, and Paul Melo as the judges for this year’s contest. Judging will occur the week of October 5 with awards and ribbons presented at the Friday evening Gallery Show. Light refreshments will be served. The contest photos will be on display through the month of October. For additional information contact: Dunsmuir Recreation District, 530-235-4740 or info@dunsmuirbotanicalgardens.org .

2014 Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens Photo Contest Winners

CARTEGORY: PLANTS

ADULT

First Place:  Gretchen Barlow   “Japanese Maple”

Gretchen Japanese MapleSecond Place:  David Sjostedt  “Pinwheel in Hollow Log”

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 Third Place:  Linda Sue Runnels  “Fairies Dancing in the Woodlands”

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YOUTH

First Place:  Carlee Punt  “Leading Light”

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Second Place:  Carlee Punt  “Fall”

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No other YOUTH entries in this category

CATEGORY: LANDSCAPE/SCENERY

ADULT

First Place:  Linda Sue Runnels  “A Peaceful Spring”

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Second Place:  Bob Baldo  “Dunsmuir Splash”

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Thrid Place:  Linda Sue Runnels  “Make A Wish”

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YOUTH

First Place:  Zeke Buchert  “River Foliage”

Zeke River Foliage

Second Place:  Carlee Punt  “Red Maple”

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Third Place: Zeke Buchert  “River Boulders”

Zeke River Boulders

CATEGORY: PEOPLE IN NATURE

ADULT

First Place:  Gretchen Barlow  “Garden Princess”

Gretchen Garden Princess

Second Place:  Linda Sue Runnels  “Plein Air Painting in the Gardens”

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Third Place:  Linda Price   “Tribute to the Trees”

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YOUTH

First Place:  Zeke Buchert  “Flyfishing”

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Second Place: Carlee Punt  “Sitting Pretty”

Carlee Sitting Pretty

Third Place:  Carlee Punt  “Patrick’s Snack”

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CATEGORY: WILDLIFE

ADULT

First Place:  Victoria Yerkes  “Busy as a B–“

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Second Place:  Dave Sjostedt  “Autumn Hunger”

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Third Place:  Victoria Yerkes  “Bird”

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YOUTH

No YOUTH entries in this category

BEST OF SHOW:  Zeke Buchert  “Flyfishing”

ADULT DIVISION WINNER: Linda Sue Runnels  “A Peaceful Spring”

YOUTH DIVISION WINNER: Zeke Buchert “Flyfishing”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER: Linda Sue Runnels ” Make A Wish”

Judges: Taryn Burkleo  Photograpy by Taryn, Heinz Danzberger  Red Door Gallery,                        Kevin Lahey   Kevin Lahey Photography