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Security Savings Bank Amateur Photography Show

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

Congratulations to the 2023 Security Savings Bank Photography Show awards winners! Thank you Security Savings Bank for sponsoring the exhibit and Matthew Terry for serving as the juror.

Agriculture & Farm Life

Best in Category: “Elegy to an Elevator” – Jeff Rankin

Honorable Mention: “Down the Back Road” – Sarah Mayfield

Animals & Creatures

Best in Category: “Caged Curiosity” – Kaleb Fowler

Honorable Mention: “Handsome High Stepper” – April Ashton

Capturing Light & Shadow

Best in Category: “If Walls Could Talk” – Alex Huston

Honorable Mention: “Winelight” – Terry Cavanaugh


Best in Category: “Not of this World” – Sarah Mayfield

Honorable Mention: “Tethered” – Charlie Conkle

The Four Seasons

Best in Category: “Fall into Winter” – Ellen McDowell

Honorable Mention: “Tis the Season” – Alex Huston

Peggy Kulczewski Floral

Best in Category: “Reflections on a Rose” – Sarah Mayfield

Honorable Mention: “Whimsical” – April Ashton


Best in Category: “Desert Dump” – Julie Moser

Honorable Mention: “Reflections” – Mike Luna

David Mace Memorial Youth Award

“Hide & Seek” – Norah Mayfield

David Mace Memorial Youth Award

“Sunflower” – Rachel Buckley

David Mace Memorial Youth Award

“Tethered” – Charlie Conkle


“If Walls Could Talk” – Alex Huston

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS: These images will be on display at Security Savings Bank after the BCA Gallery show closes.

Agriculture and Farm Life

“Julie’s Barn” – April Ashton

“Good Morning!” – April Ashton

Animals & Creatures

“Spring Preening” – April Ashton

Capturing Light & Shadows

“If Walls Could Talk” – Alex Huston

“Last Night of Vacation” – Ellen McDowell

“Winelight” – Terry Cavanaugh


“Not of this World” – Sarah Mayfield

The Four Seasons

“Magical Snowfall” – Joella Krause

“Contemplation” – Charlie Conkle

Peggy Kulczewski Memorial Floral Award

“Daisies All Day” – Ellen McDowell

“Pointedly Pink” – Joella Krause


“Reflections” – Mike Luna

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY is 2pm Saturday, October 28 for 42nd-Annual Security Savings Bank Amateur Photography Show. On view November 14-December 21, 2023. Gallery Reception 5-7 Friday, November 17.

The Buchanan Center for the Arts is pleased to host the 42nd-Annual Security Savings Bank Amateur Photography Show. Categories this year include Agriculture & Farm Life, Animals & Creatures, Capturing Light & Shadows, Faces, the Four Seasons, the Peggy Kulczewski Floral Award, and a NEW AWARD - Wheels.

Awards will be announced at 6pm Friday, November 17. Our juror for this year's show is Matthew Terry of Davenport, Iowa. Terry is a contemporary photographer and graduate of the Academy of Art University, where he attained his BFA-Photography with a focus in Fine Art Photography in December of 2014. Terry picked up his first film camera in 2004 at age 16, and since has exhibited and sold work at galleries in Rome, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Colorado, and Omaha, among others. Additionally, he has had work published both nationally (Iowa, Vermont, New York, and Atlanta) and internationally (Italy and England).

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