Susquehanna Valley Shutterbugs to hold reception for 20th annual photography show

The Susquehanna Valley Shutterbugs will hold a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. May 6 at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., to celebrate the opening of their 20th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit.

The reception is open to the public. The exhibit will be on display from May 6 to June 5 during regular museum hours.

The display of fine art photography features work of many amateur and professional photographers from throughout the region. A wide variety of styles and subjects are exhibited, and both natural and creatively-enhanced digital photography make up the show.

Each year the Shutterbugs award more than $1,300 in prize money in recognition of the photographic excellence of the top entries. All pieces will be judged by a panel of three distinguished judges for this 2016 show – Steve Bower, Ken Meyer and Mark Nance – who will select nine cash prize winners. They will critique the show and award best of show, first, second and third place, honorable mention and three judges ribbons, each of which will be presented during the reception.

This exhibition encourages creativity portraying a wide diversity of skills and talent; all work is original by the artist. In addition to cash awards, attendees are given the opportunity to cast a vote for their five favorite images for the “People’s Choice Awards” of first, second, third and fourth place. All winners will be announced the same night.

The Susquehanna Valley Shutterbugs is made up of both amateur and professional photographers of diverse talent and backgrounds. The organization meets on the fourth Monday of every month at the Taber Museum. All meetings are open to the public and start at 6 p.m.

For more information regarding this show or the Susquehanna Valley Shutterbugs, visit www.susquehannavalleyshutterbugs.org.