We were invited to a reception Sunday night for the award ceremony. Photography was located up on the balcony, and all of the merit winners were hung in the middle. I don't know what criteria was used, it seems so subjective to judge art. There were many pictures that I really loved that didn't earn a ribbon, and others I "didn't get" that did well. I took plenty of college art classes and understand ideas of contrast and composition but some of them just didn't grab me.
We looked through all of the photography, and then moved down to the main floor with the art.
The awards were handed out down there, and the artists were recognized.
The coolest thing was to just step back and watch people look at his photo. Several people took photos of it, and one man led a long discussion about where the water line was in the photo. He couldn't really figure it out though because to find it you have to understand that the rails in the picture lead down a ramp, and it was shot higher. We stayed for quite awhile listening to others talk about it.
I am so proud of Brian for his creativity.