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Harriet Clendenin

Jim Carmicheal 1st place in the travel category.

With over 55 photographers participating and submitting nearly 200 photos in the "Take Your Best Shot" Photo Contest, the judges had their hands full trying to sort out which ones would take home the ribbons and Best of Show coveted cash prize. The bi-annual Photo Contest Awards reception was held on Aug 4 at Gallery 'N' Gifts. It was a festive occasion with photographers sharing advice on how to get the best shot and fans ogling bright colors, crisp focal points and the creative eye of the artist. If you're interested in entering, our next contest will be in February with submission dates the last week of January 2018.

Gallery 'N' Gifts 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. Store hours are from 10-5 p.m. daily.


Best of Show: Jeanne Riesen "Morton Mansion"

Altered Images

1st place: Susan Neiman "Water Color"

2nd place: Christine Odom

3rd place: Diana Palmer

Honorable mention: Joe Alverez


1st place: Anna Dohnke "Flight"

2nd place: Anna Dohnke "Iguana of San Felipe"

3rd place: Francoise Renard

Honorable mentions: Diane Barber

Elements of Design

1sr place: Jeanne Riesen

2nd place: Erika H Elliott

3rd place: Gary Grela

Honorable mentions: Susan Neiman


1st place: Joanne Hays "Tulip Fields"

2nd place: Gary Grela

3rd place: Francoise Renard

Honorable mentions: Susan Neiman


1st place: Larry LaCom "Yosemite Falls"

2nd place: Jean Skaggs

3rd place: Romelle Kemp

Honorable mentions: Dee Boose

Harriet Clendenin

Anna Dohnke near her 1st and 2nd place photos in the Animals category.


1st place: James Carmichael "Up 21"

2nd place: Jenifer Selbrede

Honorable mentions: Dee Boose,

and DJ Judkins

Youth Photography

1st place: Bella Dohnke "The Shoes"

2nd place: Autumn Shackelford

3rd place: Jeremy Cable Jr.

Honorable mentions: Carson Odneal


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