By Gale Caldwell
contributing writer 

TVAA Photo Contest winners

 

February 18, 2023

Provided.

First place in the People category: Mikailey J. Irvine.

February First Friday at Gallery 'N' Gifts debuted the 18th annual Photo Contest. The entries this year showcased incredible talent of dozens of local photographers. The bi-annual event offers local photographers a chance to display their work and perhaps capture one of the winning ribbons or a first place cash prize. The next contest will be held in August with submissions being accepted July 21-31. Submission fees are $5 each and proceeds go toward art scholarships through Tehachapi Valley Arts Association and Tehachapi Arts Foundation.

Contest Winners:

Best of Show:

Arden Howell

Landscape & Nature:

First place: Arden Howell

Second place: DagoV

Third place: Nelson Gonzalez-Armondo

Honorable Mention: Arden Howell

Animals:

First place: Cassie Sarkisian

Second place: Daniel Skleet

Third place: Vincent Hernandez

Honorable Mention: Arden Howell

Black & White / Sepia:

First place: Nelson Gonzalez-Armondo

Second place: Cassie Sarkisian

Third place: Paul Smethurst

Honorable Mention: Paul Smethurst

People:

First place: Mikailey J. Irvine

Second place: Melissa Hetzell

Third place: Cassie Sarkisian

Travel & Architecture:

First place: Joseph Kinn

Second place: Daniel Skleet

Third place: Vincent Hernandez

Provided.

First place in the Youth Photography category: Brooklyn Hetzel.

Honorable Mention: DagoV

Transportation:

First place: Cassie Sarkisian

Second place: Vincent Hernandez

Third place: Nelson Gonzalez-Armondo

Honorable Mention: Mikailey J. Irvine

Youth Photography:

First place: Brooklyn Hetzel

Second place: Brooklyn Hetzel

Third place: Kiera Irvine

 
 

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