Suffolk Art League’s 32nd annual Exhibit of Excellence
Tracy Agnew, The Suffolk News-Herald
First place in the show went to Mitchell Hartman of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy for his reading self-portrait. He said he used a timer on the camera to shoot the photo and took about 60 pictures before he got the right one. He had a different favorite, but that one didn't even make it in the show. "This one's my favorite now," he said.
Maggie More of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy won second place in the show with her Prismacolor pencil drawing of paintbrushes in a jar. “I love art,” More said, adding that the drawing was a class assignment in which they had to do a “direct observation” — depict something just the way it looks. “I tried to come up with an interesting subject,” she said.
Buddy White of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy won third place with his photo of a lightbulb, seen through a prism, with a mirror in the background. He said he was looking through a prism at the television when he came up with the idea to experiment with photography involving prisms. “When I saw it in the camera, I thought, ‘This is amazing,’” he said.
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