Mercer County Photography Exhibit Awards
Announced at MCCC Gallery Reception


The Gallery at Mercer County Community College opens its new season with the 2009 Mercer County Photography Exhibit Sept. 8 through Oct. 8. Eighty photographic works were selected from the 186 photographs submitted. Photographers from every municipality in Mercer County are featured. The show was juried by award-winning photographer Ed Fausty (BFA, Cooper Union; MFA, Yale University), a recent visiting artist at Princeton University.

Hundreds came out to the awards reception on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The prize for Best in Show went to Ruth Goodman's diptych series. Will Ostergaard was selected for both the Juror's Choice Award and a Mercer County Purchase Award. Other Purchase Award winners included Valerie Bowe, Carl Carter, Judy Filipponi, Jody Kendall, and Maia Reim. Joanne Donnelly was selected for the Princeton Photography Club Award. Honorable mentions went to William Engler, Levi Gershkowitz, Lionel Goodman, Richard Grant, Steven Richman, Gary Saretsky and Barbara Suomi.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gallery is under the direction of curator Tricia Fagan and is located on the second floor of the Communications Building on Mercer's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

This biennial show is offered in partnership with Mercer County's Cultural and Heritage Commission, which also sponsors the exhibit, with support from the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State and from County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

For more information, visit the gallery website or email

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