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North Coast Lens

an online judged exhibition with awards. In collaboration with the Redwood Camera Club.

This exhibition made possible by the generous support of Pierson Building Center.

Exhibition Poster

July 21 - August 20, 2021

Rules Governing the Exhibition
Online Entry: Wednesday, July 7 - Saturday, July 17 at 5pm

Judge: Todd Vorenkamp

Wow! It is so inspiring to see the amazing submissions of the 2021 North Coast Lens exhibition. Congratulations to all who put their art out there into the public eye. I love this eclectic collection of works of art that range in diversity from a beautiful “selfie” to classic black & white landscapes from, not only the beautiful Lost Coast, but places beyond.

I especially love it when I see a photograph that is the results of “seeing” a unique image that only the photographer sees. Those captures don’t always end up in frames, or as “Best of Show,” but the mental and artistic exercise of “seeing” in photography is one of the most important skills a photographer can have.

I wish there were more awards to give out as there are many deserving images here, but I tried to make my selections as diverse as the submissions to include as many genres of photography as possible.

It’s an honor to be the judge of the 2021 North Coast Lens photography exhibition. Enjoy the art!


Todd Vorenkamp


First Place: Gary Wagner   Swirling Seas;  Second Place: Becque Olson  Knitted; Third Place: Pam Cone  Knob  Redwood Camera Founder’s Award: Kit Lynn   Natural Light

Award of Excellence: Diana Minton  Summer Storm;  Barrie Love Joy; Stephen Kamelgarn  Under the Louis Vuitton Foundation; Pam Cone Black, White & Gray; William Pierson Moment of Grace

Unique Visions:  Sharon Falk-Carlsen Water; Rick Gustafson City by the Bay; Peter Koczera  Pacific Strips;  Pam Cone Ribbons; Mary Ann Machi Tres Amigos; J. Rose Kidder You Missed!; Alison Pritchard The Blue of Distance; Diana Minton Conjunction; Alexis Soderstrom Retro Gas

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