Fairfield Museum announces IMAGES grand prize winners

Zion Sky by David Pisciotta of Shelton

The Fairfield Museum and History Center announced the grand prize winners of IMAGES 2017, its ninth annual Juried Photography Competition and Show at its Giving Day reception on March 9. More than 100 locals, including many of the featured photographers, were on hand to view the photographs and hear the announcement.

This year’s jury of Helen Klisser During, Dr. Philip I. Eliasoph, Francine Kass, and Joe Standart selected the winners from more than 600 entries from photographers in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. The professional/serious amateur winner was Kristie Kistner of Fairfield for her photograph Awestruck and the student winner was David Pisciotta of Shelton for his photograph Zion Sky.

Awestruck by Kristie Kistner of Fairfield

Awestruck by Kristie Kistner of Fairfield

The winners were announced on Fairfield County’s Giving Day. Throughout a 24-hour period generous supporters donated more than $6,000 online and onsite to the Museum to support its education programs, field trips, exhibitions, community events and more. Kistner’s prize will be an exhibition at Southport Galleries, the exhibition sponsor, and Pisciotta will receive a professional portfolio review.

In addition to the winning photos, the Fairfield Museum hosts an exhibit of The Photography of Joe Standart. Standart is acclaimed for capturing the ever-changing subtleties of light and mood. Paired with the Fairfield Museum’s IMAGES 2017 Juried Photography Exhibition, Standart’s work shares the many outlets of a photographer’s talents. His versatile abilities capture personal stories through fine art, revealing the adventures of travel and beauty of nature, and highlight the collaborations and opportunities of working with commercial clientele.

The exhibitions will be on display through April 30. The Museum is open 10-4 daily and is located at 370 Beach Road. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors. Members of the Museum and children under 5 are free. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org.

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