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McPherson College Students Selected for Juried Photo Exhibition

photo by Micah Gilbert

“Drop of Color” by Micah Gilbert

Photographs taken by three McPherson College students were selected for exhibition in the 35th Annual Five State Photography Competition in Hays, Kansas. One student was selected by the juror for an honorable mention cash award.

Micah Gilbert, a junior from Elkhart, Indiana, received honorable mention in the open class for his color photograph titled, “Drop of Color.” Photographs by Chloe Cloud, senior of McPherson, and Jaden Hilgers, senior of Wichita, were selected for exhibition.

“It’s quite an accomplishment for a student to get selected into the exhibit,” Ann Zerger, professor of art, said. “They are competing against the work of professional photographers. This is only the second time one of our students has been selected for an award.”

The Five State Photography Exhibition is an annual photographic competition of works submitted from Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri, and Nebraska sponsored by the Hays Arts Council. This year 326 photographs were submitted and 161 were selected by the exhibition juror, Kevin Sisemore, a professional photographer from Kansas City. The exhibition closes on January 26.