Greenville Technical College issued a call for entries in the fall of 2016 to undergraduates studying photography in five southeastern states; Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. in focus at Riverworks Gallery is an exhibition of 25 photographs chosen from 240 entries by more than 100 students. The exhibition was designed to celebrate the imagination and skill of undergraduates plus the dedication of their instructors. Three students were further honored as award winners. First Place ($150) was awarded to Eibhlin Villalta, a sophomore at the University of Richmond, for her photograph Choreography. Choreography is a mysterious construction of images of dancers attached by thread to the fingers of a controlling hand. Alexis Dunnigan, a junior at Ringling College of Art & Design, won Second Place ($100) for her sensitive, intimate portrait, Coming of Age. Greenville Technical College sophomore Irina Dalby's scanograph, Green Hydrangea, is a dynamic Third ($75).

Many thanks go to our juror, Ashley Elizabeth Craig, an artist and educator teaching at the Maine Media Workshops + College. Ms. Craig exhibits nationally and is particularly active uncovering hidden talent within the photography community. She has served as a juror and lecturer across the US and is dedicated to the promotion of photographic education. Through a blind jurying process, she chose 25 images to create the in focus exhibition and its award winners.

Zane Logan, photography instructor at Greenville Tech notes, "It is extremely valuable for photography students to have this opportunity to compare their own images with images of their peers across the southeast. I am happy to report that in focus is a varied and exciting exhibition and that our Greenville Tech students measure up very favorably."

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual Arts at Greenville Technical College. RIVERWORKS Gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, SC.

For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Director
(864) 271-0679 or email