Riley Arthur takes top honors at Camera USA

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The Naples Art Association named Riley Arthur of Detroit the national photography award winner for Camera USA 2019 at a reception May 31 at the NAA.
Arthur received a cash prize of $5,000 for her photograph Golden Hour at Joe Juniors taken in New York City.
Five honorable mention award winners were also named and each received a $100 check. Camera USA 2019 honorable mention photographers are Dave Hanson of Price, Utah, for his photograph Road Trip; J. Frederic May for Author’s Hallucination No. 5 “Connor” created in his studio in Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; Jackson Patterson of Chicago for Border Watch – a photomontage he created by combining a photograph he took of the American West with another black & white photograph from his family’s album; Rich Vogel of Andover, Mass., for Depth of Field taken in New Mexico; and Carol Ward of Salisbury, Md., for Milky Way at Low Tide taken at Assateague Island National Seashore in Berlin, Maryland.
Arthur says, “It’s an incredible honor to be nominated by such a prestigious institution and impressive panel of jurors. It always feels great to create work that connects with people and especially with those who are outside of my own community.”
When asked about her trip to Florida to accept her award, Arthur said, “This award gave me a great opportunity to travel to Southwest Florida for the first time. I want to see it all! I’m looking forward to exploring and watching the sunset from the beach.”
The exhibit continues through July 5.
The Naples Art Association started the Camera USA photography program in 2011. Since then nine photographers received the National Photography Award and thousands of visitors have enjoyed seeing their photographs and the many others on display. This year, Camera USA features 78 photographs including recent work by four past award winners: Christer Berg, Art David, Tony Hertz and Brian Malloy.
The Naples Art Association is located in downtown Naples at 585 Park St. (just a half block south of 5th Avenue South). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission. For more about the NAA or this exhibit, call 239-262-6517 or visit


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