24 Pic Darien Smartphone Photo Contest Winners Announced

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The Darien Arts Center has announced 24 winners in its 4th annual Smartphone Photo Contest, Pic Darien.

DAC Pic Darien 2019 winner

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Multiple award winner Matthew Taylor, DAC Board Member and Chairperson of the Pic Darien Photo Contest, Andrea Jackson and judge of the contest, photographer, filmmaker and producer Jeffrey Wyant.

— an announcement from the Darien Arts Center

First Place and Runner Up cash prizes in all categories were awarded to adults and children at a reception on April 28 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

The contest garnered over 530 entries in six categories, with submissions from all ages.

Here are the winners:


—Student Winner: Grace Salomon

—Student Runner Up: Georgia Sheehan

—Adult Winner: Margaret Orem

—Adult Runner Up: Katie LeBesco

Schram seascape

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Photo by Schram in the landscape/seascape/ category


—Student Winner: Matthew Taylor

—Student Runner Up: Moera Kamimura

—Adult Winner : Nancy Breakstone

—Adult Runner Up: Pam Lindberg

DAC Pic Darien contest announcement

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The well-attended Pic Darien reception was held in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

Photo by Olivia Leimbruber in the Pic Darien contest 2019

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Photo by Leimgruber

—Student Winner: Sadie Mossa

—Student Runner Up: Olivia Leimgruber

—Adult Winner: David Wilson

—Adult Runner Up: Patrick Jackson


—Student Winner: Harrison Slotkin

—Student Runner Up: Alyssa Farrell

—Adult Winner: Diana Berrent

—Adult Runner Up: Kurt Maschoff


—Student Winner: Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor Landscape Pic Darien contest 2019

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Photo by Matthew Taylor, student winner in the landscape/seascape/nature category

—Student Runner Up: Ivy Schroeder

—Adult Winner: Meg Schwanhausser

Megan Schwanhausser

Meg Schwanhausser, adult winner in the landscape/seascape/nature categoy

—Adult Runner Up: Patricia Schram


—Student winner: Anna Passaretti

—Student Runner Up: Emily Gardella

—Adult Winner: Sue Clarke

Clarke Love anguish triumph 2019 Pic Darien contest

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Photo by June Clarke, adult winner in the love/anguish/triumph category

—Adult Runner Up: Tracy Deberadinis

Award-winning photographer, filmmaker and producer, Jeffrey Wyant, judged the contest, a fundraiser, which was sponsored by Heights Pizza, Meatball and Co. and Uncle’s Deli.

All photo entries are showcased in a slideshow at darienarts.org. For more information call (203) 655-8683. The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien Town Hall.

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