Photography Exhibit

Pinelands Juried Photographic Exhibition


© Ann Darlington, Where the Wild Things Are was in the 2018 exhibit.
Celebrating 40 years: Conservation, Culture & Community

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is pleased to announce “Pinelands” 2019 Juried Photographic Competition and Exhibition. This year, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Pinelands with photographs that capture its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Photographs had to be taken within the boundaries of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (see map).

The juried exhibit will hang in the beautiful renovated barn at PPA Headquarters in Southampton, New Jersey. All photographs submitted for consideration will also be displayed in a special online Pinelands art gallery.

Direction to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

Opening Reception – November 9th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

See the exhibit, meet the photographers and enjoy light refreshments.  The winners in the open and student categories will be announced during the reception. No RSVP is necessary. Photographs are for sale unless it is marked NFS (not for sale). Photographs that have been sold will remain in the exhibition until its conclusion.

The courtesy of an RSVP helps us plan for food and drink but it is not required.

Exhibit Hours

The exhibit can be viewed at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance from November 11th through December 14th during the following times:

  • Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm
  • Sundays from 12 noon to 5pm
  • Monday – Friday from 10am and 4pm

Read the biographies from the 2019 finalists here.

Over 500 photographs were submitted by 135 photographers and 79 beautiful images were selected to hang as part of the exhibit. In the student category, 15 young photographers submitted 50 photographs that will be displayed in a digital gallery. Images were judged by photographer, Richard Lewis.

Accepted Photography – Open Category

Morning Rays by Dennis Abriola
Breakfast by Dennis Abriola
After the Storm by Dennis Abriola
Bogged Down in the Cedars by Andrew Adams
Atlantic City Illuminated by Andrew Adams
Wayward Leeds Girl by Andrew Adams
Fire and Smoke by Charles Aitken
Winter Day by Janet Alter
The Watcher on High by Sara Ascalon
Rays in the Haze by Sara Ascalon
Catch of the Day by Sara Ascalon
Whitesbog Dawn by Philip Dutch Bagley
Barred Owl in Snow by Bob Boyd
Bog Grass by Robert Campbell
Mallow Bud by Kyle Chelius
Snowy Owl by Kyle Chelius
Sunning Terrapins – Edwin B Forsythe by Kelly Cole
Foggy Morning by Brian Collins
Morning Serenity by Karen Crisfulla
Pitcher Plant Flower by Karen Crisfulla
Junior Ranger by Amanda Czerniawski
Lillies Of The Lake by Ann Darlington
Leading Light by Diane Emerson
Berry Sunset by Aleja Estronza
Beautiful Storm by Aleja Estronza
Pine Barrens Treefrog by Robert Ferguson II
Curious Eastern Box Turtle by Robert Ferguson II
Timber Rattlesnake Detail by Robert Ferguson II
Don’t Sugarcoat It by Gregory Fischer
Forest Floor by Gregory Fischer
Abandoned by Carl Geisler
Tree Hugger by Shawn Glass
Hang On by Shawn Glass
After the Burn by Amy L Golden
Fog over Foliage in Black Run Preserve by Amy L Golden
Canoeing in Goshen Pond by Amy L Golden
Whitesbog by Rafal Goraczniak
Morning reflections by Rafal Goraczniak
Hidden order of chaos by Rafal Goraczniak
Enchanted word of Mullica river by Rafal Goraczniak
Friendship Meadow by Rafal Goraczniak
Lotus Flower by Frank Grasso
Frog in a pond by Frank Grasso
Oswego Lake Landscape by Henry Hegeman
Osprey in the Sunset by Raymond Hennessy
Franklin Parke Preserve by Tom Jenkins
Deep Run by Tom Jenkins
Thread-leaved Sundew by Allen Jones
Moody Morning Mist by Allen Jones
Zero Degrees Fahrenheit by Judith Kanzler
Screech Owl by Judith Kanzler
Cedar Water, Mullica River, Batsto Village by Sandra McNicol
Damsel In Flight by Mike Neuhaus
Oyster Creek Sunset by Robert Novak
Reflections by Lynn Padwee
Nature’s Staircase – Summer by Elizabeth Piñeiro-Doyle
Watercolors Over the Bog by Elizabeth Piñeiro-Doyle
Touched by The Sun by Elizabeth Piñeiro-Doyle
An Atsion Sunset by Melissa Rozecki
Mullica River by Jason Ruf
Lead Buck by Joseph Sarao
Sandpiper Wingstretch by Jeff Sayre
Confrontation! by Jeff Sayre
Wading River Abstract by David Seals
The Way – Batona Cedars by David Seals
Bass River Pine Plantation in Winter by David Seals
The Boats at Lake Absegami by David Seals
Carnivorous Purpurea Pitcher Plant by Christina Stadelmeier
Fiddlehead Ferns Whitesbog Village by Christina Stadelmeier
Frozen Grasses – Webbs Mill Bog by Christina Stadelmeier
Spiny by Matthew Tarquinio
Scales by Matthew Tarquinio
Path by Doug Testa
Walking Bridge by Doug Testa
Winter Morning, Wharton State Forest by Eric (“Rick”) Vizzi
Frog Peaking by Gerald Wilders
Profile of Lady by Patricia Worley
Turtle from Below by Patricia Worley
Raining by Patricia Worley

Accepted Photography – Student Category

A Silent Reminiscence in Time by Daniel Bossett
Timeworn Frame by Daniel Bossett
Ascension In The Expanse by Daniel Bossett
Morning Beginnings by Daniel Bossett
Timeless Travels by Daniel Bossett
A Grandfather’s Gift by Daniel Bossett
Grassy Beach at Great Bay by Sophy DiPinto
Sandy Shore by Sophy DiPinto
The Great Bay by Sophy DiPinto
Double Trouble State Park-Walking Path by Colleen Eno
Double Trouble State Park-Cedar Creek by Colleen Eno
Double Trouble State Park-Cedar Falls by Colleen Eno
Double Trouble State Park-Cedar Water by Colleen Eno
Double Trouble State Park-Cranberry Bog by Colleen Eno
Double Trouble State Park-Flowering Plant by Colleen Eno
Spiny Sphere by Marcy Fiorentino
Dazzling! by Marcy Fiorentino
Black Warrior by Marcy Fiorentino
Bee eating Nectar by Cassidy Gravatt
Sunset at the Bogs by Cassidy Gravatt
Growing perspective by Cassidy Gravatt
Touch of Grace by Cassidy Gravatt
Heavens nightlight by Cassidy Gravatt
Serenity by Cassidy Gravatt
Hope by Luke Mackara
Unearthed by Luke Mackara
Kiss of Death by Luke Mackara
Unlocking Beauty by Luke Mackara
On the path to Neverland by Luke Mackara
Time To Leaf by Adam Sherman
Country Living by Adam Sherman
Turtle Ponder by Adam Sherman
Mountain Fresh by Adam Sherman
Eyes Of The World by Adam Sherman
Reflection by Adam Sherman
Disrupted by Lily Smith
Exposed by Lily Smith
Pigments After Dusk by Lily Smith
Pine Barrens Adventure by Lily Smith
Shifting Seasons by Lily Smith
Sugar Sand Twins by Lily Smith
Down to Earth by Brooke Wimberly
Little World by Brooke Wimberly
mushroom tops by Brooke Wimberly
Secret Garden by Brooke Wimberly
Underwater by Brooke Wimberly
Batsto Widow’s Walk by Alicia Zavacky
Buzz on a Dandelion by Alicia Zavacky
Bicycle by the road by Alicia Zavacky
Under the Sawmill by Alicia Zavacky
Whitesbog Moss by Alicia Zavacky

Judge: Richard Lewis, Photographer & Educator

“My love for photography started in 1973 when I met my wife and her 35mm camera. Ever since then I’ve been involved with photography both as a fine art and professional photographer. My mother owned an art gallery in New Hope, Pennsylvania in the 1960’s and 70’s so my earliest exposure to art came from painters. My biggest influences are the great American landscape painters, especially the Hudson River School and Andrew Wyeth. As a result, I call my photographic style “Painting with a Camera” which involves equal amounts of time in both creating and editing photographs. While I love to photograph the American landscape, no place is more special to me than the New Jersey Pinelands. The unique beauty hidden in these pine trees and tea colored water is a treasure and a landscape that I especially love to explore, photograph and share.”

Learn more about Richard and view his work at

Exhibit Steering Committee Members: Rich Lewis (co-chair), Chris Kosseff (co-chair), 
Peter Hewitt, Albert Horner, Robert Laramie, Cathy Melfi, Charles RiterBonnie Rovere, Janet Giardina and Edward Tenthoff.

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