October 18, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Gallery Sponsor:  WIU Public Broadcasting
Exhibit Sponsor: Tim Warner – Merrill Lynch, Financial Advisor
Gallery Admission: Free

• Members’ Preview | Saturday, October 17 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm
• Preview Admission for Members is Free | Guests – $5 Admission

The Shrode Photography Competition and Exhibition is a juried competition open to artists 18 years of age and older living in southern Illinois south of Interstate 70, including Charleston, IL. Eligible media accepted included photography created with photographic film, and digital images.

184 photographs were entered in this year’s competition from 43 different artists, representing 29 southern Illinois communities! 33 works were accepted representing 26 artists. We are delighted that so many people in the region are involved in the art of photography and that we are able to offer this challenge.

Awards include cash prizes for Best of Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention Certificates.

A St. Louis native, Jennifer Silverberg is a commercial/advertising photographer specializing in food, farm, product & lifestyle imagery. She started her career as the staff photographer for the Riverfront Times. After leaving the newspaper, she began her career as an independent photographer; and for the past 10 years has been running her studio in St. Louis, Missouri. She opened her new studio earlier this year in Webster Groves, where she also lives with her husband Joe, and their sweet cat, Claire. jennifersilverberg.com