Upstairs visitors look over the photos in Upload. (photo by Keith Spencer)
Upstairs visitors look over the photos in Upload. (photo by Keith Spencer)

Upstairs showcases winners of Upload smartphone photography show

Published 8:27am Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Upstairs [artspace] in Tryon invites the public to check out the winners of the juried competition in Upload: Art of the Digital Camera Phone, before the final day of the exhibit on March 2.

Juror Colby Caldwell, a photography professor at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, selected an image called “Black and White Abstract” by Mark Flowers as Best in Show. Flowers, an art teacher and painter who divides his time between Pennsylvania and Asheville, said he took this image from a moving train, something he does to get ideas for his painting.

“This one seemed to be a painting, or what I would put in a painting,” he said.

Three other photographers – Bridget Conn and Gary Peeples of Asheville, and Eric Pettigrew of London, England – received honorable mention for their submissions to the juried show.

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