Cocoa, FL— The Photograph "Abstract Train" by local photographer Ruth Stanley-Quillian was awarded a Second Place Rosette Ribbon and a check for $200.00 at the opening reception February 7th at the 5th Avenue Art Gallery. A large crowd turned out for the awards ceremony on the "First Friday" of the month event at the 5th Avenue Gallery which is located at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. The "Drawing with Light" photographs are for sale and will be on exhibition through March 2, 2014.
Ruth said, "It was exciting just to be a part of the juried photography exhibit at the 5th Avenue Art Gallery. To be recognized with a Second Place Ribbon was just super! There were so many talented photographers in the contest. I would like to thank Dan Striby at Sterling Photography (Melbourne Fl.) for the printing and mounting of the 20" x 30" gallery wrap "Abstract Train" image and Southern Photo (Melbourne Fl.) for sponsoring the "Second Place" award. I would also like to thank the members of the 5th Avenue Art Gallery for all their hard work to make this exhibition a first class event."
Ruth is a listed member photographer with the Brevard Cultural Alliance located in Brevard County Florida, and has several images that have been placed with the "Art in Public Places" program. She is also a member of the Central Brevard Art Association. Several of her photographs can be seen on display at the Cocoa Beach Country Club and are for sale. She is a member of the Camera Club of Brevard and the Florida Camera Club Council has received numerous competition awards and temporary displays in a local camera shop.
Ruth lives in Cocoa with her husband Ed who is also a photographer. Together they are the owners of QCA Photography & Graphic Art. They are both enrolled in the Eastern Florida State College Professional Photography Certificate program. She loves to travel throughout Florida and the US to photograph nature, landscapes, and cityscapes. To contact her call 321-749-4329.