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Two Photos Earn Place in the 2014 NANPA Showcase

The North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) is pleased to announce that all 250 of the winners of the 2014 Showcase can now be seen on their website. This year, all 250 images can be seen in the new Showcase Gallery. This is the first time I’ve had photos make it to the final Showcase. The… Read More

Honourable Mention – The Romantic Landscape

My first truly “international” competition – I just learned I received an Honourable Mention in the FIER Institute’s First Edition of the “Romantic Landscape” photography competition! FIER is an acronym for Fotographic Initiatives in Education and Research – they are based in Australia. FIER Institute is a not for profit organization established to manage The… Read More

Storm Image Earns 4th Runner Up in Competition

I am pleased to share the news that my image of the high waves hitting the pier of the St. Joseph Lighthouse received 4th Runner-Up in the 2012 Photograph of the Year Contest at PhotographyCorner.com! For this I’ve received some pretty cool photo gadgets, gift certificates and software. This happens to be the fourth time… Read More

Sony 3rd Annual Art Of Expression Photo Contest

I’m pleased to share my portrait of my dear friend Mary Lou – earned a “People’s Choice” Award in the Sony 3rd Annual Art Of Expression Photo Contest. To see my image and the finalists, visit: http://www.dpmag.com/gallery/contest-hall-of-fame.html

"Best of Photography" award received at 2012 Art in the Park

Last Saturday (September 8, 2012) proved to be a beautiful day enjoy both art and the great outdoors around Rockford, Michigan. The annual Art in the Park is a juried event, and I’m please to announce I received a “Best of Photography” category award! I’d like to extend my congratulations to the other 2012 Art… Read More

Niedzwiecki earns ‘Best of Show’ in 2012 Rockford ArtCapsule

The Rockford Area Arts Commission hosted the third annual ArtCapsule in downtown Rockford Michigan on August 4, 2012. Despite the very warm temps, hundreds came out for a great day of art and food in Rockford. The votes have been tallied, and I’m proud to announce my photo entry of  Little Bostwick Lake earned the… Read More

ISLAND Hill House Residency Acceptance

Last week I received an exciting email in my inbox: “Dear Stacy, We’re pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to ISLAND’s Hill House Artist Residency Program. The jury was impressed with your work, and you seem like a great fit with the program.” Amanda Kik Co-Director Institute for Sustainable Living, Art &… Read More

Photo Earns Second Place in LACA Photo Contest

On Thursday, March 1, 2012 – photographers Todd & Brad Reed selected the winners of the Ludington Area Center for the Arts 4th Annual Online Photo Contest. My image of a snowy owl titled “Gaze” took second place in the “Animals” category. The bar was set extremely high this year – there was an outstanding… Read More

Ice, Ice Baby!

What could be more fun than learning one’s image was selected as the winning Ice Festival photo in my hometown of Rockford, Michigan? My photo of the ice Phoenix bird at night (carved right on the Reds on the River deck by the Ice Gurus during the festival) will be featured on a new Rogue… Read More

ArtCapsule First Place Piece

The results are in! My photograph on canvas Wash – Rinse – Repeat tied for First Place in the Photography Division of the Rockford ArtCapsule. Over 1,000 votes were cast for the 2011 Rockford ArtCapsule. The 2011 winners were: Best of Show Connie Kuhnle Faces of Rockford Best Two-Dimensional Art Linda Bassford Watermelon Kids Best… Read More