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BCCC students, teacher exhibit art at Hays gallery
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Trumpeter Swan, by Dr. Dan Witt, won fourth place in Five-State Photography Competition at the Hays Arts Center Gallery.

Photography students of Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek had their work accepted in the 27th Annual Five-State Photography Competition Exhibition at the Hays Arts Center Gallery, 112 E. 11th, Hays.

Karole Erickson, Great Bend, had one work accepted and her husband, Jay Miller, had two works accepted in the show. Petr Grigor’ev, a student from Russia, had one photograph accepted and Dudek had two. Dr. Dan Witt, Hoisington, who had three of his photographs accepted, received a fourth-place award in the nature division for his photograph of a trumpeter swan.

The show opened Dec. 10 and will continue through Jan. 19. Jurors are Skip Kohloff and Lisbeth Neergaard, both of Denver, Colo., professional photographers who are involved in educational and literary endeavors.

Dudek said this is the best work that Barton photography students have done in recent years. They were competing against 400 artists from the five-state region including Kansas and surrounding states. Only 125 works were accepted in the exhibit.