The Village of Elsah Museum Announces 2024 Photography Exhibit

We are happy to announce that the following Photographers have had one to three photographs accepted into the 2024 Photography Competition and Exhibit. The Exhibit opens April 6, 3-4pm, a Saturday, at the Elsah Village Museum, 26 Lasalle Street, Elsah, Il. Awards will be announced during the opening Reception and Awards Event at that time. The public, as well as friends and family of the entrants are invited to attend.

Joan Baker
Jennifer Bunting
Marion Gower
Melissa Johnston
Dan Kistler
Michael Matney
Marty McKay
Sam Odhiambo 
Rosa Renner
Carolyn Schlueter
Jeffrey Vaughn
Suzanne Vogel
Ray Watsek
Andrew Webb

We hope you’ll congratulate these creative individuals! They entered their images under one of two themes: Native Species, or Historical Abstraction. Some of them entered both categories. We’re delighted with their enthusiasm and creativity! Thirty outstanding images will make up a memorable exhibit! Photos will be on display at the museum, thru June 30.

Their images have been sent on to Carmen Troesser, the juror, who will determine the awards: Best of Show ($500, + a stay at Green Tree Inn), First ($250), Second ($100), and Third Place ($50) winners. The sponsors of awards, funding, and support come from the Historic Elsah Foundation, The Elsah Museum, The Village of Elsah, Green Tree Inn, and Inspiring Wooded Cottage.

Troesser is an editor and lifestyle photographer based in the Midwest. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in painting and graduated with a Master’s Degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri in 1993. Troesser travels for assignments from her Chicago home base. In 2022 she was the Winner of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award.

Photo above by Dan Kistler, “Join Me,” 2023, manipulated processes.