Winning Shots

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) celebrated local photography with its first-ever Members Photography Competition. The reception Celebrates Atlanta’s Photography Month. With entries from the satellite organization Sweetwater Camera Club (SCC), and aspiring CAC member photographers throughout the community.  submitting artists had the chance to win one of four great cash prizes, sponsored by Steve Pritchard Woodturning.

The Winners

The exhibit will remain on display until November 21. One last award remains to be won. The public will name the next winner, as each guest viewing the exhibit is invited to vote on their favorite artwork. The first three prizes were determined by three credentialed judges: Brian Degaetano, who published for over 11 years in journalism, nature, and landscape photography; Darryl Neill, President of the Atlanta Photographic Society; and Rocheal Matthews, a professional portrait and event photographer.

The reception was celebrated on November 3. Hosted by the talented Sweetwater Singers who gave a musical performance of choir and piano. Debuting numbers from their upcoming concert in December. On the reception evening of November 3, First Place was awarded to Vivian Lynch with her contrasting black and white still life “Broken Angle” boasting sharp geometric shapes and shadows.

Second Place went to Stephen Armstrong for his stark black and red Avant  Garde figurative artwork “Red Angel.” Third place went to the warm and elegant “Yellow Iris” by Stella Spyrou, showcasing the floral subject matter in a whimsically digitized silhouette. additionally, one winner is still unnamed until Friday, November 25. The winner will be decided by the public’s votes in the People’s Choice Award.

Presented By

Sweetwater Camera Club (SCC) meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Hosting a wide variety of motivating and educational presentations, competitions, critiques, and exhibits throughout the year. The purpose of the SCC is to share and promote the art and science of photography in a variety of styles and formats. And to provide a forum for photographers of all levels, novice through advanced. Visit for more information or to become a member.

Douglas County Chamber Singers rehearsals are held at the First United Methodist Church on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. They provide quality music for the citizens of Douglas County, endeavoring to bring enjoyment to both listeners and performers. The DCCS has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and in Vienna.

Stay Up To Date

Miss our open call for artists’ registrations and winner notifications? Make sure to sign up for the CAC monthly emails on and follow us on social media. The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County is located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia.  Open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions and more information, visit or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.

The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County is to nurture, guide, and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts, broadening the spectrum of quality exhibits and performances available to the community, and fostering individual interactions with the arts through a wide range of satellite groups. The Cultural Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners