Annual photo expo now on display

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:07

SPARTA — The Sparta Camera Club’s 27th Expo is at the Judicial Center Public Gallery in Newton until December 29. The Expo, an open photo competition annually hosted by the club, has grown over the years to show some of the most talented and dedicated photographers in the area. This year over 220 photographs were submitted by both members and non-members, and all entries are on display. A total of 50 awards were given in sixteen categories, with the trophy for the best in show going to Lesley Hodgson of Fredon for her photograph Three Herons. Although the club's name seems to imply a condition for membership, photographers from Sussex, Morris, Warren, and Passaic Counties are included. It currently has 80 members and meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Sparta Ambulance Squad Building. All ages and all levels of skill are welcome. A full program of events is offered from September through June, with many workshops designed to help members reach the next level of artistry with their chosen medium. More information about the Sparta Camera Club can be found on their website The Judicial Center Public Gallery is located on the second floor of the Sussex County Judicial Center, 43-45 High Street in Newton. The gallery may be visited during the center’s business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shows at the Judicial Center are coordinated by the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council. The council’s office is located at 133 Spring Street in Newton. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information about the Council and other events is available at, or by calling 973-383-0027.