54th Annual MEA/MAEA Art Acquisitions Purchase Awards
This year’s winner of the “Best in Show” award at the MEA-MAEA Art Exhibition captured the winning photo while aboard a moving train. MEA-Retired member Lynn Gregg was touring Saint Kitts Island in the Caribbean when he saw a mother holding her baby and waving from her porch. Gregg’s winning shot, titled “Hurricane Survivors,” captures details that convey the island’s intense poverty. Gregg edited the photo to bring out color and details in ways that make the 30×40-inch framed work appear like a painting. “I’m not really into taking pictures of scenery; I’d rather show people in their surroundings,” said Gregg, who worked in Wayne-Westland and Brighton schools before retiring in 2014.
View more of the artwork accepted in the exhibition—co-sponsored by MEA and the Michigan Art Education Association below: