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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Summer 2022 13th Annual Fran Achen Winners


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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Fran Achen Photography Competition. These works can be viewed at the Cultural Arts Center (402 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190) both in-gallery and online (


● First Place (Best of Show) - John Messley (Rockford, IL) : “Ice Fisherman”

● Second Place - Paulette Marzahl (Delavan, WI) : “Illusion of Fluidity”

● Third Place - David Bueschel (Menomonee Falls, WI) : “Mister Machine"

● Honorable Mention - Fletcher Crone (Whitewater, WI) : “Tranquility of Mind”

● Honorable Mention - Gary Galger (Madison, WI) : “Childhood Dreams”

● Honorable Mention - Paulette Marzahl (Delavan, WI) : “Time Travel”

● Honorable Mention - James Meldrum (Beloit, WI) : “Summer Afternoon”

● Honorable Mention - John Messley (Rockford, IL) : “Trestle”

● Honorable Mention - Karl Mohr (Machesney Park, IL) : “Baltic Mill”

● Honorable Mention - Karl Mohr (Machesney Park, IL) : “Horse Drawn Combine”

● Honorable Mention - Karl Mohr (Machesney Park, IL) : "Rock Cut Kestrel"

● Honorable Mention - Howard Rothstein (Whitewater, WI) : “Indigo Bunting”

● Honorable Mention - Howard Rothstein (Whitewater, WI) : "Trillium Studio Portrait"

The Viewers Choice award is still available for voting both in-gallery and online. When coming to the

gallery, visitors fill out three ballots and vote for their top three pieces. Three pieces can also be voted

for online: Viewers’ Choice will be announced on

Sunday, July 31.

Pictures from the event below! 

Paulette Marzahl_Illusion of Fluidity_2PKarl Mohr_Baltic Mill_HMJohn Messley_Ice Fisherman_1PJames Meldrum_Summer Afternoon_HMGary Galger_Childhood Dreams_HMFletcher Crone_Tranquility of Mind_HM

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The mission of the Whitewater Arts Alliance is to promote the visual and performing arts through an

alliance of artists, individuals, educational resources, and organizations to promote creativity and

diversity that will serve to educate and enrich the lives of the residents of the Whitewater community and

surrounding areas.

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