The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 23, 2014

Beckley Photo Club members win awards

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

— Three members of Beckley Art Group’s Photography Club received awards for their images at the Professional Photographers of West Virginia 2014 Image Competition.

Father and son Tim Tilley and Chris Tilley swept the “Commercial” category, with Tim receiving first and second place for his submitted images, and Chris receiving third.

The Tilleys received awards for 15 of their prints, some receiving red ribbons and some blue.

Another member, Ra-chel Shumate, was rank-ed the No. 3 photographer in the state, which Tim said is Shumate’s highest placement in the competition. She won awards for eight of her images.

Tim also received remarkable scores, as he tied for the No. 1 spot.

To see all the winning images, go to


Beckley Photography Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Cynthia Bickey Gallery, at 600 Johnstown Road, and is open to all skill levels.

Photography Club participants also receive membership to the Beckley Art Group as a part of their $30 annual dues, and vice versa.

The club’s annual exhibit will be shown April 4 through May 10.

For more information, call 304-253-9226.

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