‘Tools for Life’ Pine Lake Photo Contest Prizes Awarded

December 7, 2012

Winners in the Fall 2012 'Tools for Life' photo contest were announced at the annual Pine Lake Holiday Dinner, held on Wednesday, December 5 in the Robertson Lodge at Hartwick's Pine Lake Environmental Campus.

Student photographers were asked to submit photos which addressed Hartwick's 2012-2013 campus theme, 'Tools for Life.'

Michaela Shipman '14 was awarded first prize for a diptych titled "Colors and Textures of Food and Water." Nevin Price-Meader '13 received second prize for his photo titled "Growth from Decay." Emile Boisvert '15 earned third prize for her photo "Imagine." Additionally, Valerie Herz '13 and Michelle O'Dell '14 were recognized with honorable mentions.

Colors and Textures of Food and Water by Michaela Shipman '14

Above: "Colors and Textures of Food and Water" by Michaela Shipman '14

“Growth from Decay” by Nevin Price-Meader ’13

Above: "Growth from Decay" by Nevin Price-Meader '13

Above: "Imagine" by Emile Boisvert '15

Serving as judges for the competition were: Mansir Petrie, global education and service learning advisor, Center for Professional, Service, and Global Engagement; Kimberly DeMartino '12, academic intern, Department of Art and Art History; and Dan Morse '97, coordinator of sustainability programs, Pine Lake Institute of Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

The photo contest was organized by Morse, DeMartino, and Katharine Kreisher, professor of art.

The 'Tools for Life' photo show will be on display in the Robertson Lodge Gallery at Pine Lake through mid-spring 2013.  The photo contest and show were supported by the 2012-13 Tools for Life campus theme, the department of Art and Art History, and the Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

For more information, contact Dan Morse at 607-431-4666 or

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