Gallery One Ellleven and the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a joint after hours event beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at the Gallery located in the Downtown Historic District of Leesville.
During the event the winner of the Beauty of Vernon Parish Photo Contest will be announced. Each year the chamber hosts a photo contest where they ask residents of Vernon Parish and beyond to capture the beauty of Vernon Parish.
Gallery members contacted the chamber in March to begin planning the event and each of the 12 finalist’’s photos have been framed and displayed in the gallery on the north end. On the south end works from gallery members will be displayed.
“I think that this is going to be a wonderful show,” said Paula Baldwin of Gallery One Ellleven. “Not only will the photos of finalists be on display, but creations of gallery members will also be shown.”
The winner of the contest will be announced at 5 p.m., they will receive $500 prize and their photo will be featured on the cover of the 2009 chamber calendar.