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'As Time Goes By,' a nostalgic portrait by Ulrich Elben, is in the 'Camera USA' exhibition at the von Liebig Center.

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"As Time Goes By," a nostalgic portrait by Ulrich Elben, is in the "Camera USA" exhibition at the von Liebig Center.

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  • 'Fiona Resting,' by David Wensel of Geneva, Ill., was judged the best of 'Camera USA,' the Naples Art Association open competition. He won  $5,000, airfare and a  hotel stay in Naples. Wensel told the art association he is not a professional photographer.  In fact ,  he just happened to see his dog on the bed and decided to take the photo.   Wensel will be at the opening reception on Friday.
  • 'Naples Pier Delight,' by Detlef Schattner, is among the photos chosen for Camera USA, a national juried show organized by the Naples Art Association. It is at the von Liebig Center, 585 Park St. , Naples, FL, through Aug. 27.
  • Jennifer Clements' unusual vantage point at an oft-photographed setting, the mural in the Brazilian garden of the Naples Botanical Garden won her a spot in 'Camera USA' upcoming at the von Liebig Center.
  • 'As Time Goes By,' a nostalgic portrait by Ulrich Elben, is in the 'Camera USA' exhibition at the von Liebig Center.
  • 'Peach Offering,' by Winifred Helton, is part of the von Liebig exhibition, 'Camera USA.'
  • 'Ready for afternoon fun at Naples Fishing Pier, Naples, Florida, USA,.' a photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey, is among those chosen for the juried 'Camera USA' exhibition that opens Friday at the von Liebig Center.

'Camera USA,' an open photogrphay competition organized by the Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Center, 585 Park St., in Naples, drew participants from 24 states. It opens Saturday. May 14, 2011, but the day before, juror Henry Benson speaks about his choices and his own experiences as a prize-winning photographer at 4 p.m. Benson was photographer for the Beatles' first American tour and has photographed world politics on nearly every continent. Tickets: (239) 262-6517.

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