Best Photo: Mocksville man wins state contest

Published 11:27 am Friday, July 14, 2023

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Davie County Arts Council’s Photo Club continues to be an active group of people who simply enjoy photography.

They meet on the second Monday of each month at the Brock Performing Arts Center to share techniques and perspectives of how to achieve certain images.

Recently, club chair Mark Weir won the 2022-2023 Invertebrates Category of the Wildlife in North Carolina magazine photo competition.

The publication began in November 1937 with an eight-page brochure.  A decade later the named changed to Wildlife in North Carolina, and the magazine became the official publication of the newly formed N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. The magazine, published six times a year, is in it’s 95-year and has been collected by wildlife enthusiasts for decades.  There are thousands of entries each year into the magazine’s photo competition.

“So to be chosen in any one of the eight categories means the image is truly outstanding,” said Sidniee Suggs, executive director of the arts council.

Weir is a long-time resident of Mocksville and has enjoyed all aspects of capturing images of wildlife, landscapes, still life vignettes, and learning how to process those into wall presentations.

“He has made the Photo Club, from day one, a time to enjoy learning and talking photography,” she said.

The arts council is inviting area photographers and 3-D artists to enter the upcoming “Photo & Dimension Juried Art Exhibit”.  How to enter and rules to follow can be found on the council’s website (  Entries will be accepted on July 26, 27, and 28, 1-4 p.m. at the Brock Performing Arts Center.

For more information regarding the club or the upcoming juried exhibit call 336-751-3112.