Winning Photography on Display at Leonardtown PNC through August 2009
SMCM senior Jay Fleming, of Annapolis, won the Annual Student Art Exhibits Joseph Marion Gough, Jr. Excellence in Art Award for his photograph titled Osprey.
ST. MARYS CITY, Md. (June 21, 2009) St. Marys College of Maryland (SMCM) senior Jay Fleming, of Annapolis, won the Annual Student Art Exhibits Joseph Marion Gough, Jr. Excellence in Art Award for his photograph titled Osprey. The award is given annually by a committee from the Leonardtown PNC Bank who, along with other local business leaders in the county, made up the jury for the student art show. The photograph, along with other works from the show, are on display through August at the bank.
Fleming was exposed to photography as a child by his father, Kevin Fleming, who covered the world for National Geographic magazine. Fleming won the Environmental Protection Agencys Grand Prize for National Geographics national wildlife of wetlands photography contest for a photograph he took when he was only 14 years old. His love of nature and wildlife remains a theme in his work today. At the age of 21, he has had nine magazine covers and many other photographs in a variety of publications. Fleming will graduate from SMCM this weekend with a bachelor of arts degree in economics.
Other SMCM students whose work is now on display at the PNC Bank include Kris Fulk 09, Emily Davis 10, Dan Bedford 09, Yujia Dong (Casey) 12, F.A. Meatyard 09, Allison Yancone 11, Dana Gitting 11, Sarah Eargle 10, Neal Stuckenschneider 09, Laine Donovan 09, and Bonnie Veblen 09.
The art award was named in memory of Joseph Marion Gough Jr. Gough was the president of PNCs predecessor bank, First National Bank of St. Marys, and was a generous supporter of SMCM.