May 12, 2016 Awards Ceremony at MMA

Marc Del Toro - Carmel High School
Marc Del Toro - Carmel High School


The 2016 Weston Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific St. Opening Thursday, May 12, 5PM-7:30PM Awards Given at 6PM559 Pacific St. Monterey, CA 93940 Exhibit Dates: May 12 – September 5, 2016

On Thursday May 12, students from Carmel High, Monterey Peninsula College, Santa Catalina and Stevenson School will be showcasing their black and white photography in the 2016 Weston Scholarship Exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific St.

This year 32 portfolios were selected from the 59 portfolio entries. Photographs from Aaron Moss, Andrew Hagood, Brady Barrow, Carmen Franks, Cecilia Diaz, Daisy Ramirez, Eduardo Sandoval, Edwin Franco, Emilia Juarez, Faith Camara, Gianna Nale, Grace Heidtke, Holly Scherner, Ilana Hagen, Jerome Wilhite Jr., Lane Olson, Marc Del Toro, Maria Ojeda, Natasha Tabibian, Onki Wong, Peter Moppert, Ruben Martin, Sabrina Hammon, Sharmaine Gutierrez, Sherry Gao, Sophia D'Amelio, Sophia Quevedo, Sophie Robel, Susana Calderon, Sydney Stewart, Valerie Villarreal and Victoria Mendoza will be on display in the upstairs gallery of the museum.

The show opens at 5pm for Scholarship winners, family, friends and members of the MMA. 6pm is open to the public. The Weston Scholarship will be giving out the awards at 6PM.

The Weston Scholarship was created as a way to keep the process of black and white darkroom photography alive in the tradition of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. Each participant is required to submit a collection of 10 black and white film photographs. All entries must be made by the applicant and submitted for judging. The portfolios are judged by a panel of respected local artists.

The Monterey Museum of Art connects our community to this legacy by showcasing this next generation of Monterey County photographers. “We are honored and very excited to be showing at the Monterey Museum of Art”. WS has given over $83,000 in 243 photography awards to accomplished black and white analog student photographers. The “Weston” has become a verb on the local campuses, with a buzz that circulates and excites the students. Are you entering the “Weston” is heard in the darkrooms and down the hallways.

2016 Weston Scholarship Annual Fundraiser The WS yearly fundraiser “The New Bohemian Nights” Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2016. 5-8PM at Kim and Gina Weston’s home in the Carmel Highlands. Tickets are limited; a $500 donation gives you an inspiring night of photography by Kim Weston and Roman Loranc. View 4 Generations of Weston Photography, including Edward, Brett, Kim and Zach Weston. Delicious local wines by Morgan Winery, Double L Vineyard and Szalay Winery, a boutique winery run by good friends Joseph & Betty Kovacs. Appetizers and dinner will be by Michael Jones - A Moveable Feast, who won best Restaurant of 2016 in Monterey County Now!

Each donation gives back — you will receive a beautiful original photograph from Kim Weston or Roman Loranc to take home for your collection! For more information about our fundraiser, and to purchase your tickets please visit or contact Gina Weston at 831.624.8111, This exhibit is co-sponsored by Kim Weston Photography and Arts Council for Monterey. Please follow the Eventbrite link to purchase your tickets today.