Congratulations to Rebecca Samler who was commissioned as the artist for Fall for Arts and Culture Appreciation Awards which was hosted by Arts Erie the Erie Downtown Arts and Culture coalition. The five awards which were presented on Oct 29th featured Becky’s iconic image of the Flagship Niagara. The Leadership Award, the Applause Awards, the Imagine Award and the Bruce Morton Wright Artist of the Year Award were all presented as an aluminum print to their deserving recipients.
Becky is a native of Erie county and a Fine Art Photographer. She is the Vice President of the Photographic Arts Society of North West Pennsylvania and a member of the Erie Photography Club as well as the Erie Art Museum. She presents regionally and her works have received awards in Canada and Ireland. Her image “Good Morning” has been published in Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine. Her work has been featured in many local galleries including Glass Growers Gallery in July of 2013 as a featured artist. She displays her photography traditionally as matted and framed but also like to experiment with different mediums. Many of her most successful pieces have been presented on nontraditional surfaces such as aluminum, acrylic, slate, stone, canvas and cedar planks.