With a prize of $5,000, the Camera USA show at the Naples Art Association brings in impressive art from around the nation. Curator Jack O’Brien gave us our group an informative lecture on Contemporary Art and some background information about the show before letting us explore and view the photography in the show. Photographers who packed their photographs with content included Charles Mintz of Cleveland, OH, who captured a hardware store filled with merchandise. Riley Arthur of Detroit Michigan, for example was named the winner, for her photograph “Golden Hour at Joe Juniors” taken in New York City. Thomas Clark of Oswego, Oregon presented a tree filled with black birds set against big city lights and buildings. A few that kept the content minimal were Steve Augulis of Naples with a red electrical utility box, Stone Peng of Grand Rapids, MI with a tranquil seascape, and Kathryn Knight with a portrait of a man from Immokalee that evoked a lot of emotion in everyone that viewed it. Everyone had something positive to say about the experience! We all saw wonderful things that we wouldn’t ordinarily see, thanks to these talented artists. I personally felt like I had taken a trip across the USA, with only having to travel to 5th Avenue in Naples! What fun!