Ron Morgan, Dennis Doyle And Holly Lee Win Top Honors In 2013 American Art Awards Category Of Photography/Landscape, Thom Bierdz Reports To Highlight Hollywood News

Thom Bierdz, president of the only online art competition judged by 25  revered American galleries, www.AmericanArtAwards.com, today  announced to Highlight Hollywood the international winners of the 2013 American  Art Awards category of Photography/Landscape. These images had the most gallery  votes:  
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1ST PLACE     RON MORGAN  “Natural  Glow Over Morongo”
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2ND PLACE      DENNIS DOYLE  “Heart of Gold”
3RD  PLACE     DENNIS DOYLE   “The Phoenix”
4TH PLACE     RON MORGAN   “Eerie  Amber Desert Clouds”
5TH PLACE     HOLLY  LEE   “Pier I”
6TH PLACE      DENNIS DOYLE  “Always And Forever”
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Originally from Mystic,  Connecticut, Ron Morgan studied art at the University of Connecticut.  Experimenting in all media, including pencil, charcoal & acrylic, and grew  to be most passionate about his photography, using several cameras but  preferring his Canon T4i. Living in Morongo Valley, California on a 5 acre ranch  nestled high on a cliff with a view of the San Bernardino Mountains & the  desert valley below, Morgan is an avid sky-watcher and patiently captures  luminescent and dramatic landscapes in every imaginable hue. He’s especially  fond of his collection of photos of lenticular clouds over the high mountains & surreal desert landscape.
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Having previously lived in New England & Germany, where he served in  the United States Air Force as a Cryptological German Linguist, Morgan has been  enjoying the quiet desert life for 11 years, especially fascinated by the  creatures who share his habitat. As he gently lifts tarantulas and various  snakes with an innate trust and respect he says goes back to his partial  Narragansett Native American heritage, his other hand presses the shutter button  on his camera. Morgan desires to share the beauty of the Mojave Desert & has  immortalized many of it’s inhabitants from Bighorn sheep to Rosy Boa  Constrictors in their private activities, and has gained so much trust and  affection from them, a family of roadrunners can typically be seen dining in his  home along with him.
Morgan recently won a cash award and had three of his haunting images  published in the Desert Sun Newspaper’s coffee table book, “Capture My  Desert”.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: American Art Awards
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