Awards and Honors
While she began her photography journey decades ago, Dorene Sykes began exhibiting photographs as recently as 2007. Her works of art have been accepted into most juried shows entered since then. Many have won awards (listed below), most of which can be viewed on this site. Visit Dorene's Artist's Statement and Bio pages for insight into her creative process.
August 2016 - Best Photograph, Cuba Libre, Falmouth Artists Guild "Fall Juried Art Exhibition"
April 2016 - First Place Black & White, The Beach and I, Falmouth Artists Guild "Juried Photography Exhibition"
January 2016 - Guest speaker at Upper Cape Camera Club, presenting "Portraiture 101"
July 2015 - Guest speaker at Cape Cod Art Association Camera Club, presenting "Classic Portraiture"
July 2014 - Juror for "Unique Views of the Falmouth Public Library" photography exhibit sponsored by Falmouth Public Library
June 2014 - Invited to exhibit photographic art in first and subsequent annual Master Artists Exhibits at Cape Cod Art Association
May 2014 - Juror for Cape Cod Art Association "All Cape Cod" National all media exhibit
March 2014 - Recognized as a Master Artist by Cape Cod Art Association after completing all local and national juried show and award requirements
January 2014 - Honorable Mention Black & White, Dune Walkers, Falmouth Artists Guild, "Juried Photography Exhibition"
September 2013 - Honorable Mention, Tricolor Dinghy, Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition, No. Easton, MA
July 2013 - Second Place Photography, Quissett Reflections, Cape Cod Art Association, juried "National" show
May 2013 - Best in Show, Pilgrim Wife, Falmouth Artists Guild, "Juried Photography Show"
May 2012 - Certified Professional Photographer credentials earned - sponsored by Professional Photographers of America
February 2012 - Highest Scoring Image by First Time Entrant award, Sippewissett Rocks, Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts (PPAM) 2012 print competition.
February 2012 - All six photographs entered into the PPAM 2012 print competion received ribbons, and two the distinguished "Merit Print" recognition:
- Sippewissett Rocks recognized as Merit Print and awarded blue ribbon
- My Secret Place recognized as Merit Print and awarded blue ribbon
- Tree at Ruins awarded red ribbon
- Snowswept Fence awarded red ribbon
- Tricolor Dinghy awarded red ribbon
- Wave Catcher awarded red ribbon
December 2011 – Sippewissett Rocks and Snowswept Fence chosen for Cape Cod Five Bank’s holiday cards
September 2011 – Best Photograph, Wave Catcher, Falmouth Artists Guild, “Fall Juried Show”
May 2011 – Second Place Photography, Safely Home, CCAA “All Cape Cod” juried show
April 2010 – Honorable Mention Photography, Snowy Trees, CCAA "All Cape Cod" juried show
April 2010 – First Place Photography, My Secret Place, CCAA "All Cape Cod" juried show
June 2009 – Best Color, Tree at Ruins, Falmouth Artists Guild "Juried Photography Show"
February 2009 – People's Choice Honorable Mention, Foggy Evening, Cape Cod Conservatory
February 2009 – People's Choice Honorable Mention, Sippewissett Rocks, Cape Cod Conservatory
October 2008 – Second Place Photography, Exploring at Paine's Creek, CCAA member show
June 2008 – Honorable Mention, White Orchid, Falmouth Artists Guild "Juried Photography Show"
April 2008 – Honorable Mention Photography, White Orchid, CCAA "All Cape Cod" juried show
February 2008 – Second Place Photography, Tricolor Dinghy, CCAA "Interpretations of Light" juried show
January 2008 – Honorable Mention Photography, Old Town Baden-Baden, Cape Cod Art Assoc. (CCAA) member show
October 2007 – Best Photograph, Tricolor Dinghy, Falmouth Artists Guild, "Fall Juried Show"