Awards and Recognition

 

Dorene Sykes began her photography journey during college days and has been exhibiting her artwork since 2007. Many of her photographs have won awards in juried photography and mixed media art shows, including two BEST IN SHOW awards. View Dorene's Artist's Statement and Bio for insight into her creative process.

May 2024 - Third Place Photography, Goose Chaser, Cape Cod Art Center, juried "Spring National" mixed media exhibit

April 2024 - Best in Category "Joy," Goose Chaser, Falmouth Art Center, "Juried Photography Exhibition"

October 2023 - Honorable Mention Photography, Jarvisville Stop, Cape Cod Art Center, juried "All New England" mixed media national exhibit

August 2020 - Best Color, Cape Town Entrepreneurs, Falmouth Art Center, "Juried Photography Exhibition"

October 2018 - BEST IN SHOW, Cape Town Entrepreneurs, Cape Cod Art Center, juried "All New England" mixed media national exhibit

July 2018 - Honorable Mention Photography, How Do I Look?, Cape Cod Art Center, juried "National" mixed media exhibit

August 2016 - Best Photograph, Cuba Libre, Falmouth Art Center, "Fall Juried Art Exhibition," mixed media

April 2016 - First Place Black & White, The Beach and I, Falmouth Art Center, "Juried Photography Exhibition"

March 2014 - Recognized as a Master Artist by the Cape Cod Art Center after completing a rigorous portfolio review and achieving requisite national juried show awards. (About 5% of its members have attained this recognition, including only 12 photographers.)

January 2014 - Honorable Mention Black & White, Dune Walkers, Falmouth Art Center, "Juried Photography Exhibition"

September 2013 - Honorable Mention, Tricolor Dinghy, Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition, mixed media, No. Easton, MA

July 2013 - Second Place Photography, Quissett Reflections, Cape Cod Art Center, juried "National" mixed media show

May 2013 - BEST IN SHOW, Pilgrim Wife, Falmouth Art Center, "Juried Photography Show"

May 2012 - Certified Professional Photographer credentials earned from Professional Photographers of America

February 2012 - Highest Scoring Image by First Time Entrant award, Sippewissett Rocks, Professional Photographers Assoc. of Mass. (PPAM) 2012 print competition.

February 2012 - All six photographs entered into PPAM 2012 print competition received ribbons, two the distinguished "Merit Print" ribbon:

  •  Sippewissett Rocks - Merit Print and blue ribbon
  • My Secret Place - Merit Print and blue ribbon
  • Tree at Ruins - red ribbon
  • Snowswept Fence - red ribbon
  • Tricolor Dinghy - red ribbon
  • Wave Catcher - red ribbon

September 2011 – Best Photograph, Wave Catcher, Falmouth Art Center, “Fall Juried Show,” mixed media

May 2011 – Second Place Photography, Safely Home, Cape Cod Art Center “All Cape Cod” juried mixed media national show

April 2010 – Honorable Mention Photography, Snowy Trees,  Cape Cod Art Center "All Cape Cod" juried mixed media national show

April 2010 – First Place Photography, My Secret Place, Cape Cod Art Center "All Cape Cod" juried mixed media national show

June 2009 – Best Color, Tree at Ruins, Falmouth Art Center, "Juried Photography Show"

February 2009 – People's Choice Honorable Mention, Foggy Evening, Cape Cod Conservatory, mixed media show

February 2009 – People's Choice Honorable Mention, Sippewissett Rocks, Cape Cod Conservatory, mixed media show

October 2008 – Second Place Photography, Exploring at Paine's Creek, Cape Cod Art Center member show

June 2008 – Honorable Mention, White Orchid, Falmouth Art Center "Juried Photography Show"

April 2008 – Honorable Mention Photography, White Orchid, Cape Cod Art Center "All Cape Cod" juried mixed media national show

February 2008 – Second Place Photography, Tricolor Dinghy, Cape Cod Art Center "Interpretations of Light" juried mixed media show

January 2008 – Honorable Mention Photography, Old Town Baden-Baden, Cape Cod Art Center member mixed media show

October 2007 – Best Photograph, Tricolor Dinghy, Falmouth Art Center, "Fall Juried Show," mixed media