Juried Show Awards


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 of Show awards. View Dorene's Artist's Statement and Bio for insight into her creative process.

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

October 2018 - Best of Show, Cape Town Entrepreneurs, Cape Cod Art Center, juried "All New England" mixed media exhibit

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

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"

March 2014 - Recognized as a Master Artist by the Cape Cod Art Association 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 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 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 the PPAM 2012 print competition received ribbons. Two received 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 Artists Guild, “Fall Juried Show”

May 2011 – Second Place Photography, Safely Home, Cape Cod Art Association “All Cape Cod” juried show

April 2010 – Honorable Mention Photography, Snowy Trees,  Cape Cod Art Association "All Cape Cod" juried show

April 2010 – First Place Photography, My Secret Place, Cape Cod Art Association "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, Cape Cod Art Association member show

June 2008 – Honorable Mention, White Orchid, Falmouth Artists Guild "Juried Photography Show"

April 2008 – Honorable Mention Photography, White Orchid, Cape Cod Art Association "All Cape Cod" juried show

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

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

October 2007 – Best Photograph, Tricolor Dinghy, Falmouth Artists Guild, "Fall Juried Show"