Eureka Springs photographer wins Best in Show at international show

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Eureka Springs photographer Susan

Tharp of Judge Roy Beanís Old Time

Photo studio was recognized with the

Best in Show award from more than 300

entries at the 2018 Antique and Amusement

Photographers International Photo

Contest held in Las Vegas. Judge Roy

Beanís received a total of 25 ribbons

at the event, including 13 first-place

winners and one Technical Excellence


Tharpís glamorous portrait of a woman

took Best in Show. She also received

seven first-place ribbons as well as one

second place, two third places and two

honorable mentions. Char Hutchinson

earned one first place, one honorable

mention and a Technical Excellence

Award for 20s Era Portrait. The Technical

Excellence Award is given only to

a select few photographs by the AAPI

Committee. Tharp and Hutchinson

teamed up together on three first-place

ribbons. Mickie Grunwald earned a second

place and honorable mention. Jackie

Lavine and owner Mike Klecha each

won a first-place ribbon. Raluca Ailoaiei

and Andreea Robu teamed up together to

earn two first-place ribbons, one thirdplace

ribbon and two honorable mentions.

Sarah Chupp worked with Tharp

on several of her portraits and the entire

staff received first place for their Best

Portrait of a Staff.

Judge Roy Beanís Old Time Photos is

located 29 S. Main St. in Eureka Springs.

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