Traverse City Events: You're invited to an opening reception for the Art of the Watershed on Thursday, December 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Watershed Center office, 13272 S. West Bay Shore Drive in Greilickville.   

You can get your 2013 calendar for a $15 donation.  Framed photographs and notecards will also be available.  All calendar proceeds and a portion of art sales will support the Watershed Center's mission to protect Grand Traverse Bay and its 1,000-square-mile watershed.  

You can see winning photos from the contest, plus those selected for the 2013 calendar.  You can also enjoy a Power Point slide show of all photos submitted to the contest.

The winners are, drumroll please:  

Special Award: John A. Gessner and Mark Lindsay win their own exhibit in May 2013

First: Angie Lucas, Manitou Sunrise

Second: Erin Monahan, Bluff Road Sunrise

Third: Joel Wegman, Winter Sentinel

Honorable mention: Paul May, Snowstorm Loon

The winners, plus the photographers below, will have their images featured on the 2013 calendar: 

Kristy A. Avery

Chris Brown

Craig Goodrich

Lysa Gudz

Jeff Solin

If attending, please RSVP to Denise Baker by December 4 at Learn more about the Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay at