John Bridges’ silver gelatin photograph”Exit/Entry” (above) won the purchase award at the South Arkansas Arts Center’s 2010 Juried Art Competition. David Houston of the Ogden Museum in New Orleans was juror. The show, which went down last week at the El Dorado arts center, drew entries from 24 states.

Bridges is head of the Arkansas Arts Center’s photography department and his work has been exhibited in more than 10 states (including a show last year at the Historic Arkansas Museum). He’s working on a book, “Shadows on the Road.”