Recent Awards

2013 Exhibiting Artist-Baker Book House. Grand Rapids, MI, “Forty images of Michigan”

2013 State Wide Photography Competition. Fremont, MI, Second Place for “Storm at Grand Marais”

2013 Exhibiting Artist-St Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI “Thirty Five Images from Michigan”

2012-2013 Bettye Clark-Cannon Gallery, Frauenthal Center for the Arts.  “Paul Petersen Nature Photography”

2012 Muskegon Art in the Park, Best of Show

2012 State Wide Photography Competition. Fremont, MI, Third Place for “Shipwreck at Ausable Light Station”

2011 Fall Competition, South West Michigan Council of Camera Clubs, First Place-General for “Dawn at the Au Sable Light Station”

2011 National Park Service, “Artist in Residence” Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

2011 Newaygo County Council For the Arts, Paul Petersen Exhibition “Nature Photography”

2011 Pure Michigan Fall 2010 Photography Contest- First Place for “Dawn at Lake of the Clouds” Acceptance for “Nonesuch Falls”

2011 Arts Council of White Lake, Change of Seasons Juried Exhibition 2011, Acceptance for “Dawn at Lake of the Clouds” Acceptance for “Nonesuch Falls #2”

2009-2010 Muskegon Camera Club, Nature Photographer of the year

2008-2009 Muskegon Camera Club, Photographer of the year

82nd Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Patrick J. O’Leary Purchase Award, “Log By Munising Falls”

Arts Council of White Lake, Change of Seasons Juried Exhibition 2008 “Forest for the Trees” Honorable Mention

Winter Festival, Grand Haven Arts Council gallery Uptown, 2008 “Owl Profile” Acceptance

Exhibition, Paul Petersen, Nature Photography, September-October 2007 Bethlehem Gallery, 250 Commerce Grand Rapids, MI

Arts Council of White Lake, Change of Seasons Juried Exhibition 2007, “Clay Faces”

2007 Statewide Photography Exhibition, NCAA Fremont MI “200 Down-300 Left to Go” acceptance

2007 Statewide Photography Exhibition, NCAA Fremont MI “Great Horned Owl Peeking at Me” acceptance

2010 Statewide Photography Exhibition, NCAA Fremont MI “Log By Munising Falls” acceptance

2010 Statewide Photography Exhibition, NCAA Fremont MI “Cairn in Sable Creek” acceptance

12/12/2006 People’s Choice Award Muskegon Camera Club. “So This is Christmas”

4/10/10 Acceptance Southwest Michigan Council of Camera Clubs “Fall Falls, Autrain”

4/10/10 Acceptance Southwest Michigan Council of Camera Clubs “Log By Munising Falls”

4/22/06 Acceptance Southwest Michigan Council of Camera Clubs “Dog and Will”

4/28/07 Acceptance Southwest Michigan Council of Camera Clubs “Winter Orchard”

4/10/10 Honors Southwest Michigan Council of Camera Clubs “Liftoff”

4/28/07 Honors Southwest Michigan Council of Camera Clubs “Sarah and Kellen”

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