I don’t usually stand up in front of a huge crowd and listen as people appreciate me. I’m much more accustomed to lurking quietly and documenting when things like this happen to other people. But last night I was invited as a special guest to the Tenth Anniversary celebration of Public Art Reston, where I was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for my photography.

      Public Art Reston's 10th anniversary celebration
      Receiving the Certificate of Appreciation last night | Photo by Paul Thomas

      Thank you, Public Art Reston. I would help you guys out, even without the recognition, because I love what you do and I want to support it. But it was really nice to know that you appreciate it.

      Charlotte Geary with a certificate of appreciation from Public Art Reston

      I have to say, it felt really special to be honored.


      Related posts:

      A tour of some of Reston’s varied and beautiful public art

      A book project about the exquisite public art of Reston Town Center

      Publication: Lake Anne Public Art Tour Book

      This is so cool: My photos were chosen as the wall art for the new Lake Anne Brew House

      Publication: The cover of the Fairfax County Visitors Guide

      A different kind of publication: My photo on a chocolate bar

      My other various awards

      Charlotte Geary


      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.