Fiala is a natural light photographer who shoots formal portraits as well as photojournalistic candid shots. Fiala is also experienced in wedding and portrait photography.
"FLOW this year was my first time showcasing any of my work publicly," said Fiala. "It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. I brought my camera along with me to document my day, the new friends I met, the other events I saw and the details of my first, of what I hope is many, art shows."
Fiala lives with her husband and daughter in the Willard Hay neighborhood and works with McKinley CSA in the McKinley neighborhood during the spring and summer months. Fiala's work can be seen at www.frostonflower.com.
First runner up was awarded to internationally acclaimed photographer, Scott Streble, who is known for his unique juxtaposition of documentary and fine art approach to photography. More works by Streble can be seen at www.scottstreble.com.
Second runner up was awarded to Northside Resident, Ariah Fine, co-creator of Northside365, a daily online photo exhibit of North Minneapolis. Fine is a proud father and community organizer in North Minneapolis. He currently serves as the executive director of the Cleveland Neighborhood Association.
"It's so fun to capture moments at an event that is full of joy and excitement. From the Soul Train line to the pedal stage, FLOW was a joyful and exciting day for everyone," said Fine. Additional works by Fine can be seen at www.northside365.com.
More than 20 photographers participated in the contest and more than a hundred photos were submitted. FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is produced by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition with support from partner organizations. Since 2006, FLOW Northside Arts Crawl has become the premier art event in North Minneapolis. Highlighting the uniqueness of the Northside community, this free, family event is a unique collaboration between the business and arts communities that showcases artists of all ages from the Northside. FLOW is a self-guided art tour featuring visual and performing artists at businesses, studios and organizations along West Broadway in North Minneapolis. Visit www.flownorthside.org to see all the finalists.