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EXHIBIT Closed on August 26th 2012

Juror: Beth Moon

"Among Trees" Juror's Choice: "Ballad from a wood4" by Karmen Orlic from Porec, Croatia

We live among trees - depend on them - harvest them - eat from them - worship them - love them. To some people trees are home, to others -- simply a resource. For this exhibit we want to examine the lives of trees and their intersection with our lives.

Trees transcend time as we experience it. 

How many of us as children have planted a tree, watched it grow and then left it behind to a new generation? Trees stand as witnesses to generations past, present and future. Trees are part of the ecological web of life on earth and whether we know it or not we all depend on them. 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:2 August 12
Artists' Reception:17 August 12 18:00
Exhibit Closes:26 August 12
Among Trees
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Show us what trees mean to you. Objects of beauty, reverence, necessity? Symbols of strength and stoicism?  Monuments to the past?  Victims of man's consumption?  We want to see how you envision life among trees.

Juror's Statement:

Trees have always fascinated me. I have many fond memories of trees as far back as I can remember. I have climbed many, fallen out of a couple, and always chose them as the first place to hide when playing hide and seek. Who hasn't been susceptible to the charms of a handsome tree?

With a wildly diverse group and record breaking amount of entries I was given the daunting task of selecting a cohesive collection. This was especially difficult because the quality of the work was amazingly high and I am very sorry to disappoint the artists whose work was not chosen. Many of the images not chosen were simply a result of having a limited number of final choices, or in some cases similar themes.

Since trees have such a universal application as symbolic reference point, and strong position as cultural, philosophical and religious landmark I wanted to be able to represent as many examples as possible. I learned so much through this process, felt grateful to be a part of it and thank everyone for sharing their view of trees with me.

Beth Moon

 


Ballad from a wood4 ("Snow in Porec")
Juror's Choice

Karmen Orlic
Porec, Istria Croatia
The Olive Grove
Honorable Mention

Heather Jacks
Germantown, MD USA
Loss
Honorable Mention

Penney Adams
Charlotte, NC USA

Connected
Honorable Mention

Tom Reese
Seattle, WA USA
Young Shelter Belt
People's Choice

Chuck Kimmerle
Casper, WY USA
Solitude

andrew morgan
culpeper, VA USA

Tropical Forest

Angelita Casals
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional R.D.
Untitled (Smoke)

Barbara Diener
Chicago, IL USA
Tennessee Cemetery Tree

Benita VanWinkle
Winston-Salem, NC USA

St. Augustine Tree

Benita VanWinkle
Winston-Salem, NC USA
Route 12

Bernie Kubiak
Amherst, MA USA
December Orchard #2

Bernie Kubiak
Amherst, MA USA

December Orchard #1

Bernie Kubiak
Amherst, MA USA
Solitude

Chuck Kimmerle
Casper, WY USA
Cascade River State Park

Claudia Danieson
Saint Paul, MN USA

Echo

Dana DeBarros
East Hanover, New Jersey USA
Ancient Tree 2

Dave Bennett
Mossley, Lancashire United Kingdom
Long Ago

David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA

Memories

David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA
Watching over you

Deon Van der Walt
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
Willow, Seattle

Diane Kaye
Aptos, CA USA

Old Tree Reflections

durga Garcia
West Palm Beach, FL USA
Birch grove

Evgeniya Sterlyagova
Moskow, Russia
Forest Trees

Gayle Hedrington
Croydon, NH USA

Foret

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA
National Pastime

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA
La Petite Mort II

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA

Exiled From Our Past

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA
The Lottery

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA
At Dusk After the Storm

George S. Gati
Beekman, NY USA

Bark 1

George S. Gati
Beekman, NY USA
Avalon

Heather Jacks
Germantown, MD USA
Hinterland

Heather Jacks
Germantown, MD USA

Reaching for the light

J. M. Golding
San Francisco, CA USA
winter shadow

Jacqueline Cribb
London, UK
Afloat

James Rohan
Wakefield, MA USA

Tree # 659

Janet Pryczynski
Sunrise, FL USA
I Surrender

John Eaton
Aptos, CA USA
Sunburst

John Eaton
Aptos, CA USA

A Quiet Place

John Eaton
Aptos, CA USA
Bleak Midwinter #2

John Eaton
Aptos, CA USA
Siete Palmas

Jonathan Brooks
Miami, FL USA

Sycamore Heaven

Karen J. Lloyd
Winooski, VT USA
Trees in fog 6

Kathryn Jacobi
Santa Monica, CA USA
Sechelt Trees

Kathryn Jacobi
Santa Monica, CA USA

Tree House To Be

Katrina Mojzesz
South Royalton, VT USA
Oasis, Palm Desert, California

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
The Roost

Linda Anthony
Bethlehem, PA USA

From the Lookout

Lou Borie
Richmond, VT USA
Winter's Trees

michael w. ellison
savannah, georgia USA
From Generation to Generation

Paula Rucket
Boca Raton, FL USA

Grave

Penney Adams
Charlotte, NC USA
Joy

Penney Adams
Charlotte, NC USA
Stems

Peter Eriksson
TYRESÖ, SWEDEN

Flaten

Peter Eriksson
TYRESÖ, SWEDEN
MIST

Rob Love
Brighton, Victoria Australia
wild world

Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany

tree alley
SOLD

Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
braving the elements

Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
a moment lost

Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany

Blue Tree

Stephen Schmidt
Amherst, MA USA
Branches Dreaming Petals

Susan Jacobs
Brooklyn, NY USA
Maple, Nara

Takako Matoba
Santa Clara, California USA

Sutro Cypresses

Tamara Danoyan
Mountain View, CA USA
Chapel

Tom Reese
Seattle, WA USA
The Lucombre Oak

Vahe Peroomian
Montrose, CA USA

The View Through the Plane Tree

Vahe Peroomian
Montrose, CA USA
The Banyan Tree

Vahe Peroomian
Montrose, CA USA
Field Elm

william dixon
brattleboro, VT USA


 

Juror: Beth Moon

Time, memory and nature are the central motifs that underlie the photographic imagery of American photographer Beth Moon. Whether she is recording the majestic, sentinel-like Baobab trees for the Portraits of Time series; capturing the strange balance between childhood innocence and the darker wisdom of nature in the project, Thy Kingdom Come;  rendering menacing carnivorous plants in the Savage Garden portfolio, or constructing fanciful, dreamscapes in the Seen But Not Heard portfolio;  Moon reveals a magical and intuitive appreciation for the ways in which time, memory and nature define our understanding of man's place in the universe.

Moon studied fine art at the University of Wisconsin. Moving to England and inspired by the many ancient trees there, she decided to make a series of their portraits. She mastered platinum/palladium printing, an ideal process for her vision. Her work has been the object of numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide, receiving critical acclaim. 

Beth now resides in Marin County, California. We are excited to have a juror who's work's longevity seems only too appropriate for a subject mater as permanent as trees.

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Earth Meets SpiritJuror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image and a signed copy of Douglas Beasley's Earth Meets Spirit: A Journey Through the Sacred Landscape.

Honorable Mentions and Juror's Choice receive free exhibit catalogs. People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.

All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.

We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers retain all rights to their photographs.

Please do not contact jurors regarding your entry in this exhibit. Doing so will disqualify your entry.

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