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Deadline for submissions: May 13, 2024
Prints due: Jun 21, 2024
Exhibition: July 5 - July 26, 2024

Prints of most of these images are available for purchase. Please inquire.
All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

Juror's Statement

The character and personality of plants. Our intimate connection with plants—whether in the landscape, garden, greenhouse, home or studio. Composition and technical proficiency. Artistry—in terms of personal expression, photographic technique and creativity. These were my guideposts when selecting photographs for awards and inclusion in the two galleries. The competition was fierce—especially for the awards. Each image in the gallery show stands out in a special way. Those selected for awards stood out in every way.

Our Juror’s Award recipient, Jacqui Turner, offers an intimate view of a plant with a unique personality and fluffy seeds ready to be dispersed by the wind. Not only do we learn about this protea, we are treated to an artistic interpretation, beautifully executed. The Director’s Award goes to Mary Whalen for the simple, yet expressive arrangement of old-fashioned flowers, interpreted in an appropriately vintage way. The curving stems and densely-packed petals of ranunculus convey the spirit of this early springtime favorite.

The quality and diversity of submissions for this year’s Botanical exhibition was outstanding. I could have easily created a third gallery of beautiful and intriguing images. I thank everyone who shared their work. It has been a delight spending time with your favorite botanical photographs.

Call for Entries

Wild or cultivated, plants of all kinds help define a landscape, give it a sense of place, delight the senses, and connect us to the natural world.

For Botanical, we’re looking for images created in the landscape, garden or studio that capture the spirit and character of plants, as well as our intimate connection to the plant world. All capture methods and processes are welcome.

We are very pleased that Lee Anne White jury the exhibit. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the Middlebury gallery, and 40 for our Online gallery. All 75 selected images will be promoted on social media, reproduced in the exhibition print catalog, and remain permanently on our website, with links to photographer’s URL. 

Banner image:  Anice Hoachlander
Thumbnail:  Nan Campbell Collins

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About the Juror

Lee Anne White is a fine art photographer whose work is rooted in the landscape. In addition to exhibiting and publishing her work, she teaches landscape, botanical and creativity workshops for Maine Media Workshops, Chicago Botanic Garden and Madeline Island School of the Arts, as well as on Amelia Island and in New Mexico. She has photographed and authored numerous books on landscape architecture and garden design, is the former editor-in-chief of Fine Gardening magazine, and has photographed feature stories for dozens of magazines including Garden Design, Better Homes and Gardens, Landscape Architecture and Sunset. Lee Anne earned a master’s degree in creative studies at the State University of New York/Buffalo State and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and commercial art at Brenau University.

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