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August 26 - September 19, 2014

In Praise of Trees

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.

ADAMS_KAREN1POHUTUKAWA
Karen Adams - Otaki, New Zealand Self-seeded Pohutukawa, Mtrosideros excelsa
Agrons_Geoffrey_19Peace and Havoc
Geoffrey Agrons - Kensington, CA Peace and Havoc
Alter_Robert_1pb
Robert Alter - Cambridge, MA Plants / Buildings Series (birches)
Baird_Darryl_5TreeClan
Darryl Baird - Flint, MI Tree Clan
Boone_Wilt_2
Wilt Boone - Columbia, SC A Place in the Sun
CHAI_JEFFLIN_1LONELY TREE
Jefflin Chai - Shah, Malaysia Lonely Tree
Chellali_Laurence_Like_a_dream
Laurence Chellali - Genoa, Italy Like a Dream
Conrad_Richard-1 Dawn Light - 1
Richard Conrad - Goshen, VT
Dawn Light 1
Crawford_James_5Heart Hill
James Crawford - San Luis Obispo, CA Heart Hill
Du_Tre_Olivier_5The_Broccoli_Tree
Olivier Du Tré - Cochrane, Alberta The Broccoli Tree
Engelberg_Suzanne_The Emergence of Spring
Suzanne Engelberg - Tiburon, CA The Emergence of Spring
Figal_Gerald_1TheTreeYouCannotSee
Gerald Figal - Nashville TN The Tree You Cannot See
Giusti_Nicole_3Bare
Nicole Giusti - Philadelphia, PA Bare
Grasse Ray Light and Shadow 2
Ray Grasse - Wheaton, IL Light and Shadow
Hemard_Chuck_1Old_Oak
Chuck Hemard - Auburn, AL Old Oak
Isaak_Carol_1Snow
Carol Isaak - Portland, OR Snow
Kassovic_Julius_1GLOAMING
Julius Kassovic - Silver Spring, MD Gloaming
Cottonwoods Riverside Cemetery November 2011
Siobhan Keleher - Denver, CO Cottonwoods
Krugh_Kent_2Miami Whitewater Forest Bald Cypress
Kent Krugh - Fairfield, OH Miami Whitewater Forest Bald Cypress
Joshua Tree
Les Longino - Phoenix, AZ California 1
Luhar-Trice_Neha_01Midwestern Mimosa
Neha Luhar-Trice - Jacksonville, FL Midwestern Mimosa, KS
mauzy_bill_5Stone_and_Water_22
Bill Mauzy - Charlottesville, VA
Stone and Water #22
mckenna_vicki_03Windswept-Aspens-Mono-Lake
Vicky McKenna - Newton, MA
Windswept Aspens, Mono Lake
Melnikova-RaichSonia_5HomeSweetHome
Sonia Melnikova-Raich - San Francisco, CA Home Sweet Home
Palios_Christos_4OrionRising
Christos Palios - Baltimore, MD Orion Rising
Protz_H_4Tree_House
Heather Protz - Las Vegas, NV
Tree House
Ries_Edward_8-Winter-Forest
Edward Ries - Naples, FL Winter Forest
Roberts_Linda_7Spring
Linda Roberts - Waxhaw, NC
Spring
Roche_Sara_4SnowFallingonOaks
Sara Roche - Weston, CT Snow Falling on Oaks
Untitled#22
Harold Ross - Pequea, PA Untitled #22
Rowland_R-3
Russ Roland - New York. NY Tree 1
Stanciu_Gabriel_5Going-Home
Gabriel Stanciu - Bucharest, Romania Going Home
Bark 9974
Vicky Stromee - Tucson, AZ Bark 2
Swain_Eliz_13Flights-of-Fancy
Elizabeth Swain - Medfield, MA Flights of Fancy
Thorpe_Judith_SycamoreGap
Judith Thorpe - Mansfield Center, CT Hadrian's Wall - Sycamore Gap
Ward_Marc_3.TwoTrees
Marc Ward - Dandridge, TN Two Trees
Waters_Marilynn_5-Golden-Palm-Tree-Blossom
Marilynn Waters - Claremont, CA Golden Palm Tree Blossom
Watt_TJ_3Arbutus
TJ Watt - Victoria, BC Arbutus
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
Stewart Weir - Headcorn, England Urban Tree
White_David_3_Shroud3
David White - Burlington, Ontario Shroud 3
Bailey_Cordelia_4PalmAtDawn
Cordelia Bailey - Dallas, TX Palm at Dawn
Barnett,Baron Starlight Tree 1  16128
Baron Barnett
Starlight Tree 1 16128
Bonney_Julie_5Taking_Flight
Julie Bonney - Ashland, OR
Taking Flight
Caro_Wendy_2Aspen Delight
Wendy Caro - Bend, OR Aspen Delight
Coletsis_Maria01
Maria Coletsis - Richmond, BC Fractal Forest: Branches
Dangler_Suzanne_3_Burnaby Leaf
Suzanne Dangler - Savannah, GA Burnaby Leaf
Disch_Estelle_1CopperTrees
Estelle Disch - Cambridge, MA Copper Trees
DUPONT_RUSSELL_1BIRCHESMAINE
Russell Dupont - Whitman, MA Birches, Maine
Eldridge_Nathan-December #1-1
Nathan Eldridge - Portland, ME December #1-1
Gati_GeorgeS_4Bark10
George S. Gati - Beekman, NY Bark #10
Gordon_Jon_Trees_3
Jon Gordon - ThousandOaks, CA
Trees 3
Haff_Rob_1Majestic
Rob Haff - Key Largo, FL
Majestic
Harner_Amanda Marie_5_Night Lock
Amanda Marie Harner - Damascus, MD Night Lock
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Greg Heins - Boston, MA Blue and White Wall, 2013
Huppert_Evy_2Royal Palms, Hawai'i
Evy Huppert - White River Junction, VT Royal Palms, Hawai'i
ilachinski_andrew_fractal_dignity
Andrew Ilachinski - Sprindfield, VA Fractal Dignity
Jeltema_Margrieta__4 night song
Margrieta Jeltema - Vermezzo, MI night song
Jones_Morrow_04_EarlySnow
Morrow Jones - New Hartford, CT Early Snow
lauto_belenna_2_sunprint
Belenna Lauto - Hicksville, NY Sunprint #2: Chelsea 28th Street
Lim_SweeHOe_1_Dancing_Fingers
Lim Swee Hoe - Subang Java, Malaysia Dancing Fingers
Windswept Tree on the Pacific Coast
Jim Lipschutz - Stuart, FL
Pt. Reyes Tree
Loving_Cary_2Ascend
Cary Loving - Richmond, VA
Ascend
Minahan_Alyssa1
Alyssa Minahan - Chesnut Hill, MA Untitled
Miner_Michael_1_Mauna_Kea_Tree_Study_#1
Michael Miner - Studio City, CA Mauna Kea Tree Study #1
monastra_carolyn_3exposed_roots
Carolyn Monastra - Brooklyn, NY
Tree with exposed roots due to desertification, Inner Mongolia China. 2012
Trees are great for hiding
Judith Monteferrante - Gloucester, MA Trees are great for hiding
Nieberding_William_5PlateauPointTrail
William Nieberding - Nacogdoches, TX Plateau Point Trail
Pierson-William-3_Light-Cascade-
William Pierson - Eureka, CA Light Cascade
Quiet Oak
Rachelle Raymer-Gilbert - Sylvania, OH
Quiet Oak
Robbins_Chris_5Old-tree-old-neighborhood
Chris Robbins - Middlebury, VT Old Tree, Old Neighborhood
Prairie Creek 1-6 001
Stuart Rome - Philadelphia, PA H13-4-6, Prairie Creek, CA
Silverman_Lynn_1Lookout03
Lynn Silverman - Baltimore, MD Lookout #3
Smith_Jan_Samana2_2
Jan Smith - Mexico City, Mexico Samana 2
Taylor_Scott_Strangling_Fig
Scott Taylor - Stow, MA Strangling Fig
VanWinkle_Benita_4FogMorning
Benita VanWinkle - Winston-Salem, NC Fog Morning, High Point, NC 1/2014

Juror's Statement

What an amazing inspiration trees are for photographers! The work submitted showed a remarkably wide range of creative interpretations of trees as subjects, with images of a consistently high quality. Which is to say that it was a truly daunting task to select photographs for the gallery and online exhibitions. I was drawn to images that made me wonder, that made me re-think my own preconceptions about trees, and that encouraged me to linger and look longer. Congratulations to all of the artists who submitted such excellent work – I could easily have included twice as many photographs and had an equally strong exhibition. Thanks to everyone for encouraging all of us to think about trees in so many exciting ways.

     —Kirsten Hoving

About the Juror

Known for imaginative photographs that challenge the boundaries of the photographic medium, Kirsten Hoving’s work has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Having taught art history at Middlebury College for over thirty-five years, she has also curated exhibitions at the College museum and other venues.  In addition to her individual photographic practice, between 2014 and 2017 she has collaborated with her daughter, photographer Emma Powell, on the highly acclaimed photographic fairy tale, “Svala’s Saga.”

Call for Entries

Trees. They enrich our lives in so many ways: growing alongside our children, marking our homes and highways, towering over us in woods and forests. Here in Vermont, they blaze with color in the fall or mark the arrival of spring after all too long a winter. From tropical palms on a beach in Florida to the redwoods of the Northwest, we often associate a particular place with the trees that grow there. IN PRAISE OF TREES is scheduled to be on view at PhotoPlace Gallery from August 25 through September 19. For this exhibition, we sought photographs in any style that celebrate the trees of the world.