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Deadline for submissions: Jun 29, 2020
Now closed to submissions
Juror: Ann Jastrab
Prints due: Aug 06, 2020
Exhibition: August 20 - September 25, 2020

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.

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Debra Achen
At King Tide #3
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Roger Archibald
Western Slope
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Cameran Ashraf
Sand Dunes and ATV Tracks, Utah
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Dave Burwell
Yellowstone 5
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Jessica Cantlin
Curtain
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Matt Connors
Enwraptured 15
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Jim Davis
Contemplating the Wall
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Donna DeLone
Clouds
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Samuel Elkind
Monument
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Deena Feinberg
717am | Sept 4 2018
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Juror's Award
Jim Ferguson
Wide Range 32
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Judy Fong
Platinum Forest
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Carole Glauber
Twilight, Mitzpe Ramon
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Brian Henderson
Rise #2
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Ken Hoffman
Bisti Badlands - Stone Wings 2
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andrew ilachinski
Isle of Skye 2
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Jane Ivory
Strange Illusion 2019
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Costas Kariolis
S For Simplicity
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Margaret Kauffmann
Prayer Image Star Shower
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Karen Klinedinst
WInter Marsh
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Peter Kowalchuk
Come On Down!
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Cynthia Leigh-Nussenblatt
Clouds Cubed
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Stu Levy
Amphitheater, Choprock
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Alain Licari
Mineros, Bolivia
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Paul M. Murray
Sunrise in the Lemaire
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Bob Newman
Brooklyn Chapel At Sunset, Greenwood Mississippi
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Anne Piessens
Salt Marsh II
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Marie Plakos
Barriers and Beyond
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Anna Rotty
Terra XII
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Michael Scandling
Beam
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Jill Schwartz
Silhouette
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Director's Award
Susan Scott
Puffy Things
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Fran Sherpa
Annapurna Sunset
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Darcie Sternenberg
Dogwood Forest
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Wendy Stone
Birds and Trees
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Michael Teresko
Large Shrubbery
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Ken Trevor
Young Crops Under Storm Clouds
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Mary Whalen
Arbor Day
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Thomas Winter
Cemetery Tree
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Damon Wing
Bridge to the Milky Way
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Geoffrey Agrons
Après la Guerre
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Steve Babbitt
Burned Trees
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Sue Bailey
Night Trees: Bryant Park Spring
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Russell C. Banks
Loch Trail, 2017
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David Bartlett
Petoskey/Three Trees
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A. Bender
Storm Over Gasadalur
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Michael Berry
Powervines
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Stephen S T Bradley
Magnificence
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Angela C. Brown
Truro Cottages in Winter
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Susan Bryant
Gulf Storm
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Lynne Buchanan
Looking Toward the Melting Arctic Circle
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Mary Buonanno
Dune Shack 1
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Suzy Burleson
Faith of Our Fathers
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Simon Ciappara
Tree Tunnel in the Rain
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Mary Ciullo
Emerald City
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Marcella Davis
Winter Traverse 2
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Anthony Delgado
Divided Landscape with Cows
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Richard Dweck
Convergence
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Deena Feinberg
740am | Apr 9 2019
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Jim Ferguson
Wide Range 15
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Kathleen Fischer
The Road to Panamint
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Louis Fischer
Little America
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Judy Fong
Diamond Dust I
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Keith Goldstein
Manhatta Rain
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Norm Halm
Amboy Crater, Winter, Mojave Desert
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Michael Honegger
Into the Clouds
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Judi Iranyi
Smoky Mountain
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Daniel Kariko
Last Camp, Isle Dernières, Louisiana
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Tom Kirkendall
Redwoods in Fog
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Mia Komel
Untitled
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Julia Kuskin
Fjord
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Ed Malcik
I'm Sorry
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Greg Markstrom
Gunflint Fire
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Jim McKinnis
Aurora on Mountain
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Fran Meckler
Stone Tree
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Fran Meckler
Mongolia's Highway
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Bob Newman
Frenier's Landing, Laplace LA
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Janet L. Pritchard
Intake Pipe, Canaan, VT
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Susan Scott
Beyond the Years
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Gail Skoff
Fantiscritti mountain
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Brion Sprinsock
Salton Sea
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Wayne Swanson
Skyways #1
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Michael Teresko
Crane
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Mark Testa
NY Fog
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Jorge Morse
Sueños de Cuarentena
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Ken Trevor
Homeward Bound
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Eddy Verloes
Only Birds Are Free
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Marjorie Gillette Wolfe
Sepiessa Ice
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Donn Young
Three Mile Island
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Forrest Zerbe
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Juror's Statement

In the seemingly endless bright blue skies of California, a cloud is a surprise. I stop sometimes when I see one and marvel at it and wonder how it got here. This, from someone who grew up in upstate New York in a place where lake effect snow is a given and no one asks what a Nor’easter is. I’m also a person who lived in a place where the ocean froze, OK, more than one place where the ocean froze, one of those places being northern Maine where the fog was more opaque than the fog that comes tearing over the hills of San Francisco in June. All this is to say that when I was jurying this landscape show, I found myself drawn to clearing summer storms, wandering clouds, frozen vistas, trees broken by a sideways snowy wind, all the drama of weather that twenty years in the West has withheld from me. But the West also brought another kind of drama, a landscape with towering mountains, jagged cliffs, blazing deserts, scorched earth, and endless skies. Perhaps my selections for this show are a merging of my past and my present, my nostalgia for the East and its brutal winters and wet, humid summers, and my love for the West with its grand places.

I had a lot of difficulty whittling down my gallery selections to just 40 and the online annex gallery to just 50. Really, I felt strongly about both sets of images, and in my dreams, there would be a space large enough to exhibit all of them and I could be taken on a journey from the most gritty industrial landscapes to the most sublime natural landscapes. Selecting just two images for awards was also a challenge. There were a handful of artists who submitted multiple images or bodies of work that I would have liked to include in their entirety. This not being possible, I award two of these artists the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award respectively. One, Jim Ferguson, for his humorous and unique way of looking at the land, the other, Susan Scott, for the silence that is anything but quiet in her landscapes. I hadn’t seen either of these artist’s images before and these were exciting discoveries for me.

Congratulations to all the artists. It’s a phenomenal show with many pictures that I wish I’d taken myself! Keep letting the land call to you, especially in this unprecedented time. Now would be a great time for a John Muir quote, but perhaps a walk in the woods will suffice.

     — Ann Jastrab

Call for Entries

The best antidote to self-isolation: Landscape!

Wide open spaces, urban environments, with people or without, traditional, contemporary, minimalist — however you see the world outside, we’d like a taste of it!

All capture and post-processing methods are welcome.

We are so pleased to welcome Ann Jastrab back to jury this landscape exhibition. Ann will select 40 images for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery and another 40 for our Online Gallery. All 80 images will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog. 

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Peterman Mark 3SleepingBearDunes juror
Mark Peterman
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Jan Bell
MAY58606 55531 web
David Mayhew
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Carol Erb

About the Juror

Ann M. Jastrab is the Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California,  which evolved from the renowned Friends of Photography established, established by Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Cole Weston in 1967. While respecting these West Coast traditions, CPA is also at the vanguard of the future of photographic imagery. Before going to CPA, Ann was the gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco where she incorporated contemporary artists with the living legends photography.

Ann also worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for 10 years until their closure in 2017. She has curated many shows in the Bay Area while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco. She has reviewed portfolios for a multitude of organizations including the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, Fotofest, Photolucida, GuatePhoto, PhotoNola, Review Santa Fe, Medium, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Filter, PhotoAlliance, and Lishui International Photography Festival in China as well as being a juror for Critical Mass. 

Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and teacher as well. 

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