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Trees: Life in the Slow Lane

Deadline for submissions: Mar 25, 2019
Juror: Kat Kiernan
Prints due: May 02, 2019
Exhibition: May 16 - June 15, 2019

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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Karin Bauer
Winter Woods
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Ann Beard
Alpha Female
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Susan Bryant
Cumberland Island, GA
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HONORABLE MENTION
Melitte Buchman
Archives Nationale, Paris
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HONORABLE MENTION
Steve Burkett
Yellowstone Winter #2
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Paul Christener
In Search of Silence - Forest Floor
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Myrtie Cope
Leaf
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Michel Delsol
Untitled # 17 (for Hitoshi and Shyoko)
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Jeff Dietz
Untitled #2
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Martin Edwards
Westonbirt Round 2
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Barbara Ehlers
Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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Suzanne Engelberg
Forest Fire No. 4
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DIRECTOR'S AWARD
Jon Feinstein
Untitled, from the series "Breathers," 2018
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Annette Golaz
Weeping Willow
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Cam Gould
In Bloom
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Morrow Jones
Virginia Snowfield
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Rick Kattelmann
Pair of Pines
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Eleanor Owen Kerr
Spring Pruning
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Carolyn Knorr
Smoky Mountain Skeletons
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JUROR'S AWARD
J. Jason Lazarus
2015 Sockeye Fire, Willow, Alaska.
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Michael Marshall
Dreaming Cassiopeia
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Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe
Tree Farm, Warren, Oregon
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Howie Pohl
Big Tree Little House
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Susan Scott
One Who Loved a Tree
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Matt Sims
Strangler Fig in Cambodia
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Sandy Sugawara
Stormy Weather
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David E. Vogel
Icelandic Winter IV
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Gretchen Troop
Beaming Aspens
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Bernice Williams
Trio
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Lynda Younker
Window View
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Lee Backer
Bristlecone Pine
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Jerry Basierbe
Leaning Trees #2
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Joanne Borek
Full Moon
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Melitte Buchman
Jardin des Plantes, Paris
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Nancy Stalnaker Bundy
Grounded
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Lydia Cassatt
Larch in the Snow
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Paul Christener
In Search of Silence - Saint Anna
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Karen Crouse
Bend, Don't Break
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Marilyn Crocker
Steadfast
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Darcy Dangremond
Sand Harbor
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Bill Davis
Exit
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Alexander Drew
Wisdom of the Old Bodies
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Christopher Durocher
Ca' d'Zan Garden, Sarasota, FL
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Pierre and Cathy Dutertre
Manifestation
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Lisa Fitch
Endless Reverie
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Ellen Friedlander
Untitled, Paris I
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Frank Fuerst
Portal
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Conrad Gees
Elm Bank - Early Summer Morning
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Adam Gerlach
Remembering Carpinteria, Carpinteria, CA, 2011/2019
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Seth Harper Goodwin
Winter Hillside / Pomfret, VT
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Julie Graber
Fall Tree outside Rose Garden
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Aubrey Guthrie
Birds in a Trash Dump
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Erin Hughes
Trapped
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Christine Huhn
Joshua Tree No. 001, California, 2017
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Kailey Eunjung Jung
Amazon in City
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Costas Kariolis
Lone Ice Rider
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Emma Kisiel
Bite
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Marietta Patricia Leis
Evanescents 4
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Carol Marshall
Survival
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Charlie Maxwell
Mandarino Harvest, Huasteca Potosina
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Carlos Ocando
Mothership
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Rino Pizzi
Shropshire, 2018
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Jamie Price
Sakura
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Jeff Seltzer
Drive Thru
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Darcie Sternenberg
Rain
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Todd Stewart
Untitled
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Sonja Stich
Hold Firmly
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Izumi Tanaka
After the Storm
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Janice Wetzel
Bryant Park
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Juror: Kat Kiernan
Gallery exhibition: May 16 - June 15, 2019
Exhibition prints due: May 2, 2019


Juror's Statement

We are naturally drawn to trees. They possess a character that inspires us and transcends their form. We see in trees symbols of life and renewal, resilience and steadfastness. We plant them in memoriam and decorate them for holidays. Stands of redwoods or tropical palms conjure entire places or sets of ideas. Trees embody both the innocence of nature as well as the forest primeval, from manicured branches in city parks to overgrown woodlands and twisted roots that push through concrete. For this exhibition, I sought photographs of trees in all their forms.

The photographs submitted to Trees: Life in the Slow Lane were as varied and diverse as the species that they depicted. Curating a show from the many wonderful photographs submitted was a daunting task. In making my selections, I was drawn to photographs that transcended their subject matter and portrayed trees as representing a mood, a personified object, or a statement about our changing environment. I sought to depict a variety of geographies and seasons and was interested in the impact of weather and time. It was also important to me that the selected imagery present a diversity of photographic styles and ideas. There is as saying that one cannot see the forest for the trees; that a person is too concerned with the details to look at the whole of a situation. When jurying this exhibition, I intentionally looked to create the show as a whole: seeing it as a forest made up of so many beautiful photographs of trees. I am very thankful to the PhotoPlace Gallery and the many artists who submitted their work for allowing me the opportunity to curate this beautiful and diverse forest.

About the Juror

Kat Kiernan is the Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine Don’t Take Pictures, as well as the Director of Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, most recently in the book The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (Intellect Books, 2017). Kat received the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Rising Star Award in 2015 for her contributions to the photographic community. Her photographs have been exhibited across the United States, and Photoboite Agency named her one of 2012’s 30 women photographers under the age of 30 to watch. Kat divides her time between Brooklyn, New York and Boston. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design. Learn more about her work here.

Call for Entries

Trees provide essential needs for humans, survive in a vast range of environments, and often live for hundreds of years. Their long, slow and fascinating lives give us the opportunity to photograph them in all their shapes and sizes, all of their changes of season, all of the environments on which they grow. This exhibit is a celebration of the lives and diversity of trees. All capture methods and processes are welcome.

We are very pleased that Kat Kiernan will be jurying and curating this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for the Exhibition Gallery, and 35 for our Online Gallery. The recipients of the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award will each be entitled to a personal portfolio review by Ms. Kiernan.

Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.
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Trees Bonney Julie 5Taking Flight
© Julie Bonney
Trees BUN50679 23022 website
© Nancy Bundy
Trees BarnettBaron Starlight Tree 1 16128
© Baron Barnett
Trees ARC04982 04937
© Roger Archibald

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