Juror: Beth Moon
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|
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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.
|Ballad from a wood4 ("Snow in Porec")|
|The Olive Grove|
|Young Shelter Belt|
|Tennessee Cemetery Tree|
|St. Augustine Tree|
|December Orchard #2|
|December Orchard #1|
|braving the elements|
|a moment lost |
|Cascade River State Park|
|Ancient Tree 2|
|Watching over you|
|Old Tree Reflections|
|La Petite Mort II|
|Exiled From Our Past|
|At Dusk After the Storm|
|Reaching for the light|
|Tree # 659|
|A Quiet Place|
|Bleak Midwinter #2|
|Trees in fog 6|
|Tree House To Be|
|Oasis, Palm Desert, California|
|From the Lookout|
|From Generation to Generation|
|Branches Dreaming Petals|
|The Lucombre Oak|
|The View Through the Plane Tree|
|The Banyan Tree|
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.
Juror'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.