trees – forest, sapling, oak, timber, woods, leaves, seedling, topiary, thicket, park, trunk, branches, family, grove, pine, foliage.
Forty five to fifty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at A Smith Gallery from January 3 to February 9, 2014. Reception will be held on January 25, 2014 from 4 to 7pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.
Ellen Jantzen will be the juror for “trees”. Ellen was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. Her early college years were spent obtaining a degree in graphic arts; later emphasizing fine art. Upon graduation she and her husband, Michael, settled down on acreage in Southern Illinois and set about to construct several solar and energy efficient structures including their 2400 square foot home. Organic gardens and goat husbandry took center stage in Ellen’s life but a desire for a more “artistic” life led the couple to Los Angeles California.
Ellen spent two years at FIDM (the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in downtown Los Angeles. Here, she obtained her advanced degree in 1992. After a few years working in the industry, including several years at Mattel Toy Company as a senior project designer, she became disillusioned with the corporate world and longed for a more creative outlet. Having been trained in computer design while at Mattel, Ellen continued her training on her own using mostly Photoshop software.
As digital technology advanced and the newer cameras were producing excellent resolution, Ellen found her perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in her current explorations in photo inspired art using both a camera to capture staged assemblages and a computer to alter and manipulate the pieces. Ellen has been creating works that bridge the world of prints, photography and collage.
Ellen is currently represented by Susan Spiritus of the Susan Spiritus Gallery
Contest Prize & TERMS
Director's Award: $250 and an exhibition catalogue
Visitors' Choice Award: $100
Five Honorable Mentions: exhibition catalogue
ELIGIBILITY: Open to All
Files should be 1000 pixels in the longest dimension saved in JPEG format on high quality(not maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Individual photographers retain Copyrights to their individual works.
USAGE RIGHTS: A Smith Gallery retains the right to display, project, reproduce and subsequently display as thumbnails on A Smith Gallery website, work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only.