5/15/2013 9:50:00 AM 2nd ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST "Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors"
Submitted to Harbor Light Newspaper
Grab a camera and visit some of the great local farms, farmer's markets and dining tables this summer! Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, Crooked Tree Arts Center, and Institute for Sustainable Living Art and Natural Design (ISLAND) announce a call for artists for the second annual juried photo contest and exhibition, Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors.
Encouraging greater awareness of the benefits of local farming and locally-grown food here in northern Michigan, this year's Farm to Frame exhibit will showcase the beauty of small farms, farmers and local foods through three different categories of entry: (1) local food production ("from the farm"), local food sales ("from the markets"), and local food preparation and presentation ("from the table"). All photographs must have been taken in Emmet or Charlevoix counties and must not have been previously exhibited at Crooked Tree Arts Center. Jury selected photographs will hang in an exhibition at Crooked Tree Arts Center's Atrium Gallery and will travel to several other venues around Charlevoix and Emmett counties. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the opening reception, October 22, 2013, during Local Food and Farm week.
Photographs can highlight any portion of the growing cycle, including the places and people the food comes from. "Last year's exhibit was a mouth-watering reflection of local foods. This year, we are hoping photographers will capture the essence of where and how our food comes to us. Including the land, the buildings, and the people that make it all possible," shares Crooked Tree Arts Center Program Director, Valerie St. Pierre Smith.
To allow photographers to take advantage of the various stages of the growing season and farm markets submissions will be accepted June 1st through September 12th, 2013. Eligible contestants can submit in one of two age groups: 18 and under or amateur/professional photographers with no age restrictions. There are no residencies requirements for participating photographers; however there are size restrictions for submissions. For more details and to submit artwork, please visit www.crookedtree.org. Questions? Contact Jen Schaap at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-856-1163.