10/16/2013 12:01:00 AM A tantalizing good show at Crooked Tree Arts Center
Submitted to Harbor Light Newspaper
Join the Crooked Tree Arts Center in congratulating all of the artist photographers who entered Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors at the opening reception and awards ceremony, October 22 from 5-7p.m. With over 40 photographic works from around Charlevoix and Emmet counties, Farm to Frame will be on display in the Atrium Gallery at Crooked Tree Arts Center through December 16.
Inspired by the desire to foster community awareness and involvement in local foods, Farm to Frame showcases the journey of the food process with three categories: local food production, or "from the farm"; local food sales, or "from the market"; and local food preparation and presentation, or "from the table". This year's theme also broadens the idea of what can be involved in the process of our food production- people and environment. While there were no residency requirements to enter the competition, all photographs must have been taken within Charlevoix and Emmet counties.
"We are really excited for the 2nd Annual Farm to Frame exhibit opening. And even more thrilling is that it aligns with the Local Foods Week, a great community celebration of local foods that was born from the same inspiration behind the contest. To top it all off, after the reception patrons can head out and enjoy the local restaurants participating in Petoskey Restaurant Week" shares Crooked Tree Arts Center program director, Valerie St. Pierre Smith.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in two age categories, with the top photographers receiving Palette Bistro Best of Show Award (Open Age) and Johan's Best of Show Award (Youth). Open Age Category Awards include 1st Place Award and Magnum Hospitality From the Farm 1st Place Award; Local Eats From the Market 1st Place Award and American Spoon's From the Table 1st Place Award. Youth age awards include the Mitchell Street Framework's From the Farm 1st Place Award; The Grain Train From the Market 1st Place Award and Twisted Olive's From the Table 1st Place Award.
And new this year- Sweetgrass Framing's People's Choice Award! Patrons visiting the exhibit throughout the run can pick up a ballot from Crooked Tree's front desk. Casting the ballot is easy- fill it out and drop it in the ballot box within the exhibit. Choosing the viewer's favorite will be the harder part.
This year's jury is made up of distinguished artists and photographers Anne Morningstar (youth) and Nancy Payne (open age). The opening awards ceremony for From Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors is Tuesday, October 22, from5-7 p.m. and the exhibit will be on display in the lower level of Crooked Tree Arts Center through December 16.