Call for Entries: Gardens, A. Smith Gallery

gar-dens : plants, flowers, vegetables, bed, conservatory, field, greenhouse, nursery, oasis, patch, plot, sanctuary, spread, green, bugs, trees.

“…let us cultivate our garden.” Voltaire, from Candide

Sowing seeds, watching them sprout and ultimately grow into plants is an amazing and awe inspiring magical experience. Plants, flowers and trees in a garden have their own quiet life affirming force. From inspiring poetry and art to cleansing the Earth’s atmosphere and providing life sustaining nourishment, plants and flowers in a garden are essential to human existence.

Forty five to fifty images will be selected for exhibition and a Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase. Awards are $250 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, $100 for Visitors’ Choice and five Honorable Mentions.

Steve Goff will be the juror of “Gardens”. Steve is the Professor and Chair of Photography, Art and Mass Communication at Odessa College where he has taught since 1984. He received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Ohio University and taught at the Maine Photographic Workshops, Lakeland and Cuyahoga Community Colleges and Cleveland State University before moving to Texas. He has been awarded the Aid to Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council and the Fellowship Award in Photography, from the Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts and represented the Fellowship winners at Mois de la Photo in Paris, France. He has an extensive exhibition record and teaches workshops around the state and region. Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Photographic Society and the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities.

Entry Deadline:
March 19, 2012

Notification of Accepted Images via email:
April 2, 2012

Hi-res image file for Blurb book and if using printing service:
April 15, 2015

Prints recieved by:
April 29, 2012

Exhibition dates:
May 4, 2012 to June 17, 2012

Opening reception:
May 19, 2012 from 4 to 7 PM

Pick Up:
June 17, 2012 or by appointment