Lovely as a Tree (Re-Visited) Photo Exhibit at WVCCC – Call For Submissions

Wasatch Mountains: Mt. Nebo

Event Details

Lone Cottonwood in Maverick Wash
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument | Utah

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. – Joyce Kilmer

From poets to artists, photographers, designers and landscape architects, trees have been a source of inspiration around the world including in poetry and music. Trees play a role not only in the environment but in our own well being. They reduce global warming, turn sunlight into a source of food for insects, wildlife and people. They prevent soil erosion, save water evaporation, and cool our city streets. A walk in the woods can reduce harmful chemicals in the body, increase our immune system, lower anxiety and reduce depression. Some trees are mighty, some of them are tiny. Some are solo and some are immersed in vast forests. They grow and stretch skyward in brilliant, awe-inspiring canopies of color and light. Eventually they die, creating evocative forms and nutrients for more growth. Trees can outlive the human race by up to 5000 years making them the Methuselahs of the planet. With Lovely as a Tree (Re-Visited), the Wasatch Camera Club once again turns its cameras to portraying the strength, the vulnerability and the beauty of one of the most powerful living organisms on global soil.

A few years ago we had a beautiful and very successful Lovely as a Tree exhibit at Red Butte Garden and now we re-visit the theme with West Valley Arts at the West Valley Cultural Celebration Center. This venue will only be able to accommodate up to about 25 framed images so choose wisely (you may submit up to three images per member). The exhibit will open Thursday, 10-March and run until 29-June. Images must be framed (no larger than 30 inches on the long side please) and ready to hang with wire on the back. Drop off of accepted images will be Wed and Thurs, March 2 and 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The call for submissions will close on 9-Feb and accepted photographers will be notified by 12-Feb.

BTW, this exhibit will be part of a larger “Tree Stories” program sponsored by West Valley Arts. There will be an in-person opening reception for the program — including our exhibit — the evening on 10-March and the program will culminate in an Earth Day closing reception on 22-April. Stay tuned for more details.

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Photo credit: Jeff Clay | Clayhaus Photography