Trees Call for Entry

Trees Call for Entry

Deadline: October 9, 2020
Entry Fee: $38
Prizes: $100, $250, $325, participation in the exhibition

trees: forest, sapling, oak, timber, woods, leaves, seedling, topiary, thicket, park, trunk, branches, family, grove, pine, foliage….

“When Sennacherib commissioned the creation of a beaten gold tree of life, worshipping it as the center of the known world, the dynamic, spiritually fibrous link between the underworld and the heavens, did he do so with the innate understanding that threes are the lungs of the world? Did the young girl that lived in a tree to stay the hungry chainsaw?

The ancient Celts built their cosmology around a tree. Were they subconsciously designing and discovering with their breath? Is the simple act of breathing the genesis of prayer?

We hold our breath when we shoot a gun — prayer suspended — the trees watching?

There is the story of the boy that planted a tree with his grandfather. It grew as he grew. Years later he fell in love with great growling machinery, machinery that cut and chewed and pushed and expunged.

A film crew caught him sitting, idle, in the bulldozer, tears running down his dirt and diesel painted cheeks — news of his grandfather’s death had just reached him. He suddenly recognized the fallen, mangled oaks and elms, he remembered the child/tree he had planted as a child. He couldn’t breathe…”. From “Lost in the Neighborhood With Books” by Franklin Cincinnatus.

Creativity is encouraged.


Submissions are open to all photographers both professional and amateur working in all photographic mediums and styles. International entries are welcomed. Work that has been previously exhibited at A Smith Gallery is not eligible.


Kevin Tully will be the juror for “trees”. Along with being the co-director of A Smith Gallery, he is a curator, photographer, writer and painter.


  • Jurors Award – $325.00
  • Directors Award – $250.00
  • Three Juror Honorable Mentions – an exhibition catalogue
  • Director Honorable Mentions chosen at the discretion of the Gallery Directors – an exhibition catalogue
  • Visitors Award – $100.00


  • Entries due: October 9, 2020
  • Results emailed: October 19, 2020
  • Exhibition dates: November 20, 2020 to January 3, 2021
  • Reception: November 28, 2020 4pmCST on Facebook Live

Entry Fee

  • $38 for the first 5 images, $7 per each additional image.


The gallery will retain 40% of the sales price.

Use Rights

Photographers retain full rights to their own images. The gallery will use the photographer’s images for publicity purposes as well as in the Blurb exhibition catalogue.

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