For this photographic artist opportunity, the gallery is seeking works that, as with the exhibit’s title, attempt to evoke the spirit of artist Bob Ross. He encouraged millions to explore their personal creativity and ‘happy little trees’ were a foundation for many of his artistic works. In this exhibit, the displaying artists will point their creative focus to trees in all of their many forms, whether they be happy or sad trees, big or small trees, or trees standing quietly alone against a landscape or trees as part of a mightly forest.
Sean Fitzthum is a member of the Islip Arts Council and a long-time friend of Long Island Photo Gallery. Bringing Sean on to judge this exhibition was a natural a choice. First and foremost, Sean is an accomplished and award winning photographer. He is fascinated by the study of light, which is essential for creating gorgeous art photography, that which Sean accomplishes time and time again. Every time he goes out to shoot, he learns something new. It is one of the key components that keep him behind the camera creating art. He is a firm believer in that everything happens for a reason, and all of our experiences prepare us for what’s next.
Media – Photography
Total Entry Images – Maximum: 5
Total Exhibit Images – Maximum: 3
Please submit up to 5 low-resolution (72 dpi) digital files for
consideration in this exhibit with the longest side being 1920 pixels.
No watermarks, please. The .jpg filename should match the image title.
Digital submission deadline: March 20th, 2022
Notification of accepted works: March 25th, 2022
Art drop-off due to Islip Arts Council at the IAC Gallery: April 29th (11 am – 4 pm) 1 day ONLY
Art pick-up from Islip Arts Council at the IAC Gallery: June 27th (11 am – 4 pm) & June 28th (11 am – 1 pm)
On display: May 1st – June 26th, 2022
Artist reception & awards presentation: Friday, June 17th, 2022 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Accepted entries will be notified by email by the end of the day, March 25th, 2022. If you do not receive a notification on this date, please contact the Gallery: ENTRIES@LONGISLANDPHOTOGALLERY.COM or 888-600-5474. Awards will be presented at the artists’ reception.
First Place: $125.
Second place: $75.
Third place: $50.