We, our children and grandchildren now have the very distinct possibility of watching things we love to be lost. Climate change is upon us and this miraculous galactic ball we call home is in peril. The immediacy of climate change, for myself and many others, has caused the simple act of looking/seeing to miraculously illuminate a vibrating panorama of aesthetic/emotional triggers. Everything has the potential of striking our bell. Everything has the possibility of becoming a lost loved one in a cherished photograph — a shoreline, a cottage, an animal, an insect, a smile, a shoe, a taste, my mother’s spoons.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “earth” to A Smith Gallery by December 5, 2016. Entries of 11 or more images are eligible for a review by the gallery directors. The entry fee is $35 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. Fifty to sixty images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from February 3 to March 12, 2017. A reception will be held on February 25, 2017, from 4 to 8pm. A Blurb full-color catalog of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase. Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, three Juror Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalog, discretionary Director Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalog and $100 for Visitors’ Award.

Juror for “earth” will be Paula Tognarelli, executive director, and curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.

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