Yesterday morning I walked along Line Creek in Peachtree City. Line Creek is one of the natural areas owned and/or managed by Southern Conservation Trust. It is also one of the areas included in the site specific category for Nature Undisturbed. The call for entries for the 2012 show and sale is on right now. Deadline to enter is December 17, 2011. The show is scheduled for a March 17 opening at Dogwood Gallery and Framer in Tyrone.
It is hard to believe this is the 4th show. It seems like only yesterday I was approached by the Trust to have a show -- and that idea morphed into Nature Undisturbed. We worked hard pulling together the show that first year. The call for entry period was short. But, we did have a great response. The past couple shows -- the interest has grown. We increase entries each time. Also, the past two years -- we have sold 20% of the work in the show.
Since the beginning we have had great jurors. Greg Newington was our first juror. He is very nice and has a beautiful gallery in Serenbe. Our second juror was Lucinda Bunnen. How I loved having lunch with her and talking about photography. And it was great for the Nature Undisturbed crowd that we had a preview of her Hatcher's Pond talk! This past spring Susan Todd-Raque was our juror. She is such a delight, a wealth of information, and has been a friend of Nature Undisturbed since our first year. The first year of the show, she presented a talk on collecting photography. The second year she did a part two of that talk. This past spring in addition to jurying the show, she moderated a panel discussion on collecting photography. We are pleased to say that she will be back in 2012 moderating another panel discussion.
This is building to our choice for juror for 2012 -- Brett Abbott. Last April, he was a newbie to Atlanta when we met him. It was a pleasure to have him on our panel. This time around he is jurying the event for us. Brett Abbott came to the High Museum from the J. Paul Getty Museum and has received the Lucie Award for Curator/Exhibition of the Year twice -- 2007 and 2010.
So get out there, take some awesome nature photographs, come be a part of a wonderful event. All information needed to enter, along with previous winning photos and information on the jurors, is on the website www.natureundisturbed.com. Remember the postmark deadline is 12.17.2011.