Pinelands Juried Photo Exhibit 2024
The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is pleased to announce Pinelands 2024 Juried Photographic Exhibition. The goal is to celebrate the New Jersey Pinelands, our Nation’s first National Reserve, with photographs that capture its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Photographs had to be taken within the boundaries of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (see map) and submitted in one of following categories: (1) Landscape, (2) Flora and Fauna, and (3) Other (People, Towns, Architecture, Culture, History, Recreation, etc.).
This year we had 165 photographers submit 715 photographs for consideration. The jury selected 86 photographs to display as part of this exhibit.
The juried exhibit will hang in the beautiful, renovated barn at PPA Headquarters at 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton, NJ. All acceptable photographs submitted will be displayed in a special online New Jersey Pinelands Photo Gallery by April 15, 2023.
Viewing the Exhibit
The exhibit can be viewed at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance from March 25, 2024 through April 27, 2024, during the hours listed below and on our online calendar.
- Mondays – Thursdays, 10 AM to 4 PM
- Fridays – Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM
- Sundays, Noon to 5 PM
This year, we are honored to have Henry Rowan as our judge. Learn more about Henry Rowan.
Awards will be presented on March 23, 2024, in a private ceremony for photographers. Over $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1,000 for 1st Place Best in Show, $350 each for 1st Place Landscape, Flora & Fauna, and Other categories.
2024 Juried Pinelands Photography Exhibit: Finalists
Dennis Abriola – Grass Pink, Double Blossom
Dennis Abriola – Short-leaved milkwort
Dennis Abriola – Goslings Snuggling
Dennis Abriola – Ouch That’s Smarts
Rob Auermuller – Moore Farmers – Moore Fruit
Rob Auermuller – Snowy Owl – Whoo Can See It?
Rob Auermuller – Today’s Extreme – Tomorrow’s Reality
Bob Ballantyne – Pitcher Plant Flower
Bob Ballantyne – Pitcher Plant With Lunch
Shawn Ball-Dillon – Auspicious Amanita
Matt Baron – Snow Covered Trail From Above
Dwayne Botnick – Cabin on Atsion Lake
Dwayne Botnick – Natures Painted Fall Morning
Trisha Chappell – Pinelands Sunrise
Tyler Christensen – Spung-ho
Brian Collins – Sun Rise on the Marsh
Brian Collins – Sunsets behind an Osprey
Karen Crisfulla – Sunset in the Pinelands
Karen Crisfulla – Capturing a Pinelands Moment
Ann Darlington – Sunlit Country Store
David DesRochers – Morning Sky at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Evan Dittig – Play Dead
Evan Dittig – Symphony of the Pines
Robin Eisemen – Sticks
Diane Emerson – October Morning Reflections
Diane Emerson – Old Friends
Aleja Estronza – Sunset Serenity
Kimberly Farro – Sunset over Colliers Mills
Robert Ferguson II – Pine Barrens Treefrog on Pitcher Plant
Robert Ferguson II – Hold Your Head High
Robert Ferguson II – Grumpy Pine Snake
Anthony Ferraina – Terrapin Love
Gregory Fischer – Mothing Around
Audrey Geddes – The Milky Way over Batsto Mansion
Keara Giannotti – Caterpillar Confection (Cecropia Moth Caterpillar)
Michelle Gober – The one that got away
Amy L Golden – Round Leaf Sundew
Rafal Goraczniak – Rhythms of the Batsto River
Rafal Goraczniak – Light Invasion
Rafal Goraczniak – Footprints of the Jersey Devil
Victoria Gordon – Chevrolet Sunset
Janice Griswold – Rhody’s Path
Patrice Grossi – Powering the Mill Batsto Grist Mill
Jeff Heilbrun – The Pinecone
Erica Heusser – Pinelands Jewel
Erica Heusser – Red Beauty
Erica Heusser – Nesting Season
Martin Kavanagh – Grass & Sky Reflection
Martin Kavanagh – Sunlit Cedar Swamp
Kevin Sean Lee – Banks of the Oswego
Tony M – Abrams Farmstead
Dave Male – Water Dancers
Jordan Marsh – Broken
Jordan Marsh – Freeze
Jordan Marsh – Pollen Swirl
Jordan Marsh – Forest Floor
Dennis McDonald – Emil Brown at Home
Cynthia Mezick – Moody Morning
Cynthia Mezick – Autumn Medley
Wendy Milligan – Simple Beauty In The Pines
Wendy Milligan – Tools of The Trade
Liz Monteleone – Fall
Susan Powell – Blowing Snow
Susan Powell – Tree Along The Water
Susan Powell – Blazing Sunrise
Frank Sauer – Before the Storm
James Schill – Yellow Warbler
David Seals – Pakim Morning Light
David Seals – Cedars of Friendship
David Seals – Ghost Forest of Bull’s Branch
David Seals – The Way
David Shaffer – Symmetry on Governors Pond
David Shaffer – Spring Sprung in Franklin Parker
Gavin Shwahla – Cedar Snow
Daniel Slipp – Men at work
Daniel Slipp – Bumblebee
Daniel Slipp – Hello
Sue Tavarez – Change of Seasons
Sue Tavarez – Solitude
Kenneth Thompson – Angel In the Cedars
Kenneth Thompson – Frosted
Kenneth Thompson – Dew Bound
Patricia Worley – Spotlight on New Growth
Patricia Worley – Winter Simplicity
Patricia Worley – Stately Snowy Owl
Greg Zanoni – Plumes of Passion – Egret in Breeding Splendor
Greg Zanoni – Natures Drama – Culinary Catch
- Delivery of Accepted Work:
Friday, March 8, 2024 5-7 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10-noon
Sunday, March 10, 2024 10-noon
- Exhibition Dates: March 25 to April 27, 2024
- Online Gallery of Photographs Opens: April 13, 2024
- Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 2-4 pm
Awards announced at the reception
- Pick-up Artwork:
Sunday, April 28, 2024, 10-noon
Monday, April 29, 2024, 5-7 pm
View our most commonly asked questions below!
In 2024, we are honored to have Henry Rowan as our judge.
Henry is a national award-winning photographer, author, and the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Photography (PCP) in Doylestown. In addition to being a working, professional photographer, Henry is a frequent lecturer and judge throughout the region and teaches a variety of workshops at the PCP. Henry’s work is frequently on display at galleries and shows and he has gained a following for his distinctive style of portraiture as well as his unique portrayal of landscapes, nature, and sports.
Photographically, Henry’s style is well-defined but somewhat difficult to describe. He plays with movement, light, and color in unison to create images that are easy to identify as his. The driving theme of his work is his concept of Non-Existent Imagery:
“The images I create never existed and never will exist. They are combinations of angles, colors, light, time, lenses, sensors, and more, which produce images that the human eye can’t see and the human mind can’t process in real life. Unlike the photojournalist, I am not trying to capture a moment in time, but rather I am hoping to create a feeling in space that conveys the essence of the subject.”
Working within this framework provides a great deal of artistic freedom and fosters a worldview that is both individualistic and offers unlimited creative opportunities. Many of his images are the result of hours of work and are part of his CameraGraph® series, in which post-processing plays a major role to visually construct his “reality”. Regardless of the scene, Henry strives to reveal the essence of his subjects in a manner that is as unique as the subjects themselves.
You may see his work at www.hrowanphotography.com.
Delivery of Accepted Work
All accepted work must be framed in a professional manner; wired and ready to hang. The wire must be securely fastened to the actual frame, not the backing. While it is not a requirement, we suggest using black frames with white or off-white mats. Metal, acrylic and canvas prints are also acceptable and do not need to be framed or matted. The accepted artwork may not be larger than 24” x 36” (including the frame). Images may be color or monochrome. Image tags must be attached to the back of the artwork. The organizers of the exhibition will have the right to disqualify an image based on the quality of the print, frame or mat.
All photographers retain all copyrights to their images. The Pinelands Preservation Alliance reserves the right to use all submitted images for the purpose of promoting the exhibition and/or photographer and for the promotion of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance’s mission in print and online without financial compensation. Where possible the photographer will be credited.
By entering this competition, the entrant agrees to hold harmless the PPA, all agents, officers, and volunteers from any claims of damage or loss that might occur to the art submitted for this exhibition.
All photography should be for sale unless it is marked NFS (not for sale). The PPA will take a 30% commission on all sales. Photographs that have been sold will remain in the exhibition until its conclusion. Photos must be taken within the boundaries of the Pinelands (see map)
Exhibit Steering Committee Members:
Richard Lewis (Chair); Barry Nealis; Bonnie Rovere; Ed Tenthoff; Peter Hewitt; Sarah Puleo and Robert Zurfluh
For more information or questions please contact:
The committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 609-859-8860.
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