Seeking original Pretty Tree artworks of emotional relevance. All media considered. All the Pretty Trees will be presented as a living, interactive forest in which artists and audience come together in linking identity to the natural world in which we evolved.
Jurors: Michelle Ishida is a fiber artist and clothing designer based in Delaware, OH. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University. Michelle has exhibited her work at art festivals and galleries for 18 years and maintains a retail website for Starfish Earth. Michelle has always found inspiration from nature and the beautiful shapes of tree silhouettes seen simply taking a walk through a meadow or the woods. She photographs trees whenever hiking or traveling and draws the silhouettes from these photos. Each year she donates a portion of her profits to The National Arbor Day Foundation in support of their mission to plant more trees. Tera Stockdale is a mixed media artist and Art Educator residing in Columbus, OH. She received her Bachelor of Art Education and Masters of Art in Art Education from The Ohio State University and currently teaches K-12 Visual Arts in public education. Along with visual art she is also a singer songwriter often taking inspiration and motivation from the beauty and power of the natural world.