The Crooked Tree Arts Center’s 29th Annual Photography Exhibition dedicated their 2010 juried art show to celebrating water and heightening watershed awareness. The result is a lovely and compelling exhibit of Northern Michigan water, a gorgeous yet fragile resource in Northern Michigan.

CTAC, located in Petoskey, worked in cooperation with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council based in Petoskey, the Leelanau Conservancy, and the Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City to create an exhibition with images taken solely on these watershed lands. The exhibit demonstrates both the beauty and wonder of our water and watersheds, but also calls attention to the need to protect and restore them. “By bringing attention to the cause of these watershed councils and focusing on the beauty as well as the fragility of the area in which we live, this exhibition hopes to honor and preserve our resources” explains Gail DeMeyere, Visual Arts/Education Director at CTAC.

Todd and Brad Reed served as Juror’s for the 2010 Juried Photography exhibition. The father and son outdoor photography team is based in Ludington, Michigan. Todd Reed has spent 23 years as a photojournalist for the Ludington Daily News where he has won dozens of awards. Brad also became a photographer and has achieved his own recognition as an artist.

29th Annual Photography Exhibition closes on April 18, 2010. For more information, contact Crooked Tree Arts Council, 461 East Mitchell, 231-347-4337,

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