Sat-April-8-2016-G2-Gallery-BillEdwards GrazingHorseCadesCoveGreatSmokyMountains WMThe G2 Gallery prsents “100 Years of National Parks: The South,” the second in the gallery’s four-part special exhibit series celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service.

See image: Grazing Horse by Bill Edwards – A horse enjoys the sun’s rays in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains

The National Park Service (NPS) was founded in 1916 and oversees hundreds of parks, historic sites, landmarks, museums, trails and more. In The South, images of NPS-maintained areas from Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia will be on display.

Just as with The North East, artists from all over the country submitted their photographs, and after a selection process that gave anonymity to the images, 13 were chosen:  Michael Caley, Kevin Ebi, Bill Edwards, David Freese, Nicki Geigert, Phil Hawkins, Mark Hendricks, Rick Kattelmann, Mark Lissick, Marc Muench, Rusty Nelson, Scott Tansey and Art Wolfe.

For Ebi, Kattelmann, Nelson and Tansey, this will be the second consecutive show in which their images were selected.

“When I had the first two selected I was really honored to be part of [The North East] show,” says Nelson. “Finding out that I had images selected for the second show, [The South] made me feel like I was contributing to something special.”

Sat-April-9-2016-G2-S ArtWolfe BigBend WMSee image: Big Bend by Art Wolfe – The moon rests on the tip of what appears to be a western desert, but is in fact Texas.

On View April 5–June 26, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
Phone: 310 452-2842