Exhibition: Branches and Roots: Tree Studies


Exhibition Information

The tree is a symbol often used in art, literature and religion, to illustrate the concept of interconnectivity between the sky and earth. An important element from nature, very often found in the art of all times, present in landscapes or studied in individual artworks, the tree is at some point the choice of every artist. With leaves, full of life, or empty, dry, the trees are represented in different settings depending on the season, in a realistic style or in interpretations with metaphorical references.

The symmetrical tree is a perfect construction, a perfect symbol of this endlessly repeating mathematical equation. Just like the human character, always ready to grow, the tree takes root and rises at the same time, finding in each curve of its branch the perfect image of the whole.

The roots and branches of the tree resemble the ramifications of lightning. Even the neurons of the human brain show branches very similar to the tree.


Maybe these lines already inspire you. Whether you want to paint landscapes with trees, or you want to do graphic studies, whether you will render something realistic or with philosophical references, show us what this theme makes you think about.

Exhibition Terms


All artworks must be original and submitted by the author. The artist is responsible for the submission.

For this exhibition, we accept all media.

We highly encourage all artists to accompany all submissions with a supporting statement that explains the relationship between the work and the theme of the exhibition. In making the final decision, the curator will be looking carefully at the supporting statements as well as the actual images.

Applications are accepted on our site until May 3, 2024.

Video: How to Apply to the People & Paintings Exhibition.

The House Artists are allowed to participate in exhibitions with independent curators.
The House Artists will not be able to receive the Gallery Award (where the Gallery is involved in selecting the winner).


Early Bird Applications (Until April 5, 2024) - $7 per artwork ($4 for every additional artwork included in the same application).

Applications period:  April 6, 2024 - May 3, 2024 - $10 first artwork ($5 for every additional artwork included in the same application).


Exhibition dates: May 6, 2024 - May 17, 2024

The 20 artworks selected by the Exhibition Curator will be exhibited on the main page rotation banner on our site for the duration of the exhibition.

Within two weeks of the exhibition, each of the 20 selected artworks will also be posted on our main Facebook Page and other media accounts we curate:  Gallery InstagramGallery TwitterGallery PinterestAlignable

Prizes and Awards: 

1)      20 artworks will be chosen by our Exhibition Curator. Each selected artwork will receive a Certificate of Selection

2)      Curator’s Award (Monetary Prize $100

3)      Gallery Award (Monetary Prize $100) - awarded by the Exhibition Curator and People & Paintings Gallery

4)     Popular Vote Award (Monetary Prize $50) – will receive the artwork with the most “likes” on this page of our website during the exhibition (May 6, 2024 - May 17, 2024) 

We highly recommend posting all applied artworks to our  Facebook group “People& Paintings Open”. To help, we added the button “Share” to the application process.

Gallery reserves a right to choose the winner in this category if the numbers of likes in the sources above will be compromised or contested.


1)   The 20 selected artworks will be announced by Sunday, May 5, 2024

2)   The “Gallery Prize”, the “Curator’s Award” and the “Popular Vote Award” will be announced by Sunday, May 19, 2024

 Additional Information:

After you submit the application, we highly recommend posting each applied artwork to our Facebook group “People& Paintings Open”. To help, we added a button “Share” to the application process.

After the exhibition is over, we will keep the exhibition works available to the audience in the “Previous Exhibitions” section.

After the Exhibition Catalog is ready, you will be able to download it for free from the exhibition page on our site.

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Location: Online Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: 06 May 2024 - 17 May 2024

Current Status: Exhibition