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D&R Greenway Land Trust seeks works of art with the themes of farms, barns, and/or bridges, for its upcoming exhibition. Submission deadline is September 19. Work in any medium and of any size is welcome, including video & sculpture. For more information and to submit an entry, please visit http://bit.ly/2aqWjiy.  The exhibit, “Farms, Barns and Bridges” will be on view October 24 through December 16. 

The purpose of Farms, Barns and Bridges is to call attention to these subjects, to encourage preservation and appreciation. In past centuries, the Garden State’s landscape was dominated by farmland, flanked by rolling hills. Our state was studded with patchworks of tended rows, punctuated by gleaming silos, weathered barns and historic covered bridges. As a result of sprawl, much irreplaceable farmland has vanished. Remaining barns and covered bridges are highly prized. Repurposed barn wood has come to be coveted by architects and designers of this century. Memories of the rural landscape are preserved by artists. Since 1989, D&R Greenway Land Trust has been actively preserving New Jersey farmland, to ensure bountiful local crops and healthy water. Remarkable landscapes remain to inspire regional artists.

PRIZES: 1st, 2nd, 3rd cash prizes and Honorable Mention

EMAIL GUIDELINES:

  • Label each digital image with your LAST NAME, TITLE, and DIMENSIONS. i.e. Moore_Farmscape1_18x24
  • Format: JPG
  • Resolution: 72dpi, if your work is accepted we will request higher resolution images for press
  • Size: Not to exceed 2MB for each image submitted.
  • Email to: farmexhibit@gmail.com
  • Incomplete submissions or submissions received after September 19 at 11pm will not be considered.

All 2D work must have hanging wires. Wires must be attached with D-rings, mirror hangers, or interior-mounted screw-eyes.  All 3D artwork must be stable and be ready to display.  Works on paper must be framed and wired.

ACCEPTED ENTRIES: You will receive an email notification of acceptance no later than Monday, September 26. If you do not receive an email of acceptance by this date, your work has not been chosen for exhibition.

The drop off will be on Saturday, October 15 from 10am-noon at D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540, across from Johnson Park School.

All accepted artwork is to remain on display for the duration of the exhibit

D&R Greenway Land Trust will not exhibit works that arrive in non-display-ready condition or that differ from the quality portrayed in submitted images.

Images of your work may be distributed to the press and/or used for advertising related to the exhibit.

IDENTIFICATION OF ARTWORK: All artwork must be identified on the back with name, title, and price.

ARTWORK DELIVERY: Hand-delivery only.

SALES: D&R Greenway takes 35% of the proceeds from the sale of works to support the mission of the organization. We do not add this amount to the price listed on the online art registration form; please take this into consideration when pricing your work.

Payment will be made to the artist by check and mailed after the conclusion of the exhibit.

LIABILITY: Artwork will be insured while on D&R Greenway Land Trust premises for 65% of the value stated by the artist on the entry form.

QUESTIONS: farmexhibit@gmail.com

Arts programs at D&R Greenway inspire a conservation ethic through the visual celebration of nature and an accompanying educational component illustrating the importance of preservation.

 

D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST IS IN ITS 27TH YEAR of preserving and protecting natural lands, farmlands and open spaces throughout central and southern New Jersey.   Through continuous preservation and stewardship — caring for land and easements to ensure they remain protected and ecologically healthy in perpetuity — D&R Greenway nurtures a healthier and more diverse environment for people and wild species in seven counties. Accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved close to 20,000 acres, an area 20 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, including 28 miles of trails open to the public.

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