Mahoosuc Land Trust Art Celebration of Nature seeking artists to participate

The Mahoosuc Land Trust is looking for photographs, original art works and sculpture that express the uniqueness of the environment, people and communities of western Maine. This year’s theme is “People and Places with Heart.” All entries will be displayed at the Mahoosuc Land Trust office, 162 North Road, Bethel, Maine, as part of the land trust’s celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Works will remain on display until Friday, Oct. 13.

There will be an art show preview on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the land trust office. All are welcome to meet the artists and purchase works that are for sale. Light refreshments will be served.

In its fourth year, the Art Celebration of Nature has had more than 55 exhibiting artists, photographers and sculptors. There will be first and second place prizes for photography, 2D and 3D art work. There is a $10 donation submission fee per entrant for up to three pieces. Artists are welcome to sell their work. Mahoosuc Land Trust will manage the sales. Sales are cash or check only, and a 15 percent commission is to be donated to land trust for each piece sold.

Photos should be matted at a minimum and may be framed. Original art should be exhibit ready. Fine art and photographic entries should be dropped off at the Mahoosuc Land Trust office, at 162 North Road, in Bethel, by Monday, Sept. 25. Outdoor sculpture should be in place by Saturday, Sept. 30. Mailed entries are also accepted. For an application email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the land trust office at (207) 824-3806.