Each fall, the Granby Land Trust, with support from the Granby Artists Association, hosts a juried art show to celebrate the beauty of the natural world and to raise funds to protect the rural character of Granby. This year’s show –Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty– will open on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a reception that is open to all at the Art Gallery at Lost Acres Vineyard.
Jay Harder and Marija McCarthy:
The two top award winners at the 2018 GLT Art Show: Jay Harder’s
A Pelka Sunrise (l.) and Marija McCarthy’s Twin Barns (r.). This year’s art show will take place from Nov. 7 – Dec. 8 at Lost Acres Vineyard. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Opening Night typically draws as many as 150 people, making this a festive (and free) night out on the town. All are welcome to join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine (one glass per person, on the house), while you socialize with friends, meet the artists, and enjoy the show. Nearly $5,000 in awards will be presented to artists at the opening, as well.
For those who can’t join us for Opening Night, the show will run through Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Vineyard. We hope everyone can find some time to come enjoy this beautiful and diverse collection of fine art in one of Granby’s most beautiful settings.
This year, submissions will be juried by Roxanne Stachelek, executive director of the West Hartford Art League. In her position, Stachelek oversees classes, gallery exhibits and a public art program. The Granby Land Trust show is highly selective and only the best art is chosen for display. All art is available for purchase, with a portion of sales benefiting the Granby Land Trust.
The Land Trust is grateful to all of its award underwriters and, particularly, to its event sponsors: Mark Wetzel/Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC and Ted Cormier/ALIRT Insurance Research, LLC for their ongoing, loyal support of the show.
To date, the Land Trust has protected more than 2,500 acres of open space, forests, wildlife habitat, agricultural land, water buffers, ecologically-sensitive areas, and scenic vistas in Granby. GLT President Rick Orluk says, “We hope this show reminds people of the beauty of the natural world, and inspires them to help us protect it.”
The show will run through Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Lost Acres Vineyard Art Gallery, 80 Lost Acres Road, in North Granby. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit granbylandtrust.org.
To learn more about the work of the Granby Land Trust or to learn about other upcoming GLT events, visit www.GranbyLandTrust.org and follow us on social media.
To support the preservation of Granby’s rural character, become a member of the Granby Land Trust. Family memberships start at $30. To join, go to our website, or mail a check to P.O. Box 23, Granby, CT 06035. To learn more about the Granby Land Trust, go to GranbyLandTrust.org.