Art Show to support Granby Land Trust ~ October 27 to November 27

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John Walker’s Fresh Snowfall won the William Stewart Award given by Dave and Judy Russell in the 10th Annual GLT Art Show in 2015.

After a two-year hiatus, the annual Granby Land Trust Juried Art Show is back. This will be the 15th art show held in partnership with the Granby Artists Association, and sponsors are excited to gather once again with the community to celebrate New England’s natural beauty.

This year’s show—Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty—will open on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a reception that is open to all at the Art Gallery at Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Road in North Granby. All art is available for purchase, with a portion of sales benefiting the Granby Land Trust.

Opening night typically draws as many as 150 people, making this a festive night out on the town. All are welcome to join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine (one complimentary glass per person), while you socialize with friends, meet the artists, enjoy the show and hopefully add an original piece of artwork to your collection. Nearly $5,000 in awards will be presented to artists at the opening as well.

The show will run through Sunday, Nov. 27, with art for sale throughout. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. We hope everyone can find time to enjoy this beautiful and diverse collection of fine art in one of Granby’s most beautiful settings.

This year, submissions will be juried by Natalie DeQuarto, assistant curator at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury. The Granby Land Trust show is highly selective and only the best art is chosen.

The Land Trust is grateful to all its award underwriters and particularly to its event sponsors: Mark Wetzel of Fiducient Investment Advisors, LLC and Ted Cormier of ALIRT Insurance Research, LLC for their ongoing, loyal support of the show.

To date, the Land Trust has protected nearly 3,000 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 that this show reminds people of the beauty of the natural world and inspires them to help us protect it.”

Summer’s Last Triumph (view of the GLT’s Mary Edwards Mountain Property pond) by Laura Eden was an Award Winner in the original GLT Art Show in 2006.
Rick Daskam’s painting, Trailing yew laundry line #12, won the Don and Marty Wilmot Award in the most recent show, in 2019. Submitted photos