D&R Greenway Land Trust and Garden State Watercolor Society
Announce “WILD ART” Virtual Happy Hour
Juror and Prized Artists
GSWS 50th Anniversary Virtual Exhibition: “Out of the Wild”
“Wild Art” via Zoom
Wednesday August 26 from 5-6 pm
Hear from Art Juror and Prized Artists!
Sign-up at RSVP@drgreenway.org no later than 1:00 p.m. on August 26 to reserve your space and receive instructions for this FREE Zoom event!
The Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS) and D&R Greenway Land Trust invite the public to this celebration involving GSWS’ juror and top award winners from “Out of the Wild”, their 50th Anniversary virtual juried exhibition. Discover which wild settings and what interactions with wild creatures inspired the chosen winners of the exhibit’s top prizes. Be present for the first presentation of the land trust’s new D&R Greenway James Fiorentino Nature Award that evening.
GSWS President Tess Fields will discuss the role of art in 21-st-Century Conservation, and address art in the time of COVID. D&R Greenway CEO & President Linda Mead will moderate the nature-focused discussions. She will speak about how the land trust’s management of their preserves uses conservation data to ensure protection of wild creatures. Internationally renowned artist and D&R Greenway Trustee James Fiorentino will speak of bird-watching and bird-banding expeditions with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and the Raptor Trust, which inspire his action paintings of New Jersey animals including threatened and endangered species.
Meet Our Speakers:
Tess Fields, GSWS President, will discuss the role of art in 21st Century conservation, and address art in the time of COVID.
Linda Mead, D&R Greenway President & CEO, will moderate the nature-focused discussion and speak about how the land trust’s management of their preserves uses data to ensure protection of wild creatures.
James Fiorentino, Internationally renowned artist and D&R Greenway Trustee, will speak of bird-watching and bird-banding expeditions with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and the Raptor Trust, which inspire his paintings of New Jersey’s threatened and endangered species.
Steve Zazenski, renowned for his own award-winning landscapes, will share insights on his process of jurying a show, which intrigues both artists and non-artists. The watercolors of “Out of the Wild” were selected by Mr. Zazenski.
Batsto Lake by Richard Hoffman
Eaglets by Doris Ettlinger
Joan Capaldo, Doris Ettlinger and Richard Hoffman, exhibit prize-winners, will participate and speak during this insightful conversation.
D&R Greenway’s virtual happy hours are quickly becoming a popular and healthy way to engage with communities of like-minded friends via Zoom. Pour your favorite beverage and join others who appreciate the varied and vital connections between nature and art.
“Our virtual happy hours are fun ways, in their brief format, to learn about places and people who care about the conservation of land in our region, in our state,” says Linda Mead. “Now that the virtual has become the norm, D&R Greenway is increasing the conservation community through opportunities that prove pleasant, informative, and restorative at the end of complex days. We are told that our happy hours catalyze interesting dinner conversations!”
“I always find it interesting to hear stories about how artists create. Feelings, atmosphere and technique combine to produce fresh, sometimes unexpected, results that speak to a specific time and place. This happy hour with our friends at D&R Greenway will allow artists to connect during this time of seclusion.” – Tess Fields, President, Garden State Watercolor Society
Take 10 minutes before or after our virtual happy hour to view the Virtual Exhibit “Out of the Wild” and enjoy dozens of beautiful watercolors of nature. Learn more and watch the Virtual Garden State Watercolor Society “Out of the Wild” Exhibit here.
The Garden State Watercolor Society was founded in 1969 by Dagmar Tribble, a noted watercolorist. Over its existence, GSWS has been a beacon whose award-winning artists have inspired generations. The nonprofit organization’s goal is to encourage painting in water media and provide educational and exhibition opportunities for artists and residents of NJ, PA, NY or DE. Please visit www.gswcs.com for updates.
D&R Greenway Land Trust, an accredited nonprofit, is close to reaching a new milestone of 21,000 acres of land preserved since 1989. By preserving land for life and creating public trails, it gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The land trust’s preserved farms and community gardens provide local organic food for our neighbors—including those most in need. Through strategic land conservation and stewardship, D&R Greenway combats climate change, protects birds and wildlife, and ensures clean drinking water for future generations. D&R Greenway’s mission is centered in connecting land with people from all walks of life.
D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, home to its art galleries in Princeton, is currently closed to ensure health and safety due to COVID. Visit www.drgeenway.org to learn about our latest news and virtual programs. D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton NJ 08540