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Call for entries for 2016 It’s Art for Land’s Sake exhibition


NORTH VALLEY – Artists are invited to share their talent in celebration of local land conservation. Desert Foothills Land Trust is announcing a call for entries for the 2016 It’s Art for Land’s Sake exhibition and sale.

This juried exhibit and sale is intended to increase awareness of the Land Trust’s work and to inspire land and wildlife conservation through traditional and representational art works. It is also meant to promote artwork inspired by local conserved lands. The deadline for entries is Feb. 24, 4 p.m.

The 2016 show juror will be renowned artist Charles H. Pabst, who will select the artworks to be included in the exhibit and sale. All art must depict a specific Desert Foothills Land Trust conservation property, and must reflect the Land Trust’s conservation mission. Works depicting plants or animals are acceptable if they are found on a Land Trust property.

Desert Foothills Land Trust preserves serve as wonderful conservation and recreational resources – as well as for inspiration for artists.  A map and information about preserves that are open to the public is available on the Land Trust Web site, Additionally, the Land Trust is hosting guided tours and plein air painting sessions. Visit the Land Trust Web site for information about these guided activities – pre-registration is required but these activities are free.

Selected pieces will be exhibited at Desert Foothills Library beginning on March 8. The sale will open with an exclusive reception for artists and Land Trust patrons on March 11, and the sale will be open to the public on March 12. The exhibition and sale will conclude on March 12.

In 2015, nearly half the exhibited artworks were sold, benefitting both the artists and the Land Trust – Desert Foothills Land Trust receives 25 percent of the sale price to support their land conservation mission.

The deadline for entries is Feb. 24. The entry fee is $20 per submitted piece, which will also support the Land Trust’s land conservation work. 

Visit for the complete rules and entry form.