El Gigante by Greta Marsalis (Lone Mountain/Wallace Gardens) - Second place winner 2016

Up Spur Cross and to the Right by Diane Yasar (Jewel of the Creek preserve) -Third place winner 2016

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Desert Foothills Land Trust seeks local artists’ contributions for annual art exhibit


NORTH VALLEY – The Desert Foothills Land Trust is seeking local artists’ works for DFLT’s annual ‘It’s Art for Land’s Sake’ exhibition next March. To find out more about participating, artists should visit www.dflt.org.

The ‘It’s Art for Land’s Sake’ exhibition and art sale aims to connect people to the Sonoran Desert and benefit both the arts and land conservation.

“It is a natural fit for the Land Trust to partner with these talented artists who share our appreciation of the Sonoran Desert and to celebrate this distinctive landscape through their perspective,” commented Joanne Rebollo, event organizer and former DFLT board member.

The third annual exhibit and sale, featuring juried entries and finalists, will be open to the public at the Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek, March 4-11, 2017.  The show juror will be local artist, historian, and publisher of True West magazine, Bob Boze Bell. 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. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Land Trust’s conservation work and the Desert Foothills Library.

The Desert Foothills Land Trust works with landowners, communities, and partners to protect the most special and important natural areas in the Arizona communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Anthem, Desert Hills, and New River. The Land Trust has permanently protected more than 680 acres on 23 preserves, many of which are open to the public for exploration and passive recreation. Events such as the ‘It’s Art for Land’s Sake’ exhibition help support the work of DFLT and raise awareness of the goal of protecting the Sonoran Desert.

For more information about submitting art, visit www.dflt.org. The deadline for entries is Feb. 13, 2017.