Delaware Highlands Conservancy
The ARTery Gallery and Delaware Highlands Conservancy will once again collaborate to present the winners of the Conservancy’s Annual Photography Contest. Seventeen winning photos will be on exhibit at the gallery from Nov. 7 to Dec. 9. The opening reception will be held on Sat. November 9 from 1 – 4 pm. The public is invited to attend this free event for refreshments, to meet the photographers and the staff of the Conservancy.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is an accredited land trust, dedicated to conserving the natural heritage and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River in partnership with the region’s landowners and communities. With offices on both sides of the Delaware River in Hawley, PA and Bethel, NY, they have protected over 15,000 acres with 80 conservation easements to date. These lands include working farms and woodlands, boggy wetlands, hunting clubs, small fruit orchards, experimental forests, streams and riverbanks.They offer a variety of popular programs including Woman in Their Woods, Walk in Penn’s Woods group hikes, Eagle Watch tours, and the annual photography contest to name a few.
The Conservancy invited photographers to capture and submit their striking nature inspired photos of the region in four categories: landscape, wildlife, water and macro images. Seeking to showcase the diverse wildlife, plants and special places in the Upper Delaware Valley, and its mission to save these treasures for future generations.
Submissions were judged by a panel of professionals: Nancy Kiesendahl Bloch, co-owner and president of Kiesendahl + Calhoun Fine Art Ltd; Mary Sue Sweeney Price, Director Emerita of the Newark Museum; David Soete, former Sr. Research Specialist with the Upper Delaware Council and nature photographer; and Marta Hallett, president and CEO of Glitterati Editions, a NYC based publisher of distinctive fine art and culture books.
The ARTery Gallery, a 20 year artists cooperative in the heart of Milford has been proud to collaborate with local organizations to present exciting exhibits that involve the community with the arts.