December Exhibit

“Nature Heals: Restore, Renew, Reconnect”

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Third Annual Photo Contest

November 12th _  December 7th

Through summer 2020, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy held its third annual juried photo contest, “Nature Heals: Restore, Renew, Reconnect.” The contest invited local photographers to capture striking nature photos from the Upper Delaware River region in five categories: landscape, wildlife, macro, water, and new this year, a youth category for photographers under 18.

The Conservancy is pleased to announce the winners of the contest. In the landscape category, winner – Jeffrey Sidle, Hawley, PA; runners-up – Pat Ashley, Mt. Laurel, NJ and Laurie Lobbregt, Milford, PA. Wildlife category, winner – Kathleen Colligan, Beach Lake, PA; runners-up – Cristina Marchello, East Stroudsburg, PA and Kathe Williams, Hawley, PA. Water category, winners (tie for first place) – John Musick, Gloucester, VA, and Stacy Cohen, White Lake, NY; runner-up – Peter Kolesar, Yulan, NY. Macro category, winner – Melissa Olivo Heller, Matamoras, PA; runners up – Jonathan Fox, White Lake, NY and Ann LeFevre, East Stroudsburg, PA. Youth category winners are Jesse Berman, age 12; Lorelei Maerz, age 6; and Reilly Mooney, age 16. The People’s Choice winners are Jeffrey Sidle, Hawley, PA and Kathleen Colligan, Beach Lake, PA and the Conservancy Staff Pick is Milicent Wightman, Beach Lake, PA.

February Exhibit

New Perspectives

A Juried Open Show

Exhibit dates: Feb. 8 – March 3
Reception: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6 – 9 pm

The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA, is hosting a Juried Open Show for emerging and established artists titled “New Perspectives.”   A jury of Gallery members will select the best pieces which will then be on exhibit from February 8 – March 3.   This Cooperative Gallery, owned and operated by member artists, has been a cornerstone of Milford’s art scene for over 19 years. The Gallery strives to include artists who are not members by partnering with local organizations, such as The Delaware Valley High School, Milford Garden Club, Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Pike Co. Arts and Crafts, as well as the upcoming juried exhibit.  Paintings, sculpture, and fine crafts will be considered for exhibition and sale.

Gallery curator Marie Liu adds, “We love opening our doors to the wider art community and enjoy seeing what artists in the region are creating.  With so few exhibit venues, we feel proud to offer our lovely space in the historic Forest Hall building, in a gesture of inclusion for our fellow artists.”  Members Claude Larson and Liza Smith Simpson have put a tremendous amount of time and effort into organizing the event, which will no doubt be a sampling of the area’s finest artists.

Awards will be given for First, Second and Third Place at the opening reception on February 9th.  The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibit.  In addition to gift certificates and prizes from retailers such as Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artarama, Golden Acrylics, Liquitex and Cheap Joe’s Art Supplies, winners will be invited to exhibit their work at the gallery for the additional month of March.