Gifts of Nature: A Juried Photography Exhibit
Calling All Photographers!
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum and talented professional Rhode Island photographer Jan Armor are hosting a juried photography exhibition to be held during our annual Christmas at Blithewold celebration.
Along with the exquisite seasonal display in the Mansion there will be a special photography exhibit of the selected photos in the Carriage House. We invite photographers of all ages to share images of what they believe to be nature’s true gifts. T
he finished size of each piece (including frame) should be no larger than 16” by “20”. Works must be wired and ready to hang. Please, no tooth hangers. Each artist may submit up to three pieces.
Entry fees are as follows. Adult Category: 1st entry, $15; 2nd entry, $10; 3rd entry, $5 Teen Category (grades 9–12) and Youth Category (grades 1–8): 1st entry, $5; 2nd entry, $3; 3rd entry, $2. Drop-Off Dates (bring to the Mansion’s Meeting Room—signage will be provided): Thursday, December 1, 10 a.m. –12 p.m. & Friday, December 2, 4 – 6 p.m. Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will by Sunday, December 4, 5 – 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in all 3 categories: Adult, Teen, and Youth (Children).
All photographs will be for sale. Proceeds will support the preservation of Blithewold’s Mansion and grounds.
To learn more about Jan Armor or to see his work, visit armorphoto.com/.
Saturday, October 25
Capturing the Splendor of Nature: A Digital Photo Workshop at Blithewold, with Jan Armor
Sunday, October 26
Children's Pumpkin Flower-Arrangement Workshop
Thursday, October 30
Designing with Woodies and Shrubs with Polly Hutchison of Robin Hollow Farm
Sunday, November 02
Pruning Practices and Winter Interest Plant Walk
Thursday, November 06
Garden Design Luncheon The Slow Flowers Movement: From Field to Vase
Friday, November 07
Eco-Floral Hands-On Workshop with Debra Prinzing
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