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Art of Stewardship 2017

April 7, 2017 - April 26, 2017


April 7 - 23
Opening Reception
April 7 5-8 pm
Ellie Altman and Margo Tilghman
Greg Mort & Andrew McCown
Call For Artists
Registration Deadline
February 27

Art of Stewardship Juried Show

Each April, Chestertown’s RiverArts celebrates the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by hosting The Art of Stewardship Exhibition. Artists and poets are invited to submit work that reflects a moment, experience, realization or vision of nature that inspires a new outlook or reflects on the theme of “Convergence at the Edges.” Poetry and all varieties of two- and three-dimensional artwork, which are relevant to the theme, will be considered.

The exhibit will be curated and juried by Chestertown residents Ellie Altman and Margo Tilghman, who have had extensive and varied professional and volunteer experience in overseeing art programs, including the visual arts, dance, music and theatre.

Painter Greg Mort will be the judge of the 2- and 3-dimensional work. His paintings are included in many distinguished private and public collections.

Andrew McCown will judge the poetry entries. He is an Associate Director at Echo Hill Outdoor School, environmental educator, and a current and founding board member of the Chester River Association with a passion for poetry.

Prizes of $200 for the winning artwork and $150 for the winning poem will be awarded. Second and Third Place artworks will also be recognized. Greg Mort and Ed Nielsen  will present the awards at the Opening Reception which will be held on April 7, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in conjunction with Chestertown’s First Friday. The reception is free and open to the public.

Accepted Artwork & Poetry

Poetry Reading in the Gallery

Greg Mort and the Art of Stewardship Project

The Art of Stewardship Project is a foundation created by the Mort family. The primary mission of The Art of Stewardship Project is to encourage individual artists and or their associated arts groups to commit time, talent or treasure in a form that yields direct benefit to a specific environmental organization.