Artists sought for annual Aldermere event

Jul 07, 2018
There is plein air painting to be had by the cow pastures oft Aldermere Farm in Rockport.

Rockport — Maine Coast Heritage Trust seeks artists to submit pieces for the annual Art Show and Sale, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12, at the Aldermere Farm farmhouse, 20 Russell Ave.

Artists seeking inspiration are invited to Aldermere Farm for plein air painting around the preserve. They may set up their easels along the roadside to paint the Belted Galloway cattle in the pastures; or stroll down one of the preserve’s walking trails for picturesque views of the ocean and Lily Pond. Trail maps are available at the 70 Russell Ave. office.

The art show raises funds to support agricultural programming for local youth; and highlights local artists who capture the beauty of Maine’s coastal lands through original paintings and prints of coastal and pastoral vistas, Aldermere Farm and its world-renowned Belted Galloway cattle.

Artwork may be framed or matted originals in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil and pastel; or prints of paintings that portray the Belted Galloway cattle, Aldermere Farm scenery, Maine coastal scenes or the Erickson Fields Preserve. Participants may donate 30, 50 or 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork.

Registration forms are due by Friday, July 27, and are available online at aldermere.org. MCHT’s Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields Preserve properties are preserved working farms in Rockport that produce fresh local food for the community; offer many agriculturally related programs and events; and help visitors gain a better appreciation for land conservation and sustainable agriculture. For more information, visit aldermere.org, call 236-2739 or email jalbury@mcht.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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