Native Blooms: Art Inspired by Long Islandís Diverse Natural Habitat
A call for original artwork that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of native Long Island flowers. Any two-dimensional medium such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, botanical illustration, colored pencil , pastel. Sorry, no photography or computer generated art.
Native plants play a key role in protecting Long Island's diverse habitats and ecosystem. Their use improves our environment, reduces the demand for non-renewable resources and improves our water and air quality. This exhibit celebrates the native beauty of Long Island and the creative community of artists who help us interpret it.
Deadline: Mar 28, 2011
Start: Apr 30, 2011
End: May 27, 2011
Reception: Apr 30, 2011
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Juror: Vincent A. Simeone
Vincent has worked in the horticultural field for over 20 years. He holds BS and AAS degrees in ornamental horticulture as well as a Masters degree in Public Administration. Vincent has specialized expertise in woody plant id, culture, use and selection of superior varieties of trees and shrubs. He is an experienced lecturer, instructor and horticultural consultant who lectures across the United States. He has shared his expertise on HG TV and Martha Stewart Living and also teaches horticulture classes at New York Botanical Garden. Over the last ten years, Vincent has assisted with garden tours through Southern England, Northern France, Southern Germany, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. Currently Vincent works in public horticulture managing Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park and is a horticultural consultant. He has written gardening articles for many newspapers and horticulture magazines and has four published gardening books including Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs, The Wonders of the Winter Landscape, Great Flowering Landscape Trees and Great Landscape Evergreens.
Smithtown Township Arts Council
660 Route 25A
St. James, NY 11780