The New Canaan Land Trust and the Carriage Barn Arts Center announced the creation of a special photography competition and exhibition dedicated to the New Canaan Sculpture Trail. The showcase will be part of the Carriage Barn’s annual “Capturing New Canaan” Exhibit, which opens on October 22, 2020.
The Sculpture Trail Photo Showcase will consist of two components: The first will highlight selections from the Sculpture Trail’s official photographer, Elaine Lloyd. The second will feature up to 15 juried photographs submitted online and selected by a dedicated exhibition committee. The exhibit will open as part of the third annual “Capturing New Canaan” Exhibit on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at the Carriage Barn, where artists of all genres participate in a two-day “Plein air paint out” at various locations throughout New Canaan.
The Sculpture Trail Photo Showcase is open to photographers of all ages and experience – from students to aspiring amateurs and professionals. Participants are encouraged to submit photographs of any Sculpture Trail works to an online gallery at https://carriagebarn.org/NCSculpture/. Entries must be submitted by September 30to be considered for entry into the Sculpture Trail Photo Showcase exhibit in October.
The competition has two categories: One for adults and the second for students. First-, second- and third-place honors will be awarded for both groups. Selected photographers will be responsible for printing, pricing, mounting/framing the work to hang in the gallery. Recognized photographs will be on display and available for purchase during the exhibit.
The New Canaan Land Trust will host a (COVID-compliant) open house and a sneak preview of the Sculpture Trail Photo Showcase on Wednesday, October 21, from 4 to 7 pm at the Carriage Barn. The artist Anthony Heinz May, whose sculpture, Ashen, is prominently placed in the courtyard, will attend the opening to discuss his work.
Photo: From left to right: Elaine Lloyd, Official Photographer for New Canaan Sculpture Trail; Nancy Bemis, New Canaan Land Trust Board Member and Co-Chair of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail; Hilary Wittmann, Executive Director of Carriage Barn Arts Center; Aaron Lefland, Executive Director of New Canaan Land Trust.