You don’t have to be a conservationist to appreciate the importance of the San Juan Island beauty. In fact it is a non-scienfitifc, artistic appreciation that Peter Fromm and Emily Reed are looking for.
The two are planning to compile an artistic catalogue of untouched parts of the islands.
The “Island Scenes” project is an effort to record images of scenes that people love and want to see preserved for the future.
“There are marvelous artists on lopez” says Reed, who although crediting Fromm with the original idea, came on board to help organize the project. “It could be anything” she goes on to explain, “a barn, a grove of trees, something you want to stay for a hundred years.”
Fromm and Reed are planning to exhibit this “celebration of place” in a display at the 2010 San Juan County fair.
Artists of all ages and skills are asked to portray a scene (one image/person) which strikes them as “old island”:
1) In any two dimensional medium – photography, oil, pastel, watercolor, etc.
2) Size: minimum 8” x 10” up to maximum 16” x 20”. Ready to hang.
3) Description of the scene’s location, including the island and the season.
4) No jurying. No prizes.
These works will be a major display at the 2010 San Juan County Fair.
The deadline for entries is April 1. For information and to confrim you are entering, call Peter Fromm at 378-8378 or contact Emily Reed on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 378-2750.