SUMMARY OF 2017 Events

Sunday, September 24th

Drop off works for Jurying:
Fri, Oct 20, 10 am - 2 pm
Sat, Oct 21, 9 am to noon

Thurs, Oct 26th, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

October 26 through November 26

Thursday, November 9th


Sunday, September 24
The BIG PAINT — Plein Air Painting & Walking Tour
in partnership with the Granby Artists Association

Sponsored by Holcomb Farm and the Granby Land Trus

The home/property of Helen and Al Wilke
124 Higley Road, West Granby, CT
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(Artists starts at 8 AM - see below; Hike starts at 10:00 AM)

On Sunday, September 24th, beginning at 10AM, the Granby Land Trust and the Granby Artists Association invite you to join us for The BIG PAINT, an annual event featuring artists working en plein air. This year’s event will showcase the beauty of the Wilke Conservation Easement on Higley Road in West Granby.

This is a beautiful property with a varied landscape – a perfect place for artists to find a range of subject matters – and a lovely place for visitors to spend a Sunday morning in September. A complimentary continental breakfast will be available for artists and attendees.

Visitors should meet at the home of Helen and Al Wilke at 124 Higley Road. From the house, trails branch out in every direction. We will conduct a hike (separate from the artists’ tour) on the property at 10:00 AM for anyone who is interested. Additionally, you are invited to explore the property on your own and converse with the artists as they work. Many of the works created at this event will be entered in the upcoming Granby Land Trust Art Show – Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty – which will run Oct. 26 - Nov. 26 at Lost Acres Vineyard in North Granby.

Any questions, contact Rick Orluk or Trish Percival at 860.653.7095 or at

ATTENTION PARTICIPATING PLEIN AIR ARTISTS: The artists' Paint-Out will start at 8:00 AM. For more information, contact Laura Eden at or 860.306.3879.

2017 GLT Art Show Prospectus

Wilke Property Walking Trails Map

Thursday, October 26 - November 26
Celebrating New England's Natural Beauty
Granby Land Trust Juried Art Show
Lost Acres Vineyard • 80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, CT

Beginning on Thursday, October 26, the Granby Land Trust — in partnership with the Granby Artists Association — will present a juried art show, Celebrating New England's Natural Beauty, at the Lost Acres Vineyard Art Gallery in North Granby. This show will feature original work (painted, drawn, photographed or 3-D) that highlights the natural beauty of New England. All genres of visual art are encouraged, including but not limited to landscapes, botanicals, still-lifes, portraits, and abstract art. Artists are asked to identify 1) the property that inspired their work; and 2) the town and state in which the property is located. All works will be juried for entry and awards. Some awards carry stipulations. (For example, to be considered for the Granby Land Trust Award the work must be inspired by a Granby Land Trust property.)


ART TALK: Learn About the Artistic Process
From Acclaimed Artists

All are invited to join the Granby Land Trust and the Granby Artists Association as they host an ART TALK, where area artists will discuss the artistic process and the methods they use to create their art. The discussion will be led by two incredibly talented artists, who we are lucky to have living in Granby and supporting the Granby Land Trust: Laura Eden and Bill Simpson. They will discuss their works and engage other artists in the discussion, as well.

The event will take place in the Lost Acres Vineyard Art Gallery, where the Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty Art Show will be on display. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

The event will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 7-9 PM, at Lost Acres Vineyard in North Granby. Go to for more information on the Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty Art Show.


Artist's prospectus for juried exhibit available here

Full details are at the Granby Land Trust website.

Please forward this information to any artist colleagues who may be interested in submitting their work. Thank you.