Blog : The Annual Great Bay Stewards Art Show Returns

By Mary | Mar 27, 2014 | in

GREENLAND — The true beauty of the Seacoast can be captured by glimpsing at the Great Bay Estuary for just a few moments. The views on the New Hampshire-Maine coastline have served as artistic inspiration for hundreds of years. It’s no surprise that the theme of this year’s annual Great Bay Stewards Art Show is “Art of the New England Seacoast.” 

Great Bay Stewards, a Green Alliance business, is hosting their yearly art show starting with an opening artists' reception on Friday, April 4 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. The show will continue on April 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center and is free to the public.

The art exhibit will feature a variety of mediums including: oil paintings, watercolors, photography, collages, handmade jewelry and other fine crafts. Attendees can purchase artwork from popular Seacoast artists such as Bill Childs, Rose Bryant, Tom Glover, Peter Randall, Helen Hazen and Jim Higgins. 70 percent of sales from the show will go to Great Bay Stewards to fund programs like “Soak Up The Rain." All of the artists donated one piece of artwork to be raffled off in the silent auction.

Unfortunately, the artists’ muse has suffered over the years. Pollution has affected the seven rivers of Great Bay, and surrounding ecosystems. Great Bay Stewards works hard to protect and conserve the water-front, marine-life, plants and people of the community. It continuously monitors the erosion of beaches, plant growth and dangerous nitrogen levels caused by water runoff. One of Great Bay Steward's first accomplishments, as a group of volunteer residents, was shutting down a plan to build an oil refinery on the coastline.

Great Bay Stewards became a Green Alliance member in an effort to reach out to small businesses in the area who want to help protect the Great Bay. The Green Alliance is a union of local sustainable businesses promoting environmentally sound business practices and a green co-op offering discounted green products and services to its consumer members.

For additional information about the show or Great Bay Stewards, please visit www.greatbaystewards.org  or call the Discovery Center at 603-778-0015. Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center is located on 89 Depot Rd., Greenland, NH.

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