Winning nature photos to be exhibited at the ARTery

Milford. Meet the winners of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy's annual photography contest and enjoy refreshments at a free opening reception to be held at the gallery on Saturday, Nov. 9.

01 Nov 2019 | 01:28

Seventeen winning nature photos will be on exhibit at the ARTery Gallery in Milford this month.

The public is invited to meet the winners of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy's annual photography contest at the opening reception, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the gallery, located at 210 Broad St., Milford. The event is free and offers refreshments.

The Conservancy invited photographers to submit striking nature-inspired photos of the region in four categories: landscape, wildlife, water, and macro images. Seeking to showcase the diverse wildlife, plants, and special places in the Upper Delaware Valley, and its mission to save these treasures for future generations.

The photos will be on display from Nov. 7 to Dec. 9. Gallery hours are from Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Submissions were judged by a panel of professionals: Nancy Kiesendahl Bloch, co-owner and president of Kiesendahl + Calhoun Fine Art Ltd; Mary Sue Sweeney Price, Director Emerita of the Newark Museum; David Soete, former Senior Research Specialist with the Upper Delaware Council and nature photographer; and Marta Hallett, president and CEO of Glitterati Editions, a New York City-based publisher of distinctive fine art and culture books.

The ARTery Gallery, a 20-year artists' cooperative in the heart of Milford, has long collaborated with local organizations to present exciting exhibits that involve the community with the arts. For more information visit arterygallerymilford.com or call 570-409-1234.

About the Delaware Highlands Conservancy:
The Conservancy is an accredited land trust dedicated to conserving the natural heritage and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River in partnership with the region's landowners and communities.
With offices on both sides of the Delaware River in Hawley, Pa., and Bethel, N.Y., they have protected more than 15,000 acres with 80 conservation easements to date, including working farms and woodlands, boggy wetlands, hunting clubs, small fruit orchards, experimental forests, streams and riverbanks.
They offer a variety of popular programs, including Woman in Their Woods, Walk in Penn's Woods group hikes, Eagle Watch tours, and the annual photography contest, to name a few.