Art Programs

Great Hollow supports the expression and representation of nature in the visual arts. We do this by hosting art shows and technical workshops, and providing a forum through which nature artists and art enthusiasts from our local communities can come together.  Great Hollow also has an active Photographers Club, which uses nature photography to support the educational and conservation missions of Great Hollow, and leads many art events and programs. Announcements of upcoming art programs can be found on our events calendar.

The annual Great Hollow Juried Painting and Photography Show is now open and runs through June 30th! Like last year, this year’s show is virtual and can be viewed here. It features more than 150 fantastic pieces of art by more than 50 different artists. All works feature aspects of nature found within our preserve or the immediately surrounding area.
The show is a fundraiser for Great Hollow, with 25% of all sales going to support our environmental education, research, and conservation initiatives. Please be sure to check it out and consider supporting local artists and Great Hollow.
We thank the many local businesses who sponsored the show by generously donating prizes to be awarded to the show’s winners. They include:
Eagle Sponsor ($200+)
New Milford Swim and Tennis Club (New Milford, CT)
Visual Impact (Danbury, CT)
Owl Sponsor ($100-199)
American Pie Company (Sherman, CT)
Bank Street Theater (New Milford, CT)
Barn Gallery and Frame Shop (New Fairfield, CT)
Sherman IGA (Sherman, CT)
Sherman Wine and Spirits (Sherman, CT)
The Cue Barbeque Restaurant (Danbury, CT)
Heron Sponsor (up to $99)
Biscotti’s Restorante (New Fairfield, CT)
Fairwood Wines and Liquor (New Fairfield, CT)
Land Gallery (Pawling, NY)
Painted Lemon Restaurant (Sherman, CT)
Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters (Sherman, CT)
Sarah’s Gift n’ Ship (New Fairfield, CT)
Scotty’s Putnam Lake Wines and Liquors (Putnam Lake, NY)

Winners of the 2021 Juried Art Show (Left: “Eastern Bluebird” by Christina Maschke; Right: “Forced Perspective” by Jodie Anne Schopfer)