ARTservancy is a unique partnership between the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT) and Gallery 224. This yearlong collaborative residency program showcases the work of twelve talented artists who have each selected an OWLT Nature Preserve with which to engage. These artists will create a body of conservation-themed artwork inspired by this engagement. In addition, ARTservancy will integrate on-site programming throughout the year. Our shared objective is to celebrate the visionary work of both the artists and the Land Trust. The year will culminate in September 2019 with an exhibition at Gallery 224 in Port Washington.
Tom Stolp, OWLT Executive Director, had the following to say about the compelling opportunity and lasting impact of ARTservancy:
"Ozaukee Washington Land Trust is ecstatic about this opportunity to partner with Jane Suddendorf of Gallery 224 in Port Washington and the 12 very talented artists she has selected to showcase 12 of the extraordinary places our OWLT Team helps preserve and protect in perpetuity. ARTservancy is a truly unique collaborative project and will yield inspiring works of art capturing the essence of what makes our 32 Nature Preserves in Ozaukee and Washington Counties -- all free and open to the public -- so special. Our OWLT Team is proud of our land and water conservation work and the impact we've had on community quality of life for over 25 years. Through the creative lens of the artist, ARTservancy affords us the chance to celebrate and share that impact with the residents of the two Counties we serve and express our gratitude to our many friends, supporters, and stakeholders who make it all possible."
Below, please find links to the ARTservancy blog hosted on the website “A Wealth of Nature” by our friend and project partner, Eddee Daniel. Over the course of 2019, Eddee will be meeting with each of our 12 ARTservancy artists onsite at the OWLT Preserves they are celebrating through their work. Each piece crafted by Eddee will provide insight into our talented Artists-in-Residence and their yearlong creative journey to capture the beauty of the special places OWLT helps to preserve and protect.