Call for Art: “Voices of The Marsh” photo exhibition

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“SPRING LAKE”: Submissions must be submitted by April 22 for the 10th annual Friends of the Abbott Marshes “Voices of the Marsh” juried photography exhibition, which runs from June 5 to September 18 at the Tulpehaking Nature Center in Hamilton. (Photo by Ann E. Darlington)

The association Friends for the Abbott Marshlands has announced a call for art for ‘Voices for the Marsh’, its 10th biennial photography exhibition of 2022. Judging includes Al Horner, New Jersey Pinelands famed photographer, and Pat Coleman , naturalist and president of the Friends.

Submissions are due by Earth Day, April 22, with the exhibit running June 5 through September 18. The place is The galleries of the Tulpehaking Nature Center at 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton. The show provides an opportunity for fine art photographers and local enthusiasts to capture the cultural and ecological richness of the marshes and participate in Friends’ efforts to raise awareness and support marsh protection and stewardship. A brochure is available at abbottmarshlands.org.

Abbott Marshes are an essential natural and cultural resource located in central New Jersey along the Delaware River between Trenton and Bordentown, including Hamilton. Its 3,000 acres of open space include the northernmost freshwater marsh of the Delaware River and surrounding lowland and upland forests.

Friends of the Abbott Marshes have organized and sponsored a variety of programs such as the photography exhibit in an effort to educate people about the marsh. Programs included field and canoe trips, trail maintenance and clean-up activities, symposiums and the Inspirations Showcase. This year, they hope to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Friends of the Abbott Swamps in person.

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