Capturing West Michigan’s natural areas through art and conservation
With the sweep of a brush or click of a camera, a moment and a place in time is preserved. It is through art that we understand the past and inspire the future. And it is through conservation that the special natural areas that surround us in West Michigan are preserved forever for future generations to visit and enjoy. Through Preserved!, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan partners with local artists to raise awareness of the importance of conserving West Michigan’s natural areas.
Preserved! is an opportunity for artists, nature lovers, and the greater community to join together to experience and celebrate the land that surrounds us in West Michigan. Together, we can further preserve these special places for future generations.
Preserved! events take place every other year. The 2017 Preserved! show featured the work of 13 Michigan artists and over 100 pieces of artwork shown in two galleries in West Michigan.
We are now accepting artist applications for the 2019 program. Review the Artist Invitation to learn about program benefits and artist expectations. To apply, download and fill out the Artist Form and return it along with the requested materials to Communications Specialist Marie Orttenburger by Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Funding for this program has been generously provided by the Wege Foundation.