Photos by Tim Farmer

Do you love Clarke’s Great Outdoors? The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Barns of Rose Hill are proud to be sponsoring a community art project celebrating nature in Clarke County, Virginia. Selected artwork will be featured in a book and exhibited as part of a show at the Barns, both titled Clarke’s Great Outdoors. Photography, essays, short stories, sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media, fiber arts – any medium really - are all welcome, as long as the work is inspired by Clarke’s Great Outdoors!

What do you like to do outside? Hike? Kayak? Bike? Ride horses? Have you seen interesting wildlife and birds? Do the clouds and sunsets and wide open vistas pique your interest? The show will represent the wide range of artwork (of all mediums) highlighting our beautiful landscapes.

To apply to be part of the art show and/or the book, submissions are due May 31, 2018 by emailing the editor, Pam Lettie, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Selections will be made by June 15. If sending images, email three to five low resolution images and be sure that each filename includes your name.

Also, SAVE THE DATE for the show’s opening reception and book signing at the Barns of Rose Hill on October 5, 2018.