BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Land Trust is looking for those special photographs, original artworks and sculpture that express the uniqueness of the environment, people, and communities of western Maine.

This year’s theme is “People and Places with Heart.”

All entries will be displayed at the Mahoosuc Land Trust office, 162 North Road, Bethel as part of MLT’s celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Works will remain on display until Friday, Oct. 13.

There will be an art show preview on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Land Trust office. Come and enjoy light refreshments, meet the artists and purchase works that are for sale.

In its fourth year, the Art Celebration of Nature has had more than 55 exhibiting artists, photographers and sculptors. There will be first- and second-place prizes for photography, 2-D and 3-D artwork.

Entrants may submit up to three pieces for a $10 submission fee. Artists are welcome to sell their work, and Mahoosuc Land Trust will manage the sales. Sales are cash or check only, and a 15 percent commission is to be donated to MLT for each piece sold.

Entry details: Photos should be matted at a minimum and may be framed. Original art should be exhibit ready. Fine art and photographic entries should be dropped off at the Mahoosuc Land Trust office, 162 North Road, Bethel by Monday, Sept. 25. Outdoor sculpture should be in place by Saturday, Sept. 30. Mailed entries are also accepted.

For an application, email [email protected] or call the Land Trust office at 207-824-3806.

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