The Art of Stewardship 2018: Nature Through the Eyes of Artists

A Call to Artists

The Howard County Conservancy is accepting submissions for the 2018 10″x 10″ art show, Nature Through the Eyes of Artists. The show is presented by the Howard County Conservancy in partnership with The Art of Stewardship (TAOS) Project, and Medomak Family Camp and Retreat Center.

The 2018 show is an opportunity for artists to display pieces inspired by nature and to support the work of the Conservancy and its mission to connect people to nature. Creativity flourishes when there are new constraints–imagine the fantastic diversity contained in a wall full of 10”x10” pieces! All pieces will be available for a sale price of $100 each. All proceeds will benefit the Conservancy.

Artist Registration:

Please read artist details for full show requirements and rules. After reviewing the artist details, please click here to register your piece for the 2018 Art of Stewardship show. 

2018 Dates to Remember:

February 26, Monday – online registration deadline for artists
Registration may close early if the maximum number of 150 artwork pieces is reached.

March 4, Sunday – Images of each art piece entry due. We must receive an image for each piece entered. Please email images to

March 16-17, Friday and Saturday – artwork drop off
Ready-to-hang completed artwork will be accepted at the Gudelsky Gallery on Friday from 9am to 3pm and on Saturday from 9am to 12pm.

March 18, Sunday –

         6 to 8:30 p.m. – Opening preview reception, free for participating artists.
At 6 p.m. a wine and cheese reception will open the art show for viewing ($5 per person).
Leaders in the Maryland art world will be on hand to celebrate with artists, buyers, friends,
families and admirers. Raffle tickets for first ten (10) early buyer positions will be available for
$5 each. At 7 p.m. raffle drawing will begin. All art pieces will be available for purchase after the last
raffle is drawn.

         7:15 to 8:30 p.m. art show will be opened to general public with free admission and cash
wine bar.

March 19, MondayApril 27, Friday – Art show open in Gudelsky Gallery, Monday – Saturday from 9am to 3pm.
Please call before visiting at 410-465-8877 to ensure access to the gallery which may be in use for other events.

April 28, Saturday – All artwork will be picked up by purchasers and artists at the Gudelsky Gallery
from 9am to 3pm

Art Show Partnerships:

The Howard County Conservancy
The Howard County Conservancy, a non-profit organization, reaches more than 20,000 people each year through their environmental education programs. The Conservancy offers activities for children and adults throughout the year at our 232-acre Mt. Pleasant farm in Woodstock and at Howard County’s Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge. Please call 410-465-8877or visit for further information.

The Art of Stewardship (TAOS)
The Art of Stewardship is the creation of The Mort Family Foundation, and its founder, internationally acclaimed artist Greg Mort. The Art of Stewardship encourages artists to display their innovation, creativity and unique perspective on natural subjects, thereby inspiring viewers to explore, appreciate and care for our Earth as stewards.

Medomak Retreat Center
Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine, provides a place of simplicity,  restoration, and camaraderie. A place of beauty, character and antiquity, it inspires both new experiences and profound relaxation. Medomak provides an ideal setting for bringing together individuals with a common interest and immersing them in the natural world.