“Artists for Owls Head” Call for Submissions

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”
 – John Ruskin

Beloved Nova Scotian artist Joy Laking has devised an art-based awareness initiative: Artists for Owls Head.

We are looking for artists, photographers, songwriters, poets, sculptors, and other creative folks to help capture the rugged beauty of Owls Head Provincial Park.

We invite submissions on the theme of saving Owls Head Provincial Park, in the medium of your choice. Paintings, poems, songs, and sculpture are all welcome.

Broom Crowberry painting in progress by artist Gloria Chaisson

Works by children are welcome. Please specify if you are submitting a child’s work. To protect their privacy, artwork by kids will be identified with first name & age only.

Please note that this is an awareness initiative, not a fundraiser.

Great Blue Heron in the Moonlight (Anonymous)


We are curating special “inspiration galleries” for our artists, with the express permission of the photographers & community members. You can see a few examples below and find the links to the full galleries at the bottom of this page.

We are currently planning to release the relevant submissions in a virtual gallery on saveowlshead.org, due to Covid-19. In the meantime, you may share on our Facebook page if you wish.

So let’s get creative and bring the artistic, scientific, and environmental communities together.

We look forward to seeing your work!


details & contact information

If you would like more information on how to participate, if you have a piece to submit, or you have a question, please send us an email (lindsaylee@saveowlshead.org).

If you would like your work to be released anonymously, please specify that in your email.

Lists of many of the plant, animal, and bird species can be made available on request.

Deadline: To be Determined

Visiting the Site: Local resident Beverley Isaacs has kindly offered to help guide any artists who want to visit the site in person. Please send us an email and we will happily put you in touch with her.


Inspiration Gallery: Landscapes

Inspiration Gallery: Flora of Owls Head Provincial Park

Inspiration Gallery: Wildlife

Inspiration Gallery: Bird Species

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