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Sculpture Trail Photography Competition & Showcase

The third annual “Capturing New Canaan” Exhibit (October 22 – November 4) features a community competition & showcase of photographs of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail, created in partnership with the New Canaan Land Trust.  

Featuring a selection of images by the Sculpture Trail’s official photographer Elaine Lloyd, the showcase also includes sixteen juried photographs submitted online and selected by the exhibition committee.  

Congratulations to the photographers who’s images were selected to hang in the gallery.  View the virtual showcase here. 

Ashen by Elaine Lloyd

Selected Photographs (adult):
Nancy Breakstone, Bloom 2

Susan Christiano, Sugar Maple Cloud Eater (Best in Show)
Susan Christiano, Rising Tower Celestial Reach
Carrie Corcoran, Groovy Shades
Michael Klehm, Golden Ashen (honorable mention)
Robert Sachs, Passages of Plenty
Melissa Salafia, Art Within The Village (honorable mention
Selected Photographs (student):
Anna Barnard, Glass Reflection
Wesley Cloud, Model Voter
Grace Crowell, Radial Ashen (honorable mention) and Overlay Illumination
Kiera Hynes, Abstract Lighting
Bella Koon, Tree #1 (honorable mention)
Marina Mallozzi, Surrealism Tree
Serena Platt, Circular City
Jasmine Robertson, Flying Clouds (Best in Show)


Exhibition Selection Committee:

Phil Nelson, and his Stamford-based business Phil Nelson Photography, is best known for his landscape photography which brilliantly blends art and technology.

Jeanne McDonagh, a longstanding (and beloved) faculty member of New Canaan High School has single-handedly inspired hundreds of students throughout the past three decades in her digital arts classes.

Jeanna Shepherd, resident of New Canaan and Martha’s Vineyard, is a professional photographer and photojournalist who specializes in scenic seaside photography, in addition to being a frequent contributor to the Vineyard Gazette.


Elaine Lloyd, a New Canaan resident, took on the role as the photographer of the Sculpture Trail in early April when the first work, Thomas S. Berntsen’s Passages, was installed in the Hannan-Eberstadt Field. Since then, Elaine has taken hundreds of photographs that capture the beauty of the eight Sculpture Trail works. An investment banker by training, over the past 10 years Elaine has transformed her avocation for photography into a professional pursuit. As part of the upcoming exhibition, Elaine will select her favorite 10 to 15 photographs to display.  


Photographers of all ages and experience – from students to aspiring amateurs and professionals — are encouraged to submit photographs of any of the Sculpture Trail works to be included in an online gallery. 
– Photos must be submitted by September 30 to be considered for the competition 
– First, second and third places will be awarded for adult and student categories
– Selected photographers will be responsible for printing, pricing, mounting/framing the work to hang in the gallery. Exhibited photographs will be on display and available for purchase during the exhibit.
– There is no fee to submit photographs for consideration

Carriage Barn Executive Director Hilary Wittmann explained, “We’re excited to highlight the New Canaan Sculpture Trail installations during our third annual “Capturing New Canaan” Exhibit.   She continued, “The variety found in these eight sculptures – in material, formats, locations and unique interaction with its surroundings — offer diverse and exciting opportunities for photographic expression.”


The New Canaan Sculpture Trail

The New Canaan Sculpture Trail, the Land Trust’s and Carriage Barn’s inaugural outdoor art exhibition, showcases eight juried-works of temporary sculpture placed throughout New Canaan. The sites of the sculptures include six Land Trust preserves, New Canaan Town Hall and the front courtyard of the Carriage Barn. The four-month sculptural exhibition opened on June 19th and runs through October 31st.

For more information about the Sculpture Trail:

Visit the website:  https://sculpture.newcanaanlandtrust.org/

Download the Otocast mobile app: – (download here[ES1] for Apple and here for Google Play).

Contact the New Canaan Land Trust at [email protected] or 203-972-1270.


About the New Canaan Land Trust

For more than half a century, the New Canaan Land Trust has worked to build a healthier and greener New Canaan by protecting and stewarding New Canaan’s natural resources. By engaging the community in programs, workshops, and other events, NCLT fosters a connection between people and their natural surroundings and instills a conservation ethic in the New Canaan community. For more, visit newcanaanlandtrust.org.

About the Carriage Barn Arts Center

The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts is to promote the visual and performing arts, to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center.  Exhibits feature local, regional and internationally-renowned artists and are complemented by gatherings, educational workshops, concerts, and other events. Gallery hours during exhibitions are Wednesday-Saturday 10am-3pm and Sundays 1-5pm.  More information can be found at www.carriagebarn.org.