June 20th marked the completion of a great project the Land Trust spearheaded in partnership with the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. In search of a local artist to create the main signage for the Land Trust building, the Land Trust collaborated with the Fine Arts Center in late 2017 to host a call for artist. The call was part of the Land Trust’s ongoing, place-based “Love Where You Live” campaign aimed at promoting responsible land use and stewardship on the Olympic Peninsula.
Following the call, a jury of professional artists and the Executive Directors and Board members of both the Land Trust and Fine Arts Center reviewed an array of incredible applications. The jury was excited to award the project to Nathan Shields, Port Angeles resident and artist.
2018 Sign Debut & Community Reception
The stunning sign and work of art created by Nathan was unveiled at a community reception on June 20th where both community collaboration and creative expression of place was celebrated.
The Land Trust is thankful to Nathan for sharing this talent and creativity in support of local land conservation. Reflected in his art, we hope Nathan’s passion for Olympic Peninsula will inspire all of us to love where we live.
“Farms, forests and fish are priorities for the Land Trust. I arranged those concepts in a continuous scene to show that each one affects the other. The environment here affects all of us everyday. Whether on the water, in the forest, planting the garden or watching the rain, there’s nowhere else I would rather be.” – Nathan Shields.