Trail Conference Hosts Wildflowers Art Exhibition

June 14, 2017
Glenda Haas
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Trail Conference Hosts Wildflowers Art Exhibition
Oil painting of Sunflowers in Aix-en-Provence France by Yana Beylinson


The glory of wildflowers is celebrated in the summer Wildflowers Art Exhibition at Trail Conference Headquarters, on view through September 28.

The Wildflowers Art Exhibition juried show features nearly 40 paintings, drawings, and photographs depicting or inspired by flowers, which were carefully selected from a wider array of submitted works. Most of the works can be purchased. The artists will donate a portion of the purchase price to benefit the work and programs of the Trail Conference.

In a gallery first, we have secured a corporate sponsor for this exhibition. A generous donation from Dick Blick Art Materials will allow prizes to be distributed to outstanding participants. The Art Selection Committee is grateful to our prize jurors, Joseph Gennarelli, President of the Ridgewood Camera Club, and Lou Spina, President of Pascack Art Association, who volunteered their time and expertise in selecting the winning artists. 

The opening reception for the Wildflowers Art Exhibition was held on June 15, 2017 and was attended by 75 people. Winning artist Ruth Plucinski mentioned "What a nice reception amidst all the lovely art. I really enjoyed seeing the range of work presented. I appreciate the award as well as seeing my photo for the reception invitation; it certainly was a thrill for me! I look foward to future exhibits in this perfect space!"

Winning Artists

Fine Art

  1. Terri Rosenblum, A Field of Yellow
  2. Madeline Giotta, Jack in the Pulpit 
  3. Yana Beylinson, Sunflowers
    Honorable Mention: Anne Connors Winner, Pollination


  1. Ralph Baskin, Wave Hill
  2. Ruth Plucinski, A Wild Tapestry
  3. Jeremy Apgar, Dense Blazing Star
    Honorable Mention: Pete Tilgner, Pond Side

What: Wildflowers Art Exhibition

When: Open through Sept. 28 during regular Trail Conference hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Where: Trail Conference Headquarters, 600 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, N.J. 

Details: Find out more at the Wildflower Art Exhibit event page.