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Programs and Events

Landscapes for Landsake

19th Annual Art Sale & Exhibition

 Inaugural Virtual Event

ASA's Landscapes for Landsake is an annual art exhibition that celebrates both the agricultural heritage and stunning landscapes of the Upper Hudson Valley.  Now in its 19th year, the show is the region’s largest art buying event of the season. It draws thousands of visitors from all over the country, from professionals (gallery owners and museum curators) to art lovers of all ages.  

The 3-day event is typically held every Columbus Day weekend in the magnificent 19th-century post and beam barn at Maple Ridge, a historic estate just west of Cambridge, NY. Due to COVID-19, 2020's event will be held online. The site information will be shared with the public in September and the show will launch as it has over the years on Columbus Day Weekend (October 10th, 2020). 

Many of the featured artists are internationally recognized painters.  There is also a strong representation of works in other media, including sculpture, ceramics, photography, and furniture.

Besides its prominence on the social calendar, Landscapes for Landsake is the largest fundraiser for ASA, with participating artists donating 50% of the purchase price of their works to ASA.


Information for Artists

Deadline for submission: July 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Apply online


Artist Prospectus

Artists working in two and three-dimensional media are invited to submit images of their work for consideration for the 19th annual Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale & Exhibition. The sale benefits the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA), a non-profit land trust conserving farmland in Washington and Rensselaer counties.

The subject is agriculture: it can be traditional or interpretative and innovative but should draw inspiration from the agricultural landscapes, products, people and rural life of the Taconic and Upper Hudson region.

About ASA

The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the conservation of farmland and working forests in Washington and Rensselaer counties. Maintaining a solid land base helps farming thrive, and thriving farmers provide numerous benefits to the community: a significant boost to the economy, a reliable supply of good food, open space and beautiful vistas. To date, ASA has assisted landowners in conserving more than 24,000 acres of land on over 140 properties. For more information, visit www.agstewardship.org.

Inaugural Virtual Event

This years sale and exhibtion will be virtual. All accepted works will be displayed on a virtual platform and offered for sale. Buyers will be able to purchase art directly through the platform. Buyers will choose to either pick up art at ASA or have it shipped directly to there home. Works will be displayed on the site from October 4 - November 8th, 2020. Additional details will be provided with the notification of acceptance.

Photographing your work will be more important than ever for our virtual event. For the initial application images are required to be at least 1,000 px wide or tall. Once accepted you will receive additional details on photographic requirements for each piece. Please plan to provide additional photos of each piece. If you are unable to properly photograph your work for the show, ASA may be able to provide assistance. 

ASA is hoping to offer a small, in-person event for major art buyers in accordance with New York State guidelines for gatherings but a determination will not be made until September.

Key Dates – 2020

Thursday, July 30: Application deadline, materials due to ASA no later than 11:59 pm

Week of August 17: Notification of acceptance (by mail)

September 4: Photography and any change in information due

     Uploading of materials onto platform to begin

TENTATIVE September 24, 25, 26 Artwork Delivery (details to be finalized in acceptance letter)

TENTATIVE Sunday, October 4: Advanced Buyer Event (for major art buyers and top sponsors, invite only) Online buying for this group will also be open

TENTATIVE Friday, Oct 9: Virtual Preview Party (by invitation only)

Saturday, Oct 10: Public Launch, 12pm

more details to follow in August.

Application Procedure

In an effort to be mindful of our environment, we are asking applicants to complete the application online and submit it electronically along with jpeg images of their work. If you experience technical difficulties please contact Katie Jilek via email Katie@agstewardship.org. Please feel free to refer any other artists you think may be interested in participating, to our website, www.agstewardship.org.

General information—Please include your address, telephone and e-mail in your application, a short statement about how our local agricultural landscape informs your work, a short paragraph about yourself, list of recent exhibitions, etc. Submitted work should be recent within the past 18 months. 

Images—Please attach a minimum of six and maximum of ten images with your application. Images should be 300 dpi with no less than 1,000 pixels wide or tall and maximum of 2,000 pixels. Images should be uploaded in jpeg format. Please use the following format to name your images: “artist initials.number”. So for example: KJ01

Review Process and Criteria for Selection

The curator and a jury will review submitted materials. The criteria for selection are in two main areas:

1) the artist’s success in reflecting the goals of farmland conservation, drawing inspiration from agricultural landscapes typical of Washington and Rensselaer counties, New York, and

2) artistic excellence.

Artists selected to participate in Landscapes forLandsake will be notified by email/mail during the week of August 17, 2020. After acceptance, the curator or exhibition manager may contact you about selecting works for exhibition which may or may not be the same works submitted for the consideration process.


All of the works chosen for exhibition will be offered for sale. There has been a growing interest from attendees in commissioned pieces by Landscapes for Landsake artists. Please indicate if you would be willing to provide this service. 50% of proceeds go to the artist and 50% to ASA. Artists may choose to offer a larger percentage to benefit ASA.

Other Considerations

All works must be properly presented, i.e. in professional quality framing or other means. Framing is the responsibility of the artist. All art must be original work, designed and executed by the accepted artist.


ASA reserves the right to photograph works in the exhibition for use in publicity materials. All work selected for this exhibition will be insured for the duration of the exhibition at the net price the artist would receive if the work were sold. All reasonable care will be exercised in the handling of works received. Artists will sign a release for the period of the exhibition. Final information and changes are due by September 4.

Delivery of Works of Art/ Pick-up of Unsold Art

Details will be provided upon acceptance. Please plan to have your paintings in ASA's possession for the entire month of October. 


Publicity for the show will include postcards, posters, press releases, all forms of social media, videos, ASA website features, newsletters, newspapers and radio advertisements.

Thank you

Thank you for your interest in the Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale & Exhibition. Every artist who applies contributes to the success of the exhibit and to ASA’s mission to conserve our farmland.

For more information, contact Katie Jilek