You may recall seeing the preview of the AFC’s Silent Skies* mural hosted for a day at the Flats last August in advance its full installation at the International Ornithological Congress. This sparked the possibility for this year’s exhibit, which represents a pilot project between AFC, an international group of artists, and the WBT, with a goal of establishing a recurring annual program model. (*Silent Skies is a 100 foot super-mural made up of 678 individual 8″ x 8″ painted panels representing all endangered birds of the world.)
The exhibit will be a highlight of at least two public events: WBT’s Osprey Festival (July 20) and the 9th annual Artists for Conservation Festival (Sept 14/15).
Maplewood Flats Conservation area hosts public artworks by local Indigenous artists at various locations around the site.
Niih ten sxelt nata skwi its’ay
Tsleil-Waututh artist & activist
Niih ten sxelt nata skwi its’ay is located near the Eastern Mudflats.
The Great Blue
Squamish artist: carver and muralist
MATERIAL: COATED ALUMINUM
The Great Blue Heron installation is located at Osprey Point.
Zachary George (Skokaylem)
TSLEIL-WAUTUTH ARTIST: Master carver
The house posts are located at the front entrance of Corrigan Nature House.
MATERIAL: PLYWOOD & ACRYLIC
The Osprey Mural is located on the north side of Corrigan Nature House.
call for Submissions
2nd Annual Photo Exhibition
Coast Salish Wild Birds and Wildlife Calendar 2020
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
Calling all nature photographers!
Whether you’re a professional or a beginner nature-loving photographer, we invite you to select and submit your favourite images! Share your love for the birds, plants, insects and wildlife at the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats.
The competition consists of large-format photographs taken at Maplewood Flats of plants and flowers as well as birds and wildlife. Up to 18 photos/photographers will be selected for exhibition at the Nature House.
In addition to being included in the exhibit and in associated promotions, and invited to the opening reception, winning photographers will receive a high quality 11” x 16” professional print of their work. Photographers will also have the option to have their winning photo considered for the 2020 Coast Salish Wild Bird & Wildlife Calendar. Selected photographers will, of course, also receive calendars.
The Photo Exhibit runs from Sunday, October 6 - Saturday, November 23, 2019
- High resolution digital (recommended approximately 4650 x 5850 pixels, but not mandatory).
- Include your last name in the file name ie Heron_Date_Firstname LastName.jpg
- Picture must be taken at any point in the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats
- Birds, wildlife or other fauna, flora, or landscapes must be featured
- Cropping, sharpening, color correction and exposure manipulation are acceptable
- Include name, email, and contact information.
- Confirm that the image was taken by the photographer and is property of the photographer
- Women, men, new birders, new citizens, youth, Indigenous, …. All are welcome to participate!
- Must be a member-in-good-standing of the Wild Bird Trust of BC – join online or email firstname.lastname@example.org
By submitting your photos to this competition, you grant Wild Bird Trust permission to use them in the Photo Exhibit and Wildlife Calendar, as well as future digital or print publications.