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Give the Gift of a BTLT Landscape

If you have found yourself in the BTLT office recently, you may have wondered whether we have added “art gallery” to our list of offerings. Why, yes, yes we have! And most of the stunning original artwork hanging there is by BTLT member Bill Robitzek. Having left behind his legal career in 2014, retirement finds Bill returning in earnest to his love of art, especially oil and acrylic painting — and he’s become rather a specialist in painting BTLT properties. His works include an autumnal view of the Sandplain Grassland from the Blueberry Loop Trail at Crystal Spring Farm,

Tarbox Preserve just as spring begins to appear,

Head of Tide Park at the height of summer,

and the blueberry barrens of Crystal Spring Farm that anyone driving into Brunswick High School on a foggy morning will instantly recognize.

If you love Bill’s renderings of BTLT properties as much as we do, and if you are wondering this holiday season what to get for that certain someone, we encourage you to visit the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust page on Bill’s website. Here you can find all of Bill’s pieces featuring BTLT properties and order a print or two by contacting Bill directly at wrobitzekart@gmail.com or (207) 212-7709. If you would like to purchase one of the original pieces hanging in the BTLT office, please contact Kristi Hatrick at kristi@btlt.org and she will arrange to meet you at the office.
Bill will donate 30% of the sale of any prints or paintings to BTLT.
Finally, we will have BTLT note cards featuring Bill’s painting of BTLT properties available for purchase (5 cards for $10) at the Annual Meeting on November 17th at 5:00 PM at the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to enjoy stunning artwork while also benefitting BTLT!

Meet Addison Wagner, this year’s BTLT Farmers’ Market Poster Artist

This year we were thrilled to bring back the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Farmers’ Market poster and even more delighted to have someone from our Market design it! Addison Wagner, a talented artist, and member of the team over at Whatley Farm, drew the beautiful handful of kale featured on our 2022 poster. Addison, who is based in Portland, Maine, works primarily in graphite and charcoal, as well as pen and ink. Addison’s work highlights the beauty of the natural world in incredible detail and is deeply tied to her own connection to her environment. 

In Addison’s words: 

I’ve always had a passion for both art-making and environmental work, two pursuits that felt at odds until I found my way to sustainable farming. That discovery came about through a combination of factors: a desire to contribute to a community, a love for spending time outside, a preference for hands-on labor, and pleasure in witnessing the results of that labor. In my experiences working on farms since, I’ve enjoyed the ways that environmentally beneficial farming and art-making overlap – both require careful observation and a deliberate and thoughtful investment of time and energy. Appreciation for the work itself and belief in the final product are principles that inform both my farming and my art.” 

Be sure to join us at the Farmers’ Market September 3rd and September 10th when Addison will be set up selling prints alongside printmaker Anastasia Inciardi! Plus you can pick up a poster at the BTLT any Saturday for the rest of the season, we printed limited copies so be sure to snag yours soon. 

Our Farmers’ Market poster brings together a love of art and local agriculture. We look forward to continuing the Market poster tradition and embracing local artists in our community.