About Us

The Great Hollow Photographers Club (GHPC)

The Great Hollow Photographers Club is hosting the fourth annual Great Hollow Juried Art Show.  Formed by members of the local community who have a shared interest in nature photography, the goals of the GHPC are to use photography to support the educational and conservation missions of Great Hollow Nature Preserve, improve the photographic skills of members through the sharing of knowledge and experience, and to provide a forum for members to engage in their hobby.


The GHPC is open to all ages and skill levels, and both video and still photography. Formed in 2017, it has held photography workshops, photography tours and hikes, created Great Hollow Calendars and has organized the four annual Juried Art Shows, this being the second Virtual Show.  Meetings are held the first Thursday of every even numbered-month, at 6:30 either on zoom or at the main building at Great Hollow. For more information, please visit the Great Hollow Photographers Club facebook page facebook.com/GHPClub and the Events Calendar at greathollow.org.

Great Hollow Photographers Club Art Show Committee:  Carolyn Cohen,  Jeff Ginsburg, Justin Goodhart, Linda Hubbard (Chair),  John O'Donnell, Masumi O'Donnell,  and Neil Zobler.  In addition, Annie McAward and Christy Bonaiuto have helped on the sponsorship committee.

Art Show Jurying Committee:


- Carolyn Cohen (Painter)  – Carolyn Cohen is a painter who makes her home in Sherman, Conn.  She graduated Mass College of Art in Boston after attending Museum of Fine Arts High School Scholarship classes after school for 3 years. She has studied at SUNY, Washington Art Association and received her masters at Western Conn.  She has taught and shown her art in Mass, Vt and Conn.  Since retirement from teaching in 2001, her paintings have been shown in Washington Depot, Newtown, Brookfield,  White Silo in Sherman, Ridgefield and Danbury.  Currently her artwork can be seen at Gallery 25 in New Milford. 

Painting:  "Red Line" - 30 x 34, multi media, $800

Linda T Hubbard - Peace  (Fog on the Hou


- Linda Hubbard (Photographer) A Sherman resident for the past 7 years, she is past Co-owner RiverWinds Gallery, Past President of BeaconArts and Past Chair of Art Along the Hudson.  Retired from IBM, she has studied photography under Allison Shaw and the Maine Photography Workshop.  Her work has been shown in Mass, Vermont, New York and Conn.  Currently, her photographs can be seen at Land Gallery in Pawling, NY and Gallery 25 in New Milford, CT.  In addition to chairing the Great Hollow Art Shows, Hubbard also curates the art shows at the Sherman Library.

Photograph: "Peace - Fog on the Housatonic", 16 x 20, Framed $180

- John O’Donnell (Photographer) John O'Donnell, a resident of Sherman, is the Principal at Atelier VGI in Manhattan, a private art dealer, specializing in emerging contemporary fine art.  Atelier VGI publishes limited edition fine art photographic prints and artist photobooks and is a leader in the field of bespoke editioning.  John also serves as the Co-Chairman of HBSCNY's Art Experts Symposia, which produces art-related educational programs and events for art collectors and enthusiasts.

Photograph:  "Wild Turkey", 8 x 6, print $75


Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center

225 State Route 37, New Fairfield, Conn


Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to land and wildlife conservation, applied ecological research, experiential environmental education, and outdoor recreational opportunities for the public enjoyment of nature.  In 2015, the organization acquired the land which was once owned by the prominent lawyer, Walter Gordon Merritt. Upon his death in 1968, he left a portion of his 1000 acres that he called Great Hollow to Wesleyan University for “charitable, scientific and educational uses and purposes”. The property was subsequently conveyed to the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut, which operated the Great Hollow Wilderness School on the property for many years.


In 2015, the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center was founded and acquired the property with the intent to continue honoring Mr. Merritt’s wish that the land be available to the public and used by students and teachers for education and scientific research.


For additional information please visit the website:  www.greathollow.org 

The Trail Camera had hoped to enter the show, but missed the deadline for submissions.... but they are being posted so you can see a sample of the great fun that goes on at the preserve. 

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