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Cape Cod National Seashore Through the Eye of the Artist - A Call For Artists to Exhibit Work at Salt Pond Visitor Center

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Date: July 23, 2013
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421 ext. 15

The Outer Cape Cod landscape has long served as muse for artists from around the world. This winter, Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center will host a series of art exhibitions focusing on the seashore’s many varied natural and cultural resources. The seashore is currently accepting applications from artists interested in showing their work in month-long exhibitions through the autumn, winter and spring. Those interested in exhibiting their work as part of the series should contact Sue Haley at 508-255-3421 ext. 15.  

Perspectives: Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore Through Art showcases artists who derive inspiration from the seashore’s resources and stories, and whose works reflect the natural beauty and cultural significance of Cape Cod. Artwork accepted for the series should reflect the mission of Cape Cod National Seashore and be acceptable for a diverse family audience.  

District Interpreter Sue Haley commented, “Recognized early on for specific qualities in the air and dramatic landscapes, the Cape has been drawing artists to its shores for more than a century.” Last year’s exhibitors included photographer Philip Keohan, the local Weaver’s Network exhibiting their textile media, and the painter Daniel Springer.

Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham. The center is currently open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, and 9 AM to 4:30 PM in winter months except on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. It features a museum, theater, bookstore, and expansive views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh.

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The great Outer Beach of Cape Cod is protected within Cape Cod National Seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's visitors.




 

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vernal pond

The hydrologic system of lower Cape Cod consists of four distinct ground-water lenses, or flow cells, which receive recharge through precipitation. Other hydrologic features besides groundwater include kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands (vernal ponds), freshwater streams, and estuarine wetlands.