Bethel Woods Earth Day Photo ContestWoodstock Photographer Elliott Landy and New York Times Photographer Ruth Fremson to serve as Judges

Bethel, NY (February 12, 2020) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located on the historic grounds of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced that the nonprofit cultural organization, together with Photoville – New York City’s premier free photo festival – will host an international photo contest in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

The contest invites artists – student, amateur, and professional alike – to submit their photography for the opportunity to be a part of the 2020 outdoor exhibition Earth in Focus: A Celebration of Our Dynamic Planet. The photographs will be displayed throughout the Bethel Woods campus.  Earth in Focus will open to the public on Earth Day, April 22nd, and will highlight the environmental movement’s 50th anniversary, as well as the strides made in preservation and sustainability.

“We are excited to invite local, national, and international creatives to share their inspiring photography of our planet,” said Eric Frances, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Chief Executive Officer.  “This exhibit, juxtaposed with our scenic campus, will highlight the intersection of Earth Day’s origin and the movements of the ‘60s.”

Contest judges include Alyssa Adams, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Eddie Adams Workshop; Ruth Fremson, a photographer for The New York Times; Kelby Hochreither, a student of photography and Bethel Woods program alumnus; Elliott Landy, rock music photographer and Woodstock alumnus; and Jan Nagle, Director of CPW: Center for Photography at Woodstock.

The contest is now open; the deadline for submission is 11:59PM PST on March 11th, 2020. Open to student, professional, and amateur worldwide photographers, entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. For full details, contest rules, and to submit your entry, please visit:

Opening this spring on April 4th, The Museum at Bethel Woods explores the social, political, cultural, and musical transformations of the 1960s. It features an award-winning permanent collection, evolving exhibits, and engaging programs. The 2020 Special Exhibit, Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco showcases a phenomenal ensemble of San Francisco rock posters and fashion from the kaleidoscopic years of 1964 to 1972 gathered by collector Gary Westford.

For more information about Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and to plan your museum visit, please go online


Museum Hours:

April 4-26

Thursday-Sunday; 10 AM - 5 PM

Please note The Museum will offer extended hours on April 4 & 5 as part of Opening Weekend: 10 AM – 7 PM.


April 27-November 1

7 Days a Week; 10 AM - 5 PM


November 2-December 23

Thursday-Sunday; 10 AM - 5 PM


December 26-31

Saturday-Thursday; 10 AM - 5 PM

NOTE: Please call ahead to verify museum hours on concert days. Access to the grounds is closed on Pavilion concert days. The Monument continues to be open to visitors seven days a week, all year long via West Shore Road. The Museum will be closed from May 29-31 for Mountain Jam, on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.



About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities by presenting a diverse selection of culturally-rich performances, popular artists, and community and educational programming.  Located 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, the lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for arts education programming.

Through the in-depth study and exhibition of the social, political, and cultural events of the 1960s, as well as the preservation of the historic site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel Woods educates individuals about the issues and lessons of the decade while inspiring a new generation to contribute positively to the world around them. The not-for-profit organization relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to develop and sustain programs that improve the quality of life in the region and beyond.

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About Photoville

Photoville is a New York based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography.

Since its founding in 2011, Photoville has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by continuing to showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. In its first 7 years, UPI has presented the work of more than 2,500 visual artists in gallery exhibitions and public art installations worldwide.

Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships, creative collaborations, and community spirit, UPI approaches its mission of cultivating a wide, diverse audience for powerful photographic narratives with unrelenting zeal, working closely with photo festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations across the globe to create new exhibition opportunities.



Photo Caption: Bethel Woods looks for photos in celebration of 50th anniversary of Earth Day as part of large-scale public art installation.

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