Annual “Focus on Brook Farm” photo & arts event for all ages — submissions due by January 31

What can you create? New Brook Farm invites you to be inspired by the Brook Farm Historic Site!

Brook Farm in West Roxbury has long inspired writers, photographers, artists, artisans, and musicians. New Brook Farm invites you to continue the tradition this fall and winter by submitting your photos, artistic representations, prose, poetry, and musical works inspired by this historic place to our fourth annual Focus on Brook Farm event. Works by children and adults of all ages are welcome!

New Brook Farm will select works that reflect the many faces of the site for public exhibition in early spring 2020. All participants will be honored at a reception. Need some ideas? Collage – poetry – song – needlework – photography painting – drawing – story – centerpiece – fairy house – holiday decorations.

Focus IV flier [printable 8 1/2 x 11″]

Guidelines for Submitting Entries to Focus on Brook Farm IV

Deadline for all submissions: January 31, 2020.
All works must have a connection to the Brook Farm site and its history.


    • All images must be taken at the Brook Farm Historic Site.
    • Each photographer may submit up to three images.
    • Images should be uncompressed JPG files at the final image size (8”x10”) at
      300 dpi. That ends up being about 3.5-4 megabytes as a file size.
    • Rename each photo as follows: Last name_First name_1 (or 2 or 3)
    • Send each photo attached in a separate e-mail to: [email protected], Subject line: “PHOTO [number of photo], [Your name]”
  • In the body of your message, please describe where on the Brook Farm site the photo was taken. Also state your age group:
    Age 6-12, Age 13-18, Over age 18.


  • Send a Word document or PDF to: [email protected]. Please include your full name and age category:
    Age 6-12, Age 13-18, Over age 18.


  • Send a photo of your creation to: [email protected] or simply send us an email so we can arrange to see your work.


The Brook Farm Historic Site is located at 670 Baker Street, West Roxbury. It is owned by the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation and is open to the public.

New Brook Farm is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Brook Farm through site tours and programming focused on history, nature, education, agriculture, and the arts.