Thursday, September 25, 2008

"The Art of Conservation - An International Exhibit of Nature in Art"

Tomorrow I am off to Oradell, NJ to participate in the celebratory opening events of "The Art of Conservation - An International Exhibit of Nature in Art" – a new annual international juried exhibit featuring the art of leading nature and wildlife artists from around the globe. The exhibition was created to celebrate artistic excellence in the depiction of nature, raise awareness of conservation issues, and directly support organizations dedicated to addressing them. The exhibition is being produced by the Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC) – the world's leading artist collective dedicated to the environment. The show is being hosted by the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum– one of the world's premiere museums for nature and wildlife art – situated half an hour from New York City in Oradell, NJ. A share of the revenues resulting from the sale of artwork in the show will benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organizations, based at the Bronx Zoo.

The exhibition features 112 original artworks selected by an independent jury and includes 96 paintings and 16 sculptures. Many of the exhibiting artists, including myself, will be present to meet collectors and media during a special invitation-only opening reception at the Blauvelt Museum on Sunday, September 28th between 2pm and 5pm. The exhibition will run at the Blauvelt Museum through December 21, 2008. Following this, approximately half of the artworks will be assembled for a tour through 2009.

My pastel painting, "Rare Beauty - Snow Leopard" was selected for the exhibition and is available for sale.

Rare Beauty - Snow Leopard, pastel on Amate bark paper, 23x15

1 comment:

Tracey Clarke said...

Have a wondeful time....look forward to reading al about it!
Congrats! Beautiful piece.