Me standing by my piece Rare Beauty - Snow Leopard.
Saturday morning, was another optional bus trip to the Museum of Natural History in NYC for a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's dioramas. Saturday evening, the museum hosted a dinner at the museum and we dined amidst the fabulous artwork. Awards were presented including several Awards of Excellence and Robert Bateman was present to receive his special honor, the Simon Combe's Award for Conservation.
Sunday afternoon, the show opened to the public and there was a large turnout with several sales. The show was a big success. Everyone was impressed with the thoughtful layout of the artwork, the quality of the art, and the accompanying hardbound catalog was beautifully done.
Following are some random images from the show...On the "Art of Conservation" wall, from left to right - Dag Peterson's The Wilderness is Calling; Robert Bateman's Pelican Diving; David Kitler's Harpy Eagle - Portraits. In the foreground is Dale Weiler's marble sculpture Nowhere To Go.
Robert Bateman's work on loan for the exhibit, Rockface Descent - Leopard.