AMERICA'S PARKS II
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
A number of members of The Society of Animal Artists have been selected for display in AMERICA'S PARKS II, an international competition and exhibition, the purpose of which is to recognize and promote excellence in original art depicting parks in North America. And several have received top awards and honors.
SAA Major Award Winners in AMERICA'S PARKS II America’s Parks Sculpture Award:
Eva Stanley, "Eyes on the Prize"
The Priscilla V. and Michael C. Baldwin Foundation Sonoran Desert Art Award:
Morton E. Solberg, "Desert Bighorn Sheep"
Society of Animal Artists' Wildlife Art Award:
Carel Brest van Kempen, "Greater Roadrunners & Canyon Towhee"
Wildlife Art Journal Juror’s Choice Award:
John Agnew, "Stones and Bones"
Honorable Mention Awards went to: Chris Bacon, George Bumann, Kim Diment, Christine Knapp, Brent Langley, Pokey Park, Bryce Pettit, Anne Peyton, Paul Rhymer, Sherry Salari Sander, Sandy Scott, Rachelle Siegrist, Wes Siegrist, Morten E. Solberg, Eva Stanley and Ezra Tucker
Works included in the AMERICA’S PARKS II exhibition were selected from a competition open to all artists, the purpose of which is to recognize and promote excellence in original artworks depicting any park (national, state, provincial, county, city, or private) in Canada, Mexico and The United States, with an emphasis on parks in the Southwestern U.S. & Northwestern Mexico. Selections were made by a professional jury consisting of: Pam Dean Cable, Executive Director, Susan Kathleen Black Foundation M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, PleinAir™ Magazine Todd Wilkinson, Managing Editor, Wildlife Art Journal
New for AMERICA'S PARKS II is the eligibility of sculpture.
AMERICA’S PARKS II will premiere in Bolivar, Missouri from March 16 - April 13, 2014 at the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art; it will then be displayed at The Wildlife Experience in Parker (Denver), Colorado, from May 24 - Aug. 10, 2014; and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ from September 13 - October 26, 2014.
March 16 - April 13, 2014
Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art
May 24 - August 10, 2014
The Wildlife Experience
Parker (Denver), CO
September 13 - October 26, 2014
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
For a complete listing of works featured in AMERICA'S PARKS II, visit:
For further info, contact:
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director
AMERICA'S PARKS II, Tour Office David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
Phone: (414) 221-6878
AMERICA'S PARKS II AWARDS
CASH AWARDSAmerica’s Parks Sculpture Award ($1,000.00)
Eva Stanley, Eyes on the Prize
The Priscilla V. and Michael C. Baldwin Foundation Sonoran Desert Art Award ($1,000.00)
Morton E. Solberg Desert Bighorn Sheep
Susan Kathleen Black Foundation Floral Art Award ($1,000.00)
Cheryl Price, Blues at Dusk
PleinAir™ Magazine Juror’s Choice Award ($1,000.00)
Carol Swinney, Trail Ridge View
Society of Animal Artist’s Wildlife Art Award ($1,000.00)
Carel Brest van Kempen, Greater Roadrunners & Canyon Towhee
John Agnew, Stones and Bones
HONORABLE MENTIONArmendariz, Tony Illinois & Michigan Canal, Lock 1
Bacon, Chris Stillness
Bumann, George Gentleman Caller
Bumann, George Patience is a Virtue
Clayton, Pat Canyon Glow
DePaulo, Dorothy Mesquite Bones
Diment , Kim Three Amigos
Helsaple, Mary Desert Dwellers
Knapp, Christine Sleeping Legends
Langley, Brent Inspiration Point
O’Connell, Kathleen Rosette
Park, Pokey Kit Fox
Parsons, Roger Afternoon Glow
Pettit, Bryce Keystone
Peyton, Anne Beach Boys
Peyton, Anne In Perfect Balance
Peyton, Anne On His Territory
Peyton, Anne Return to Arizona
Rhymer, Paul Flying Gambel's Quail
Rhymer, Paul Prickly Pair
Sander, Sherry Salari Wild Horses
Scott, Sandy Nesting Heron
Siegrist, Rachelle Sally Lightfoot
Siegrist, Wes Sonoran Sunbather
Solberg, Morten E. A Time That Was
Stanley, Eva Beaded Lace
Stanley , Eva Desert Denizen
Swinney, Carol Arizona Canyons
Timmins, Muriel J. Luncheon at Sabino Canyon, Tucson
Tucker, Ezra Sonoran Redtail and Rattler
Turgeon, Jim Shadows
Wheeler, Rick Grey Hawk
Wilson, Nicholas Tumacacori Mission