Friday, August 23, 2013


SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS MEMBERS

WITH ARTWORK FEATURED IN

based on the book of the same title by David J. Wagner, Ph.D.

September 29 through December 29, 2013

Among watershed exhibitions to survey the history of wildlife art was ANIMALS IN ART at The Royal Ontario Museum in 1975. Copies of its catalogue are still available on-line for purchase at Amazon.   One emerging artist to be invited to display his work in that exhibit was Robert Bateman. This Fall, nearly 40 years later, a new retrospective entitled AMERICAN WILDLIFE ART, will be displayed at the Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania. This new exhibit is a one-off; in other words, it is an exlusive showing that will not be toured or replicated anywhere else. In addition to old masters from John James Audubon to contemporaries Carl Rungius and Louis Agassiz Fuertes, a very short list of noteworthy artists living and working today will have their work included in this new exhibition. Among them will be Robert Bateman.One emerging artist to be invited to display his work in that exhibit was Robert Bateman. This Fall, nearly 40 years later, a new retrospective entitled AMERICAN WILDLIFE ART, based on the book of the same title by David J. Wagner, Ph.D., will be displayed at the Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania. This new exhibit is a one-off; in other words, it is an exlusive showing that will not be toured or replicated anywhere else. In addition to old masters from John James Audubon to contemporaries Carl Rungius and Louis Agassiz Fuertes, a very short list of noteworthy artists living and working today will have their work included in this new exhibition. Among them will again be Robert Bateman and the following members of The Society of Animal Artists:










John Agnew, Diamond in the Rough, 2001, Acrylic on Illustration Board, 11 x 20











 John Agnew, Morning in the Mangroves (Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egrets and American
Crocodile), 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 12x24













Robert Bateman, Along the Coast-Bald Eagle, Graphite on Board 22x30 
Lender: Gallery Jamal 




Robert Bateman, Evening Light (Elk), 1995, Acrylic on Board, 28x48 
Lender: Gallery Jamal












Julie Bell, The Order of Wolves, 2010, Oil on Wood, 18x24, 
Lender: Art Renewal Center



Eric Berg, American Toad, 2008, Painted Fiberglass, 48x30x24











Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen, Prairie Sentinel, 2002, Acrylic on Illustration Board, 15x40















Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen, Three More Worlds, 1998, Acrylic on Illustration Board, 30x20













Andrew Denman, Primary, 2008,  Acrylic on Board, 23.5x22.5












Andrew Denman, Mr. Tom-Tom Remains Unimpressed, 2009, Acrylic on Board, 17x15.5



Terry Miller, Good Friday Spell, 2009, Graphite, 7x24
















Terry Miller, Time Keepers, 2002, Graphite, 13x9








Rachelle Siegrist, At Peace, 2012, Opaque watercolor on Gesso Board, 3.5 x 3





Rachelle Siegrist, Hey Look What I Caught!, 2008, Opaque Watercolor on Clayboard, 
3.5 x 3.5












Wes Siegrist, The Pollinators, 2009, Opaque Watercolor on Crescent Rag Board, 
4.5 x 2.5







Wes Siegrist, Basking Broad-headed Skink, 2009, Opaque Watercolor on Clayboard, 
3.5 x 4.5


Mark Susinno, Flat Out (Tarpon), 2000, Oil on Linen, 24 x 36, Lender: Dr. Gary Sherman 












Mark Susinno, Beset On All Sides (Chinook Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Grayling Size). 2013, Oil on Linen on Panel, 22 x 48









Francis Sweet, Morning Glory (Mute Swan) 2013, Scratchboard, 18x24









Lee Jason Tako, Grey on Warm, 2012, Oil on Linen, 24x48











Lee Jason Tako, Crossing Denali, 2010, Oil on Linen, 24x36














Kent Ullberg, Evolution, 1992, Bronze, Triptych, Maquette



















Kent Ullberg, Journey's End, 1992, Bronze




















Kent Ullberg, Ring of Bright Water, Bronze, 1998 



















Kent Ullberg, Wind In the Sails (abstract), Polished Stainless Steel, 1999, Maquette








Monday, August 5, 2013

AFRICAN WILDLIFE TRUST TO HOST INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS' RETREAT


AFRICAN WILDLIFE TRUST TO HOST INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS' RETREAT
TO COMBAT POACHING

African Wildlife Trust, in conjunction with Safari Legacy, will host an international group of artists retreat from October 22-November 2, 2013 in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.
This retreat aims to raise awareness and funds to combat the international poaching crisis, particularly in hard-hit Tanzania, where tens of thousands of elephants are slaughtered annually.
Many renowned artists from several countries were reviewed and ultimately nine were invited for participation by AWT. The artists invited include Jan Martin McGuire and James Gary Hines II (USA);  John Agnew (USA);  Julie Askew (England);  Robert Caldwell (USA); Paul Dixon (South Africa); Tony Pridham (Australia); Sandy Scott (USA); and Dale Weiler (USA). Jan and James were chosen by AWT as moderators due to their involvement with AWT, as well as experience in leading groups to Africa.
The artists will be hosted in Kikoti Camp, and will photograph, sketch, and paint the amazing wildlife that Tanzania has to offer.  Work created from the trip will ultimately help raise funds for AWT.
Logistics and funding are trying to be worked out so that the artists can participate in the radio collaring of an elephant in Tarangire as part of AWF’s monitoring and anti-poaching patrol projects.
African Wildlife Trust is an African based NGO that was developed out of concern and spreading much needed awareness for the escalated poaching crisis in Tanzania. Ongoing projects include establishment of anti- poaching units, and working with a team of conservation consultants to focus on proactive, effective wildlife law enforcement.
For more information visit AWT’s website www.AfricanWildlifeTrust.org

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For more information on the artist Retreat contact Jan Martin McGuire 918-336-9021
                                          McGuireandHinesStudios@gmail.com