Tuesday, November 26, 2013


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
Bolivar, MO

May 24 - August 10, 2014
The Wildlife Experience
Parker (Denver), CO

September 13 - October 26, 2014
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, AZ

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
Email: americasparksartexhibit@yahoo.com
Website: davidjwagnerllc.com



America’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

Wildlife Art Journal Juror’s Choice Award ($1,000.00)
John Agnew, Stones and Bones


Armendariz, 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

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