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Karstad Partners with Nature Conservancy of Canada

Aleta Karstad and biologist husband will partner with the Nature Conservancy of Canada in a pilot project of Landscape Art & Science on two of its properties this spring and summer.

Leo Osborne's Lost and Found Sculpture

 Living in Maine in the mid 80's, Leo Osborne was inspired to carve two merganser ducks after seeing them playing in the springtime ritual of a mating dance on water.
As Leo recounts the story :

"A 4 foot long piece of redwood lace burl had been sent to mefrom California it came to be THE MERGANSERS.

Richard Ellis Featured in New York Times.

Richard Ellis Featured in New York Times in a special science article.

Following is the text of an article on Richard Ellis published in the New York Times on Aug 20, 2012 . See http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/science/guardian-of-ocean-life-armed-with-pen-and-brush.html?ref=science  

"Richard Ellis was playing tennis in Little Compton, R.I., during the summer of “Jaws” when he got a call from fishermen in nearby Sakonnet. They had a dead shark. Would he like to come down to the pier?

Rusin Awarded in Lewiston, NY and Buffalo Niagara , NY

Len Rusin's plein air oil painting "Swamp Reflection" won its second award in less than a year winnning first place for painting in the 2012 Lewiston Arts Festival in Lewiston, New York.
He also won an Award of Excellence in the Buffalo Niagara Artists Association 2012 Spring Exhibition by Juror Norine Spurling. The exhibition was held at Partners in Art Gallery in North Tonawanda, New York during the month of April 2012.

Book on Ria Winters' AFC Trip To Mauritius

AFC Flag Expedition 8: Ria Winters
AFC Flag Expedition book by Ria Winters on Flora and Fauna of Mauritius

Two years after the  Ria Winters Flag Expedition to Mauritius a beautiful full colour book has been published about the extinct and endemic fauna of Mauritius and Rodrigues.

Seeking Refuge -- Four Seasons on Assateague Island

Sandra Blair Launches Fundraising Project

Assateague Island, a tiny barrier island on the Atlantic Coast of Maryland and Virginia, is home to Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.  The United Nations has designated Assateague as a World Biosphere Reserve and the U.S.

Ian Griffiths BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year

Animals in their Enviroment Category

With two of Griffiths' paintings selected for the finals of the BBC wildlife artist of the year including these Spix Macaws and the other, a Kingfisher, was voted the winner of 'Animals in their enviroment (UK and worldwide)

There were 1300 enteries worldwide, 100 finalists and 13 winners. The winners were published in a special edition of the BBC wildlife magazine in August and exhibited at a special show at Marwel zoo, UK at the end of August.

Pollyanna Pickering Foundation Helps Save Namibian Painted Dogs

The Pollyanna Pickering Foundation has funded the building of an enclosure for the rehabiliation of Painted Dogs at the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia. 

BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year - Winner in Two Categories

For the second year in succession Jeremy Paul has won a category in the annual BBC Wildlife Artist of The Year with his paintings 'Southern Ocean - Wandering Albatross'. He was also runner up in a second category with 'Autumn Glow - Whooper Swans'

Further, Jeremy's painting - 'Islands' - Otter has won the 'British Mammals' category in the final judging of the competition.

Details of all the category winners and the overall winner will be announced in the BBC Wildlife Magazine in the coming months.

Brenda Johnson's "Caribean Cruiser" an Award Winner

Brenda D. Johnson received the "Excellence Award” given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit for her original painting, “Caribbean Cruiser" at the  Annual Nature Works Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center March 5th & 6th. 

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