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Francis Sweet

Sweet Recognized in Artists Magazine Contest

Francis Sweet has won third place in Artists Magazine's 2005 annual art contest with his 24" x 18" scratchboard " Say Aaaa...." [ hippo ]
The artist's winning piece will be featured in the magazine's December issue, due out in mid November, along with a paragraph about the artist.

The contest awards a first, second, and third as well as three honorable mentions in five art catagories. The magazine also has 50 finalists in each of the five catagories.

Fran's third place award was in the animal catagory and comes with a nice stipend as well.

R. T. Peterson show features Francis Sweet

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York will feature the art work of sculptor Eric Berg and painter Francis Sweet at their third annual art exhibit next summer - 2005.
In 2003 the Institute featured the works of Robert Bateman, and in 2004 the art of Guy Coheleach. Mr Berg and Mr. Sweet will be their choices for 2005.

Mr Peterson was a beloved artist who in many ways layed the

Francis Sweet awarded at Kentucky Art Show

" Horn Of Plenty " A scratchboard of a Dahl sheep ram's head, has won the Greater Henderson Art Alliance monetary award at O.V.A.L.'s Henderson, Kentucky Art Exhibition. The piece was awarded the prize because the judge was impressed with the artist's unique depiction of only half the animals head in a close-up view. This unique type of depiction of diferent animals and birds has been used successfuly by the artist in many of his past works.

Passing the Torch at the Helm of the SAA

On Jan 1, 2004 Leslie Delgyer takes over as President of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists. She takes over from Francis Sweet who has had three very successful years at the helm of the Society. We wish him all the best in his return to the pursuit of his artwork. Francis has been a member of the WNAG for over three years now and has been a major supporter of our Group.

Society of Animal Artists elects new President, Francis Sweet


The Society of Animal Artists, at their January board meeting in New York City, elected Francis Edward Sweet of Bowie, Maryland, as their President. Mr. Sweet, a WWNAG member and renouned wildlife and animal artist, who served on the board of directors of the organization for the past two years, was unanimously named their President. Francis succeeds long-standing WWNAG member Charles Allmond.

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