Artists for Conservation

Kelly Dodge

AFC Awards of Excellence Announced

Each year the Artists for Conservation Foundation awards five AFC -Medals of Exc

Each year the Artists for Conservation Foundation awards AFC "Medals of Excellence" to artists for their artworks in the Annual Art of Conservation, an international exhibit of nature in art.  pastel painting,  -Where's Waldo?-, depicting 12 Galapagos marine iguanas and a small ground finch by Kelly Dodge, pictured here, was one of the works singled out for special recognition from among over 400 art submissions for the prestigious 2010 AFC Virtual Exhibition.

Dodge wins first runner up in Wildscape Magazine's Wildlife Artist of the Year

Canadian artist Kelly Dodge placed as first runner up in the professional category for Wildscape Magazine's Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 awards. "Egret Pool" a graphite piece by U.K artist Clive Meridith was the overall winner with Dodge's pastel painting, "Mischief Maker" receiving runner up.

According to Wildscape Magazine, the judges had a hard time sorting the best from the good standard of work presented this year. They also welcomed a large number of entries coming in in from all around the world.

Canadian Artist to Study Endangered Species of Galapagos Islands

Kelly Dodge wins Artists for Conservation Foundation's Flag Expedition Fellowship to support wildlife conservation and environmental education with her art.

Vancouver, B.C., CANADA -- (July 29, 2009)

Kelly Dodge receives Civic Award for Leadership in Arts and Culture

Canadian artist Kelly Dodge was honoured recently at the 2009 County of Peterborough Awards of Recognition Civic Ceremonies. Dodge was the 2009 recipient for 'Leadership in Arts and Culture'.

Each year the County of Peterborough is proud to announce Awards of Recognition recipients. County individuals, organizations, local heroes and sporting teams that contributed to making Peterborough County a special place are publicly recognized for their contributions.

Kelly Dodge featured in Wildscape Magazine

Kelly Dodge was recently featured in Volume 9 of U.K. based Wildscape Magazine....the journal of wildlife art and conservation. Dodges article featured excerpts from her recently released book, Friends of Mine...an artists inspiration.

Dodge supports DUC wetland conservation

Kelly Dodge of Lakefield, Ont., has joined some of Canada's foremost nature artists by donating her artwork to help Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) raise much-needed dollars for wetland conservation in 2008.

Dodge Recipient of Peoples Choice Award

Dodge's original pastel starscape, "The Northern Cross" is the honoured recipient of the 2007 People's Choice Award for the Lindsay Public Gallery's Annual Juried Art Show. Dodge's painting depicts the constellation Cygnus (the Swan) which more closely resembling the Christian Cross than a swan, is also known as The Northern Cross. This celestial bird flies down the Milky Way, its wings outstretched and its neck pointing south.

Dodge Interview on Television

Kelly Dodge made a guest appearance on 100 Huntley Street on Tuesday, January 16th to share the inspiration behind her artwork.
100 Huntley Street, the flag-ship television program of Crossroads, was the first daily Christian television program in Canada. 100 Huntley Street was launched in 1977 by Rev. David Mainse and continues to bring the message of Jesus Christ to millions of Canadians from coast to coast. Daily, the broadcast presents powerful personal stories, inspirational music, and relevant Bible teaching in an entertaining one-hour format.

Kelly Dodge - 2007 Ducks Unlimited Canada Portfolio Artist

Kelly Dodge's "Twilight Constellations" has been selected for inclusion in the 2007 National Art Program for Ducks Unlimited Canada. Selected from close to 700 entries Dodge will be one of 15 Portfolio Artists from across Canada who's work will raise funds to support Ducks Unlimited Canada Wetland Conservation programs, scientific research and public education intitiatives. The 2007 National Art Portfolio prints of "Twilight Constellations" will be a signed and numbered edition of 2007 prints to commemorate the featured year of the image.

Innovative Solo Exhibition/Art Appreciation Seminars by Kelly Dodge

An innovative approach to incorporate educating children in art appreciation is to be undertaken by Canadian Artist Kelly Dodge. At her upcoming Solo exhibition at the Lindsay public gallery she integrates "Art Appreciation" Seminars and Workshops for Elementary and Secondary school students.

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