AFC Announcements

Barbara Nelson bronze awarded to equestrian Hall of Famers

The United States Combined Training Association, an equestrian organization, recently announced its first inductees to the new Hall of Fame. The USCTA commissioned Barbara Nelson to create the award for those who are being honored for their achievements in the Olympic sport of Three-Day Eventing.

Art For Animal Show fundraiser for animals

This year's second annual Art For Animals Show is scheduled for September 22nd and 23rd of 2001. Again 15 of Canada's finest wildlife artist will gather under one roof. The event is being organized on behalf of the Quinte Humane Society to raise much-needed funds for abandoned and abused animals, Wildlife artist Doug Comeau says. "For the second year, we have brought together several of Ontario

Siegrist Illustrates Panther Book

The "Realm of the Panther", a habitat book published by Soundprints and illustrated throughout by Wes Siegrist, features over 14 paintings of Florida panthers in their native South Florida landscape. The back of the book contains a gatefold illustration that folds out into a 34 inch wide panoramic view of the Big Cypress Preserve, the regional setting for the book. Twenty-six species featured in the gatefold are highlighted on the previous pages for children to locate in their respective habitat.

Lantz Original to be auctioned at Christie's in London

Christie's, the prestigious auction house in London, England will be offering two of Yvette Lantz' original paintings on November 18, 1999.

The two paintings are "Plains Drifters" - buffalo and magpies and "Canada Jay". Christie's features all the art in a catalogue which will be distributed world wide. The paintings are also featured at and www.nature-art net.

Artist Contact: Yvette Lantz
Tel.: (250) 722-2794

Godin Wins World Miniature Title

The 1999 Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition was held in Ocean City, Maryland on April 23, 24, and 25. Among the over 800 participating bird sculptors was Pat Godin, a competitor at this event for 24 years. Pat

Wilson Wins First Prize at California Open

At the California Open Art Festival held on February 13th & 14th, 1999 in Del Mar, Ca., WWNAG member Patti Wilson's original oil painting of "Down on the Lake" won 1st place in the art competition. She will also be the Artist of the Year at next year's show. For interested art buyers, she will be exhibiting next at the "Reflections in Nature Show" in Fallbrook, CA the first week-end of May, 1999.

Artist Contact: Patti Wilson,
Tel.:(805) 871-0465

Rich wins Purchase Award

Andrea Rich recently won the purchase award from the Los Angeles Printmaking Society's "15th Annual" show.

You can meet Andrea and see her work at the following shows throughout the year:

Woodcuts of Andrea Rich Pacific Grove Art Center at Pacific Grove, CA (May 21- June 18, 1999)

European Society of Wildlife Artists group show in London, England (July 22- June 19, 1999)

Natural World Observed, Lindsay Wildlife Museum , Walnut Creek, CA (June 19- July 3 1999)

Fortunato Wins Accolades

Nancy was 1 of 90 artists chosen from a field of over 1000 watercolorists from the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies to be selected for the 24th Annual Exhibition. Over 5,000 artists are included in the ten watercolor societies. The show is to be held in San Diego at the Showcase Gallery from May 2 through May 31, 1999. The Juror is Timothy J. Clark, noted emmy award winner of the PBS-TV Series, Focus on Watercolor.

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