AFC Announcements

Journal of Soil and Water Conservation art contest

The Journal of Soil and Water Conservation's art contest is calling for artist submissions for its 60th anniversary. The winner will have their art published on the Journal's July/August issue. The USA-based organization is offering two categories for artists to compete in:

Rachelle and Wes Siegrist Receive Top Awards.

Rachelle Siegrist achieved one of her lifetime goals this month when she was awarded the "Best of Show" at the 30th Annual International Miniature Show to be held in the Dunedin Fine Arts Center in Dunedin, Florida. The show will run January 16th thru February 13th with an invitation only collectors preview on January 15th. Rachelle was also awarded the coveted "Excellence in All Entries" at the same show. Rachelle's winning work is "Fuzzy Wuzzy" at a mere 3x3 inches

In related news Wes Siegrist received the "1st Place" award in opaque watercolor.

Sellout for Steve Burgess at Halcyon Gallery

Steve was the lead artist in the Halcyon Gallery 2004 wildlife exhibition, held at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, U.K. between 16th October - 16th November 2004, in conjunction with The Wildlife Heritage Foundation, and Paradise Wildlife Park. Other atrists taking part included Alan Hunt and Michael Jackson.

Hap Hagood Work Chosen For Lecture Series

Hap Hagood's sculptures, "Thoth" (Ibis), "Servant of the Sun" (Eagle), and "Messenger" (Hummingbird), will be showcased, along with the works of eight other sculptors, in the lecture series, "Seeing Animals Through The Sculptors Eye", presented by Alexandra York, President, American Renaissance For The Twenty-First Century, New York, New York. Ms. York will speak about animal sculpture that stylizes the essential attributes of animals in order to focus attention on the essentials of the animal's spirit.

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

Jeremy Paul has Robin on Christmas Stamp

New Christmas stamps feature postage stamps for the Isle of Man featuring the work of WNAG artist Dr. Jeremy Paul - just issued in time for Christmas. The stamps featurt 5 images of the traditional Christmas robin. (Limited editions of 700 000 !!)
This is the third set of stamps Jeremy has produced for the Isle of Man - the others featured owls and whales/dolphins.

Dumas Art selected for 2005 OFAH Calendar

In a departure from their usual system of selecting images from a variety of artists, the OFAH has opted to feature in their 2005 calendar, images exclusive to a single artist. The calendar displays a different image by Michael Dumas for each of the 12 months, plus one for the cover. This full colour, 8.5 x 11. calendar is available from the OFAH, P.O. Box 2800, Peterborough, ON, K9J 8L5.
Inquiries by telephone: 705-748-6324

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.

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