AFC Announcements

Scholarship Award Presented to Beatrice Bork

2004 Don Eckelberry Scholarship Award Presented to New Jersey artist, Beatrice Bork

The Society of Animal Artists announced that Beatrice Bork was this year

Kitler Artist of Year for Ducks Unlimited Alberta 2005

David has been selected as the Ducks Unlimited Alberta 2005 Artist of the Year, with his "Rocky Mountain Eye II" piece.

Established in 1999, this program is one of Ducks Unlimited Alberta's most important fundraisers. The image will be reproduced, featured, and auctioned at over 150 Ducks Unlimited events across Alberta, helping generate the funds needed for their conservation efforts.

Ron Orlando Grand Prize Winner at Arts for the Parks

"Olympic Twins", an acrylic by Ron Orlando, is the Grand Prize winner at the 2004 Arts for the Parks competition. Ron was awarded a check for $25,000 at the 18th Annual Arts for the Parks banquet at Jackson Lake Lodge on September 18, 2004.

The ARTS FOR THE PARKS competition was created in 1986 by the National Park Academy of the Arts. Their program is designed to celebrate representational artists, to enhance public awareness of the National Parks and to contribute to programs benefiting the National Park System.

Eva Van Rijn and daughter cap two year canyon painting project with art show.

Eva Van Rijn is celebrating with her daughter, the completion of a two year project of painting and drawing their favorite canyons - the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and the Grand Canyon with an exhibition in Woodstock, NY.
Eva and her daughter Maia have been camping together and seperately, sketching and photographing. Now the show is almost upon them. "RED CANYONS/BLUE SPACE" opens October 9th and runs through October 28th. A catalog is available on request from info@fletchergallery,com.

Copyright Bandits

Although copyright laws prohibit the copying of an artists work without that artists permission there are always individuals who seek to gain economic benefit by stealing other's copyrighted material. With technological advances in copying technology and with extremely low labor costs in some less developed parts of the world artists and buyers of art must be particularily vigilant to ensure they are not taken advantage of.

Jason Tako's Painting a Week

American Artist magazine featured Jason Tako's "Painting a Week" webpage in their September, 2004 edition. Three of Jason's plein air watercolors were shown along with the article. Jason is showing a new plein air watercolor every week on his website and allowing people to post their comments (see previous news story.) A "Painting a Week" can be seen at

Linda Rossin Finalist in Artist's Magazine Competition

Linda Rossin

Washed up

The 15x30 oil painting "Washed Up" won 2nd prize in the Artist's Magazine's annual art competition in the "Animals" category and it will be featured in their December issue. This painting also was in the 2003 Arts for the Parks Top 100 National tour.
The painting depicts a beautiful Loggerhead Turtle that had washed up with the tide at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and a nearby Seagull is eyeing it longingly. The Turtle had plastic wrapped around its flippers that inhibited its ability to swim and so it drowned. A stark reminder that garbage can kill.

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