AFC Announcements

Rossin wins at Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit

Looking Beyond, Canada Lynx, by painter Linda Rossin, received the Ellis Park Race Track Award, one of the six top awards at this year

Russin Painting added to Bennington Collection

A Len Rusin painting "Stretching" that was in the Art of the Animal Kingdom IX exhibit for 2004 was selected to become part of the museum's permanent collection. The oil painting of two loons was recently purchased by the Bennington Center of the Arts to be added to their permanent collection.

2004 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit

Karen Latham recently won the "Kentucky National Wildlife Artist" Best of Show award in the biennial Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibition. Rebecca Latham won the Fifth-Third Bank award, a runner-up prize. Several other WNAG artists won awards in the exhibition.

2004 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit
September 19 to November 7
Henderson Fine Arts Center Galleries

Bissell receives Art Award

The Mary Scott-Kestin Cup awarded for a wildlife subject in the Annual Hilliard Society Exhibition has been won by Lauren Hayes Bissell H.S. for her miniature version of "Barbary Babe", a portrait of a particularly expressive female Barbary Lion cub bred by the Aspinall Animal Foundation Animal Park, Port Lympne, Kent, England.

Solo painting expedition in Antarctica

Deception Island is the only active volcano in Antarctica and is found just off the peninsula near the South Shetland Islands. The volcanic action over many years has left layers off ash and volcanic debris layered into the ice that give the glaciers a very graphic look with beautiful lines and textures all in various greys and browns, black and white.

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.

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