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Artist: Kay Polito (Tuesday, 25 September, 2018)
Painting for a Good CauseKay was invited to paint a cowboy hat to benefit the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association in June. Wrangler provided the hats and participationg artists designed and painted them.The NIRF committee's goal was to raise $10,000.00 through a Style Show event held at the Holiday Inn in Casper, Wyoming. The contributing artists helped to boost that amount to almost $23,000.00 and the event sold out.The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Foundation supports scholarships, injured rodeo athletes, historical preservation of Western tradions, and RAWHIDE (which fosters...
Artist: Betsy Popp (Saturday, 18 August, 2018)
Thursday, August 16 - I packed for a long day of hiking the Cedar Run Trail Loop.  This trail decents into the Cedar Run Canyon along a series of cascading waters and quiet pools.  I had pondered bringing my fly rod but decided that I did not want to carry anything more than I had to, also wanting my hands free.  I regretted that decision as all along the way I saw deep, cool, quiet pools where I believed lurked a trophy trout.....het a person can dream.  It is better that I did not bring my rod as I probably would still be on the trail checking out the quiet waters....
Artist: Kelly Dodge (Wednesday, 15 August, 2018)
  The Artists of KawarthaContemporary Artists, Wild with Passion​Designed & Published by Andrea HilloEdited by Leonard PizzeyForeword by Michael Dumas "Like the three books that have preceded it, The Artists of Kawartha was conceived from a desire to honour artists and bring their work to the attention of a wider audience. Its pages are a testament to their creator, Andrea Hillo, whose passion for art and empathy with artists has led her to follow a daunting path as an independent publisher.Leonard Pizzey 
Artist: Betsy Popp (Sunday, 12 August, 2018)
Saturday, August 11 - I initially went to the Meadow Springs parking area.  A favorite spot to park to hike Mary's Rock, which I had already done, but I thought I would attempt Buck's Hollow/Buck Ridge.  In the parking lot a met an experienced man/hiker with his lady friend, who was fairly new to hiking.  He said the since 2012 he has lived in a one man tent and I certainly could not do the same as I love being outdoors and taking adventures but I do also like the conveniences of modern life as well.  After the prior day of turning off of a trail due to a huge bear...
Artist: Carina Kramer (Saturday, 23 June, 2018)
I am incredibly honored that I have been asked to participate in the annual Sketch for Survival exhibition.For everyone who does not know about this wonderful event, here´s a short introduction: The Real World Conservation Trust set a campaign (Explorers against Extinction) of which the Sketch for Survival exhibition is a part. Professional artists as well as well-known celebrities are asked to donate sketches, original art, illustrations or cartoons, which are sold in aid of conservation. Last year´s event raised £40.000 and funded vital projects of Rhino...
Artist: Sandy Brooks (Tuesday, 29 May, 2018)
The First Annual Pain St Louis Plein Air is in the books! AND I survived!!54 artists from around the midwest joined the inaugural event to paint some of St Louis's premier locations including the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St Louis County Parks,  Confluence State Park, the Kirkwood Market and Train Station and the historic village and antique carousel at Faust Park. Above are a few of the images that were produced. Below are candids of some of the artists. Most of the artists had not been to at least one of these nature oriented locations and have already indicated they will be...
Artist: Linda Sorensen (Saturday, 26 May, 2018)
Wild Women, Painters of the Wilderness , Linda Sorensen, Kathy Haycock and Joyce Burkholder are a featured  story in this springs edition of Paddling Magazine
Artist: Ellen Woodbury (Saturday, 5 May, 2018)
I write an entertaining blog post for each stone sculpture I make.  I write about the inspiration for a specific sculpture, along with details of the creative process and information about the stone I use.  Each essay tells the story of the piece and provides an avenue for greater appreciation of the artwork and the art form of stone sculpture.Please visit this link to learn more about why I do what I do: https://ellenwoodbury.com/blog/Scroll down to find all entries for all my creations.   
Artist: Linda Sorensen (Wednesday, 25 April, 2018)
This spring I got out painting the last of the spring thaw with Wild Women and some friends....I love this time of year, the contrast of the snow against the blue river water . We painted on the Madawaska River and Poverty Lake in Whitney ON.
Artist: Paula Wiegmink (Wednesday, 18 April, 2018)
The Innovation interior decorating business invited me to attend their 40th year in business celebration in Perth, Western Australia.Having previously exhibted with them as a featured artist during the launch of their 'Africa themed' evening they sent me a personal invitation to attend the event. I was asked if I would donate a painting to be auctioned on the night of the 40th anniversary event celebration. The event was attended by honoured and invited guests only. The funds raised went to an organization of my choice 'Dr Jane Goodall Institute'Some of the special guests were...
Artist: Linda Sorensen (Thursday, 8 February, 2018)
In February 2018, I travelled to Arizona with Wild Women, Joyce Burkholder and Kathy Haycock . We painted for one week at various locations in  Sedona and the Superstistion Mountains to document the natural beauty of of the rock formations. Everyday we travelled backroads by jeep to new and inspiring painting locations. Never having been to the desert before I was in awe of the scuptural shapes and colour of the rocks in Sedona .....really beautiful. At different times of the day the shadows moved over the rocks creating magical plays of light and form. The colours of the rocks...
Artist: Rebecca Latham (Saturday, 3 February, 2018)
New painting, "Bobcat Curiosity", will be showing at the Georgia Watercolor Society's National Exhibition at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in Atlanta March 16 - April 29, 2018 (Image ©Rebecca Latham)
Artist: Susan Shimeld (Tuesday, 30 January, 2018)
It's almost that time of year again. Surveys and rescues.  Fingers crossed that our bats stay safe this year.  Please keep your cats indoors and if you see a bat in distress i.e outdoors during daylight hours, please contact a Bat Conservation Society. 
Artist: Anne Corless (Tuesday, 28 November, 2017)
Working as Artist in Residence is a fun thing to do and one of my favourite venues over the years has been Derwent's "magical" Pencil Museum in the Lake District (UK).  Situated in the beautiful town of Keswick, the Pencil Museum welcomes visitors from all over the world.  As Artist in Residence I demonstrate and teach visitors how to use the Derwent art products and show them the potential of all the different media.  Here I am in the Pencil Museum with the world's largest colour pencil!www.annecorless.com 
Artist: Kitty Harvill (Wednesday, 9 August, 2017)
Baby Rhino Rescue has launched their first Annual International Art Contest, and I'm delighted to be a part of it, as a participant and as a judge. Entries close on September 21, just in time to celebrate WORLD RHINO DAY on September 22.I have been distressed for years over the plight of Rhinos and the unnecessary killing of this amazing and iconic creature purely for human profit and greed. I believe that art is a powerful messenger to change hearts and minds - and I hope the messages in this important Art Campaign will do just that. It's horrifying enough to view the images of adult...
Artist: Susan Shimeld (Monday, 24 July, 2017)
Am delighted to say that I've been invited to participate in the Explorers Against Extinction 'Sketch for Survival' event.  For the past month I have been beavering away on my artwork 'Out of the Shadows' - my White Rhinocerus portrait.  When invited to participate in this excellent auction, I knew immediately which species I wished to portray.  Over previous years I have donated to the translocation of rhinos to safer areas in Africa, and I whole-heartedly support Rhino Conservation. Sadly one rhino is killed every 7 hours and an...
Artist: Kelly Dodge (Sunday, 7 May, 2017)
Kelly is honoured to have been selected as one of an elite group of contemporary artists from around the globe to have her art published in E. Ashley Rooney's most recent book, Reptiles and Amphibians in Contemporary Art. The author of more than 50 books, E.Ashley Rooney has acquired an outstanding reputation for designing and preparing books on contemporary art and architecture. Deeply committed to exhibiting works by both established and emerging artists to the public, Ashley believes that beauty is essential in our lives. About the Book: The reptiles and amphibians surrounding us...
Artist: Anne Corless (Monday, 6 July, 2015)
On our boat trip out to Gjesvaertappen Nature Reserve in Norway, in the summer of 2015, we were accompanied by thousands of puffins.  As we were unable to land on this island, a protected bird sanctuary, we sailed around its rocky shores escorted seemingly by many of the 50,000 puffins that arrive each year, as they flapped frantically just above the choppy waters, dodging waves.  Overhead white tailed eagles soared high with an occasional low swoop. Our captain spotted so many different birds I lost track...but bravely held on to my rather damp sketchbook as I tried...
Artist: Kelly Dodge (Tuesday, 12 October, 2010)
In 2008 Master Artist and Environmentalist Robert Bateman had an unprecedented solo showing of his work at the McMichael Gallery in Klineburg, Ontario, Canada.  Dodge attended Robert's opening and had the opportunity to meet and talk with the renowned artist whom she had admired most of her life.  At this time he invited Dodge to attend a 5 day master artist seminar he was giving on Cortes Island, B.C.  Dodge attended that life changing seminar and had the opportunity recently to return two years later to B.C. for a second seminar with the renowned painter.  The...

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