Untamed Land

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Artists For Conservation etc.

Right now it's the time of year for the annual Artists For Conservation book to come out. The rabbit painting which is the current header for this blog was in last year's book. It is quite an honor to be accepted into this organization which limits it's worldwide membership of nature oriented artists to 500.
This year I entered my Muskoxen painting, called, Shaggy Beasts. About 100 paintings get chosen for the book. It made the cut, Yippee!
Along with the book, there is a companion calendar. Being chosen for last year's calendar was one of the highlights of my artistic carreer.
Imagine my surprize when I found this painting also included in this year's calendar. What an unexpected thrill. Frankly I think that there were many other paintings in the book that deserved to be in the calendar more than this painting.

I'll flesh this post out with some winter shots of the Coastal Trail.
I know that I have included very similar views in the past. I have not gone anywhere good in a while.

Sleeping Lady, also known as Mount Susitna. The Coastal Trail is a barren place in the winter.
There is usually something living to see, but it can be a lot of walking before you see any signs of life.


Mo said...

Felicidades John, saludos

Anonymous said...

What a nice honor.

Colette Theriault said...

Congrats John on the acceptance of your piece! I LOVE that musk ox painting and it fully deserved to make the calendar as well. An honor indeed.

Camera Trap Codger said...

Congratulations, indeed. It's a wonderful painting.

john said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Colette, I think your chickadee painting should have made the calendar over mine.

Peter Brown said...

Congratulations John. I hope this well-deserved recognition is enough to get you excited about painting again.

Unknown said...

Congratulations for this event John!!;you must be bery happy and cheerfull.Im just in the diferent situation of you, im a perfect unknown wild life artist and i have to make plans for send my pictures outside of my country here; in Spain and catalonia, its like a professional prison for me.Habing a good luk and merry chrystmas John.

john said...

Thank you for your comments Peter and Marc. Remembwe Marc, that anyone can apply to join Artists for Conservation and recieve some exposure through their website, shows and book.