AFC Announcements

Art For Animals Raising Money For Animals

This years second annual Art For Animals Show is scheduled for September 22nd and 23rd of 2001 in Trenton Ontario Canada. Again 15 of Canada's finest wildlife artist will gather under one roof. The event is being organized on behalf of the Quinte Humane Society to raise much-needed funds for abandoned and abused animals, Wildlife artist Doug Comeau says. "For the second year, we have brought together several of Ontario

David N. Kitler among artists selected for prestigious LEIGH YAWKEY

In its 26th year, Birds in Art is one of the most prestigious show in the world for bird art. David Kitler, a member of the World Wide Nature Artists Group, feels greatly honoured that his "Brazilian Blue & Gold" piece has been selected to be a part of this year's exhibition. David's paintings are like pages in a journal, and this piece is a typical example. His selected artwork follows from a recent trip to South America, David wanted to capture the textures, the colours, and the warmth he observed everywhere.

WWNAG Members Invited to Spanish Conservation Project

Two members of the WWNAG, Andrea Rich and Dag Peterson, have been invited to participate with Artists for Nature Foundation (ANF) on their newest project in Spain. The project will be in support of the conservation of the Pyrenees Mature Forests and is being hosted by the 'Territori i Paisatge' foundation.

Jeffrey Whiting The Focus of Special Museum Exhibit

Jeffrey Whiting, the founder and operator of the World Wide Nature Artists Group, was honoured in a special exhibit at the Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum in Kemptville, Ontario just outside Ottawa. The focus is the artwork created especially for Whiting's book "Owls of North America" which provides detailed paintings of all nineteen species of owls found in North America. The large format, hardcover book, published in 1997 by The Heliconia Press Inc., is an acclaimed reference book for birders, artists and anyone interested in Owls.

Godin has Double Win at World Carving Championships

WWNA group member Patrick Godin made an extraordinary coup at the Ward's World Championship carving competition in Ocean City Marryland. His two entries in World Class competition this year comprised: for The World Shootin' Rig , a pair of Black Ducks

Moose in the City special arts event draws to an end in Toronto

One of our WWNA Group members, Charles Weiss, had his artwork auctioned on eBay for $11000 at the conclusion of the Moose in the City special event in Toronto, Canada. Pictured is his lavishly decorated moose.

Society of Animal Artists elects new President, Francis Sweet

The Society of Animal Artists, at their January board meeting in New York City, elected Francis Edward Sweet of Bowie, Maryland, as their President. Mr. Sweet, a WWNAG member and renouned wildlife and animal artist, who served on the board of directors of the organization for the past two years, was unanimously named their President. Francis succeeds long-standing WWNAG member Charles Allmond.

New book on en Plein Air painting by Deborah Chapin

Recent new member of the WWNAG, Deborah Chapin, has just published a 77 page full-color, hand-bound, soft-cover book entitled: "Capturing Life and Movement en Plein Air".

This book is not only a useful tool for artists of all capabilities but collectors as well. Written from an insider's perspective many of the mysteries of plein air painting are revealed and can be used to understand what you see. The book highlights her thoughts on the subject that have been accumulated over 20 years of painting on site.

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