AFC Announcements

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.

WWNA artist Rudy Miller honored by NAPA

WWNA member Rudy Miller was recently awarded a signature membership in the National Acrylic Painters Association. Sandra Carpenter, Editor of the Artist's Magazine, was juror.

"Chasing The Wind"- the work of Chris Navarro

The recently published book 'Chasing The Wind' chronicles the life and work of Chris Navarro. It explores the significant influences that have helped shape his life and art. Vivid descriptions and observations catalogue the numerous works and celebrate his monumental sculptures, showing the transformation of his art from conception to completion. The book has been reviewed by others who have admired his work. Others are inspired by the scale and impact of his creations.

North American Birds-A Field Sketching Project by Brenda Carter

In 1998, Brenda developed a plan to paint as many different birds as
possible in one year. The unique aspect of the project was that all the
birds would be drawn in the field from direct observation. This was the
first known project of its kind. Working with her friend, Bruce di Labio -
an experienced birder whose specialty is finding rare birds - the pair
worked out a route for continental North America excluding Mexico. Using the
American Birding Association guidelines for a "Big Year" (a birding term for

New Book Released by the Psaros

"Greater Newburyport -A Photographic Portrait"

This hardcover book consists of 127 pages containing 145 stunning color photographic images of the greater Newburyport, Massachusetts region. The book is a compilation of numerous local photographers and includes
twenty-two images taken by Kevin and Susan Psaros. Kevin and Susan were awarded Second Place in the juried photo contest associated with the publication of this book for their photograph, "A Day At The Beach." This book can be
purchased by contacting them at

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