AMERICAS PARKS Through The Beauty of Art
produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
ANNOUNCING AMERICA'S PARKS II
Outdoor Painter Artwork Featuring America’s Parks I
Outdoor Painter Deadline Nears For America’s Parks II
Susan Kathleen Black Foundation
The Society of Animal Artists: America's Parks II Call for Entries
THE PRIMARY THEME OF AMERICA'S PARKS II WILL BE PARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST including the Southwestern U.S. & Northwestern Mexico. Art depicting parks in other locations throughout North America (Canada, Mexico, The United States) will be eligible for the online exhibit of PARKS II and awards. However, the traveling exhibit will be comprised primarily if not entirely of art depicting parks in the Southwestern U.S. & Northwestern Mexico.1
ALSO NEW FOR PARKS II IS THE ELIGIBILITY OF SCULPTURE.
AMERICA’S PARKS II is an exhibition competition open to all artists, the purpose of which is to recognize and promote excellence in original artworks depicting any park (national, state, provincial, county, city, or private) in Canada, Mexico and The United States, with an emphasis on parks in the Southwestern U.S. & Northwestern Mexico. Selections will be made by a professional jury consisting of:
Pam Dean Cable, Executive Director, Susan Kathleen Black Foundation
(sponsor of the SKBF Floral Art Award for PARKS I & PARKS II)
M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, PleinAir™ Magazine
Todd Wilkinson, Managing Editor, Wildlife Art Journal
The following is a confirmed list of awards for AMERICA'S PARKS II:
America’s Parks Sculpture Award
The Michael C. and Priscilla V. Baldwin Foundation Sonoran Desert Art Award
Susan Kathleen Black Foundation Floral Art Award
PleinAir™ Magazine Juror’s Choice Award
Society of Animal Artist’s Wildlife Art Award
Wildlife Art Journal Juror’s Choice Award
Additional awards are possible pending funding.
AMERICA’S PARKS II will premiere in Bolivar, Missouri from March 16 - April 28, 2014 at the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art; it will also be displayed at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ from September 13 - October 26, 2014. One or more additional venues may be added to the tour.
Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute Ironwood Gallery
The Sonoran Desert Museum and the Dunnegan are noteworthy museums that have hosted such notable traveling museum exhibitions as Art and the Animal of The Society of Animal Artists, Blossom ~ Art of Flowers sponsored by The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, and Paws and Reflect: Art of Canines, all of which have toured under the auspices of David J. Wagner, L.L.C. The Dunnegan has also had a tradition of hosting park art exhibits, notably, AMERICA’S PARKS I and ARTS FOR THE PARKS. Coincidentally, David J. Wagner proposed the very first tour of the ARTS FOR THE PARKS exhibition, served as a Juror for that exhibit, managed the ARTS FOR THE PARKS tour for its first five years (1988–93), and served on the Advisory Board of its parent organization, the National Park Art Academy. AMERICA’S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art is an entirely new initiative, produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
1. The primary theme of AMERICA'S PARKS II will be parks of Southwestern States in the U.S. including (in alphabetical order) Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah; and States in Northwestern Mexico, particularly, Sonora.
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