David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Tour Director and Curator

2017 Events and Reviews

Sayaka Ganz Reclaimed Creations

Guest Appearance by Sayaka Ganz
During The Premiere of RECLAIMED CREATIONS
Reception Saturday, October 7, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Slide Lecture, Thursday, November 9, 5:30 p.m.
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

American Wildlife Art by David J. Wagner, Ph.D.

WILDLIFE ART HISTORY Slide Lecture by David J. Wagner, Ph.D.
in conjunction with Premiere of Brian Jarvi's AFRICAN MENAGERIE
2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

An African Menagerie by Brian Jarvi

10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017
Gallery Walk Open to The Public to Kick Off
The Premiere of AFRICAN MENAGERIE
Conducted by Brian Jarvi
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

The Evening of Friday, September 29, 2017
Patron Dinner Followed by Presentation by Brian Jarvi
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of An American Master

September 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Rochester Institute of Technology Art
University Gallery at The Vignelli Center, Booth Building
Rochester, NY
AMERICAN WILDLIFE ART Slide Lecture by David J. Wagner, Ph.D.
in conjunction with the exhibition and book of the same title,
Arthur Singer – The Wildlife Art of an American Master

Review of Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of An American Master
Rochester Institute of Technology Press
Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of an American Master
Society of Animal Artists Blog
Arthur Singer’s Life Was A Dichotomy of Beauty and Beast
Arthur Singer Speaker Series - David J. Wagner, Ph.D. (767 KB)


Into The Arctic at the Dennos Museum Center

INTO THE ARCTIC Opening Reception
for Members and Guests of The Dennos Museum Center
with Appearance and Remarks by Cory Trépanier
Saturday, September 17, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI


INTO THE ARCTIC
Film Screening with Discussion to Follow led by Cory Trépanier
1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 17, 2017
State Theatre, 233 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI

July 3, 2017 Online Catalogue Andrew Denman A Different Animal
Featuring Essay about The Artist by David J. Wagner, Ph.D.
and Forward by Todd Wilkinson
Release date for hard copy to coincide with exhibition of the same title July 21 - 31, 2017, Astoria Fine Art, Jackson Hole, WY

Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC

The Evening of February 9, 2017
Premiere of INTO THE ARCTIC
Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Remarks about the Exhibition
and Introduction of Cory Trépanier

Anthrozoology: Embracing Co-Existence in the Anthropocene

Review of Anthrozoology: Embracing Co-Existence in the Anthropocene
Eco News Network
Stanford University Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere
Society of Animal Artists Blog

2016 Events

6:00 p.m., Monday, February 1, 2016
Student Union, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Guest Speaker on Environmental Ideology In Art, in TED Challenge Program, "Fueling Human Existence," a live video conference intended to encourage and accommodate differing perspectives that fulfill human needs ranging from technology, sustainability, to science. Supported by K-State Student Union Program Council and Kansas State University.
Watch on YouTube (13:29 minutes)
Environmental Ideology in Art | David Wagner | TEDxMHK
Environmental Ideology in Art | TEDxMHK Manuscript | David Wagner

2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2016
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Reception and Panel Discussion
St. Mary’s College Museum of Art
Moraga, California in the San Francisco Bay Area
Link to Full Panel Video (YouTube 1:05:11)
Link to Panel Video Highlights (YouTube 10:10)

Confirmed Speakers Include:
Painter, Chester Arnold, Sonoma, CA
Painter, Britt Freda, Burton, WA
Photographer, Peter J. Goin, Reno, NV
Painter, Karen Hackenberg, Port Townsend, WA
Painter, Mary Helsaple, Sedona, AZ
Sculptor, Michael (Mick) Meilahn, Pickett, WI
Painter, Suze Woolf, Seattle, WA
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Panel Chair
Panel Discussion Questions from Scholars and Writers (PDF 298KB)
Panel Discussion Questions from Participating Artists (PDF 375KB)

6:30 p.m. PST, Tuesday, February 23
Stephen and Susan Tchudi Interview Painter, Robert Bateman, Sculptor Kent Ullberg, about their Work in the Exhibition, Environmental Impact, along with Curator, Dr. David J, Wagner
Ecotopia on KZFR 90.1
Streaming: kzfr.org
Web: ecotopiakzfr.com

5:30 p.m., March 10, 2016
Reception to Kick Off FELINE FINE: ART OF CATS
The Neville Public Museum

May 5, 2016
The Wildlife Art of Ron Kingswood Catalogue (4.1 MB); The Wildlife Art of Ron Kingswood Article (498 KB); Kingswood Exhibition Press Release (205 KB); The Wildlife Art of Ron Kingswood on MAHB
Release date for The Wildlife Art of Ron Kingswood Catalogue featuring Introduction by David J. Wagner, Ph.D., to accompany exhibition at Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London, England through May 28, 2016. For information contact:
Phone: 020 7351 0410
Email: rebeccawall@jonathancooper.co.uk

The Evening of Thursday, May 5, 2016
Remarks at the Opening of JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 8, 2016
The Life and Art of John James Audubon
Slide Lecture with Book Signing to Follow
The Paine Art Center and Gardens

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Before, During, and After: John James Audubon Slide lecture with book signing to follow
Whitefish Bay Public Library
Overview and Registration Link

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. June 9, 2016 Members Reception
June 10 Public Opening
Lightner Museum
Attending Artists:
Mary Garrish (Merritt Island, FL)
Bailey Hill (St. Helens, OR)
Evelyn McCorristin Peters (Myakka City, FL)
Ronnie W. Williford (Deland, FL)

Tuesday, September 13
Joel Oppenheimer lecture at noon with a reception/gallery talk that evening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Paine Art Center and Gardens
1410 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 235-6903

August, 2016
Slide Lecture by Don Luce about John James Audubon
The Paine Art Center and Gardens
1410 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 235-6903

Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m. Houston Marriott
Annual Dinner of The Society of Animal Artists
Celebrating the Premiere of the Annual Exhibition
at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award to Kent Ullberg
https://nationalsculpture.org/news-events/kent-ullberg-honored/
http://www.societyofanimalartists.com/ULLBERG%20AWARD%20PRESENTATION.pdf
http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/8aa/8aa549.htm

Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Slide Lecture by David J. Wagner, Ph.D. about John James Audubon
The Paine Art Center and Gardens
1410 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 235-6903

2015 Events

The Evening of Friday, January 30, 2015
Private Preview Reception to Premiere ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
at Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC

June 5, 2015
Private Preview Reception to Premiere ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA

2014 Events

The Evening of Friday, June 6, 2014
AMERICA'S PARKS II Reception in conjunction with Wildlife Art & Wine at
The Wildlife Experience

The Evening of Friday, February 21, 2014
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Opening Reception at
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
- Also speaking will be exhibiting artists, Michael ("Mick") Meilahn from Pickett, WI, and Sayaka Kajita Ganz, Yokohama, Japan (now USA)

2013 Events

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
American Wildlife Art Lecture and Book Signing
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
American Wildlife Art Lecture and Book Signing
in conjunction with premiere of the exhibition, AMERICAN WILDLIFE ART
Allentown Art Museum

The Evening of Thursday, August 29, 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Opening Reception at
Canton Museum of Art

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
American Wildlife Art Lecture and Book Signing
in conjunction with opening of Art and the Animal
Kenosha Public Museum

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
American Wildlife Art Lecture and Book Signing
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

2012 Events

Friday, October 5th - Saturday, October 6th, 2012
The Society of Animal Artists 52nd Annual Exhibition Artists' Reception
with book signing by David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Author, American Wildlife Art
The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum

Sunday, June 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
BLOSSOM II ~ ART OF FLOWERS OPENING RECEPTION
with workshop led by BLOSSOM II Juror, Jim Johnson
Museum of the Gulf Coast

Saturday, April 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
2012 Earth Day Lecture by David J. Wagner, Ph.D.
"How American Artists Shaped and Fulfilled the Ecological Ideology of Earth Day"
Rare Books and Fine Arts Gallery
Milwaukee Public Library

(Examples of Original Works by Audubon, Catesby, Wilson and many more will be out and on display for viewing following the lecture.)

The Evening of Friday, March 23, 2012
ART OF THE DIVE/PORTRAITS OF THE DEEP Opening Reception
http://thewildlifeexperience.org/upcoming-exhibits/
The Wildlife Experience

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Society of Animal Artists ART AND THE ANIMAL Exhibition Opening Peninsula Fine Arts Center

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
BLOSSOM II ~ ART OF FLOWERS OPENING RECEPTION
ArtCenter Manatee

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
ART OF THE DIVE / PORTRAITS OF THE DEEP Opening Reception
Art Museum of South Texas
Friday, January 20, 2012, 12:00 Noon Luncheon followed by Presentation by Corpus Christi resident, and ART OF THE DIVE sculptor, Kent Ullberg and diving buddy, Guy Harvey. Gallery Walk afterwards.

2011 Events

[11/4/11] Attended the Opening Reception for the Premiere of BLOSSOM II ~ ART OF FLOWERS at the Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL

[10/21/11] Attended reception for ART OF THE DIVE PORTRAITS OF THE DEEP at the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, FL

[9/16/11] Chaired panel discussion of leading artists at Opening Reception for Premiere of the 51st Annual Exhibition of The Society of Animal Artists (Jim Coe, Kim Diment, Rick Pas, Paul Rhymer, Sharon Schafer) at the Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI

[8/15/11] Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

[7/9-11/11] American Wildlife Art featured at the Outdoor Writers Association of America Annual Conference, Snowbird Resort, Salt Lake City, Utah www.owaa.org

[5/11] American Wildlife Art distributed by U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Duck Stamp Program to Junior Duck Stamp Coordinators and their local colleagues who work with teachers and schools throughout the country to promote conservation education.

[4/13/11] American Wildlife Art featured at National Wildlife Federation Washington, D.C. Gala honoring Robert Redford as Conservationist of The Year along with seven other National Conservation Achievement Award recipients including First Lady Michelle Obama for the Special 75th Anniversary Conservation Award, and Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Indiana), among others.

[3/26-29/11] Tour Organizer of a Field Trip for 30 Artists to San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, to produce a body of work for an exhibition entitled The Sea of Cortez to premiere in 2013 at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ.
- http://www.whatsupsancarlos.com/sea-of-cortez-artists-exhibition/
- http://foxstudio.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/the-sea-of-cortez-an-album-of-images/
- http://underthemagnifier.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/the-sea-of-cortez-adventures-come-to-an-end/
- http://underthemagnifier.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/more-adventures-from-the-sea-of-cortez/

[2/17/11] Lecture and Book Signing at the Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA

[2/13/11] Lecture and Book Signing at the Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL

[2/11/11] Lecture and Book Signing at the Manatee ArtCenter, Bradenton, FL

[2/9/11] Opening Reception, BLOSSOM II ~ ART OF FLOWERS at The Naples Museum of Art , Naples, FL

[1/29/11] VANISHING CIRCLES Exhibition and Book Reception Presentation at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ

2010 Events

[3/26/10] Lecture and Book Signing at Goodnight Trail Gallery of Western Art, Mancos, CO Goodnight Trail Gallery of Western Art

[5/14/10] Lecture and Book Signing at The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, MD The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University

[6/12/10] Lecture at The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA The R.W. Norton Art Gallery

[6/13/10] Lecture and Book Signing at The West Baton Rouge Museum, LA The West Baton Rouge Museum

[8/26 and 27/10] Lecture and Book Signing at Greenacres Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

[9/4/10] Book Signing at Premiere of Society of Animal Artists Fiftieth Anniversary Annual Exhibition, San Diego Natural History Museum

[9/5/10] David J. Wagner (also Curator/Tour Director for THE ART OF ROBERT BATEMAN), presented Society of Animal Artists Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert Bateman at SAA Annual Dinner

Dr. David J. Wagner Lecture/Book Signing at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY

Lecture/Book Signing at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY

[9/14/10] Lecture and Book Signing at Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY

[9/15/10] Lecture and Book Signing at Jackson Hole, WY, Historical Society and Museum

KHOL 89.1 Jackson Hole Public Radio Interview with Robert Bateman and Kent Ullberg

(Streaming link to MP3 file)

[9/16/10] Recipient of the 2010 SKBF Black-Parkman Award for Art Industry Leadership The Susan K. Black Foundation

[9/17/10] Susan K. Black Foundation Annual Dubois, WY, Workshop Keynote Address and Book Signing The Susan K. Black Foundation

David J. Wagner Book Signing

David J. Wagner Book Signing

2009 Events

[02/12/09] 25th Anniversary Year of Outdoor Wisconsin on Milwaukee Public Television..

[02/14/09] Book Signing with Les Didier and Marty Murk at Landmarks Gallery.

[02/28/09] Book Signing at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

[05/03/09] Lecture and Book Signing at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta.

[05/21/09] Talk and Book Signing at Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC.

[05/27/09] Book Signing at Smithsonian Institution of Natural History, Washington, D.C..

[09/05/09] Lecture and Book Signing at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, KS

[11/01/09] Lecture and Book Signing at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

[11/09/09] Presentation at International Committee for Exhibitions and Exchange.

[11/13/09] Lecture and Book signing at Natural History Art Gallery.

[12/02/09] Book Signing at Alumni Association; Woman’s Club of Wisconsin

[12/14/09] Lecture and Book Signing at Boswell Book Company

2008 Events

[02/16/08] Lecture and book signing at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.

[02/29/08] Book signing with Robert Bateman at The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado.

[03/06/08] Lecture and book signing at The Milwaukee Public Museum, Wisconsin.

[03/20/08] Lecture and book signing at the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

[04/27/08] Lecture and book signing at The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, Maryland.

[06/08/08] Lecture and book signing at the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, Colorado.

[06/22/08] Lecture and book signing at The Wildling Art Museum, Los Olivos, California.

[07/10/08] Lecture and book signing at The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

[08/16/08] Lecture and book signing at Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio.

[08/19/08] Lecture and book signing at Björklunden vid Sjön, Lawrence University’s Door County, Wisconsin, campus.

[09/04/08] Lecture and book signing at Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

[09/15/08] Lecture and book signing at The Milwaukee Public Museum, Wisconsin for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Meeting Opening Reception.

[10/18/08] Wildlife Art Lecture + Book Signing at the Federal Duck Stamp Competition.

[11/17/08] The Art of Robert Bateman and American Wildlife Art at the San Diego Museum of Natural History

[11/20/08] Wildlife Art Lecture + Book Signing at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, Madison, Wisconsin

[11/29/08] Wildlife Art Lecture + Book Signing at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona

[12/03/08] Wildlife Art Lecture + Book Signing at the U.S. Department of Interior Museum, Washington, D.C.

[12/07/08] Wildlife Art Lecture + Book Signing at the Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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