"Movement?" by Greg McHuron, oil, 24 x 30 in.
"America's Parks Through the Beauty of Art" is an international art competition and exhibition intended to recognize and promote excellence in original works of art depicting any park (national, state, provincial, county, city, or private) in North America. Jurors selected 101 artworks for the competition in November 2012; original, two-dimensional works of art completed in 2010, '11, or '12 were eligible for entry. Jurors included M. Stephen Doherty, editor, PleinAir magazine; Susan T. Fisher, past president, American Society of Botanical Artists, and former director, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute; and Todd Wilkinson, managing editor, Wildlife Art Journal. The top 50 works will be included in a national tour to three venues.
Among the artists whose work will be included in the touring exhibition are Carel Pieter Kempen, Julie Taylor Chapman, David Gallup, Jack Garver, Mary Helsaple, Shawn Murtha, Aaron Schuerr, Jeanne Rosier Smith, Jason Sacran, Cory Trepanier, Morten E. Solberg, and James Wisnowski.
"Silver Threads," by Greg McHuron, oil, 18 x 27 in.
"America's Parks Through the Beauty of Art" will premiere at the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Bolivar, Missouri, from March 17-April 14, 2013. The other venues and dates are: May 18-July 28, 2013, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, New York; and August 17-October 13, 2013, Kenosha Public Museums, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
For further info, contact: David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director, David J. Wagner, L.L.C.; "America's Parks" Competition and Exhibition Office; www.davidjwagnerllc.com; 414.221.6878.