May 20, 2008

Wildlife Art Magazine Ceases Operations

Sad news. An excerpt from an email I received the other day:

Dear Wildlife Art magazine community,

It is with deep regret that we announce that Wildlife Art magazine ceased operations Friday, May 9. We remain hopeful that someone will purchase the magazine and continue to operate it for the benefit of wildlife art lovers around the world...

(edited to remove names, personal email addresses, and phone numbers)

...The Wildlife Art magazine staff is tremendous! Should you choose to work with any of them on future projects know you'll be working with talented professionals.

We appreciate the three-plus years of relationship we've had with each of you, and wish you well.


Keith and Tricia

The email did not say why the company is closing down but I contacted Paul Montag from the magazine to confirm that is, indeed, true. It appears to have been a surprise to most of the employees there.

This is particularly sad for me. Wildlife Art Magazine has been around for at least 30years I believe. It's been there for me as long as I've been in the wildlife art business and it's always been my main source of news and information on the wildlife art world. There's nothing out there I know of that can take its place. I truly hope someone does buy the company and keep it going. It will be sorely missed by many in the wildlife art world if it's gone for good.

May 1, 2008

Art Shows - May 2008

Note: These are not listings of shows I will be participating in. They are just art shows with wildlife and/or western themes that may be of interest to you.

March 1 - June 1
The Art of Robert Bateman
The Wildlife Experience
10035 South Peoria
Parker, CO 80134

April 1 - May 16
The Horse in Fine Art
Columbia Art League
111 South Ninth St
Columbia, MO

April 18 - May 9
Masterworks for Nature Celebrates the Wilds
Cincinnati Art Galleries
225 East 6th St
Cincinnati, OH

May 2 - 4
27th Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival
Havre de Grace Middle School
Recreation Center
Havre de Grace, MD

May 2 - 24
Native Visions
A Collection of Work by William Sitting Bull and William Zelt
304 E. Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park, CO

May 2 - June 14
17th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Dana Gallery
246 N. Higgins
Missoula, MT

May 3 - 4
Reflections of Nature
Art Center at Fallbrook
103 S. Main
Fallbrook, CA

May 9 - June 8
Walk on the Wild side with Jim Oliver
104 E. Main Street
La Grange, KY

May 10 - 11
Montana Wildlife Art Show
Holiday Inn Downtown
200 S Pattee St
Missoula, MT

May 16 - 18
Ellensburg National Art Show & Auction
Kittitas Valley Event Center
512 N Poplar St
Ellensburg, WA

May 17 - 18
Peppertree Art Show
3631 Roblar Avenue
Santa Ynez, CA

May 17-18
Sculpture in the South
Azalea Park
Summerville, SC

May 24 - 26
34th Annual
Memorial Day Weekend
Western Art Show and Sale
Courthouse Plaza
Prescott, AZ

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