Upcoming - Americana Exhibition at Viaduct Gallery

Just recently found out this good news - three of my bison paintings have been accepted into this curated exhibition on the theme of Americana!  Hosted by the Des Moines Social Club, Americana is held in Viaduct Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa.  My wonderful colleague Susan Nelson shipped them for me since I am currently on an artist residency in France.

Opening Reception: June 29 from 5–9pm
Exhibit Dates: June 29 – July 30, 2016
Gallery Hours: Sundays 8am-8pm, Monday – Thursday 7am-9pm, Fridays 7am-10pm, Saturdays 8am-10pm
Location and Contact: 900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA 50309; (515) 369-3672

Bison Are the First National Mammal!

How cool is this - President Obama has signed the National Bison Legacy Act making bison the first national mammal (though bald eagles are still secure in their national animal status).

To celebrate, here's a gallery of all of my bison paintings completed thus far!

Yellowstone Bison Culling

A great op-ed, "The Bison Roundup the Government Wants to Hide," was just published in The New York Times about the politically motivated annual bison cull that takes place in Yellowstone National Park at the taxpayer's expense.  I'm all for the suggestions of the author, Christopher Ketcham, with the clarification that I'd like any seasonal hunting to be restricted to that which encourages an ecological balance as opposed to one based on farm/ranch priorities, fear, or the desire for trophies.