Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What a NIGHT!

Well, our 7th annual wildlife art show, Wild Things, was a WILD SUCCESS! We had such fun on Sunday, February 10th. The show was bigger and better than ever. 20 artists from around the country came out to show works inspired by wildlife, and boy was the work STUNNING. Photography, pottery, sculpture, fine jewelry, mixed media, stone carving, metal work, weaving, and so much more! We even had live art performances including work by Anthony Burks and body painting by Becky Osborne- Phillips. 25% of show sales will be donated to RSCF in support of our wildlife conservation programs. We can't thank these generous artists enough! And special thanks to Gisela and Howald Pferdekamper for hosting the show on their property in Gisela's amazing converted barn/studio. A beautiful setting! Thanks also to special guest Tami Hoag (New York Times bestselling author and dressage competitor), Julie Pickens of International Polo Club and the Wanderers Club Wellington (for the DELICIOUS food!!!), and Cheryl Wise of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary for bringing beautiful creatures to mingle with our guests. 

 RSCF staff busted their butts for this show as well and we thank Rick Cohen (not only for being a great RSCF animal care giver, but also for playing acoustic guitar and mandolin all night!), Keith Briant, Angel Bucca, Genevieve Peterson, and Suzy Berkowitz. And, let's not forget our volunteers! Eva Sjodin, Amanda Burke (both former RSCF staff that we can't really let go...), Raquel Revuelta, Jeanette Hickman, and Tessa. Last but certainly not least, thanks so much to our participating artists--Anthony Burks, Mindy Colton, Mark Davis, EarthArt by Mary and Teri, Jill Elisofon, Norman Gitzen, Jackie Harris, Maria Hayden, Janet Heaton, Jean Hutchison, Sasha Lickle, Donatella Linari, Greg Matthews, Karen McGovern, Rollin McGrail, Melinda Moore, Becky Osborne-Phillips, Gisela Pferdekamper, and Jessie Williams.

Here is a link to photos from the night!