Fort Worden State Park Conference Center is hosting its Third Annual Wildlife and Nature Art Expo on Saturday October 6th from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, October 7th, from 12 noon to 5 pm in Building 204. Admission is $5 per family or $2.50 per adult for both days; Friends of Fort Worden are free.
International and regional artists will be showcasing their original paintings, carvings, sculptures, and photographs during this two day event.
Artwork this year will have an emphasis on the sea otter to raise awareness of endangered and threatened species. Steve Jeffries of the Department of Fish and Wildlife will offer a slide presentation: “The Recovery of Washington’s Sea Otter Population” at 2:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday in Building 204. Many of the artists will be highlighting the sea otter in their art work.
- Nature walks: Sat 9 & 10:30 am, Sun 11 am
- Lecture: Tim McNulty, Sat 4 pm, Wheeler Theater
- Gallery Walk: Sat 5-7 pm, Building 204
Artist line-up includes:
David Kitler of Calgary, Canada, recently featured in Wildlife Art magazine, will be displaying his talented paintings of birds of prey, song birds, small mammals and waterfowl. His work has been the highlight of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, SC, Waterfowl Festival in Maryland and the Wild Arts Festival in Portland OR. He was also awarded Best in Show at a variety of shows and was one of the winners in the 2002 Arts for the Parks competition.
Jocelyn Russell of Friday Harbor, Washington is an extraordinary bronze sculptor as well as a talented painter. Her work is exhibited in galleries in Washington, Colorado, Utah, Montana and Oregon. Jocelyn was been the featured and encore artist in the NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show in Tulsa OK and named one of the Artists of the Millennium in Wildlife Art magazine in 2000. Her monuments have been commissioned for the City of Tulsa OK, Albert Lea High School in Minnesota, and Brigham Young University in Utah.
For more information, visit wildartexpo.org