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SUBMISSION: HAND BY WILLIAM BOOKWALTER

SUBMISSION: HAND BY WILLIAM BOOKWALTER

Hand by William Bookwalter. “One of the things that dissolves the barriers between man and other apes are the hands the help us move through the world. This is the hand of Ivan the gorilla, an infant we had to hand-raise and reintroduce to his troop in Pittsburgh in 2013. The private moments between a(…)

SUBMISSION: EXIT EDEN NO.17 BY DOUG FOGELSON

SUBMISSION: EXIT EDEN NO.17 BY DOUG FOGELSON

Exit Eden No. 17. Photography by Doug Fogelson who says “Exit Eden is a series that addresses my concerns about loss via climate change. Transformative effects of climate change are made visible through the abstraction of landscape photography. I photograph natural areas, often using overlapping multiple exposures, and then remove layers of the film's emulsion(…)

SUBMISSION: MONARCH BUTTERFLY BY LORA VANNOORD

SUBMISSION: MONARCH BUTTERFLY BY LORA VANNOORD

Monarch Butterfly. Original oil painting by Lora Vannoord on a wood surface of the Monarch butterfly threatened by the chemicals that are quickly killing the milkweed, the Monarch’s only food for it’s young. She only lays her eggs on the milkweed! Take a look at her website http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/l/lvannoord

SUBMISSION: BILBO BY CRAIG MCINNIS

SUBMISSION: BILBO BY CRAIG MCINNIS

Craig McInnis painted this image of Bilbo, a sad gorilla looking off into the distance. Check out his Facebook page facebook.com/craigartist

SUBMISSION: BORNEO BIRDWING BUTTERFLY BY HOLLY WINTERS

SUBMISSION: BORNEO BIRDWING BUTTERFLY BY HOLLY WINTERS

Two canvases of an endangered Borneo Birdwing butterfly by Holly Winters. Black upper wings and yellow lower wings with black veins. Holly says “I am interested in butterflies. I paint them in a minimal style to emphasize the pattern of the wings. I combine colour tones from the butterfly photos downloaded from the internet to(…)

WELCOME NEW JERSEY!

WELCOME NEW JERSEY!

Great news! New Jersey has clarified its law concerning contests of skill. We are now able to accept entries from New Jersey residents! We are all very happy about this and look forward to entries from the talented folk in NJ! http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/06/post_58.html

SUBMISSION: IN THE STORM BY MICHEL HAGEGE

SUBMISSION: IN THE STORM BY MICHEL HAGEGE

In the Storm, by French photographer, Michel Hagege, who comments “This young snow monkey (macaca fuscata) looks very fragile under the storm … He is counting his fingers like the end of world countdown.” Please take a look at his website www.mayanne.eu

SUBMISSION: COUSIN BY TERRY WOODALL

SUBMISSION: COUSIN BY TERRY WOODALL

Cousin by Terry Woodall. Endangered species icon of the West, the Northern Spotted Owl now faces threats from its invasive cousin, the Barred Owl, leaving wildlife managers with an uncomfortable choice–do we exterminate some of the barred to protect the spotted? Life size sculpture of the northwest’s spotted owl See his website for more amazing(…)

SUBMISSION: FEMALE BLACKBIRD BY RODNEY YATES

SUBMISSION: FEMALE BLACKBIRD BY RODNEY YATES

Female Blackbird by Rodney Yates. An endangered bird, increasingly rare in the gardens where they have been for so long a fixture and part of the landscape. Very pleased to have an entry from Nottingham, England

SUBMISSION: REDHEAD BY KATE FORD

SUBMISSION: REDHEAD BY KATE FORD

Redhead by Kate Ford. Kate says “From the beginning, the ancient process of using a wax resist with layers of dyes on fabric has struck me as almost magical. The creation of multiple colors resulting from mixing only a few, excites me now even more than it did then. My subject matter has been the(…)