Banovich Wildscapes is pleased to announce that the scientific team of Dr. Nyawira Muthiga and Dr.Tim McClanahan have been awarded the $100,000 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE). Along with the other four finalists Dr. Joel Berger and Dr. Ullas Karanth, Dr. George Archibald and Dr. David Macdonald, Muthiga and McClanahan were selected from among over 40 applicants.
For the first time in decades, the ACE event brought together those from the hunter/sportsman conservation world and the non-hunting environmental/conservation world and academia. Banovich Wildscapes Foundation believes that the ACE created an awareness of the need for everyone to work together to protect and preserve the earth’s wild places and wildlife. ACE recipients were named and presented at a premier gala ceremony with distinguished speakers, celebrity presenters and the incredible animals from the Columbus Zoo and Busch Wildlife. The event was held at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC during the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. The Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE) was created to recognize the extraordinary contributions made to wildlife conservation by the world’s leading scientists. The ACE is intended to become the most significant award in the conservation arena.
Set along the gentle slopes of Tanzania’s Sasakwa Hill, deep in the heart of the private Grumeti Game Reserve, Singita Serengeti Househas been one of East Africa’s most sophisticated places to stay since first opening in 2012. Opulent yet seamlessly connected to the nature that surrounds it, the estate offers an exclusive safari experience unlike any other. And now, following an extensive renovation by longtime Singita collaborators and all around safari-design gurus Cécile & Boyd, the buy-out property is even better than before.
Western Visions Show & Sale
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson, Hole, Wyoming
September 8 - October 8, 2017
Show & Sale: September 15, 5-8pm
The 30th Annual Western Visions®, presented by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, is one of the signature events of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Top contemporary wildlife artists – and collectors – from around the world will be congregating at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The museum has carefully curated a field of living artists working with animal forms in a variety of media. The money raised from this fundraiser supports the Museum. The week’s events, offered at the Museum’s award-winning facility across from the National Elk Refuge, draw an international crowd to this critically acclaimed gathering. During Fall Arts Festival (and year-round), the Museum is a hub for art lovers, wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts, and more. John Banovich will present the new original oil painting "Clean Water", oil on belgian linen, 12 x 18 in, $13,000.
Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111
June 8-10, 2017
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts its prestigious invitational art exhibit of over 300 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation with art seminars, receptions and awards banquet. The exhibiting artists bring a diversity of styles to this prestigious art exhibition. This year marks the Museum’s 45th Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale. Works range from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionist works of art. Landscapes, wildlife and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition. John Banovich will present two new original oil paintings "Polar Dawn", oil on belgian linen, 22 x 28 in, $32,000 and "Quail Hunter-Cooper's Hawk", oil on belgian linen, 16 x 20 in, $16,900. We are honored that "Quail Hunter-Cooper's Hawk" has been chosen as the cover painting on Western Art Collector Magazine's June issue!!!
THE ART OF CONSERVATION
Plantation Grille, Brays Island Plantation, SC
Guest Speaker: John Banovich, Artist/Conservationist
March 13, 2017, 3:30-5:00pm
Hosted by Chris & Amy Dorsey,
"When I was born in 1964 there were 3.5 billion people on earth, today it has doubled to over 7 billion, and growing every hour. With a little math, that adds up to approximately 600 billion pounds of added biomass, omnivore bio mass. Humans consume more than any other vertebrates of equal size and they like a surfeit of food, cars, electronics, air conditioning...so they, we, represent a tremendous demand on the world's resources. We are expected to swell to nearly 9.5 billion by 2050. The concern for all of us should be, can these extra billions not only be fed, but rise out of poverty through economic development without the planet being destroyed? Can it be done without rainforests being torn down for agriculture; without the fish stocks of the oceans being void of life; without the atmosphere being swamped with climate-changing carbon from thousands of new power stations; without savannas turning to deserts? Less than eight percent of the earth's terrestrial surface is protected, not nearly enough to maintain enough space for animals, therefore wildlife must coexist with man in a human dominated landscape. It has a fighting chance on those landscapes only if it can be managed as a natural resource.
On Monday, March 13th we will explore man's relationship to nature and the ways in which man can co-exist with Big Things With Big Teeth in a world of shrinking habitat."
After nearly 5 years in the making we have now completed our new 6500 square foot Art Center in one of the most beautiful places in North America, Paradise Valley, Montana. Located 11 miles south of Livingston, Montana and 45 minutes from Yellowstone National Park, with the Absaroka Mountains rising like a fortress behind it, the new Banovich Art Center stands tall above the valley floor. With reverence paid to the agricultural roots of the region, architectural design including cold rolled steel and wood siding give a seasoned appearance, as if it has experienced decades of the extreme Rocky Mountain elements.
Inside you will be transported through art to some of the wildest places on earth. New art, new collectibles and new stories will continually emerge from behind the 10 foot doors. A place that will continue to evolve with timeless creative energy, every visit will be an unique guest experience. We will be hosting special events, public appearances and important exhibitions centered around the celebration of Wildlife and Wild Places and the important role both play in enriching our lives. Through this cultural platform we hope to imbue an understanding that art can move, reveal and inspire to seek a deeper understanding of the world around us; it can paint a face on an idea, a region, a cause and help engage us at visceral level to conserve our wildlife heritage. You are all welcome to come and visit as something WILD awaits you!
The Banovich Art Center is located BANOVICH ART CENTER 2 Pine Creek Road, Livingston, MT 59047