Safari Club International 2018

Las Vegas Convention Center

3195 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV

January 31-February 3, 2018

Lion at the Falls, 2017
oil on belgian linen
24h x 24w in
60.96h x 60.96w cm
SOLD
 

It's the Nature of the Beasts, 2017
oil on belgian linen
57h x 98w in
144.78h x 248.92w cm
$178,000
SOLD

The Giving Tree, 2017
oil on belgian linen
72h x 48w in
182.88h x 121.92w cm
Private Commission

Monna Tota, 2017
oil on belgian linen
70h x 54w in
177.80h x 137.16w cm
Private Commission

Malevolent Grace, 2017
oil on belgian linen
25h x 30w in
63.50h x 76.20w cm
Private Commission
 

We Are Family, 2017
oil on belgian linen
18h x 24w in
45.72h x 60.96w cm
JBO918
SOLD

Invisible Prison, 2017
oil on belgian linen
18h x 24w in
45.72h x 60.96w cm
SOLD

Under a Simba Moon, 2017
oil on belgian linen
11h x 14w in
27.94h x 35.56w cm
SOLD

Reflections of a Successful Hunt, 2017
oil on belgian linen
16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm
SOLD

Nyati in the Sweet Grass, 2017
oil on belgian linen
14h x 18w in
35.56h x 45.72w cm
SOLD

Above the Mist, 2017
oil on belgian linen
14h x 11w in
35.56h x 27.94w cm
$9,300

Polar Dawn, 2017
oil on belgian linen
22 x 28 in
(55.88h x 71.12w cm)
SOLD

Cape Churchill is a land of frozen sunlight, where the sun barely rises each day and casts long, cool shadows across the frozen tundra. Here you will find the impatient polar bears who must wait for the sea ice to form and provide their opportunity to hunt seals. In Polar Dawn I have captured the depth and isolation of the hungry polar bear juxtaposed against the stark contrast of the stunning, frozen landscape. John Banovich, Artist/Conservationist
 


Brent Cotton
His Domain, 2018
oil on linen
12h x 21w in
30.48h x 53.34w cm
$3,600
 


Brent Cotton
Companions, 2018
oil on linen
12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm
$2,800
 


Brent Cotton
Evening Fire, 2017
oil on linen
12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm
$2,800
 

Mick Doellinger
Brute Force, 2015
bronze edition of 15
23.5 x 49 x 16 in
(59.69h x 124.46w x 40.64d cm)
$26,000

"To me, rhinos are such sculptural animals, and the black rhino is definitely the most athletic looking of the species.   “Brute Force” seemed a fitting name for this piece.  With their interesting prehistoric looks and dangerous irritable personalities, I can see why they are respected and revered.    

It will be a sad day when there are no more wild rhino; a day that seems to be approaching all too rapidly.   Fortunately my research allowed me some first hand experience with these magnificent animals." - Mick Doellinger

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From his earliest recollections, Mick was fascinated with Animals, Nature and Art and his life & work have always revolved around these passions. Mick Doellinger has lived in US for the past 10 years, but grew up in Australia where he gained many of the skills he uses today in his sculpting process. From his early days of rodeo, taxidermy, guiding and wildlife management, Mick’s lifelong accumulation of “hands-on” knowledge has given him distinct insights into the characteristics, movements and anatomy of his subjects. Over the past thirty-five years Mick has honed his sculpting skills, melding his working knowledge of animal anatomy with an innate understanding of their mechanics.

​“When someone looks at my sculptures, I hope they feel the essence of the animal. I want people to connect with the piece in some way; to notice subtle nuances of the shape, motion or character.” - Mick Doellinger 
 

Riccardo Tosi
Ghost
Leucistic Giraffe - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, 2017
Limited Edition Fine Art Photograph on Canvas
• 15 numbered canvases signed in the plate
• Unframed Canvas 40" x 30" - $1,500

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Born in Milan Italy, Riccardo Tosi had the opportunity to experience Africa from a very early age. Childhood was spent following his father, conservationist Professor Guido Tosi, as he traveled throughout Africa admiring the wonders of it's wildlife. Africa remained in his blood and mind even as he traveled and worked throughout Asia. Eventually destiny brought him back to Africa, which he now calls his home. After working in the hunting and security industry, Tosi found his passion for wildlife photography. He now runs the anti poaching and conservation operations of a private concession in Tanzania and is constantly working to preserve and protect African wildlife through his art.
 


Riccardo Tosi
Simba
Limited Edition Fine Art Photograph on Paper
40h x 30w in
101.60h x 76.20w cm
$1500

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Born in Milan Italy, Riccardo Tosi had the opportunity to experience Africa from a very early age. Childhood was spent following his father, conservationist Professor Guido Tosi, as he traveled throughout Africa admiring the wonders of it's wildlife. Africa remained in his blood and mind even as he traveled and worked throughout Asia. Eventually destiny brought him back to Africa, which he now calls his home. After working in the hunting and security industry, Tosi found his passion for wildlife photography. He now runs the anti poaching and conservation operations of a private concession in Tanzania and is constantly working to preserve and protect African wildlife through his art.

Stefan Savides
Double Shot of Wild Turkey, 2015
bronze edition of 14
36" x 44" x 43"
$26,000

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Banovich Art represents the multi-talented artist, Stefan Savides. Stefan’s life is all about birds. He has never worked a day that he was not recreating birds in one form or another. While taxidermy, a profession in which he has worked his way to the top, earning international acclaim, has been a mainstay for most of his adult life, this multitalented artist, from a young age, has painted, carved and sculpted birds from around the world. Sculpting in bronze is a natural progression from Savides’ taxidermy, as it provides a lasting expression of his knowledge of avian anatomy and design. Years of intense study, coupled with flair for simplistic design equates to renderings that capture the essence of his subjects in elegant works of art. Stefan’s exquisite work is without the distraction of overbearing detail, brought to life by the hands of a master sculptor. 

Press Release

JOHN BANOVICH EXHIBITING AT SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL, LAS VEGAS
JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 3, 2018
Booth # 2438, 2538 & 2638
Wine Reception: February 2, 2-4pm

John Banovich is a long time donor and supporter of Safari Club International and the Safari Club International Foundation as well as a past recipient of the CJ McElroy Award. He is a board member of the Craighead Institute and an advisory board member to the Safari Club International Foundation. Banovich is best known for painting bold and dramatic scenes of iconic wildlife and nature in its most essential form, and has achieved extraordinary popularity among art collectors and sportsmen across the globe. Through his own conservation work with the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, and through his visual narratives, the artist has brought the plight of wildlife and wild places to the attention of an international audience.  The Banovich exhibition will showcase a new collection of John Banovich originals and newly released limited edition giclee canvases as well as original works by guest artists Brent Cotton, Mick Doellinger, Riccardo Tosi and Stefan Savides, furniture artisan Andy Sanchez and luxury lifestyle decor with a social purpose,  Ankole Designs.

John Banovich will present his new 2018 Original Paintings Collection.   The new original oil painting "Lion at the Falls", oil on belgian linen, 24 x 24 in, $30,000 is available for sale during the Safari Club International Donation live auction event on February 3, 2018.

Proceeds from Banovich artwork support BWF, providing essential assistance to many small-but-vital organizations dedicated to scientific research, habitat conservation and public education. Efforts are focused in Africa and the Russian Far East. BWF supports 12 projects in seven countries.

“Through my art, I hope to inspire people to seek a deeper understanding of the world around us and bring together groups of individuals to unite on common ground. Now more than ever our natural world is severely threatened and, with this increased pressure, a new paradigm must emerge. Conservationists, sportsmen and environmentalists must join forces in areas of overlapping interests and consider bridges to overcome these important issues.” John Banovich.

 

About John Banovich
John Banovich emerged as a talent to watch over two decades ago and today is known internationally for his large, dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife.  His unprecedented life-sized elephant painting, “Once Upon A Time” drew global attention to ivory poaching and his deep passion, knowledge of wildlife and unwavering commitment to conservation continues to raise awareness about imperiled species.  Under the umbrella of his Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, money generated through artwork sales has been channeled back into support efforts that promote habitat protection, science-based wildlife management and sustainable tourism. 

Banovich's work is in important museum, corporate and private collections and has appeared in numerous prestigious venues including the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Wildlife Experience Art Museum, Salmagundi Club, Museum of the Southwest, Natural History Museum, Gilcrease Museum, traveling exhibitions sponsored by the Society of Animal Artists and showcases hosted by Safari Club International and Dallas Safari Club. 

In the press, Banovich’s work has been showcased on ABC’s Entertainment Tonight, The Outdoor Channel, The Great American Country Channel, Orion Entertainment, Versus, PBS and NBC has written about his dedication to his conservation work and named him an NBC Cause Celebrity.

About Banovich Wildscapes Foundation
The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation (BWF) fosters cooperative efforts to conserve the earth’s wild places, benefitting the wildlife and people that live there. BWF promotes scientific research and conservation education; facilitates habitat protection of large conservation landscapes and restoration projects; develops creative and respectful partnerships to fund conservation programs; and creates opportunities to build long-term community economic well-being. More information is available online: www.johnbanovich.com/wildscapes-foundation

About Safari Club International Convention
Since 2000, the SCI Foundation has provided $60 million to promote science-based conservation through wildlife research, capacity building in governments, youth and teacher education, and humanitarian programs that show the importance of the hunting community in society around the world. A portion of the funds raised, during the annual SCI Convention help support the SCI Foundation

Please contact Kimberly Fletcher at 307.200.1622 or email media@johnbanovich.com for further information.