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Western Visions 31st Annual Show & Sale

National Museum of Wildlife Art

Jackson Hole, WY

September 8 - October 7, 2018

Fresh Powder, 2018
oil on belgian linen
12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm

The American bison is perfectly adapted to surviving in not only the hot summers on the plains but also the brutal North American winters. Using its massive head as a snow plow in a side to side motion it can forage in the deepest snow to access to the buried vegetation below.  Bison are also able to move swiftly in soft fresh powder and I love painting them busting through the snowy deep drifts; their movements completely silenced by the fresh powder! John Banovich

Press Release

Western Visions Show & Sale
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson, Hole, Wyoming
September 8 - October 10, 2018
Show & Sale: September 14, 5-8pm

The 31st Annual Western Visions®, presented by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, is the signature event 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, Wyoming. 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 "Fresh Powder", oil on belgian linen, 12 x 16 in.  

About John Banovich

John Banovich is known internationally for his large, dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife.  His deep passion, knowledge of wildlife and unwavering commitment to conservation continues to inspire. In 2007 Banovich founded The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, a nonprofit (501c3) organization fostering cooperative efforts to conserve the earth's wild places benefiting the wildlife and the people that live there.

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 Cowboy & Western Heritage 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 Entertainment Tonight, The Outdoor Channel, The Great American Country Channel, Orion Entertainment, Versus, PBS and most recently NBC has written about his dedication to his conservation work and named him an NBC Cause Celebrity.

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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: