Wildlife Art Festival 2006
The San Bernardino County Museum will host the 24th annual Wildlife Art Festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 17, 18, and 19, 2006 in Redlands, California. Twenty-three prominent wildlife artists will exhibit their paintings, sculptures, carvings, and limited edition prints in the museum’s Hall of History and Schuiling Gallery. Organized by the San Bernardino County Museum Association, the festival will also include top entries from this year’s Federal Duck Stamp Contest, Junior Federal Duck Stamp Contest, and California State Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The Wildlife Art Festival began when top paintings from the federal Duck Stamp Competition were first shown on the West Coast in 1983 at the San Bernardino County Museum. From this exhibit of small, exquisitely detailed paintings, the festival has grown and evolved over the years while maintaining its focus on wildlife and conservation.
Since 1987, an “Artist of the Year” is selected every year to produce a work of art as a signature piece for that year’s event. This year, Gary R. Johnson from Encinitas, California, will present “The Trumpeters’ Duet.” Signed limited edition prints along with the original painting will be featured at the festival.
Other participating artists for this year’s festival are Lindsey Foggett (Forest Falls, CA), Lynn Freed (Laguna Beach, CA), Carol Heiman-Greene (Orange, CA), Brenda Johnson (Crestline, CA), Marty Katon (Venice, CA), Leslie Kirchner (Green Valley, CA), Lee Kromschroeder (Escondido, CA), Susan Labouri (Big Bear Lake, CA), James McKew (Minden, NV), Rob Mullen (Forest Falls, CA), Robert Nichols (San Diego, CA), Dennis Schroeder (Junction City, CA), Susan Soltani (Anaheim, CA), Pam Stoehsler (Klamath Falls, OR), Rob Sutton (Monrovia, CA), Giam Truong (Westminster, CA), Diane Versteeg (Palm Desert, CA), Linda Walker (Bemidji, MN), Jan Wax & Chris Bing (Philo, CA), Jon White (Sun City, CA), Patti Wilson (Bakersfield, CA), and Terry Woodall (North Bend, OR).
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (student or senior), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.
The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is (909) 307-2669 ext. 229 or TDD (909) 792-1462.