AMERICA'S PARKS Through The Beauty of Art
produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

AMERICA'S PARKS I Press Release (PDF 537KB) Including List of Top 100 Artists
AMERICA'S PARKS I Juror's Statements (PDF 532KB)
AMERICA'S PARKS I Awards (PDF 3.8MB)
Outdoor Painter Highlights "America's Parks" Tour
The Susan K. Black Foundation Recommends Artists Enter "America's Parks"
National Parks Traveler Recommends Artists Enter "America's Parks"
Outdoor Painter Recommends Artists Enter "America's Parks"
Outdoor Painter Announces "America's Parks I" Awards
Wildlife Art Journal Review

AMERICA'S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art is an exhibition competition open to all artists, the purpose of which is to recognize and promote excellence in original artworks depicting any park (national, state, provincial, county, city, or private) in North America (Canada, Mexico and The United States). Selections for AMERICA'S PARKS I were made by a professional jury consisting of: M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, PleinAir™ Magazine; Susan T. Fisher, Past President, American Society of Botanical Artists and former Director, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute; and Todd Wilkinson, Managing Editor, Wildlife Art Journal. The 2013 inaugural exhibition of AMERICA'S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art is scheduled as the first of three, with others to follow in 2014 and 2015. The 2013 inaugural exhibition will premiere in Bolivar, Missouri from March 17 - April 14, 2013 at The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art. The photographs that follow represent the top 100 artworks selected by the jury. Titles of artworks chosen for the traveling museum exhibition appear in Italics Bold.

The organizers of AMERICA'S PARKS are grateful to all artists who submitted work for jury consideration. We wish to thank and acknowledge all artists who entered the competition. We appreciate your entries very much and wish all who submitted the very best for future competitions.

America's Parks I Title Panel

TOP 100

(alphabetical by artist's last name)
Tour Artworks in Italics Bold

America's Parks I featured artwork
Alban, Lee
"Saguaro Spring Color"
Saguaro National Park, AZ
America's Parks I featured artwork
Barnes, Ronnie
"String Lake"
Grand Teton National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Biers, Nanette
"Spotlit Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur"
Andrew Molera State Park, CA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Brest van Kempen, Carel Pieter
"April Hibernaculum"
Great Basin National Park, NV
America's Parks I featured artwork
Chapman, Julie Taylor
"Badass"
National Bison Range, MT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Crouter, Anni
"Night Watchman"
San Diego Wild Animal Park, CA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Crouter, Anni
"Solitaire"
Toledo Zoo, OH
America's Parks I featured artwork
de Kramer, Karyn
"Rocky Mtn. High"
Glacier National Park, MT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Diment, Kim
"Blues Brothers"
Tahquamenon State Park, MI
America's Parks I featured artwork
Diment, Kim
"Tahquamenon Lower Falls Otters"
Tahquamenon State Park, MI
America's Parks I featured artwork
Feldpausch, Lori
"DeTour State Park Clear Morning (Water)"
DeTour State Park, MI
America's Parks I featured artwork
Gallup, David
"The Space between Worlds"
Leo Carrillo State Beach, CA
Honorable Mention
America's Parks I featured artwork
Garrish, Mary
"Harmony"
Canaveral National Seashore, FL
Honorable Mention
America's Parks I featured artwork
Garrish, Mary
"Tetons in the Distance"
Grand Teton National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Garver, Jack
"Ear of the Wind"
Monument Valley- Navajo Tribal Park, AZ
America's Parks I featured artwork
Garver, Jack
"On Cedar Ridge"
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
America's Parks I featured artwork
Gillespie, Curt
"Black Canyon Sunrise"
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO
America's Parks I featured artwork
Gorey, Christopher J.
"Twin Sisters"
Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
America's Parks I featured artwork
Gould, Shawn
"College Cove"
Trinidad State Beach, CA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hall, Susan Elwart
"Blue and Yellow"
Don Edwards, Bay Front Park, CA
Honorable Mention
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hall, Susan Elwart
"Muck Weeds"
Don Edwards, Bay Front Park, CA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hanken, Karen
"A Grand Tapestry"
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hanna, Annette Adrian
"In the Beginning"
Acadia National Park, Maine
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hawthorne, Dotty
"Evening Light in Saguaro East"
Saguaro National Park, AZ
America's Parks I featured artwork
Haynes, Bryan
"Above the Beyond"
Mark Twain National Park, MO
Honorable Mention
America's Parks I featured artwork
Haynes, Bryan
"Gateway Arch"
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, MO
America's Parks I featured artwork
Haynes, Bryan
"Notes on a Staff"
Hawn State Park, MO
America's Parks I featured artwork
Haynes, Bryan
"Spring Creek"
Osage Village Historic Site, MO
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hearding, Catherine
"Wave Action"
Acadia National Park, ME
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hearding, Catherine
"Sticks and Stones"
Grand Teton National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Heaton, Janet N.
"Three Gossips"
Arches National Park, UT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Heflin, Thomas Patrick
"Great White Egret"
Everglades National Park, FL
America's Parks I featured artwork
Helsaple, Mary
"Storm Brewing in the Sea of Cortez"
Estero Soldato and Tetakawi Peak, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
America's Parks I featured artwork
Helsaple, Mary
"Lark Sparrow in Limberbush"
Estero Soldato, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Honorable Mention
America's Parks I featured artwork
Herman, Jean
"Sunset"
Bahia Honda State Park, FL
Honorable Mention
America's Parks I featured artwork
Herman, Jean
"Through the Trees"
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
America's Parks I featured artwork
Herman, Jean
"Fantasy Island"
Golden Gate Park, CA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hesse-Low, Carolyn
"Treats in Central Park"
Central Park, NY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hill, Bailey
"Palette Spring 206.28"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hill, Bailey
"Palette Spring 206.29"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hofreiter, Brenda
"Courthouse Tower View"
Arches National Park, UT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hofreiter, Brenda
"Bright Angel Trail-Grand Canyon"
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hopkins, Eden
"Morning in the Mountains"
Grand Teton National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Howard, Arayna
"Delicate Arch Sunset"
Arches National Park, UT
Honorable Mention
America's Parks I featured artwork
Howard, Arayna
"Ancient Abode"
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
America's Parks I featured artwork
Hunter, Jennifer
"Union Cavalry at the Ready"
Lakewood Forest Preserve, IL
America's Parks I featured artwork
Jammer, Clint
"Pride of Yellowstone"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Johnson, Gary
"Many Glaciers Morning"
Glacier National Park, MT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Karlsberg, Linda Pearlman
"Morning Larz Anderson"
Larz Anderson Park, MA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Keary, Geri
"Misty"
Golden Gate Recreation, CA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Kolasinski, Mike Barret
"Peak Performance"
Glacier National Park, MT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Kuhn, Marianne V.
"Grand Teton Evening"
Teton National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Left, Stephen
"Southern Blue"
James Island County Park, SC
America's Parks I featured artwork
Lindenberger, Amy V.
"Witness Tree at Devil's Den"
Gettysburg National Military Park, PA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Lindley, Barry D.
"Rafting the Kisaralik"
Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, AK
America's Parks I featured artwork
Lok, Joan
"Night Watchman"
Zion National Park, UT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Lok, Joan
"Road to the Patriarch"
Zion National Park, UT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Maiser, Barbara
"Marsh, Early Spring"
Rocky Neck State Park, CT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Mathews, Elaine
"Yuba River"
Yuba River State Park, CA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Mathews, Elaine
"Morongo Preserve"
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, CA
America's Parks I featured artwork
McCorristin, Peters Evelyn
"Snow Blue and Green, Weir Farm"
Weir Farm National Historic Site, CT
Honorable Mention
America's Parks I featured artwork
Murtha, Sean
"Pelicans at Ruby Beach"
Olympic National Park, WA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Nass, Rhonda
"A Child's Fantasy Forest"
Festge Park/Dane County, WI
Susan Kathleen Black Foundation Floral Art Award
America's Parks I featured artwork
Oakley, Jennifer
"Rocky Rapids"
Cherokee National Forest, TN
America's Parks I featured artwork
Peterson, Rayma Kempinsky
"Xerophyllum Tenax"
Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada
America's Parks I featured artwork
Peyton, Anne
"Under a Watchful Eye"
Parago Park, AZ
Honorable Mention
America's Parks I featured artwork
Peyton, Anne
"Summer Sentinel / Gambel's Quail"
Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
America's Parks I featured artwork
Peyton, Anne
"Antelope Island Beauty"
Antelope Island State Park, UT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Radding, Kelly Leahy
"Tag Team"
Saguaro National Park, AZ
America's Parks I featured artwork
Rude, Sandra
"Joshua Tree"
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Sacran, Jason
"Mid-Day Light"
Performance Park, CO
America's Parks I featured artwork
Sandell, Val
"Moon on the Water"
Oscar Scherer State Park, FL
America's Parks I featured artwork
Sandell, Val
"Sand Dunes Beach"
Sand Dunes Park, WI
America's Parks I featured artwork
Sands, Shalese
"Teton Splendor"
Grand Teton National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Schuerr, Aaron
"Cold Creek Junction"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
PleinAir™ Magazine Juror’s Choice Award
America's Parks I featured artwork
Schuerr, Aaron
"Madison River"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Schuerr, Aaron
"Autumn Glitter"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Sigler, Elinor
"Greetings from Moab"
Arches National Park, UT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Smith, Jeanne Rosier
"Splash"
Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge, MA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Smith, Jeanne Rosier
"Water's Edge"
Cape Cod National Seashore, MA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Solberg, Morten E.
"Old Faithful"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Honorable Mention
America's Parks I featured artwork
Solberg, Morten E.
"Duck Island"
Green Lake's Duck Island, WA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Susinno, Mark
"Lurking"
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, FL
Wildlife Art Journal Juror’s Choice Award
America's Parks I featured artwork
Takacs, Ed
"Tricolored Heron"
Everglades National Park, FL
America's Parks I featured artwork
Thomas, Fred W.
"Colorful Neighbors"
Frenchtown Pond State Park, MT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Thompson, Martha A.
"Isla Catalina"
Parque Nacional Bahia De Loreto, Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico
America's Parks I featured artwork
Tremblay, France
"Hoodoos on Fire"
Bryce Canyon, UT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Trépanier , Cory
"Baffin Boulder"
Auyuittuq National Park, Canada
America's Parks I featured artwork
Trépanier, Cory
"At the Glacier"
Quttinirpaaq National Park, Canadian High Arctic, Canada
America's Parks I featured artwork
Tucker, Ezra
"Scent of Man"
Glacier National Park, MT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Tucker, Ezra
"Magpie Summer"
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Society of Animal Artists Wildlife Art Award
America's Parks I featured artwork
Tucker, Ezra
"Come Out and Play"
Zion National Park, UT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Tyng, Alexandra
"Marsh at Round Pond"
Acadia National Park, ME
America’s Parks Curator’s Choice Award
America's Parks I featured artwork
van Raalte, Jeannetta
"Sycamore Twig"
Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Weatherly, Joe
"Graceful"
Glacier National Park, MO
America's Parks I featured artwork
Wells, Terri M.
"Western Movement XI"
Grand Staircase Escalante, UT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Wells, Terri M.
"Western Movement XV"
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
America's Parks I featured artwork
Williford, Ronnie
"Candy on the Ridge"
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, TX
Arizona-Sonora Desert Juror’s Choice Award
America's Parks I featured artwork
Williford, Ronnie
"Azure Greets the Stars"
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, TX
America's Parks I featured artwork
Wisnowski, James
"Leffingwell Landing Park"
Leffingwell Landing Park/San Simeon Beach State Park, CA
America's Parks I featured artwork
Woolf, Suze
"The Landscape of Fire"
Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada

CURATOR'S TRIBUTE ~ GREG McHURON (1945-2012)

To recognize the life and achievements of painter, Greg McHuron (1945-2012), photos of three of the works he submitted are included here, with the one in Italics Bold scheduled to be included in the traveling museum exhibition.
America's Parks I featured artwork
McHuron, Greg
"Movement?"
Grand Teton National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
McHuron, Greg
"Silver Threads"
Grand Teton National Park, NY
America's Parks I featured artwork
McHuron, Greg
"Wearing the Crown"
Grand Teton National Park, WY

WILDLIFE ART JOURNAL SPECIAL RECOGNITION

The following four additional artworks are being recognized at the recommendation of Wildlife Art Journal Editor and Juror, Todd Wilkinson:
America's Parks I featured artwork
Branting, Pat
"Griz Watch"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
America's Parks I featured artwork
Chacon, Terry d.
"Sunrise at Turtlehead Peak"
Redrock Canyon National Conservancy, NV
America's Parks I featured artwork
Jahraus, Michelle Hart
"Sleeping Bear Wave Tag"
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI
America's Parks I featured artwork
McClary, Diane
"Unexpected Snowfall at Joshua Tree"
Joshua Tree National Park, CA

AMERICA'S PARKS I

TOUR ITINERARY

AMERICA'S PARKS will premiere at The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Bolivar, MO, and then tour to The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 15 miles from Chautauqua in western New York, and the Kenosha Public Museum, mid-way between Milwaukee and Chicago.

Dunnegan Art Gallery, Bolivar, MO
March 17 - April 28, 2013
Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art
Bolivar, MO
Click here for Installation Photos

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, NY
May 18 - July 28, 2013
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
Jamestown, NY

Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI
August 17 - October 13, 2013
Kenosha Public Museum
Kenosha, WI

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