Past Events

John Banovich has hosted and participated in many benefits, fundraisers and exhibitions and has spent significant time traveling overseas performing extensive research for his artwork and the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation. His award-winning original paintings are owned and exhibited by noteworthy organizations, museums and important corporate and private collections across the globe.

2014

Scottsdale Art Auction

April 5, 2014 Scottsdale Art Auction 7176 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The largest auction of important Western, Wildlife, and Sporting Art in the Southwest. Scottsdale Art Auction, now in its 10th year, will host its 2014 auction on Saturday, April 5, with two sessions, the first beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the second kicking off at 1:00 p.m. Over 300 lots of the finest in Western, wildlife and sporting paintings and sculptures will be on offer in the state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. All the works in the auction will be on view two weeks prior to the auction and there will be an all-day preview and evening preview party on Friday, April 4th. A new Banovich original oil painting, "An Elephant Under Her Bed" will be sold in Lot 331 - 24" x 36" Oil on Belgian Linen | Valued $30,000 - $45,000

Safari Club International Annual Convention

February 5-8, 2014 Safari Club International Convention Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

The Banovich exhibition at the 2014 Safari Club International Convention in Las Vegas showcased one of the largest collection of Banovich originals many newly released limited edition canvases. We hosted the annual "For Sale by Draw" as well as special receptions with hors d'oeuvres, wine and special events, including a showing of two very special cheetah cubs from the Columbus Zoo, artist deomonstrations by John Banovich, Stefan Savides and Mick Doellinger, and live entertainment from Cirque Zuma Zuma. The lion painting "King" was created to celebrate 20 years of the Banovich & SCI partnership as well as raise much needed dollars for lion conservation, through the donation of the original and sales of the limited edition giclee canvas. The Time Limited Edition "King" Canvas raised almost $13,000 for lion conservation.

Dallas Safari Club Annual Convention

January 9-12, 2014 Dallas Safari Club Annual Convention Dallas Convention Center, 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX

For nearly three decades, the annual Dallas Safari Club convention has set the standard for sporting enthusiasts from around the world. The 2014 DSC Convention was the most successful yet with over 45,000 outdoors-men and women estimated to have been in attendance at the Dallas Convention Center. John Banovich is a longtime donor and supporter of the Dallas Safari Club, and is a “Partner in Conservation” with DSC. Together they have supported the idea of sport hunting in “Tiger Friendly Certified” areas. The 2014 DSC donation from Banovich titled "Debt Collector" provides a personal look into the beast that Robert Ruark claimed “looks at you like you owe him money.” The “Debt Collector” is at your doorstep!

2013

Society of Animal Artists - Art and the Animal Tour

The Bennington Center for the Arts, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, The Booth Museum of Western Art Bennington, VT / Oradell, NJ / Tucson, AZ / Cartersville, GA

The Society of Animal Artists opened its 53rd Annual Exhibition of Art at the Animal at the Bennington Center for the Arts in 2013, featuring "Tender Killers." Art and the Animal Kingdom is the flagship exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists. The name refers to both the annual exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists, and the traveling exhibition and tour that it generates. The annual exhibition has been displayed at prestigious venues east to west and north to south for the pasty fifty years.

2012

“Cold-Air Deep Powder” Unveiling

December 27, 2012 The Yellowstone Club Big Sky, MT

On December 27th, 2012 we had the pleasure of finally unveiling the long awaited painting "Cold Air- Deep Powder" at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, MT. This detailed 6' x 14' painting of a herd of bison was commissioned by the club for display in the Warren Miller Lodge.

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Society of Animal Artists - Art and the Animal Tour

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Kenosha Public Museum, Charles H. MacNider Art Museum Oradell, NJ / Lexington, KY / Kenosha, WI / Mason City, IA

The Society of Animal Artists opened its 52nd Annual Exhibition of Art at the Animal at the Hiram Blauvelt Museum in 2012, featuring "Panda Pair." Art and the Animal Kingdom is the flagship exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists. The name refers to both the annual exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists, and the traveling exhibition and tour that it generates. The annual exhibition has been displayed at prestigious venues east to west and north to south for the pasty fifty years.

2010

Society of Animal Artists - Art and the Animal Tour

2010-2011 San Diego Natural History Museum, Wildlife Experience Museum, Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum San Diego, CA / Parker, CO / Bolivar, MO / Norman, OK

The Society of Animal Artists opened its 50th Annual Exhibition of Art at the Animal at the San Diego Natural History Museum in 2010, in which John Banovich displayed "Edge of the Marsh." Art and the Animal Kingdom is the flagship exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists. The name refers to both the annual exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists, and the traveling exhibition and tour that it generates. The annual exhibition has been displayed at prestigious venues east to west and north to south for the pasty fifty years.

Nature of the Beast Exhibition

May-July 2010 The Wildlife Experience Museum and Museum of the Southwest Denver, CO and Midland, TX

The “Nature of the Beast” exhibition, comprised solely of Banovich works, was displayed in 2010 at both the Wildlife Experience Museum and Museum of the Southwest, providing the public with a rare opportunity to view a selection of Banovich paintings from mostly private collections assembled together for the first time. Capturing the spirit of wildlife, the collection introduced viewers to unique habitats and offered a glimpse into the secrets of creatures from around the world, resurrecting moments from nature that inspire thought and foster respect for wild places.

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2009

Society of Animal Artists - Art and the Animal Tour

Fall 2009 Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure Museum, Wildlife Experience Museum, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Green Acres Art Center Salina, KS / Parker, CO / Tucson, AZ / Cincinnati, OH

"Shelter from the Storm" by John Banovich was exhibited in 2009 as part of the 49th annual Art and Animal Tour hosted by the Society of Animal Artists.

Prix de West Exhibition

Summer 2009 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, OK

Three Banovich oil paintings, "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory, Passing Along the Lessons She Learned, and Waiting for Nightfall II" were displayed in the 2009 Prix de West Exhibition.

2008

Society of Animal Artists - Art and the Animal Tour

Fall 2008 Neville Public Museum, Wildlife Experience Museum, Dunnegan Gallery of Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art Green Bay, WI / Parker, CO / Boliver, MO / San Angelo, TX / Estes Park, CO

"Mark of a King" was exhibited in the 48th annual Society of Animal Artist's Art and the Animal Tour at the Neville Public Museum with a national tour following, at the Wildlife Experience Museum in Parker, CO, Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Bolivar, MO, Cultural Council of Estes Park in Estes Park, CO and at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in San Angelo, TX.

2007

Society of Animal Artists - Art and the Animal Tour

Fall 2007 The Wildlife Experience Museum, West Valley Art Museum, Spartanburg County Museum of Art, Zanesville Art Center Parker, CO / Phoenix, AZ / Spartanburg, SC / Zanesville, OH / Tuscon, AZ

In 2007, "A Giant Among Giants" was displayed in the 47th annual Society of Animal Artist's "Art and the Animal" Tour.

2006

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum “Birds in Art”

Sept-Dec 2006 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, WI

"Vulture's View" was selected for the 2006 annual "Birds in Art" Exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

2005

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum “Birds in Art”

Sept-Dec 2005 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, WI

"Kudu Fever" was selected for the 2005 annual "Birds in Art" Exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

Society of Animal Artists - Art and the Animal Tour

2005 - 2006 The Wildlife Experience Museum, West Valley Art Museum, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Neville Public Museum Parker, CO / Surprise, AZ / Williamsburg, VA / Wheeling, WV / Green Bay, WI

"Lords of the Arctic" was selected for the 45th annual Society of Animal Artist's "Art and the Animal" Exhibition and Tour.