Snowy Thunder, 2021
oil on Belgian linen
10h x 19w in
25.40h x 48.26w cm
Western Visions Exhibition & Sale
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson, Hole, Wyoming
September 10 – October 3, 2021
Evening Sale: Thursday, September 16, 2021, 5-8pm
The 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 museum has carefully curated an exhibit of artists whose work is in the permanent collection. 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 "Snowy Thunder", oil on belgian linen, 10 x 19 in. "Continuing my series of "Running Bison in the Snow”, I arranged this “head-on” composition with the bull bison showing their massive, snow covered heads, thundering straight towards the viewer. Choosing a low sight line, the lead bison in the center of the canvas represents the tip of the movement and brings your eye directly into the scene. The remaining bison have a slight tilt to show the viewer a hint of their massive bodies While this is a smaller painting I love that it reads like a large work and I may indeed not be able to resist revisiting it on a massive canvas someday."
The painting is available for sale during the event on September 16th beginning at 5pm, via online bidding through the museum or by contacting Kimberly Fletcher at 307.200.1622 or via email at email@example.com for more details. For Proxy bidder you may register with the National Museum of Wildlife Art by clicking on this LINK
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 deep passion, knowledge of wildlife and unwavering commitment to conservation continues to inspire. 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.
View Video: John Banovich on Art & Africa
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:
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