Imagining Nanuq: The Polar Bear in Art, ran from February 14 to March 28, 2009. A portion of profits were donated to the NRDC's Polar Bear SOS. Read more about the polar bear in our post, The Ice Bear at the Top of the World, in our Nature and Culture blog. Here is a sample of work from that show. (Sorry—all works are sold.)
Ice Bears, 1998
Bronze on Marble Base
10.5 x 21.5 x 15.5
Rosetta is a wildlife sculptor from Colorado. She has exhibited her wildlife sculptures internationally. Exhibitions include Meguro Museum of Art in Tokyo; The Smithsonian Institute; California Museum of Art; Albuquerque Museum of Art; and others. Additional artist information is available. Rosetta has donated her art, and portions of proceeds from the sale of her art, to numerous conservation organizations.
Acrylic on Masonite Panel
14.5 x 20
Judy Cooper was born in Paris, France, but grew up in Montreal and Ottawa. Through her art sales, Judy raises funds for conservation organizations, such as the Snow Leopard Trust and AMUR. Her paintings are in private collections around the world.
11 x 14
Tania is an artist from Saskatchewan. She worked in a variety of mediums until discovering scratchboard in 1999. Scratchboard allows Tania to combine the detail of drawing with the precision of printmaking. It is well suited to her skill at using line, value, and contrast to create enticingly realistic works. Tania's art can be found in private collections across Western Canada.
Clifford Van Meter
Acrylic on Canvas Board
20 x 16
Clifford's paintings hang in galleries, private homes, and corporate boardrooms across the US and Canada and have appeared in national publications, such as Wildlife Art Magazine. Cliff is also known for his "Live Paintings" created in front of an audience while he lectures about the animals he paints. The paintings produced at these events are auctioned to benefit wildlife and animal charities.
Save the Polar Bear
Acrylic and Pencil on Wood
16 x 11.5
Kristiana Pärn(b. 1979) is an Estonian born artist living and working in New York City. At the age of seventeen she launched her art career, studying with Estonian painter Marje Berlokko. Shortly after graduation, Kristiana moved to New York City to study animation at The School of Visual Arts. Since 2005, she has focused exclusively on illustration work, starting out as a textile designer for various Manhattan studios. In 2006, Kristiana established her own studio in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown throughout the United States and abroad.