My Turkey Vulture was awarded First Place (out of 60+ juried works from across North America) for a special exhibit put on by the Yosemite Audobon Society and Sierra Art Trails titled "Avian: Birds in a Changing World."
The show focuses on birds and their importance in our lives. Vulture's are often considered a nuisance or even disgusting but my portrait shows the elegance and dignity of the bird combined with honesty about its nature – for example, its vertebrate brooch. Vultures serve a very important role in our ecosystem, cleaning animal remains and helping to prevent the spread of disease. All works exhibiting through January 14, 2018 in Oakhurst, California. See details below.