|"Through the Shoals" © Beatrice Bork|
August 28: The Grand Opening and Premiere of the Society of Animal Artists Exhibit begins today at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, NY.
I am, unfortunately, not able to attend the opening of what is always a wonderful event! But am most pleased to have my painting "Through the Shoals" selected for inclusion among this prestigious group of international animal artists' work in such a wonderful venue.
This piece represents so much of the last ten years of my life; starting with the Don Eckelberry Award, from the Society of Animal Artists (SAA), sponsoring my first of many visits to Trinidad & Tobago (home and inspiration of these lovely flamingos), to years later, when these same birds took on additional symbolism for me after successful breast cancer treatment — with their pink ribbon-like necks — to the present, having this painting exhibiting with group that started off this emotional, wonderful, crazy, life affirming, ten year roller coaster ride.