Sandra Place, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Egg Harbor, has a Door County pastel, “Heins Creek Solitude,” accepted in the first International Exhibition of Artists for Conservation at the Lanwan Art Museum in Qingdao, China. The exhibit will run from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30. A portion of artwork sales will support youth education and wildlife conservation efforts in China.
The gallery is in Lanwan Eco Art Park, a 50-acre ecological park, monumental sculpture garden, art village and public gallery, centrally located in one of China’s most beautiful and important coastal cities.
The Artists for Conservation Foundation is a nonprofit international organization dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the natural world. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the Foundation represents the world’s leading collective of artists focused on nature and wildlife, with a membership of 500 juried artists spanning five continents and 27 countries.
Place has been a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation since 2010 and received from them the Conservation Artist of the Month Award in August of that year. Her painting “Heins Creek Solitude” was accepted for their 2015 Virtual Exhibition and also for inclusion in the coffee table book, Artists for Conservation 2015, International Exhibit of Art in Nature.
The painting was inspired by the artist’s first visit to the Door County Land Trust Heins Creek Preserve and was included in the 2012 invitational exhibit This Land is Your Land at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay.
“I am thrilled and honored to be invited to participate in this very exciting exhibition and also that Door County and this beautiful Land Trust property will be represented in China,” said Place.