Awards & Achievements
Artists for Conservation Medal of Excellence 2010 - Each year the Artists for Conservation Foundation awards six AFC "Medals of Excellence" to artists for their artworks in the Annual Art of Conservation, an international exhibit of nature in art. Dodge's pastel painting, "Where's Waldo?" was singled out for special recognition from among over 400 art submissions for the prestigious 2010 AFC Virtual Exhibition.
AFC 2011 Environmental Calendar - Kelly's image, "Where's Waldo" depicting Galapagos Marine Iguanas was selected for inclusion in this unique calendar. Highlighting key environmental dates and elevating awareness of critical environmental concerns it is both beautiful and informative. $1 from the sale of each calendar will benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society.
2008 Artists for Conservation Award - Awarded for outstanding artistic talent and extraordinary contribution to the conservation cause.
Lakefield, Ontario artist Kelly Dodge was recently juried into the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) as a signature member.Founded in l960, the Society is devoted to promoting excellence in the portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through informative art seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations. Over the past 50 years the work created by these artists has established new standards of artistic excellence and respect, helping animal and wildlife art to achieve a place of honour in the field of fine art.
World Wide Nature Artists Group member Kelly Dodge is pleased to announce her recent elected admittance to the Pastel Society of America as a signature member. The Pastel Society of America was founded in 1972 and is the oldest pastel society in existence in America. PSA is a model for standards of excellence well recognized by the art community worldwide.
Kelly Dodge is proud to be informed that the PSC Council has elected her as a Signature Member of the distinguished Pastel Society of Canada. The Pastel Society of Canada is the only National Society for Canada's pastel artists. It is devoted to the use of traditional pastel as a fine art medium. Organized under Federal Charter which was granted to a group of professional artists and associates of the arts, the Society is now regarded as a strong voice for Canadian Art.
Kelly Dodge is honoured to have been selected as a signature member of the World Wide Nature Artists Group.