Kelly Dodge's blog

Sunday, 7 May, 2017
Kelly is honoured to have been selected as one of an elite group of contemporary artists from around the globe to have her art published in E. Ashley Rooney's most recent book, Reptiles and Amphibians in Contemporary Art. The author of more than 50 books, E.Ashley Rooney has acquired an outstanding reputation for designing and preparing books on contemporary art and architecture. Deeply committed to exhibiting works by both established and emerging artists to the public, Ashley believes that beauty is essential in our lives. About the Book: The reptiles and amphibians surrounding us...
Monday, 1 August, 2016
The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the BiosphereAug, 2016The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, an Initiative at Stanford University begun by Paul Ehrlich, has invited David Wagner to submit essays and photos from artists who have exhibited work in the Society of Animal Artists Art and the Animal exhibition, for publication on its MAHB blog.Kelly's article entitled "Galapagos, Forty Days and Forty Nights" inspired by her 2009 Artist's for Conservation Flag Expedition to the Galapagos Islands for the purposes of artistic field research will be...
Monday, 3 March, 2014
Canadian artist Kelly Dodge is honoured to have been approached by Life as a Human as one of their featured guest artists and as of March 5, 2014 Life as a Human has re-published an article Dodge authored following her 2009 Artists for Conservation Galapagos Flag Expedition. Dodge was approached by Heather Hess, the Virtual Curator of http://lifeasahuman.com - The Human Interest Magazine for Evolving Minds.Life as a Human offers intelligent, insightful writing on topics such as personal growth, mindful living, humor, spirituality, travel, relationships, social trends, and the issues that bind...
Monday, 6 December, 2010
Dodge's image "Where's Waldo?", depicting threatened Galapagos Marine Iguanas and a Small Ground Finch has been chosen for inclusion in the 2011 Artists for Conservation inaugural environmental calendar to represent the month of September!  In the fall of 2009 Dodge was privileged to study these species in their natural habitat as the recipient of the 10th fellowship of the Artists for Conservation Flag Expedition program.  This unique calendar highlights key environmental dates, elevating awareness of critical environmental concerns.  Both beautiful and...
Tuesday, 12 October, 2010
In 2008 Master Artist and Environmentalist Robert Bateman had an unprecedented solo showing of his work at the McMichael Gallery in Klineburg, Ontario, Canada.  Dodge attended Robert's opening and had the opportunity to meet and talk with the renowned artist whom she had admired most of her life.  At this time he invited Dodge to attend a 5 day master artist seminar he was giving on Cortes Island, B.C.  Dodge attended that life changing seminar and had the opportunity recently to return two years later to B.C. for a second seminar with the renowned painter.  The...
Friday, 1 October, 2010
October 2010 marked a career milestone for Canadian Artist Kelly Dodge. A solo exhibition of paintings inspired by Kelly's Artists for Conservation Flag Expedition to Galapagos in the fall of 2009, was unveiled for the first time, in it's entirety, at The Lindsay Gallery, the only public gallery in the City of Kawartha Lakes. This celebration marked the one year anniversary of Kelly's 'forty days and forty nights' on the extraordinary islands.  Visitors were the first to have the opportunity to see this major exhibition of over 20 originals inspired by Kelly's AFC...
Friday, 10 September, 2010
Canadian artist Kelly Dodge placed as first runner up in the professional category for Wildscape Magazine's Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 awards.  "Egret Pool" a graphite piece by U.K artist Clive Meridith was the overall winner with Dodge's pastel painting,  "Mischief Maker" receiving runner up. According to Wildscape Magazine, the judges had a hard time sorting the best from the good standard of work presented this year.  They also welcomed a large number of entries coming in in from all around the world. Wildscape Magazine is a U.K. based...
Monday, 6 September, 2010
Canadian Artist Kelly Dodge wins AFC "Medal of Excellence".  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.  The six award winners, in alphabetical order are Guy Coheleach for "Seacoast Pelicans", Anni Crouter for...
Tuesday, 1 June, 2010
In the middle of Algonquin Provincial Park, Canadian artists are responding to the upcoming G8 summit by displaying works based on one of the summit's central issues: environmental change.  From logging in Algonquin Park to the melting Polar icecaps, these artists are exploring a number of different themes related to environmental change as it effects not only natural habitats, but people themselves.  Their works are being displayed at the Algonquin Art Centre, located in Algonquin Park—a gallery with ties to the Group of Seven, whose Algonquin paintings established the...
Tuesday, 1 June, 2010
 Dodge has been invited to participate in Change: An Artist's Perspective, hosted by the Algonquin Art Centre, Canada's leading wildlife and wilderness gallery.  Artists in Algonquin Park represent an invaluable part of Canada's cultural heritage. From Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven to Robert Bateman and Michael Dumas, artists of all types have ventured into the region to explore its colourful and diverse landscape through their art. In doing so they have established one of the most celebrated legacies in the Canadian arts.  Each year, the Algonquin Art Centre...