Kelly Dodge's blog

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...
Monday, 3 May, 2010
Kelly Dodge was once again featured in U.K. based Wildlife and Conservation Art Magazine, Wildscape. This engaging and informative article, written by Dodge, shares some of her experiences while on her Artists for Conservation Flag Expedition - Galapagos - Forty Days and Forty Nights - An Artists Sojourn. Her mission, to study the unique and threatened wildlife endemic to this remote region.  With each issue, Wildscape covers as wide a variety of subjects and media as possible, with quality, in-depth and informative articles by some of the leading exponents of the genre. If you're...
Thursday, 1 April, 2010
Kelly Dodge's Exclusive AFC Galapagos Flag Expedition Journal has been reproduced as a limited edition coffee table book and is now available for viewing and purchase.One of the AFC objectives an Artists for Conservation Expedition Artist is privileged to partake in is to keep a combination sketch/diary expedition flag journal.  As the recipient of the 10th Artists for Conservation Foundation fellowship, Kelly traveled to the Galapagos Islands in the fall of 2009. While on her expedition, she spent 40 days researching, sketching and photographing the threatened habitats and rare and...
Wednesday, 2 September, 2009
Canadian, Kelly Dodge will be one of two featured artists for an exhibition celebrating the International Year of Astronomy. The Peterborough Astronomical Association is pleased to present Astroartography: Astronomy through art and photography. This art exhibition debuting September 17, 2009 and running to October 8, 2009 will present a number of works by professional artists and members of the Peterborough Astronomical Association. Artists Kelly Dodge and David Beaucage-Johnson will be featured in a display of astronomy-themed artwork as well as astronomical photographs taken by various...
Tuesday, 1 September, 2009
Canadian artist Kelly Dodge was honoured recently at the 2009 County of Peterborough Awards of Recognition Civic Ceremonies. Dodge was the 2009 recipient for Leadership in Arts and Culture.  To qualify for this category, an individual or group must have demonstrated excellence in the arts, bringing recognition to Peterborough County. Each year the County of Peterborough is proud to announce Awards of  Recognition recipients. County individuals, organizations, local heroes and sporting teams that contributed to making Peterborough County a special place are publicly recognized for...
Thursday, 13 August, 2009
Canadian Artist Kelly Dodge wins Artists for Conservation Foundation's Flag Expedition Fellowship to support wildlife conservation and environmental education with her art.   Vancouver, B.C., CANADA -- (July 30, 2009)— The Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC), is pleased to announce its tenth fellowship involving a grant of $5,000 US, under the AFC Flag Expeditions Program, awarded to wildlife artist Kelly Dodge of Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. The objective of the AFC's Flag Expeditions Program is to make possible the artistic field study and rendering of...
Friday, 3 July, 2009
A solo feature exhibition and sale of paintings by internationally recognized artist - Kelly Dodge, My Backyard and Beyond opened Friday, July 3rd in Buckhorn, Ontario.  Attendees flocked to be the first to view the unveiling of Dodge's new work at the opening reception preview.   All previous attendance records were broken with more than 200 attending the event.  Dodge introduced  new original pastel paintings  inspired by expeditions to the Himalayas of Northern India, Kenya, Galapagos and her own backyard here at home in the Kawarthas.  Dodge has had the...