Connecting Canadians with the benefits of conservation is central to the DUC National Art Portfolio.
“Among our greatest challenges in wetland conservation is transforming how people relate to the natural world,” says Karla Guyn, CEO of Ducks Unlimited Canada.
“Artists have a unique ability to evoke people’s feelings about the importance of our land, water and wildlife. They are strong proponents of conservation and their artwork is a powerful tool for building appreciation and support for wetland conservation in Canada.”
The 2019 National Art Portfolio collection
“Each year DUC receives hundreds of submissions,” says Guyn. “We select pieces that we feel can inspire Canadians to reflect on their own experiences in nature and to embrace wetland conservation within their lives.”
The 2019 National Art Portfolio Collection includes:
- Veiled in Mist by Terry Isaac, 2019 Artist of the Year
- Spirits of the Sky by Terry Isaac
- Klasa by Shannon Lawlor
- Rutt and Tuke by Daniel St-Amant
- Breathless by Olaf Schneider
- Peaceful Silence by Conrad Mieschke
- Old Friends by Brent Trach
- Company of Wolves (Triptych) by Guy Hobbs
- Passing the Time by Peter Steuart, 2019 Waterfowl Stamp and Print Artist
DUC has been partnering with artists on the National Art Portfolio since 1986. The annually-released collection is up for auction with proceeds funding DUC’s conservation work. Canadians can bid on pieces in the collection now.
2019 NAP Collection
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