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  • Writer's pictureJanis Howes

Snowy Plover Art at Coos Art Musuem

I am so happy to be part of this show running at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon July 7-Sept 24. The show is called "Changing Tides: The Art of Environmental Stewardship". Representing art from members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and Botanical Artists from California, Oregon and Washington, the art speaks to the flora, fauna, animals and sea life that are endangered along the western coast of the United States.

My piece is called Snowy Plovers on the Beach; watercolor, gauche and colored pencil. The Snowy Plovers are a protected bird that is endangered because it lays its eggs in the sand making the nest vulnerable to predators and humans. Standing only about 6" tall as adults, these little birds are really amazing to watch as they run back and forth along the shore looking for food that appears on the sand.

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