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National Wildlife Art Show (Aug. 4-6)

Joni with her art at the National Wildlife Art Show.


A morning celebration at Bass Pro Shops, Outdoor Days.


Joni was chosen to represent the wildlife artists during the morning celebration.  Here, Medal of Honor recipient Don Ballard leads the Pledge of Allegiance.


Joni and her husband pose with Viet Nam war hero Don Ballard.


National Wildlife Art Show 2016

Joni will be showing her art at the National Wildlife Art Show 2016


Stoney Creek Hotel & Convention Center, 18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO 64055

Thursday, August 4th – Arrival and set up by 4pm
Thursday, August 4th – Sponsors Patron Event Invitation required: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, August 5th – Show Hours: Noon to 8:00pm – Free admission
Saturday, August 6th – Show Hours: 9:30am to 7:00pm – Free admission

Fresh from the foundry

2015 was a very adventurous year for me.  I began to realize my long-time dream of creating bronze sculptures!   I’ve always known that a sculptor lived inside of me and finally got a chance to see for  myself what this kind of journey is like.

Here are the results of my first two bronzes.  I’m happy to say that BOTH pieces have been accepted into the Society of Animal Artist’s Hanna Gallery show in Texas this spring!  The dates for the show are:  May 17th – June 26th.   Hanna gallery is located on 208 South Llano Street ~ Fredericksburg, Texas

The piece below is entitled “Airborne”.    It was inspired by a friendship that I had formed with a mature  wild  white tail buck.  The size of this piece is 16″ x 16″ x 5″.



The piece below is entitled “The Sushi Bar”.   It was inspired by the hundreds of hours that I’ve spent out in my kayak watching birds.   Great Blue herons fascinate me.  They are a study in patience, stealth and grace.   The size of this piece is 18″ x 12″ x 5″.