Heroes and Heroines: Wolves in our Midst

Please visit our video here 

Heroes and Heroines: Wolves In Our Midst
 
Wolves are under threat. The Endangered Species Act has been impacted by the changes being made by this administration and wolves are even more vulnerable to these changes and are being killed along with many other predators. By de-listing wolves as an endangered species which includes every wolf in the lower 48 states is a devastating blow to wolf recovery and needs to be halted. As artists we are taking a different direction to help wolves.

We would do well to expand our narrow view of wolves, and to portray them with the wisdom, humor, and the dignity they deserve. Toward this aim, a group of concerned professional artists have organized a show and benefit on behalf of wolves.

This project was initiated to safeguard their protection. Our event will educate and inspire the public to support the plight of wolves and help with constructive policy on their behalf.

The show will portray the story of wolves in visual art, film ,literature. The theme focuses on "Heroes and Heroines: Wolves In Our Midst,"introducing legendary wolves in history and contemporary wolves of today. 

Our  gallery "wall" will be hung with art and story, not as a barrier but a corridor for wolves where they are free to roam in both our imagination and in our landscape.

The event brings visibility to these and other wolves so they do not disappear in the background and  provides important information to our audience.

In order to accomplish our goals, we need help.  Any donation amount would be appreciated. Proceeds from this benefit will be used to further help to protect wolves  and those who work on their behalf and allows us to transport and present artist's work tied in with educational outreach for children and adults.

People who have seen the shows we have accomplished thus far have commented on how they have never seen a show of this nature with so many varied expressions of wolves and the diversity of styles and emphasis. We have gathered an impressive body of work.

We try and showcase those who have been involved in recovery work and their projects and our shows have been a useful and  beautiful vehicle for those who want wolves to thrive and appreciate their importance in the future of the environment and climate health.

Funding deposited into my personal account are being used, and already have been important for educational materials, including a seven minute DVD for classrooms about wolves as social animals. This has been mailed and given to teachers and schools. The public learns more about the importance of the pack and its unique members in the DVD. I have been printing flyers, ads, outreach efforts, covered shipping, glass and hardware for framing which I have done myself to keep costs down. We have had graphics and website building, with volunteer help that created a site and at the show placards about each artist and the story of their particular wolf or wolves. 

We continue to bring invitational speakers to these shows  bringing information about wolves and also about programs going on in organizations that are involved with wolf recovery and actively involved in protecting the endangered species act so wolves are not needlessly killed or mismanaged.

The art draws the public in and the dialogue about the life of these particular wolves  beautifully puts wolves center stage as an important part of our nation. Each benefit grows with artists that participate by sharing their work.

Artists in the current shows have benefited from the exposure and purpose of the show.
https://www.altarnet.org/wolves/

36814562_1568317528266295_r.jpeg

36814562_1555470852842703_r.jpegMark Miller
Legendary Yellowstone Female Alfa Wolf 42
36814562_1560704480296798_r.jpeg
Brian Mashburn, Asheville, NC

36814562_1555647298922477_r.jpegJennifer Wildermuth, Boulder Creek, CA


36814562_1555449474277762_r.jpegDiana Viacheslavovna Walsworth-print, Bill Harrison-drawing, Andrea Rich-woodcut, Mark Miller-photograph, Amy Rose Moore-mixed media, Brynn Cunningham- Color Pencil, Kimberly Webber-painting and more artists.



36814562_155061166411744_r.jpeg
0R 7-'Journey' missing in California-Feb. 1. 2019-protected status,. He is the First Wolf in 100 years to appear in 2015 in California and he and his family are all missing.


A Wolf Commercial Video for Education and Outreach

Donations

  • Sang Koh 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • GoFundMe Team 
    • $250 
    • 11 mos
  • Robert Hines 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • victoria medina 
    • $25 
    • 13 mos
  • Tanya Cunningham 
    • $25 
    • 13 mos
See all

Organizer

Nanda Currant 
Organizer
Watsonville, CA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more