JURIED AS ONE OF 500 SIGNATURE MEMBERS OF ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION
The Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC) – formerly the Worldwide Nature Artists Group (WNAG) – is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the natural world. The Foundation represents the world’s leading collective of nature artists and an unparalleled pool of artistic talent focussed on nature. The organization’s mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation, biodiversity, sustainability and environmental education through art that celebrates our natural heritage.
Beautiful water features and landscape designs by my husband, Jeff Goller:
Jeff Goller’s company designed this flagship eco-pond water feature at the Bainbridge home of Wally Johnson and Barbara Barton. The company is a certified water designer. Photo by Brad Camp/Staff Photo
Vintage Design in Ventura, CA: www.ableandbakerdesign.com
Global Team For Local Initiatives (GTLI)
Kongi is a ten year old girl from the Hamar tribe in Ethiopia. The Hamar are one of the oldest cultures on earth. They live in the southwest corner of Ethiopia where Lucy, the oldest humanoid, was found. Today, however, the Hamar are on the verge of extinction because climate change has brought drought to their homeland. The ways of their ancestors are no longer enough to keep them alive.
This painting was done to raise money for an organization called Global Team for Local Initiatives (GTLI) which is working with the Hamar to help them adapt to the changing world while keeping their ancient culture intact.
For more information about the Hamar and GTLI go to www.gtli.us.