We sent Ed up to the Sawtooth Society’s annual Sagebrush Soirée. The organization does the heavy lifting to make sure this beautiful part of Idaho continues to receive support tackling the issues facing the region. Located in the center of the state, it is perhaps one of the most splendid parts of the country. The sharp peaks of the Sawtooth Range are one of icons of the American West.
Ed brought a 7-foot tall painting to finish for the live auction. The piece is titled “Top Goat” and depicts one of the symbols of these great mountains.
THE SAWTOOTH SOCIETY VISION AND MISSION
Formed in 1997, the nonprofit and nonpartisan society is the only organization dedicated exclusively to:
- Serving as an advocate for the Sawtooth NRA
- Preserving open space in the Sawtooth NRA
- Enhancing recreation facilities and services in the Sawtooth NRA
ADVOCACY Works with policy-makers and the public to address threats facing the SNRA. Current issues include: helping to develop the management plan for the two new Wilderness areas in the Sawtooth NRA, addressing the risk of another catastrophic fire, working to improve the private lands program, and supporting Sawtooth Vision 20/20 to identify threats and opportunities within the Sawtooth NRA.
ENHANCING RECREATION Provides ways to give back to the SNRA through volunteering and donation. Below are a few ways you can get involved in our volunteer program or benefit from our grants program. We have funded over 175 recreation enhancement projects and completed scores of on the ground projects to benefit all who use the Sawtooth NRA.
PRESERVING OPEN SPACE Worked with the Administration and Congress to secure $20 million in federal funds for the purchase of conservation easements in the SNRA.
Published a booklet to increase public understanding and fair application of federal regulations for the use and development of private lands in the SNRA.
Happy Holidays 2015 from Ed Anderson Art! It’s been a tremendous year for Ed. We can’t offer enough thanks to all those who made it possible. By our calculations he logged almost 100,000 miles, 6 countries, and way too many US states. There’s also been some tremendous partnerships formed. In fact, too many to mention in this entry. Rest assured it’s going to be a big 2016.
Many have expressed interest in print availability. Unfortunately, we did have to pull all limited prints off the presses. If you do need a last minute gift idea, go check out Old Wood Signs and the collection Ed has put together for them. Or, Ed’s “Bugle Once” has been included as part of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s fundraising program. Find it on their website.
Ed will be releasing new work in the coming weeks as we build a larger media footprint. Keep your heads up and stay warm.
It was a great trip for Ed to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundations Elk Camp at the Las Vegas Convention Center. He spent a few days with the boys of Maven from Lander, Wyoming and worked on a new elk piece titled “Billowing Up”. It is 3x5ft acrylic and ink on canvas. It was a great place to work Americana with Cowboy Christmas right downstairs and the National Finals Rodeo in town.
After a great season of elk hunting at the No Business Lodge in Valley County, Idaho, Ed’s work has been recently been inspired. His new paintings reflect his time in the woods. Being in Vagas with all the other hunters was a great time to reflect.
Also, Ed brought “Bugle Once”, the recent selection of the RMEF catalogug from their Featured Artist Program.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has chosen Ed’s “Round Valley Bull” as part of their supplemental art program. Prints will be available through the Foundation’s annual catalogue and will function as a method of fundraising for local chapters. Stay tuned to his Facebook page and Instagram feeds for updates on when this print will be available to purchase. The original is presently available through the studio, please contact us directly if you are interested.
This exciting new partnership marries two of Ed’s passions, wildlife and art. He’s thrilled that this project will support the fundraising efforts of local Rocky Mountain Elk chapters and will further sustain the health and habitat of this great species.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is dedicated to preserving the future of elk and other wildlife, as well as their habitat and the hunting heritage. For more information about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, please visit their website.
Ed is very pleased to announce a partnership between Bull Stock Media and the Professional Bull Riding tour to create some original pieces for their summer tour. He will have three new canvases for the Livingston and Big Sky events the end of July. Stay tuned to his Facebook and Instagram feeds for development on the project.
The Art of Fishing is opening in Boise and Ed is very pleased to be showing with some of the fly fishing industry’s best young artists at the Fulton Street Showroom in Boise this spring. The exhibit will include Paul Puckett, AD Maddox, Andrea Larko, Josh DeSmit, Josh Udesen, Travis Sylvester, Jake Keeler, and others. This group has been featured in Gray’s Sporting Journal, the Fly Fishing Journal, the Drake, Fly Fusion and most other industry leading publications. Additionally, this group has added their art to fishing products by Patagonia, Simms, Montana Fly Company, Yeti, Fincognito and many others. The show will run through early summer and will have some events.