Artist and Gallery director William Bock, in conjunction with The National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation (NSTSTF), presents:
Marine Wildlife Art Exhibition and Fund Raiser
Proceeds from the show will help support the Foundation’s efforts in protecting and preserving marine life in our oceans and waterways.
The opening will be held Saturday July 13 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Fine Art and Frames
Green Sea Turtle © 2001 William Bock
The show will feature the sea turtle paintings and prints of nationally famous wildlife artist William Bradford Bock. Marine wildlife, shells and tropical flora and fauna are recurring themes in his work. The artist’s most recent painting "Majestic Sea Turtles" will be unveiled at the opening reception on July 13. This monumental 8' x 6' work depicts 6 large turtles soaring in their underwater landscape. The painting and is embellished with gold, silver and copper leaf.
Recently included in the permanent collection of NSTSTF is his "Green Sea Turtle" limited edition print. At the Ocean Fest in May, he exhibited his 5' x 7' painting "Coral Reef". Moved by the threats to our waters, oceans and marine populations Mr. Bock says:
"We must protect our gentle denizens of the deep"
Born in Chicago, Mr. Bock began his professional career at Indiana University, followed by an apprenticeship at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute and School of Sculpture in New Jersey. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD in 1987. In 1994 he moved to South Florida to surround himself with the tropical landscape that inspires his work.. He possesses an innovative style that revolves around his love of nature and the ocean. Bock has exhibited extensively throughout the US and has participated in several museum exhibition. He has won numerous awards for his painting and his work is included in many prestigious collections including, Allstate, AT&T Corp., Bristol Myers Squibb, Merrill Lynch, The National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation, and the US Embassy, Bahamas.The work of a select number of gallery artists will also be on view.
About The National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation: The NSTSTF, established in 1987, plays a key role in education, awareness and protection, to help save endangered sea turtles and their environment in Florida and nearby Caribbean waters. The foundation also supports marine biological research projects as far away as Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. For more information, visit: www.savetheseaturtle.org or call 954 351-9333.
The July 13 opening reception and exhibit marks the first of 3 summer conservation events. Event #2, August 17, is the "Coastal Cleanup Fund Raising Bash" at Double Tree Ocean Front Hotel. For more information and/or reservations contact Nick Clarelli, 954 351-9333.
Event #3, September 21, is the "Coastal Cleanup."A day of nationwide community involvement. Hands on participation in cleaning and preserving our coastlines. To volunteer or for more information call Isabelle Peaslee at 954-351-9333
We Are Proud to include the following Sponsors in this fund raising event:
NEIL WATSON’S UNDERSEA ADVENTURESFt. Lauderdale Florida 1-800-327-8150
Cami’s Seafood and Pasta Plantation Town Sq. 6903 W. Broward Blvd Plantation 954-585-8229
Publix Your neighborhood Grocery store Plantation Town SQ.
Quizno’s Oven Toasted Subs At Plantation Town Square Phone 954-327-9262
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