CLUB GIVES $32,000 GRANT FOR RHINOS
|Dallas Safari Club
gave a $32,000 grant for the North Luangwa Conservation Programme
in North Luangwa Park, Zambia. This is a special project Jan
and James have been working on to raise money for the anti-poaching
rangers who are protecting the wildlife - particularly the reintroduced
Black Rhino - of the park and surrounding area. Jan's painting
"WE ARE BACK" shown in the photo was given to DSC as
a Thank You for the grant. To date Jan's and James' involvement
in the project has raised $69,000.
James at the opening of the new Briscoe Museum, San Antonio,
JAN'S GALLERY IN ARUSHA, TANZANIA
James and Jan recently
returned from their trip to Tanzania where they lead a small
group on safari, but first they visited their gallery in Arusha
- CULTURAL HERITAGE. The gallery purchased 7 original paintings
by Jan and several of her giclées as well as many archival
ink canvas photo prints by James.
gallery was four years in construction and is built on several
levels. It will also have dayrooms, a theater and meeting areas.
Jan and James in hand carved doorway to the gallery.
James, Jan and Saif - owner of Cultural Heritage - in the gallery.
JAN INTERVIEWED FOR TV
23 reporter Emily Sinovic came to James' and Jan's home/studios
to interview them for an upcoming special on noteworthy people
and places in Bartlesville. The 3 minute segment will air the
second weekend in July.
SIGNS WITH GALLERY IN
James has just
signed with an new gallery called RAINDANCE GALLERY in Jackson
Hole, Wyoming. This is just around the corner from the main square
and in the prime gallery area. "We are very excited about
James' work" says Joy Kennedy co-owner of the gallery. James
will be sending mostly North American subjects, but will also
be sending a few of his sepia Africa pieces.
IN CYPRESS SWAMP IN FLORIDA
James and Jan recently
returned from a trip to Florida where James photographed many
wonderful scenes with herons, egrets, osprey, anhingas and ibis
in beautiful cypress swamps. Look for new photos from this trip
JAN WIN BEST OVERALL
EXHIBIT AT NATUREWORKS
|James' and Jan's friends
and clients Steve and Yvonne Miller of Dallas hosted a "Launch
Party" to kick off James' upcoming exhibition of his work
at DSC and SCI. The party was a great success, and Jan and James
want to thank the Millers for opening their beautiful home for
FORD AT JAMES' AND JAN'S
JAN AT "ART AND THE ANIMAL"
and Jan got to visit with Jim Bellis, founder of the Hiram Blauveldt
Art Museum in Oradall, NJ during the recent Society of Animal
Artists 49th annual exhibition "ART AND THE ANIMAL".
WORK APPEARS IN INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE
photo of a male lion on a kopje that he took in Tanzania has
been featured in one of the top international hunting magazines
AFRICAN SPORTING GAZETTE which is published in South Africa.
James has a sepia photo of this same lion (slightly different
pose) available as a fine art Archival Ink on Canvas. You can
see it under his "Africa" images James
Gary Hines II - Nature Photographer - Africa Fine Art Images.
USES JAMES PHOTO ON WEBPAGE
James photographed this new black
rhino calf at the request of Lewa, spending two days trying to
get close shots.
More Black Rhinos
AND JAN IN A CLOSE ENCOUNTER
WITH A WILD WOLF IN YELLOWSTONE
and Jan just returned from a wonderful trip to Yellowstone. While
they were there, they saw four wolves (two black and two grey)
on an elk kill which was close to the road. The next day while
driving they saw one of the wolves that they recognized from
the kill several miles away on the other side of a lake. It was
trotting purposefully in the direction of the kill. Surmising
that the wolf was returning to the kill, Jan suggested that they
drive a little ways down the road, where they then parked and
hiked down a small hill and then sat waiting. Sure enough within
15 minutes the wolf passed on its way to the kill. Here you can
see the wolf checking James out. After deciding they were no
threat, he continued on his way to the kill.
AND JAN'S FIRST EXHIBIT TOGETHER
and Jan had their first exhibition together of James' photos
and Jan's paintings at a fund raising event and party called
COW THIEVES AND OUTLAWS for Woolaroc Museum. This was the first
time that James has displayed his photographs (seen on the left
part of the display). The event was very successful with James
selling three of his large photographs and Jan selling two paintings
and getting a commission. All told they expect to have generated
over $3500 for the museum. Woolaroc has many historical western
and native American artifacts, and a spectacular art collection
of names such as Remington, Russell, Leigh, Rungius and more.
HAS COVER OF MAGAZINE
James' image of
a leopard in a tree graced the cover of GAMETRAILS magazine,
the journal of the Dallas Safari Club, Spring 2008 issue. James
took this wonderful photo in Samburu National Park in Northern
Kenya. Many people find that locating leopards can be very difficult,
but this particular trip James and his wife Jan who lead photographic
tours, to Kenya saw and photographed 8!
AND PHOTO TRIP TO TANZANIA
James and his wife
wildlife artist Jan Martin McGuire went on an extensive photo/research
trip to Tanzania in June. Jan uses both her and James' photos
for her paintings www.janmartinmcguire.com and of course James
is building his portfolio of his photos. Here James is downloading
some of his 8000+ digital images using solar power, to his laptop
computer in their mobile tented camp in the Serengeti.
McGuire & Hines Studios
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY