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Rowe Gallery, Sedona,
Arizona, “Brush & Bronze” featuring the paintings of Kim Diment
Kim has four paintings included in the traveling show "Feline Fine, The Art of Cats II". While the show was recently exhibiting at the University of Nebraska State Museum, Kim's painting of three cheetahs called "Three Brothers" was featured on the University's website promoting the show. The show will be at the Neville Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin March 10, 2016 until April 17th.
Rowe Gallery, Sedona,
Arizona, “Animal Attraction”
Kim's painting "Sundowner" was given the Society of Animal Artist's Award of Excellence at their 54th Annual Members Exhibition at the Wildlife Experience in Parker, Colorado.
Kim's work is now represented exclusively in Arizona through the Ken
Rowe Gallery. Her work will be featured in the upcoming show at the
gallery (for more information you can contact the gallery at
Ken Rowe Gallery, Tiaquepaque Shopping District, 336 SR 179 Suit A - 102,
Sedona, AZ 86336
JULY 4TH, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - 5 to 8PM
"Servitude", Kim's painting of a reclining
serval was given the Award of Excellence at the Society of Animal
Artist 52nd Annual Exhibition opening at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in
Oradell, NJ. The dates for the exhibition are September 1, 2012
through January 31, 2013
Kim's work is on display at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art in Midland, MI. The invitation exhibition is put on through the Midland Center for the Arts and the dates are October 7 - December 23, 2012. For more information go to www.mcfta.org.
Kim's painting "Puff & Stuff" was selected as a finalist in the
Kim and her husband Carl are planning a trip to Kenya, Africa in 2012
Kim will be showing her work at the Chippewa Nature Center in December 2011
"Crossing the Ewaso Ng'iro River", an elephant painting by Kim was juried into The 51st Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition and National Tour. The premiere will be at The Dennos Museum Center, which is located at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, MI. The Public Opening will be on Saturday, September 17, 2011. One Half of the Exhibition will be displayed though December 31, 2011. The Other Half will close on October 30, 2011 to go on National Tour.
Kim has continued to work on her series of paintings done to portray the spirit and beauty of Tahquamenon State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This year her fourth painting in the series is called "Upper Falls Fly By" and features a bald eagle. Prints of these images are offered on paper for $150.00 and on stretched canvas for $175.00. The edition size is 150 prints. Click on any of the thumbnail images above for more information and to order prints.
Kim's elephant painting "Crossing the Ewaso Ng'iro River" (see above at top of this page) and her painting of a male kudu and Red-Billed Oxpeckers titled "Entourage" were juried into the Bennington Center for the Arts exhibition Art of the Animal Kingdom XVI, which opened June 11, 2011 in Bennington Vermont. Kim also gave a lecture and slide presentation on African cats at the center. Some of the paintings in the show are available for purchase and catalogs of the exhibition are available through the center.
In March, Kim was one of thirty artists, most like her were members of The Society of Animal Artists, that went on a field trip to San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. These artist will be producing a collection of work that will become a traveling exhibition which is scheduled to premier in 2013 at The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute. The exhibition will be titled "The Sea of Cortez." It will focus on the flora and fauna that inhabits the area around the Sea of Cortez.
Kim's painting "Flowering Northern Pitcher Plant" was juried into the exhibition Blossom II which premiered at the Naples Museum of Arts in February 2011.
In April Kim's work was featured in The online Canadian young persons
magazine "Creatures All"
At the end of 2010 Kim's painting "Sundowners" was selected as a finalist in the Artist's Magazine art contest in the animals/wildlife catagory. The painting and her story behind the scene was featured online at the Artists Network website in their "Competition Spotlight" page.
Kim will be showing her work at the Gaylord Arts Guild in Gaylord, Michigan during the month of May 2010. The opening of this show will be May 16, 2010. The opening reception will be from 1 pm - 2 pm, followed by a presentation by Kim from 2 pm - 3pm.
Kim will be showing her work at the upcoming 2010 Dallas Safari Club Convention January 7-10, 2010 at the Dallas Convention Center, Her painting "Squared Off" will be auction at the event.
Kim once again traveled to Africa to do more research for her paintings, take photographs and gather information. Check back here to see what she has to show and say about her most recent trip to one of her favorite places.
"Samburu Grevy's", Kim's second in a series of Grevy's zebra paintings done to raise awareness and generate funds for the endangered species was chosen for the 49th Annual Members Exhibition "Art and the Animal" by the Society of Animal Artists.
Kim's paintings "Roller Derby" featuring the African Lilac Breasted Roller and "Little Brothers" featuring Atlantic Puffins were chosen for the "Art of the Animal Kingdom XIV" by the Bennington Center for the Arts. The museum purchased "Roller Derby" for their permanent collection.
Kim's painting Razor's Edge of a razorbill auk was selected for the Bennington Center for the Arts show "Art of the Animal Kingdom XIII" and also for the Society of Animal Artists annual members exhibition "Art and the Animal."
Recent Awards & Recognition:
Society of Animal Artists - Art and the Animal 2007 - The Stanley
Meltzoff Memorial Award
The Artist's Magazine - 24th Annual Art Competition/Animal Art
Tahquamenon State Park's "Painting The Park "- Limited Edition
For the past three years, Kim has
been contracted by the Tahquamenon State Park to portray a native animal
in one of the many beautiful State Park's backgrounds. This year the
limited edition print feature a bull moose at the mouth of the Tahquamenon
River in a fall setting. The image is a horizontal format, size 12"
x24" and are offered on paper for $150.00 and on stretched canvas for
$175.00. The edition size is 150 prints. These prints will be
available May 20th, 2007 through the Tahquamenon State Park, 41382 W. M
123, Paradise, MI 49768 (906) 492-3415.
Africa - Lewa Downs Nature Conservancy - The second conservation painting and print will feature the black rhino. Last November Kim and a fellow wildlife artist returned to Lewa Downs Nature Conservancy to collect reference material on the black rhino for Kim's new painting. Kim plans to do a painting featuring a female black rhino and her youngster in a Lewa backdrop. More information and photos relating to this project will be posted here in the future.
Kim made a return trip to Africa to do research for the next conservation fund-raising print for Lewa Downs Nature Conservancy. In the meantime she was also promoting her first conservation print for Lewa which is to benefit the endangered Grevys' Zebra. Kim and her husband Carl attended a special dinner in London at which a framed Giclee print of Kim's painting "Against the Clock" was auctioned. Also in attendance at this special event was Prince William.
As a result of Kim's Kenya safari in October 2004, she was put in contact wih a group which is raising funds to protect the very endangered Grevys Zebra. She is doing a painting along with a series of note cards in hopes of promoting awareness and making money for this animal. She returned to Kenya this year to study and gather more reference of the Grevys Zebra. To learn more about this project and see Kim's painting of Grevys zebras titled "Against the Clock" go to the Whatzup page. To find out more about the Grevy Zebra and the very impressive Lewa Wildlife Conservancy contact www.lewa.org. Below are some photos from Kim's 2005 trip to Africa.
Photos, clickwise from top left: Grevys zebras in northern Kenya at Lewa Downs (photo by Kim Diment.) Kim's blind for photographing zebras. Kim and the land rover used for getting around Lewa Downs. Belinda and Kim in the land rover.
Above: Kim with a baby rhino.
At right are Kim's guides, Simberi and "The Lion Man."
Kim prepared an African photo exhibit from the thousands of images she obtained while she was there. The first slide presentation entitled "Cats of Africa" was shown at North Woods Gallery of Atlanta, Michigan on December 11, 2004.
Here are a few candid shots from the last safari Kim was on in Kenya with Simon Combes. It is with much dismay that Kim has learned of Simon's unfortunate death occurring last December of 2004. " Simon had a great impact on my life as an artist and as a great person. He savored and appreciated life. If only we all could all live by his example. He will never be forgotten."
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