Festival of the Cranes Art Contest 2022

We are excited to announce the opening of our 2022 Art Contest! The winning art piece will be the face of the Festival and used to promote the event.

Friends are calling for sandhill crane artwork in any medium: paintings, digital, printmaking, mixed media, two or three-dimensional art, photography, as well as any other. Photographs can be unaltered originals or edited. Friends also offer a free Expo booth or table during Festival (possible COVID-19 restrictions allowing), where the featured artist of the year can sell their artwork, from postcards to originals.

Please use the links below to learn more about the contest!

Please email your artwork to art@friendsofbosquedelapache.org.

Art Contest Rules
Art Terms and Conditions

The banner artwork is from the 2021 Art Contest winner | Keep reading to learn more about the artist

2021 Crane Fiesta Art Winner | Christina Baal | Dance of the Sandhill Cranes

Christina Baal is a bird artist, writer, and naturalist whose dream is to meet and paint 10,000 different species of birds. After graduating from Bard College in 2014, she started her art business, Drawing 10,000 Birds, and has since traveled nonstop looking for birds. Christina loves going to bird festivals to show her artwork, lead trips, teach art, and spend time with the birding community. She has designed artwork for Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, The Biggest Week in American Birding, New River Birding and Nature Festival, and New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding. During the rest of the year, Christina works as an environmental educator and illustrator. Her favorite birds are Yellow Warblers, Turkey Vultures, and California Condors. See more of her work and follow her adventures at www.drawingtenthousandbirds.com.