Bob Timberlake’s “Sportsman’s Series” Art release to benefit wildlife conservation

 THE NORTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE HABITAT FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH BOB TIMBERLAKE, INC, ON NEW “SPORTSMAN’S SERIES” ART RELEASE TO BENEFIT WILDLIFE HABITAT CONSERVATION IN NORTH CAROLINA

Renowned Artist and Designer Bob Timberlake Teams up with decorated conservationist Eddie Bridges on a project to celebrate the outdoors and benefit wildlife conservation in North Carolina

 

GREENSBORO, NC Renowned artist and designer Bob Timberlake was simply doing something nice for a friend when he painted “A Resting Place”.   The scene depicts blind # 6 at famed Camp Bryan Farms inEastern North Carolina.  The location represents a special friendship and love for the outdoors that Bob shares with decorated conservationist Eddie Bridges.  What began as a gift to a friend has evolved into a major art release to benefit wildlife habitat conservation inNorth Carolina.

Bridges was overwhelmed by the beauty of “A Resting Place” and he graciously suggested that it should be shared with other outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists.  Timberlake agreed but stipulated that proceeds from the release benefit the conservation efforts of the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation (founded by Bridges). Thus began the planning for an extraordinary art series release and a major new conservation project forNorth Carolina.

A “Sportsman’s Series” is Bob Timberlake’s first wildlife themed release.  It features three original creations including “A Resting Place,” which is the first limited edition of a collector’s set that will culminate with the release of a companion print in Fall 2015.  It honors a long-standing relationship Bob has had with conservation leaders in his home state ofNorth Carolina.

Proceeds from the Sportsman’s Series print sales will benefit the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation and have been earmarked for a significant conservation project that is currently in development.  This project will be the single largest habitat project to date for the foundation and will involve multiple conservation organizations across the state.  Details on this landmark project will be released in the fall.

The three prints in the “Sportsman’s Series” release will be available for purchase through licensed dealers, the Bob Timberlake Gallery or at www.bobtimberlake.com.  The gallery is located at 1714 East Center Street Extension in Lexington, North Carolina.  An Open House event will be held at the Gallery to feature the release on September 13th.

For more information, contact the Bob Timberlake Gallery at 1-800-244-0095 or the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation at 336-375-4994.

 

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About the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation:  The purpose of the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation is to assist in the acquisition, management and protection of wildlife habitat within the state ofNorth Carolina and promote conservation education for the benefit of future generations.

About Eddie Bridges:  Mr. Bridges is a nationally decorated conservation hero.  He has been named Field & Stream magazine’s “Hero of Conservation”, Budweiser’s “Conservationist of the Year”, Chevron National Conservation Award,  Sol Feinstone Environmental  Award and is a member of the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame.  He is the only person inAmerica that has received four national conservation awards.

He was also the founder of the NC Wildlife Endowment Fund and Lifetime License program during his time as a North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commissioner.  The various programs he has proposed and helped develop have now raised more than $165 million.  Additionally, he proposed the NC Waterfowl Stamp program and the NC Tax Check-off box.  These programs have generated over $5 million each for conservation efforts in NC.

About Bob Timberlake:

Timberlake’s art career has been marked by consistent and resounding success. The first one-man exhibition of his work was held in 1970 at the Gallery of Contemporary Art (now SECCA) inWinston-Salem,North Carolina.  He has had eight highly successful exhibitions atNew York City’s prestigious Hammer Galleries.  Timberlake’s work has also been exhibited throughout theUnited Statesand is the first and only Southerner in modern history to have a one-man exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery inWashington,D.C. He also has exhibited at theFryeMuseuminSeattle,Washington, the R.W. Norton Gallery inShreveport,LA, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of History, theHuntingtonMuseuminHuntington,WV(twice), the Greenville County Museum of Art inGreenville,South Carolinaand internationally two shows at the Isetan Gallery inTokyo,Japan. In 1990 and again in 1991, Timberlake was selected by the renownedHubbardMuseuminNew Mexicoto exhibit his works twice in competition for the prestigious Hubbard Award for Excellence, which recognizes outstanding American Realist artists. After opening inNew Mexico, the exhibition traveled toMoscowandBerlin. Among others, he has also exhibited at theWakeForestArt Museum, Appalachian State University inBoone,N.C., and exhibited four times with his mentor, Andrew Wyeth.

Timberlake has been honored by Presidents Carter and Reagan in the White House for his work with Keep America and NC Beautiful, Inc. and by Prince Charles inBuckinghamPalace.

Well known for his charitable endeavors, he has received numerous awards in recognition of his service to the Boy Scouts of America, theDukeComprehensiveCancerCenter, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Keep America and N.C. Beautiful, Inc. He has also been the recipient of the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Medal for Artistry (the only artist to receive this prestigious award) and the American Forestry Lifetime Award.

Bob Timberlake, the artist/designer, is currently the chairman of Bob Timberlake, Inc., the licensing company that acts as manager and agent of the Bob Timberlake brand across two divisions: Bob Timberlake Licensing and The Bob Timberlake Gallery.  Website: www.bobtimberlake.com