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New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's Flyway Gallery
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2010 to Friday, June 4, 2010
Location: Flyway Gallery
One DeKorte Park Plaza
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Details: A solo exhibition of "The Wildlife Art of James Fiorentino". Private opening on May 16, 2010 from 12 -3 PM.
Contact Info: Attn: mimi sabatino ; one dekorte park plaza, lyndhurst, nj, usa; Tel.: 201-460-1700; Fax: 2104601722; Web site
Somerset County Parks Commission
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 to Sunday, December 12, 2010
Location: Somerset County Parks Commission Environmental Education Center.
Details: Solo exhibit of James Fiorentino's wildlife artwork. A collection of artwork will be on display to view and purchase with some of the proceeds benefiting the environmental educational center.
Contact Info: Attn: Jane Parks ; 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ, USA; Tel.: 908-766-2489 ext 336; Fax: 908-766-2687; Web site
Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition in partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Omni Distribution, LLC Show Schedule (as of July 22, 2016)
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Details: Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition
in partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Omni Distribution, LLC
Show Schedule (as of July 22, 2016)


D&R Greenway Land Trust
1 Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
September 6 - October 16, 2016
Opening Reception – September 30, 2016
www.drgreenway.org

Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
5 Morristown Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
November 1- January 14, 2017 
Opening Reception – November 4, 2016
www.studio7artgallery.com

MPAC
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown , NJ 07960
January 17-February 28, 2017
www.mayoarts.org

Salmagundi Club (Patrons Gallery)
47 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
April 2017
www.salmagundi.org


Hiram Blauvelt Museum
705 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
May – July, 2017
www.blauveltartmuseum.com

Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
September – October 2017
www.dukefarms.org

Drew University – Korn Gallery
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
May 21 – June 22, 2018
www.drew.edu/art/korn-gallery




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Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition in partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to Friday, October 14, 2016
Location: D & R Greenway land Trust -Princeton NJ
Details: This is a solo show of mine consisting of twenty five originals paintings that will be on tour for three years going to various galleries. museums, ect The watercolor paintings depict different species that are either threatened or endangered in NJ. I have partnered with Conserve Wildlife Foundation to help raise money for the organization and educate the public about the species and what they do.
Contact Info: One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ, US; Tel.: 609-924-4646; Email: jamesart5@comcast.net ; Web site
Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition in partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 to Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Location: Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery-Bernardsville NJ
Details: Opening show date is November 4, 2016 for Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery.

This is a solo show of mine consisting of twenty five originals paintings that will be on tour for three years going to various galleries. museums, ect The watercolor paintings depict different species that are either threatened or endangered in NJ. I have partnered with Conserve Wildlife Foundation to help raise money for the organization and educate the public about the species and what they do.
Contact Info: Attn: Kathleen Palmer ; 5 Morristown Rd, Bernardsville, NJ, US; Tel.: 908 963 0365; Email: pskjpalmer@verizon.net ; Web site
Rare Wildlife Revealed at historic Salmagundi Club
Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 to Saturday, April 8, 2017
Location: Salmagundi Club NYC
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
**March 27, 2017**
                                                                                                                        
Contacts:
David Wheeler, Executive Director
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
david.wheeler@conservewildlifenj.org
732-910-2063
Christopher Nunnally, General Manager
Salmagundi Club
cnunnally@salmagundi.org
212-255-7740

Famed sports artist James Fiorentino returns to
New York City with new traveling wildlife art exhibition
at historic Salmagundi Club on April 4

His sports art long celebrated at Baseball Hall of Fame and other venues,
Fiorentino’s wildlife watercolor exhibition arrives in NYC with free reception
 
New York City, NY – Nationally celebrated artist James Fiorentino has been celebrated for his iconic paintings of New York sports icons like Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, and Odell Beckham, Jr. Now Mr. Fiorentino returns to New York City with a new muse for his prodigious talents – the vulnerable, oft-overlooked wildlife of the metropolitan area.

“Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition” will make its New York City debut at the historic Salmagundi Club during the week of April 2-8, 2017. A free reception will be held on Tuesday, April 4 from 6-8 PM at the Salmagundi Art Club Patrons’ Gallery, located at 47 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10003.

Offered by the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation, the exhibit is part of a three-year traveling exhibition around the northeastern United States that kicked off this past fall.

“In this bustling metropolitan area, it is all too easy to overlook the wildlife that shares our cities and suburbs – yet New York City is blessed with an inspiring ‘Noah’s Ark’ of rare wildlife,” says Conserve Wildlife Foundation Executive Director and wildlife author David Wheeler. “From peregrine falcons and bald eagles to diamondback terrapins and sea horses, New York is home to extraordinary wildlife that has found a way to adapt to life in the city. We are so grateful that James Fiorentino has placed his artistic focus on these species. His evocative watercolor portraits bring the wildlife to life on the canvas.”

Mr. Fiorentino's watercolor paintings depict some of the New York metropolitan area’s most endangered and vulnerable species. The April 4 reception will feature a number of wildlife biologists joining the artist in engaging visitors to the show about the diverse wildlife species that call New York City and surrounding areas home – many of which are featured in Mr. Fiorentino’s realistic portraits.
• Little brown bats can be found in Central Park, while peregrine falcons and ospreys can be seen soaring over Jamaica Bay.
• Piping plovers migrate to Rockaway Beach, while harbor seals sunbathe on Orchard Beach.
• Humpback whales are spotted along the shoreline in Brooklyn and Queens, while box turtles can be found at Clay Pit Ponds on Staten Island.
 
Sales of the original paintings, limited edition digital prints, the exhibition book, and wildlife merchandise will benefit Conserve Wildlife Foundation.

“James Fiorentino's artwork shows a mastery of technique with a creative flair to engage every viewer with an intimate perspective of wildlife,” says Salmagundi Club President Robert Pillsbury. “In addition, this artwork helps to further the progress in educating the public to the necessary conservation of our environment and its inhabitants. We are pleased to have him as a member of Salmagundi and to celebrate his exhibit Rare Wildlife Revealed."

At 15, famed artist James Fiorentino became the youngest artist to be featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame with paintings of baseball legends like Reggie Jackson, Cal Ripken Jr. and Ted Williams; his sports art has since graced national magazines and landed him in interviews with ABC World News Tonight and countless other news studios. Now 39, Fiorentino is pursuing another lifelong passion with a three-year traveling wildlife art exhibition in New Jersey and New York. 

Former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean wrote the foreword for the hardcover art book accompanying the exhibition.

“Renowned as one of the best sports artists in the country, Jim’s works hang in major museums,” says Governor Kean. “In recent years he has turned to wildlife. Jim has created an amazing body of work. Many of the creatures he paints are endangered, and Jim celebrates their uniqueness and beauty.”


Fiorentino started painting animals when he was 10, and he later became a trustee for the Raptor Trust in Millington, N.J. “We rehabilitate 4,000 wild birds a year and release about half that number,” says Fiorentino. “These wild birds have had a tremendous influence on me. I enjoy getting close to birds of prey, and it brought me back to nature art.” Before going back to his studio to paint the details, Fiorentino sketches the animals up close, sometimes holding them, taking in their details.
 
His two young sons enjoy being in nature, the oldest son joining his father to draw wildlife, especially butterflies—proving that humans, too, benefit from having wildlife in their midst. “I am awed by what we see in our own backyard: the (endangered) Eastern box turtle, great horned owl, pileated woodpeckers, foxes, hawks and butterflies," says Fiorentino. “It’s an amazing backyard ecosystem.”

The Salmagundi Art Club Patrons’ Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1 pm – 6 pm and Saturday, Sunday from 1 pm – 5 pm. For more information about the gallery, call 212-255-7740.

“James Fiorentino’s art helps to educate and engage viewers about the precipitous declines that many of these species have suffered and helps us bring attention to the very tangible steps that people can take to save and strengthen these wildlife populations,” says Wheeler.

Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition is sponsored by Omni Distribution, LLC, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Merrill G. & Emita Hastings Foundation, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, and Somerset Patriots.

For more information on the Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition, please visit www.ConserveWildlifeNJ.org/getinvolved/event/wildlifeart/. To learn more about CWF, please visit www.ConserveWildlifeNJ.org.
 

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Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey has worked to protect rare wildlife in New Jersey and beyond for over two decades. CWF biologists and educators utilize field science, habitat restoration, environmental education, public engagement, and volunteer stewardship to ensure our most vulnerable wildlife species can continue to call New Jersey home. Our dedicated and innovative scientists have helped many species recover and thrive again in our densely populated state. 

CWF's wildlife webcams, videos, Story Maps, live webcasts, and e-books help bring wildlife directly to the screens of tens of thousands of people, while our public events and volunteer projects give people of all generations the opportunity to experience the wonders of wildlife up close. Our educators utilize art and essay contests, educational field trips, summer camps, afterschool programs, technology initiatives, classroom presentations, and wildlife-based curriculum and lesson plans that meet the latest educational standards in helping kids grow in STEAM - or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. More information can be found at www.ConserveWildlifeNJ.org.

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