African Wildlife Artist
Brian Jarvi



EDUCATION
Brian Jarvi, b.1956, is a graduate of Floodwood High School, Floodwood, Minn. Brian has been a professional artist since 1985.

HONORS & AWARDS
  • 2011 Woodson Art Museum Birds In Art Tour
  • 2011 Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence
  • 2010 "Artist of the Year" Ruffed Grouse Society
  • 2009 "Artist of the Year" Safari Club International
  • 2009 "Artist of the Year" Conklin Foundation
  • 2008 "Artist of the Year" Conklin Foundation
  • 2006 "Artist of the Year" Mzuri Wildlife Foundation
  • 2005 "Mara Plunge" Selected for the 2005-2006 "Art & the Animals" USA Tour
  • 2005 "Yellowbilled Storks" Selected for Leigh Yawkey Art Museum, "Birds in Art" Tour
  • 1999 "Artist of the Year" Safari Club International
  • 1998 "Artist of the Year" Dallas Safari Club
  • 1996 "Artist of the Year" Geese Unlimited
  • 1996 "Artist of the Year" Ruffed Grouse Society
  • 1995 "Winner" Black Bear Casino Competition
  • 1993 "Artist of the Year" Geese International
  • 1992 "Artist of the Year" Wildlife Forever
  • 1991 "Best of Show" National Wildlife Exposition
  • 1991 "Judge's Merit Award" National Wildlife and Western Show
  • 1991 "Winner" Arizona Duck Stamp
  • 1991 "Artist of the Year" American Oceans Campaign
  • 1990 "Artist of the Year" National Wildlife and Western Art Show
  • 1990 "Artist of the Year" National Wild Turkey Federation
  • 1988 "People`s Choice Award" Wildlife Heritage Foundation Art Show
  • 1987 "Winner" Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp
  • 1987 "Judges` Merit Award" National Wildlife and Western Show
  • 1986 "Winner" Minnesota Waterfowl Habitat Stamp (Minnesota Duck Stamp)
  • 1986 "Best of Show" Southern Wildfowl Festival


BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 2003 January/February Cover "Tour de Force" Brian Jarvi, SCI Safari, The Journal of Big Game Hunting
  • 2002 Friends of the Rainforest, "Wildlife Art Exhibit and Sale Catalogue "Stare Down", Brian Jarvi, p 28
  • 2002 Society of Animal Artists, Art & The Animal, 42nd Annual Members Exhibition Catalogue "The Greeting", Brian Jarvi, p 57
  • 2002 January, American Hunter, Article Art "Beware the Enforcer" "Devil`s Tracks on the Okavango" Joel Coogan p 48-49
  • 2001 "Birds in Art" Exhibition Catalogue, "Mara Ballet", Brian Jarvi, p61
  • 2000 Cover "Something in the Wind", Brian Jarvi SCI Safari, The Journal of Big Game Hunting
  • 1999 February, US Art Gallery "Top 50 Prints" Brian Jarvi "Lion Scent", Vol. 4, No 2 p 41
  • 1999 "Wildlife & Conservation" Exhibition Catalogue, "Mud Bath Buffalo", "African Royalty". " Lion`s Lament", Brian Jarvi, p32-33
  • 1998 Cover "Thru the Eyes of the Hunter", Brian Jarvi, Game Trails, The Journal of The Dallas Safari Club
  • 1998 May, US Art Gallery Brian Jarvi "Comfort Zone" Vol. 4, No 5 p 52–53,62-63
  • 1996 "Birds in Art" Exhibition Catalogue, "Sentinels", Brian Jarvi, p 53
  • 1996 Wildlife, The Artist`s View Exhibition Catalogue, "Rush", Brian Jarvi, p 55
  • 1996 Cover, "Rush", Brian Jarvi, Safari Club International Convention Brochure
  • 1996 July/August, Wildlife Art, The Art Journal of the Natural World, Article Art "Rush" "A Land Of Paradox, Africa" Ron Spomer, Volume XV, No. 4; p34


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, Ruffed Grouse Society, Society of Animal Artists, Safari Club International, Minnesota Safari Club, Worldwide Nature Artists Group

RELATED EXPERIENCE/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jarvi`s research trips to Africa: 1991, Kenya/Tanzania; 1993, South Africa; 1994, Zimbabwe; 1996, Zimbabwe; 1998, Tanzania; 2001 Kenya/Tanzania; 2002, Kenya; 2003, Kenya

Jarvi`s concern for the environment and the protection of animals runs deep. His artwork has helped raise money for many conservation organizations including Pheasants Forever, Minnesota Waterfowl Association, Ruffed Grouse Society, National Wild Turkey Federations, Ducks Unlimited, The American Oceans Campaign, The Washington Department of Natural Resources, Dallas Safari Club, Safari Club International, and SCI Foundation.

EXHIBITIONS
  • 2005 H.E. Sheikh Sultan Bin Jassim Al Thani Collection
  • 2005 The Society of Animal Artists, 2005 - 2006 Art and the Animal Tour
  • 2005 "Mara Migration" Halcyon Gallery, Bruton Street, London
  • 2005 "Birds In Art" Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wasau, WI September 10 - November 13
  • 2005 "Art and the Animal" Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV September 30 - November 28
  • 2005 Sheikh Mohamed Khalifa Al Thani Collection
  • 2004 "Wildlife Show" Halcyon Gallery, Bruton Street, London
  • 2004 Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, 44th Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition, Society of Animal Artists
  • 2004 H.E. Sheikh Sultan Bin Jassim Al Thani Collection
  • 2004 Sheikh Mohamed Khalifa Al Thani Collection
  • 2003 SCI Foundation Washington DC office
  • 2003 Jaques Art Center, Aitkin, MN, "Stamp Champs" Exhibit
  • 2002 Steve Chancellor Collection
  • 2002 Society of Animal Artists, "Art & The Animal", 42nd Annual Members Exhibition
  • 2002 Friends of the Rainforest, The Rainforest Foundation Exhibit
  • 2001 "Birds in Art" Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
  • 2001 Society of Animal Artists Exhibition
  • 2001 "International Art Exhibition" Halcyon Gallery, London, England
  • 2000 State of MN Capital Building
  • 2000 Steve Chancellor Collection
  • 1999 "Wildlife and Conservation" Halcyon Gallery, Birmingham, England
  • 1998 Dallas Safari Club Show
  • 1998 MacCrostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN, "African Visions" Brian Jarvi Exhibit
  • 1996 "Wildlife, the Artists` View" Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Exhibition
  • 1996 "Birds in Art" Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
  • 1994 - 2006 Safari Club International Show
  • 1993 – 2005 Sandstrom`s Inc.
  • 1991 National Wildlife Exposition
  • 1991 National Wildlife and Western Show
  • 1990 National Wildlife and Western Art Show
  • 1988 Wildlife Heritage Foundation Art Show
  • 1987 National Wildlife and Western Show


COMMISSIONS
  • 2004 Bill Jones
  • 2004 Judith King
  • 2002 Armand & Mary Brachman
  • 2001 Mike & Pat Walsh
  • 1998 Malilangwe Artists` Trust


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