Art for Conservation


These current art exhibits feature David Tomb and Jeepney Projects Worldwide.

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents

Roots and Wings
Maura Koehler Keeney and David Tomb

April 5 2014 – May 17, 2014

Walk and Talk with the Artist, David Tomb – Saturday April 5th, 6:00 – 8:30pm in Sutton Hall.

The University Museum celebrates spring with a colorful exhibition of paintings and drawings, Roots and Wings. The featured artists share a connection to nature – a fascination with the intricacies of its life forms and a concern for their struggles to survive in changing climates.

David Tomb describes himself as a “bird nerd kid” with a BFA in painting and drawing from California State University, Long Beach, who spent 20 years painting portraits before returning to his first love – birds. His colorful paintings and drawings are inspired by birding trips and his research at science institutions in California and New York. Currently his work is focused on birds of the Philippines. In 2011 he visited Mindanao there to see the endangered Philippine eagle. He is a co-founder of Jeepney Projects Worldwide – Art for Conservation, which supports local efforts to advocate for endangered species and foster habitat conservation. Tomb has exhibited nationally and his work is in the collections of The Huntington Library, the Oakland Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, and the Consulate General of the United States: Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana.Roots and Wings___________________________________________________________

The San Francisco Public Library and Jeepney Projects Worldwide present

Endangered Birds of the Philippines
mixed media works on paper

by David Tomb
October 5 2013 – March 28, 2014

Artist Talk – October 19th at 1:45pm in the Koret Theater.  Jeepney Projects Worldwide gave a presentation about their inspiring trip to Mindanao to see the Great Philippine Eagle, its fragile future, and the incredibly rich bird life of the Philippines.

The San Francisco Public Library, in conjunction with Jeepney Projects Worldwide, is pleased to present Endangered Birds of the Philippines, with mixed media works on paper by David Tomb, through March, 2014.

The exhibition features artwork celebrating the iconic and critically-endangered Great Philippine Eagle and other endangered birds of the Philippines, including the Rufous Hornbill. Tomb’s latest artworks are luminous and colorful paper assemblages with subtle low-relief elements that help convey spatial depth, as well as the ambiguous and mysterious jungle terrain of the Philippine island of Mindanao. Through this project, Tomb and Jeepney Projects Worldwide bring attention to the challenges and tensions these grand birds face in order to survive and share a sustainable future with an ever-growing Filipino population.

Blue Throated Bee Eater - 2012, 22x30, watercolor and gouache on paperDavid Tomb is a co-founder of Jeepney Projects Worldwide: Art for Conservation, an organization that partners with regional conservation groups to inspire, support, and help restore lost habitat of critically endangered birds. In January of 2011, Tomb and the Jeepney team visited Mt. Kitanglad on Mindanao to see wild nesting Great Philippine Eagles and other endemic birds. Jeepney has since partnered with the Philippine Eagle Foundation, creating limited edition fine art prints to raise funding for research and public outreach/education concerning the Great Philippine Eagle.

Tomb has exhibited in galleries, universities, and museums extensively across the United States and has been published widely including the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Harpers. Tomb’s work is in many public collections including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Huntington Library, and the Consulate General of the United States in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez.

"Endangered Birds" at the Library

“Endangered Birds” at the Library

"Endangered Birds" at the Library

“Endangered Birds” at the Library

"Endangered Birds" at the Library, photos by Ian Austin

“Endangered Birds” at the Library, photos by Ian Austin

Some Previous Exhibitions:

David Tomb at the Mountainfilm in Telluride

Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colorado, May 24-27, 2013 More…

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David Tomb at the 6th Intl. Hornbill Conference, Manilla, Philippines

Ayala Museum Gallery, April 24 – May 4, 2013 More…

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Grand Birds of the Philippines at Electric Works

Electric Works Gallery, October 12 – November 10, 2012… More…

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Vanishing Birds of the Philippines at The Bone Room Presents

The Bone Room Presents, February 2 – February 29, 2012… More…

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Jeepney Projects Worldwide at San Marco Gallery

Dominican University, San Marco Gallery, September 22 – October 29, 2011 More…

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Borderland Birds at EBMUD, Oakland, CA

East Bay Municipal Utility District, August 25 – October 14, 2011 More…

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Borderland Birds at Porter Hall Gallery

Porter Hall Gallery at the Tuscon Botanical Gardens, July 2 – 31, 2011 More…

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Borderland Birds/Aves Fronterizas at Electric Works Gallery

Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, April 16 – May 29, 2010 More…

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Treasures of the Sierra Madre

Angela Peralta Theatre, Mazatlan, Mexico – January 1, 2009 – January 31, 2009 More…

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The Plumed Serpent

Louie Meager Art Gallery, November 8, 2008 – December 20, 2008 More…

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Treasures of the Sierra Madre

This is the exhibit following David’s visits to Mexico, which led to the creation of the Benefit Prints for the El Triunfo Reserve, and ultimately, it lead to the birth of Jeepney Projects Worldwide. February 22 – March 22, 2008 More…

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