Art for Conservation


Rockfowl and Other Wonders at the Fresno Art Museum, by David Tomb
2233 North First Street
Fresno, CA 94303
January 27 – June 10, 2018

Opening Reception Friday, January 26, 2018 -
4-6pm: Artist Talks along with Curator Jay Belloli in the Bonner Auditorium,
6-8pm: Reception with hearty appetizers and no-host bar

Aplomado Falcon

Bay Area artist David Tomb has had a lifelong interest in birds, and also a significant commitment to the conservation of species and habitats that are reflected in his work.

The images he creates are huge in scale, up to 15′ wide. They are collage and mixed-media works on paper installations. Tomb says of his work: “Making artwork of birds is a way to connect and personalize my experience of seeing birds. The ultimate goal is to have people think “that animal is incredible… we need to save them!”

Exhibition Curator: Michele Ellis Pracy

Exhibition support: Daniel R. Martin Family Foundation

Rockfowl Picathartes

Some Previous Exhibitions:

Wild Places in Urban Spaces, presented by Visions of the Wild

Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, September 9 – October 9, 2016 More…

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Art in Embassies – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies, August 1 – December 1, 2016 More…

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King Tides and Elusive Rails at the Palo Alto Art Center

Part of a Creative Ecology residency, April 26 – July 3, 2016 More…

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The Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents

Roots and Wings, April 5 2014 – May 17, 2014 More…

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The San Francisco Public Library and Jeepney Projects Worldwide present

Endangered Birds of the Philippines, October 5 2013 – March 28, 2014 More…

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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 in Mazatlan

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

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The Plumed Serpent at Louie Meager Art Gallery

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

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Treasures of the Sierra Madre, Birds of West Mexico

Electric Works, February 22 – March 22, 2008 More…

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