A Society of Animal Artists special show "Art that Matters to the Planet" opens at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute on Aug 22, 2021. It runs through Oct 25, then travels to the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum (Nov 20 - Jan 16) and the Sternberg Museum of Natural History (Feb 5 - May 5). My oil painting of a Carolina Parakeet, "What We've Lost", will be in the show. This stuffed parakeet, in the collection of the Putnam Museum in Davenport, IA, served as my model. The Catalog text for my entry reads in part: "By the early 20th Century, without debate or talk of protections, we lost the Carolina Parakeet to extinction. When I look at Audubon's painting of these interesting, beautiful birds, I am sad that we will never be able to experience them. It strengthens my commitment to an environmental ethic that says we must never let this happen again."