Wildlife - Professional

HANDSOME - Cathartes Aura

Janice Tieken

Honorable Mention

"HANDSOME - Cathartes Aura"
HANDSOME is his name. He is one of the Cathartes Aura also known as the turkey vulture, a vital part of our eco-system, one of the many who serve in the role of Nature's housekeeper.

Biography: Ms. Tieken was awarded the 2003 international Silver Prize for Art and Science of Color for her Orchid Requiem series, has shown in museums and galleries internationally, has won numerous awards. Other ongoing series include The Trees; The Tides; Islands; Drive-By and Naked Lunch. She has a BFA from Otis Art Institute and a Master's in Psychology. Her recently published book "Condor Dolly", portraits in aid of the effort to save the California Condor from extinction is now in the archives of the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum.

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