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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 2016

The Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC

February 12 – 14, 2016

Legends of the 9th Green, 2015
oil on belgian linen
18 x 24 in
(45.72h x 60.96w cm)

John Banovich, Jack Hanna and SEWE founder Jimmy Huggins at the SEWE 2016 Gala

2016 SEWE Artists

Press Release

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Charleston Place
Charleston, SC
February 12-14, 2016

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is a three-day showcase of everything we love about wildlife and nature. It brings together people of all ages, men and women, sportsmen and conservationists, artists and artisans, fans and families. Through an incredible lineup of events – from fine art exhibits, conservation education, sporting demonstrations and parties, SEWE invites us all to explore our “wild” side and pay tribute to our naturally beautiful world.  John was a featured artist in 1998 and will be a guest artist at the 2016 event. John Banovich will present his new original oil paintings "Whitetail Autumn", "Legends of the 9th Green", "Amur Tiger" and "Victoria Falls at Sunrise."

About John Banovich
John Banovich emerged as a talent to watch over two decades ago and today is known internationally for his large, dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife.  His unprecedented life-sized elephant painting, “Once Upon A Time” drew global attention to ivory poaching and his deep passion, knowledge of wildlife and unwavering commitment to conservation continues to raise awareness about imperiled species.  Under the umbrella of his Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, money generated through artwork sales has been channeled back into support efforts that promote habitat protection, science-based wildlife management and sustainable tourism. 

Banovich's work is in important museum, corporate and private collections and has appeared in numerous prestigious venues including the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Wildlife Experience Art Museum, Salmagundi Club, Museum of the Southwest, Natural History Museum, Gilcrease Museum, traveling exhibitions sponsored by the Society of Animal Artists and showcases hosted by Safari Club International and Dallas Safari Club. 

In the press, Banovich’s work has been showcased on ABC’s Entertainment Tonight, The Outdoor Channel, The Great American Country Channel, Orion Entertainment, Versus, PBS and NBC has written about his dedication to his conservation work and named him an NBC Cause Celebrity.

About Banovich Wildscapes Foundation
The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation (BWF) fosters cooperative efforts to conserve the earth’s wild places, benefitting the wildlife and people that live there. BWF promotes scientific research and conservation education; facilitates habitat protection of large conservation landscapes and restoration projects; develops creative and respectful partnerships to fund conservation programs; and creates opportunities to build long-term community economic well-being. More information is available online:

Please contact Kimberly Fletcher at 307.200.1622 or email for further information.