John C. Green Press Release




An evening with painter John C. Green, where audience members will have the opportunity to watch Green in work, will be held Saturday, February 20 at 7 p.m. in the Jerald A. Tunheim Classroom Building Auditorium on the campus of Dakota State University. The program is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the Madison Area Arts Council as part of its Chautauqua Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Green will finish an original painting in front of the audience during his demonstration. Those in attendance will be allowed to register for a chance to win the painting. A reception with Green is to follow the demonstration.

Green, a lifelong Madison resident, has painted wildlife scenes and iconic images for the past 40 years. Admirers of his artwork know him for his lifelike renditions of pheasants and ducks, such as in his works of “South Dakota’s Finest” and “River Refuge,” as well as his Americana and nostalgic pieces featuring landmarks, country churches and man’s best friend.

Conservation has always been an important issue to Green. Sales of his prints and original artwork have raised more than $3 million for conservation organizations across the country like Ducks Unlimited, the Izaak Walton League and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. In acknowledgment of his efforts to promote conservation, Green was given lifetime memberships in Ducks Unlimited in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Pro Pheasants also named a Lake County wildlife production area after the artist.

Green is a two-time winner of the South Dakota Duck Stamp contest, first in 1990 and again in 1997. He took top honors in the Delaware Duck Stamp contest in 1983. In 1991, Green was selected as State Artist of the Year by the South Dakota Hall of Fame.

His paintings are on display in the John C. Green Art Studio at 111 S. Egan Ave. in Madison.

For further information, email MAAC meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center at 106 SE 2nd St.