DSC 2021 Artist of the Year: Painter Cory Carlson

(Sept. 25, 2020 – DALLAS) — Wildlife artist Cory Carlson has been named as the 2021 Artist of the Year for the DSC Convention, Reflections, to be held February 11-14, 2021.


Cory Carlson, from Ruston, Louisiana, has been exhibiting with DSC for nearly 13 years and has donated numerous, popular pieces for the auctions, which have in turn raised tens of thousands for conservation.


Carlson vividly portrays nature’s timeless beauty and energy with his extraordinary wildlife paintings. His art reveals a unique ability to bring the intensity of life in the wild to canvas and reveal its hidden realms. In the eyes of his subjects he offers us a captivating and emotional insight into the soul of nature.


It is through Carlson’s personal travels and experiences that he is able to bring such beauty and depth to his subjects. From the wetlands of the Americas to the sprawling African jungles, Carlson carefully observes wildlife in its natural environment, capturing rare moments with his skills in photography and sketching. These precious experiences and sketches serve as the inspiration and sole source of reference for Carlson’s paintings.


“Cory has been a longtime exhibitor and donor to our auctions, and it was his turn to be featured,” said DSC President Mark Little. “A strong candidate for Artist of the Year for his loyalty and commitment to conservation, he executes his work with an inspired vision.”


Carlson says, “It is a true pleasure to work with DSC and to have this honor bestowed upon me. I am looking forward to the convention and hope I can contribute to its success.”


His work will be showcased on the cover of the Convention issue of Game Trails, due to hit mailboxes around December 10, 2020.


Carlson’s auction items along with hundreds of others will be available for viewing soon on www.biggame.org, and the full-color auction catalog will be mailed to members in mid-November.


The DSC Convention and Expo will be held in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Omni Hotel in Dallas Feb. 11-14, 2021. Sportsmen and women are invited to be a part of another exciting event to help support conservation, education and hunter advocacy initiatives around the world. The theme this year is Reflections.


The four-day celebration of the outdoor lifestyle is open to the public and is one of America’s premier fundraisers for conservation. With the challenges of COVID, DSC plans to meet them by partnering with the Dallas Convention Center and hospitality community. Dallas is leading the nation by becoming the first destination to seek Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation across its tourism and hospitality industry. DSC is striving to make this year’s show a celebration of reunion and recovery.


For more information about Cory Carlson, visit https://www.carlsonfineartstudio.com/.

About DSC

A member of IUCN, DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. DSC has a global conservation footprint and grants funds for conservation, education and advocacy. In the past year alone, $2.5 million was channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission. Get involved with DSC at www.biggame.org.


About DSCF

DSC Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. DSC Foundation serves the mission of DSC to conserve wildlife and wilderness lands, to educate youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Learn more about DSC Foundation at www.dscf.org

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