Guardians of the Everglades®

To introduce the public to the fragile beauty of the Everglades and its unique ecosystem; to honor today’s leadership in conservation and restoration through great art and compelling human stories; and to encourage the public and policy makers to participate in the protection of the Everglades.

Filtering by Category: Out & About

Season's Start in Naples

iLCP WILDSpeak Electrifying

We come from 28 countries, joining to share our conservation projects and explore current critical issues.  All 108 of us have earned the title of “Fellow.” I am proudly a Senior Founding Fellow and current Board member. We represent the world’s leading nature, wildlife and cultural photographers and filmmakers. At WILDSpeak we join with scientific and conservation organizations as well as interested individuals to explore shared goals. WILDSpeak 2017 comes at a time of major policy shifts and in the environmental landscape, when foundations of historical, hard-fought wins in conservation feel as if they are disintegrating, causing opinions to rage. As the emotional stakes are high, it is crucial that we discover sound solutions and ways to push our shared conservation goals forward.

WILDSpeak 2018 is planned for Washington, DC, November 13 & 14, 2018.  Subsequent venues are being considered for India and Germany. Everyone is welcome.

WildSpeak.JPG

“On the left, Fellow Jeff Orlowski, Director of Chasing Coral, which can be downloaded on Netflix.”
 

WildSpeak2.JPG

“Public Lands are under political threat.  You own them.  They are ours!  On the left, Caroline Niemczyk of the Trust for Public Lands.”
 

Rhino--Connie-Bransilver.jpg

“South African Ranger Peter Chadwick exposed the complex human/animal challenges in supporting Africa’s Conservation Ranger Force.”

 

We’ve Been Scouted — Again this Season

The Scout Guide Naples is a city guide that highlights the premier independent businesses in Naples, FL, and its surrounding areas. We are honored to be featured in this prestigious publication. Stop by for your free copies.

Connie&Nicholas_NapesV6_AsSeenIn.jpg

As seen in The Scout Guide.
 


Note:  We are still digging out from Hurricane Irma, seeking roofers, landscapers, fence builders and all.  The pain does not stop when the film crews move on, but at least we now have power, clean water and a dry, sturdy house and studio.  The Everglades ecosystem is still under very high water.  How the changes such as the salinity balance will affect the flora and fauna is still unknown.  What Caribbean seeds may have been blown into our sub-tropical paradise?


AOL is OUT. 

PLEASE DELETE bransilver@aol.com & PetrucciNicholas@aol.com

NEW BUSINESS EMAIL: nicholasandconnie@gmail.com

CONTINUING BUSINESS EMAILS:
connie@ConnieBransilver.com
nicholas@NicholasPetrucci.com
GuardiansoftheEverglades@gmail.com

Change Email

PLEASE NOTE: Our AOL email addresses will disappear August 31st — at long last!

PLEASE DELETE bransilver@aol.com & PetrucciNicholas@aol.com

NEW BUSINESS EMAIL:   nicholasandconnie@gmail.com

CONTINUING BUSINESS EMAILS:
connie@ConnieBransilver.com
nicholas@NicholasPetrucci.com
GuardiansoftheEverglades@gmail.com

Other than re-organizing the studio, and looking forward to éBella Magazine’s featuring Guardians of the Everglades® in its 2017/2018 Arts Guide, we are enjoying the rainy season — great clouds, clear, warm light!

Summer Fun - and CHANGE

NEW MEXICO ROLLER COASTER

Well, not really a rollercoaster but the second longest tramway in the world - from the Albuquerque foothills to Sandia Crest — and back.  We took a vacation, a real vacation in the high, dry Land of Enchantment and we were, indeed, enchanted through our skin, our eyes and through our stomachs.  I’m Green and Nicholas is Red, and if you know New Mexico, you’ll know I am referring to your chile (yes, chile, not chili) preference. You may know that I was born and raised there, still have family there, and even went to UNM Law School in the 70s, so the land and sky and cool, dry air are all “home” but the growth and sophistication of this multi-cultural, unique piece of the USA is all new.  

Sandia Peak Tramway ©Connie Bransilver

Green Burrito ©Connie Bransilver


EMAIL CHANGE - FINALLY

I have hated AOL for years, but seemed to be locked in because of the effort required to change.  Lately, AOL has simply not delivered a number of emails — not in Trash or Junk or anywhere.  So, we are biting the bullet.  AOL will be discontinued as of August 31st so...

PLEASE DELETE

bransilver@aol.com &

PetrucciNicholas@aol.com

 

NEW BUSINESS EMAIL:

nicholasandconnie@gmail.com

 

CONTINUING BUSINESS EMAILS:

connie@ConnieBransilver.com

nicholas@NicholasPetrucci.com

GuardiansoftheEverglades@gmail.com

Art for Conservation

ART ALIVE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st. 2017

5 - 7 pm
1719 Trade Center Way, #3
Naples, FL 34109

Look for the slide projections on the front wall of the studio.
Check out the Scout Guide video from December Arts Alive on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/connie.bransilver 
https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.petrucci.16

You can see the next Guardian portrait in progress - Roy McBride & Chili.

 

NEXT ARTS ALIVE - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st, 2017

Special Guest, LEA BORKENHAGEN, PH. D. Fulbright Scholar, Cote d’Ivoire
Join us in French or English

Baby Gator - Fragility of Endangered Species ©ConnieBransilver

Baby Gator - Fragility of Endangered Species ©ConnieBransilver

 

CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT A HOAX

As most of you know, I am a Senior Founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. We just created 1Frame4Nature to share our dedication to conservation and to encourage everyone to participate.  Our letter states, in part,

“We are all connected. The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we eat unite us in caring for our world.

“The Fellows of the International League of Conservation Photographers are dedicated to furthering conservation and the health of nature through their photography.  They do so by sharing their pictures and stories of what they hold most dear - their connections to the land, water, wildlife, and all of nature for the nourishment of both our bodies and spirits.

“1Frame4Nature (1F4N) is an iLCP led campaign that aims to use our Fellows’ images and stories to encourage online audiences, the general public, to share their images and stories of their own personal connection to nature.”

Share your #1Frame4Nature images and stories here! www.1Frame4Nature.org and while you are on the site, check out my images about climate change and its potential effect on south Florida. Climate Change Is Real. 

Aerial of Florida Bay ©Connie Bransilver

Aerial of Florida Bay ©Connie Bransilver
 

Eye of the Dolphin ©Connie Bransilver

Eye of the Dolphin ©Connie Bransilver

 

DID YOU MARCH?

I did along with about 3,000 of my brothers and sisters in Naples.  Comment here or on my FB page about what the march means to you.

At the march ©Connie Bransilver

Selfie at the March ©Connie Bransilver

Africa - Kunjani & Arts Alive

AFRICA IN HIS BLOOD

Did you know that Nicholas lived in Africa with his father as a young man?  Yes, Uganda and Kenya, and he took an art course at Makerere University in Kampala.  His painting, Mombasa, 32” x 28” Framed Oil with Palette Knife on Canvas, link Nicholas’ love of Mombasa, where his father had a house on the beach, with his current work. 

Mombasa, 32” x 28” Framed Oil with Palette Knife on Canvas ©Nicholas Petrucci

Mombasa, 32” x 28” Framed Oil with Palette Knife on Canvas ©Nicholas Petrucci


“Her Honor - the African Mona Lisa,” 20” x 24” Framed Oil on Canvas, is, some say, his best work.  He met and immediately was in the spell of Nigerian jurist, Mrs. H. A. Balogun, a long time friend of Connie’s.  His respect for her inner beauty is evident in his delicate brush strokes and in the almost-living hijab in red.  These and several other paintings will be featured at Kunjani Craft Coffee and Gallery during the month of January.

Kunjani Craft Coffee & Gallery
780 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL 34103
across from Waterside Shops and just west of US 41
http://www.kunjaninaples.com

“Lifting each other up with love.”  dedicated to doing good and spreading awareness . . . about the humanitarian crises in Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa and offer hands-on, practical improvements . . .”

“Her Honor - the African Mona Lisa,” 20” x 24” Framed Oil on Canvas ©Nicholas Petrucci

“Her Honor - the African Mona Lisa,” 20” x 24” Framed Oil on Canvas ©Nicholas Petrucci

 

"The Way Back”  A Naples mother and daughter reconnect with their African homeland:  http://archive.naplesnews.com/news/local/the-way-back-a-naples-mother-and-daughter-reconnect-with-their-african-homeland-333876f5-8301-061f-e-381872581.html 
 

Nicholas selected Bird Gardens of Naples as the Charity of the Month.  Keri is dedicated to parrot welfare in captivity and conservation of wild parrots.  Bud. E. Cockatoo Bird lived there for three years before he and Nicholas were reunited. Buddy now “owns” both Nicholas & Connie. Check it out and support Keri’s great work: https://birdgardensofnaples.org

Bud. E. Cockatoo Bird ©Connie Bransilver

Bud. E. Cockatoo Bird ©Connie Bransilver

 

ART ALIVE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017

5 - 7 pm
1719 Trade Center Way, #3
Naples, FL 34109

Look for the slide projections on the front wall of the studio.
Check out the Scout Guide video from December Arts Alive on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/connie.bransilver

https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.petrucci.16

You can see the next Guardian portrait in progress - Roy McBride & Chili- see some of Nicholas’ abstract pieces, and check out five of Connie’s photographs just printed on canvas and ready to hang later this month — We will tell you where as soon as we can.

Guardian Roy McBride and Chili ©Connie Bransilver

Guardian Roy McBride and Chili ©Connie Bransilver

 

NEXT ARTS ALIVE - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 2017

News for December 2016

YOU ARE INVITED!

JOIN US - WEDNESDAY DEC. 7TH, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

ART ALIVE - Naples Art District - 1st Wednesdays
+ SALON AT SEVEN - “ART FOR GOOD”

Studio - 1719 Trade Center Way #3
Naples, FL 34109

Look for the Fuchsia Flag!

Special surprise - OUTSIDE WALL IMAGES Check it out.

Normal 
 0 
 
 
 
 
 false 
 false 
 false 
 
 EN-US 
 X-NONE 
 X-NONE 
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      /* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
	{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";
	mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
	mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
	mso-style-noshow:yes;
	mso-style-priority:99;
	mso-style-parent:"";
	mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
	mso-para-margin:0in;
	mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
	mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
	font-size:10.0pt;
	font-family:"Times New Roman";
	border:none;}   Guardian Franklin Adams, Leadership in Giving —  Click Here

Guardian Franklin Adams, Leadership in Giving — Click Here


iLCP Senior Founding Fellow and Board of Directors, Connie, spent a week in Washington at WILDSpeak

with her international conservation photographer colleagues.  Steve Winter keynoted Big Cats — remember the photo of the panther on a ridge in front of the HOLLYWOOD sign? — while Brian Skerry brought us Luminous Seas - his are the memorable shark images — while Sandesh Kadur explored India’s Mountains of Life. Many awesome others. We need, now, especially, to support conservation efforts not only for our precious Everglades (Guardians of the Everglades, of course), but also conservation around the world.  iLCP members bring the beauty and need for care to all of us.  It’s past Giving Tuesday, but not too late to make your 2016 tax deductible contributions to Guardians of the Everglades - http://www.wifv.org/events/#id=245&cid=783&wid=401 or to the International League of Conservation Photographers - http://www.give2gether.com/projects/focus-on-conservation-2016.babyrat/  

WE ALL NEED TO STEP UP NOW!
 

It's Scary Out There

It's Scary Out There

Beautiful, too.  Let’s keep it all safe forever.    

Beautiful, too.  Let’s keep it all safe forever. 

 


EMPTY BOWLS - for Harry Chapin Food Bank

We will have several hand crafted ceramic bowls on display in the studio to announce the Jan. 28th Empty Bowls event in Cambier Park in support of Harry Chapin Food Bank of SW FL.  Stand by for more info or go to www.emptybowlsnaples.org.

©Connie Bransilver Photographer not painter

©Connie Bransilver Photographer not painter

Bud E. Cockatoo - NFS

Bud E. Cockatoo - NFS


To create your own legacy with a commissioned portrait of a loved one, your family, your business, or to honor a public or religious figure, please click here for information.

Receive invites, photos and more! Click here to subscribe!

We value your privacy and will never share your information. You can unsubscribe at any time.