From miniature art show to the Prime Time auctions, SCI’s convention abounds with great art. According to Rob Holliday, SCI’s auction coordinator “Art has always been a part of our common identity as sportsmen and women. My guess is that SCI Members have more wildlife art in their lives than the average American. The caliber of art shown at our convention is comparable to what you would find in the finest contemporary galleries. In fact, we have some convention attendees who come solely for the art.” With that in mind we have created a sample of the fine art available at the 2015 SCI Convention in Las Vegas.
African Jewel by Gary Johnson
American Spirit by Gary Johnson
Back to Back by Laurel Barbeiri
Brothers by Cynthie Fisher
By the River by Linda Besse
Carmine Bee-eaters by Cynthie Fisher
Curious by Fred Boyer
Double Take by Laurel Barbieri
Friends of the Migration by John Banovich
Giraffe Dreamlines Through the African Landscape by Sephen Townley Bassett
A Hot Meal by Gary Johnson
In the Pink by Linda Besse
Long Drink by Brandon Bailey
Midday Stroll by Maxine Bone
My Town by T.D. Kelsey
On the Move by Maxine Bone
Man’s Original Trophy Room by Laurel Barbieri
Power Glide by T.D. Kelsey
Ram by Fred Boyer
Roan by Cynthie Fisher
Sable Dreamline Through the African Landscape by Stephen Townley Bassett
Here’s your chance to bid on some one-of-a-kind merchandise at the 2015 SCI Auctions! Safari Club has literally scoured the globe to bring the most exclusive and interesting art, jewelry, adventure travel and more to our annual auctions, and this year is no exception! Take a look at this gallery of just a few of the unique items that will be auctioned off. Better yet, check out the entire auction program on our website and bid for your favorite in person or online!
Wildfire – by Brian Jarvi. This oil on Belgian linen will go on the auction block on Thursday night.
This tanzanite and diamond tennis necklace will be part of the Saturday night auction.
This 8-day South African train trip will include wild game bird shoots. It will be auctioned on Friday night.
This beautiful ruby and diamond elephant bangle will be auctioned on Saturday night.
Watery Offensive – by Craig Bone. This oil on canvas will be auctioned on Saturday night.
Bid on this 9day/8-night Fishing and Diving package in Belize on Friday night!
Saturday night brings your chance for a 17-day Argentina Hunt for Red Deer, Cougar, Water Buffalo, Boar and Sheep!
Bid on this 15-day Alaskan Hunt on Saturday night. You’ll hunt Brown Bear, Mountain Goat, Black Bear and Wolf.
A Cautious Approach by Cynthie Fisher. This original oil will be auctioned Friday night.
Every year some of the most prestigious and sought after artists converge on Las Vegas and offer their best pieces for auction at the SCI Convention, and this year is no exception. From bronze and stone to canvas and metal, virtually any media you can think of will be represented by the world class artists at this event. Enjoy this sample of just a few of the pieces that will be available for auction, and come to the Convention Feb. 4-7 and see these one of a kind masterpieces in person!
The Old Warrior – Oil on Belgian Linen.
The Descent – Oil on canvas by Lauren Bone
Shimmering Heat – Original Oil on Canvas by Grant V. Hacking
Sea of Horns – Brandon Bailey, Oil on Canvas
Ruffed Grouse – Bronze by Bud Burger
Looking for Love – Oil on Canvas by Cynthie Fisher and Bronze Kudu Skull by Jocelyn Russell
King of Beasts – Oil on Wood by Stefano Cecchini
En Garde – Bronze on Walnut base by Raj S. Paul
Elk Sundown at Boulevard Ridge – Bronze sculpture by Ronald Brunson
A Dance to Dazzle – Original Scratchboard by Sherry Steele
Condescendance – Acrylic on Linen by Gerard & Perrot Studio
After months of anticipation, the World Heritage Rifle is ready to take its place in the pantheon of high end custom rifles. We’ve been following the development of this exquisite rifle during its journey from conception to completion and are proud to unveil the finished product. And the very best part is…this functional piece of firearms art can be yours! It will be auctioned Saturday night at the 2015 SCI Convention in Las Vegas!
John Bolliger Jr. rust bluing the World Heritage Rifle. The process is time consuming but is much more durable than standard bluing.
Old World craftsmanship meets modern engraving!
John Bolliger Sr. busy checkering the Africa rifle.
Tom and Joe Julian review the drawings for the credenza.
World Heritage Rifle engraving by Michael W. Dubber. When complete the rifle will be auctioned at the 2015 SCI Convention.
Some of the components being used to make the Africa Rifle, first in the World Heritage Rifle Series.
The butt plate engraving features a raised and sculpted elephant in 24 carat gold and platinum tusks.
The World Heritage Africa rifle features a full-maned lion in sculptured 24 carat gold.
Dennis Friedly working on the presentation knife.
John Sr. & John Jr. Mountain Riflery Inc., reviewing technical drawings of the project.
Mike Dubber, Master Engraver, engraving the floor plate of the Africa rifle.