Poetry & Art

Your purchase and donation makes a difference for Rhinos!

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Caring for orphans at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya

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RPU on patrol, keeping rhinos safe in Indonesia.

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Tracking rhinos by Vision Africa in South Africa

We can’t all be in the field working with rhinos, but we CAN help the people who do. Educating communities, tracking rhinos, providing around the clock care and food for orphans, and keeping rangers safe with equipment as well as necessities…it takes funding

Last quarter, we helped
*Vision Africa Wildlife to secure the last piece of software they require to complete the development of their rhino tracking product and to provide body armour for their tracking dog
*helped provide GRU (Game Reserve United) with key software and the purchase of a quad bike for security and monitoring
*purchased veterinary and nursing equipment for Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
*provided over $1000 usd to Ol Pejeta for daily costs

The only funding we can give them is what you help us with. The Art for Rhinos Auction, and individual donations help keep these people active in their jobs of caring for rhinos.  Without them, rhino conservation would only be a dream.

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After the Mudwallow up for AUCTION now!

 

Help us in the war on poaching! Auction ends June 9th at 11:55pm est. But donations are needed anytime.

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Using Art to help stop poaching of rhinos

How can this….

This Little Piggy went Wine Tasting by Will Bullas

This Little Piggy went Wine Tasting by Will Bullas

Stop this…?

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Within the last 24 hours in South Africa

It’s fun, it’s beautiful and it makes a great talking piece for your living room. But this art, like all the pieces in our auction has a much more important goal: to raise funds to stop the slaughter of the iconic, majestic rhinos.

The above image just happened within the last 24 hours in South Africa. This all too common occurrence happens 4 times a day, everyday. The current rhino population CANNOT sustain this level of decimation.

At Fight for Rhinos, we work closely with our UK-based partners Helping Rhinos in carefully choosing a combination of projects that give our rhinos the best chance at a future. Currently this includes

  • assisting in the survival of orphans
  • keeping rangers active in the field
  • supporting and educating local communities on the importance of wildlife preservation.

Your purchase and/or donations are the only way we can keep this going.

Every SHARE, LIKE, RT…spreads awareness.
Every dollar donated, every piece sold…it DOES make a difference.

Please join us in this unique opportunity and help us help rhinos!  ART FOR RHINOS

 

 

 

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Art Auction for Rhinos – the time is now!

AUCTION IS UP AND RUNNING NOW!

JUNE 1st at 10:00 am EST

The auction is held through Bidding Owl and will last until 11:55pm on June 9th.

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*Register at any point before bidding. Registering does not obligate you to bid.

*Shipping price included with art piece.

If there are any questions or concerns about bidding, the site or the art, please contact us at fightforrhinos@gmail.com

IF you do not see a piece you want or can purchase, please consider donating. EVERY donation helps and is greatly appreciated! You can donate on the Bidding Owl site or on our fightforrhinos.com site.

Good luck rhino lovers & thank you for helping us help them!

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How the Rhinoceros got it’s Skin

How the Rhino got his Skin -1902

How the Rhino got his Skin -1902

“…there came down to the beach from the Altogether Uninhabited Interior one Rhinoceros with a horn on his nose, two piggy eyes, and few manners. In those days the Rhinoceros’s skin fitted him quite tight. There were no wrinkles in it anywhere. He looked exactly like a Noah’s Ark Rhinoceros, but of course much bigger. All the same, he had no manners then, and he has no manners now, and he never will have any manners..”

The great English author Rudyard Kipling who wrote The Jungle Book and The Man Who Would be King, also wove this whimsical and fantastical yarn of “How the Rhinoceros Got It’s Skin

This rare vintage print from the story is being offered in our online art auction on June 1st. Take a peek at the work that will be offered: RHINO ART AUCTION

All proceeds raised will directly benefit our conservation projects: Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Vision Africa, Greater Reserves United, the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, and the RPU Program in Indonesia.

 

 

 

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Saving Rhinos with Art

  • Keeping rangers equipped and active in the bush
  • Providing milk and veterinary assistance for orphans
  • Tracking and monitoring rhinos
  • Supporting and educating local communities on the importance of wildlife preservation
  • Updating and utilizing technology in the field

These are some of the key components your donations allow us to support!

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Black Mambas, all female APU in training.

By being a part of the art auction on June 1st, you will make a significant impact on these initiatives with the following groups: Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
                                                         Ol Pejeta Conservancy
                                                         Game Reserves United
                                                         Vision Africa
                                                         RPU Program in Indonesia

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Veterinary check at Thula Thula

Don’t see anything you want to bid on? Can’t afford the piece you want? There will be a DONATE option. Donations are always welcome in ANY amount!

Please help us sign (through FB, Tumblr and Twitter) and share our Thunderclap to promote the auction. The more people, the greater the success, the better for rhinos!

Thunderclap: FFR ART AUCTION

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Artist with Heart

Colin Frangicetto is the guitarist of Circa Survive. This indie band has toured the US with various groups, including My Chemical Romance. They’ve appeared on the Billboard top 100 and on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

In addition to being a busy, experienced musician, Colin is a talented artist and rhino advocate. We are delighted to offer his contribution to Fight for Rhinos Art Auction.

Extremely detailed and precise, it is a one-of-a-kind pencil and ink drawing. Don’t miss your chance to bid!

Circa Survive on Jimmy Fallon.

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After the Mudwallow

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After the Mudwallow by Andrew Bone

Andrew Bone is a conservationist and a bushman, who conveys his love of Africa beautifully through his work. This stunning piece captures the raw power of the white rhinos, as well as the beauty of the African landscape.

Living in the Imire Game Ranch in his native Zimbabwe, he has dedicated his life to conservation and fundraising to help preserve the wildlife around him.

As a conservationist first and an artist second, Bone prefers to spend all of his time in the bush. The relationship between the two careers is a happy one. He explains that he cannot have one without the other, and he’s happy with the way it’s all worked out. To him, painting is a way to spread his message of conservation and introduce people all over the world to the species of Africa.

Don’t miss out on your chance to own this stunning piece at our online auction on June 1st. All proceeds directly benefit our rhino conservation programs (Ol Pejeta, Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, Greater Reserves United, Vision Africa and RPU program of Indonesia). Take a peek at the pieces so far available: Art Auction for Rhinos

 

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Update: Art for Rhinos

Still in the process of collecting select pieces of art for our upcoming auction. All proceeds from the sales will benefit our rhino conservation projects. We’ve gotten some phenomenal work, but there’s still time for more!

With a variety of mediums, here are some of the featured artists:

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Heather Shreve

Perspective 3 artprize mark middleton

Mark Middleton

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Karen Moorhouse

Metalic rhino

Kimberly Ring

 

Art shown is not necessarily actual pieces available. Stay tuned for preview…

For donation inquiries, email us at Fightforrhinos@gmail.com

 

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Calling All Artists!

Are you a talented, serious artist?

Do you want to save rhinos?

Introducing the perfect opportunity: Art for Rhinos

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by Karen Moorhouse

Fight for Rhinos can’t help but notice the talented, sometimes whimsical, sometimes poignant pieces of African art out there!  At the same time, we receive a steady stream of “How can I help?” questions.

Monetary donations are ALWAYS appreciated and put directly to use! But for those of you for whom money doesn’t come easy, but art does, we are asking for your original art pieces as a donation.

*Anything original (no reprints please) involving rhinos or Africa, including landscaping, wildlife, people.

*Send us an email at fightforrhinos@gmail.com with a photo of your art

*We will send you a release form

*Send us the art, along with your bio and what you’d like included in it, along with a suggested selling price.

*Once sold, we’ll send you a receipt including our charitable number, with the amount it was sold for.

It’s that simple. We are collecting pieces by no later than April; so we have time to catalog and photograph them; as well take inventory of what we have.

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Dr. Fowlds and Thandi by: Heather Shreve

 

 

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Perspective

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Mark Middleton’s “Perspective”

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About the art: The rhino in the zebra’s eye demonstrates the beauty and need to preserve this highly threatened species due to poaching. The stripes of the zebra represent the black and white rhino species.  The rusted corrugated tin represents poverty in Africa, which drives the madness of poaching. My hope is that people observe the piece and are intrigued and feel compelled to explore the meaning behind “Perspective.”

This stunningly detailed work of art was created in acrylic by South African born Mark Middleton. It placed in the top 5 ArtPrize competition of 2014.

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