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LCAS Program Meeting-Drawing on Nature

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ram Papish

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Artist Ram Papish will describe his journey from his early days painting birds at South Eugene High School to his current professional work. He specializes in illustration of interpretive signs, books, and posters.

This program will display many of his illustrations and explore his techniques for creating a wide variety of wildlife art. His art can be found in many places along the Oregon coast. He has also illustrated several bird books, including two children’s books. He has done wonderful ceramics and marvelous sculptures. This Audubon program will give us a peek behind the process that brings so much information to our understanding of nature and birds.

Ram Papish, a professional bird enthusiast, combines his education in fine art with his experiences working as a field biologist to create artistic and accurate wildlife images.

For 20+ field seasons, Ram studied birds and other wildlife in Panama, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Florida, Texas, and remote islands in Alaska. In 2012 he retired from the “bio bum” lifestyle to concentrate on his first love: wildlife art. His illustrations appear in many other books and publications, including the Handbook of Oregon Birds. His work is featured in the Kelp Forest Gallery in Depoe Bay and North by Northwest Gallery in Cannon Beach.

Ram also enjoys writing mysteries, acting in Shakespeare plays, international travel, fantasy football, and watching musicals. His major achievements include appearing in the 2024 “Chicken Daddies” calendar. He lives in Toledo, Oregon, on six wooded acres with his fabulous wife, eight bird feeders, eight nest boxes, eight chickens, and one chia pet.

This program will be presented on Tuesday, March 26, at the Campbell Center (155 High Street near Skinner Butte Park). Doors open at 6:30 for social time. The program begins promptly at 7:00.

A Zoom link will also be available, appearing on the LCAS website about a week before the program. Past programs are posted there too, about a week after.


March 26
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Campbell Center
155 High St
Eugene, 97401
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Program Meetings

Our monthly program meetings have something for everyone. During the last year we hosted programs by naturalists, wildlife artists and expert birders on a variety of topics from the birds of Hawaii, to ravens, wolves, and people, to the migration of red knots. Participating in a program meeting is a fun way to get involved with Lane County Audubon. Meetings are free and open to all.

We are currently meeting on Zoom and in-person as conditions allow on the 4th Tuesday of each month between September and May at 7:00 p.m.