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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2011
Contact: Don Finefrock,
Executive Director
305.665.4769
A Tribute to the Late Everglades Artist Sam Vinikoff

The South Florida National Parks Trust hosts a tribute to Everglades artist Sam Vinikoff on Saturday March 26 at a public reception at the Deering Estate at Cutler in Miami with a show and sale of the late artist’s original paintings to benefit Everglades National Park.

The South Florida artist died in October 2010 at the age of 91 after a long career spent capturing the beauty of the Everglades and its wildlife on canvas. In recognition of this passion, the Vinikoff family has donated 20 works by the artist to the South Florida National Parks Trust to raise money for Everglades National Park.

The collection of donated works include iconic Everglades scenes with Roseate Spoonbills, Swallow-tailed Kites, Cabbage Palms and Cypress trees. The original paintings will be offered for sale during an evening reception at the Deering Estate attended by the artist’s family and park staff. The reception is open to the public.

For details and directions, contact the South Florida National Parks Trust at 305.665.4769 or info@southfloridaparks.org.

What: A Tribute to the Late Everglades Artist Sam Vinikoff

When: Saturday March 26 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

Where: The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL 33157

About the South Florida National Parks Trust
The South Florida National Parks Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 2002 to support South Florida’s four national parks – Everglades, Biscayne and Dry Tortugas National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve. Since its inception the Trust has successfully funded more than three dozen projects representing an investment of more than $3 million in these parks. By working with the National Park Service to identify and fund projects that benefit South Florida's national parks, their visitors and the South Florida community, the Trust seeks to promote, protect and enhance the region's national parks while building a legacy of stewardship in South Florida. For more information about the Trust, visit www.southfloridaparks.org.