I have to get moving and finish embroidering this piece I am going to donate:
Here are some great pieces by artists participating. Johanna Rodgers Evans
See samples of other available artwork here.
Another trend in turtle art: cities on/in turtles shells. I've found a real variety by some very cool artists. I really love the concept of these hidden modern cities in unusual spaces. I love how it questions the relationship between animals' and humans' habitats.
I've been noticing this trend of turtles with trees growing on their shells. In the Oneida Nation's "Spirit of Thanksgiving" float, the turtle is meant to represent 'Mother Earth' and the pine tree is the 'Tree of Peace'.
Clay Model of Oneida Nation's Spirit of Thanksgiving float