Emily Poole is a natural history illustrator, raised in the Rockies and now rooted in the mossy hills of Eugene. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016 and has created work for numerous organizations including the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Sasquatch Books and High Country News. Emily creates images with the goal of inspiring and educating about the natural world and what we can do to be better stewards of the land. 
Emily’s concept for the 2024 poster is the culmination of the theme of her trio of poster designs from 2022-2024. The Fair has come out of its year of hibernation, the many hands of volunteers and staff have come together to build the event, and all that’s left now is to attend the party! The reclining fox in the shady tree canopy above the loud and dusty parade on the path represents the dual sides of the Fair, where some come for rest and relaxation and some come for high excitement. There is also a focus on the more urban wildlife that exists on the Fair site, centering species like foxes, coyotes, and raccoons that are associated a bit more with revels and mischief.
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