BIRDS IN ART
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum welcomes avian artists for the annual Birds in Art show.
Avian themed artworks take flight at the 43rd annual Birds in Art exhibition, opening September 8 at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Of the 575 artists who submitted work for the juried show, 114 will exhibit, including Tyler Vouros and Jeremy Bradshaw.
The works in the exhibition capture the character, spirit and habitats of birds in paintings, sculptures and graphics all created within the last three years. Bradshaw’s Butcher of Brackett Creek is a limited-edition bronze depicting a predatory bird perched on a branch. The artist comments, “It is such an honor to have my Northern shrike piece in the Birds in Art exhibit along with the works of so many other talented artists.”
This year, the show honors pastel artist Cindy House as its 2018 Master Artist. House has been selected for inclusion in Birds in Art 26 times since 1981 and says, “My life has always been centered around
birds and bird art. To be named Master Artist by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is a tremendous honor.”
Opening day festivities will take place September 8, 9 a.m. to noon, during Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend, when visitors will be able to meet and mingle with the artists. During the morning, House will give a presentation titled “Nature in Pastel,” about her inspiration and process in the sculpture garden from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. From 10:45 a.m. to noon, a dozen artists will demonstrate their work.
Two exhibition artists will lead public programs during a fall artist residency program. Kris Parins will share watercolor techniques October 2 through 7, and Josh Guge will highlight woodcarving November 1 through 4.
The Birds in Art exhibition remains on view through November 25, and then select works from the show will travel to the Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; Michelson Museum of Art in Marshall, Texas; and the NewingtonCropsey Foundation in Hastings-onHudson, New York.
1The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, home to the Birds in Art exhibition.2Jeremy Bradshaw, Butcher of Brackett Creek, bronze, ed. of 12,20 x 9 x 15"3Tyler Vouros, Bubo scandiacus, charcoal and water on mounted paper, 68 x 42"