Leigh Yawkey Wood­son Art Mu­seum wel­comes avian artists for the an­nual Birds in Art show.

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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"

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