The 2011 edition of Birds in Art (the 36th since the show's inception in 1976) includes more than 120 paintings, graphics, and sculptures created by artists who bring a global perspective to their passion for birds. To my great honor and delight my linocut, "Ripples," was among the works selected from nearly 1000 entries for this year's exhibition.
|That's the corner of a piece by Frank LaLumia on the left edge. |
Yeah, "our corner" rocked.
|Not to worry. The rumbles you felt last Friday were the stars aligning to |
FINALLY bring friend and honored colleague Debby Kaspari and I together
in the same geographic location. First time EVER, despite knowing each other
for several years now. That's Debby's awesome piece on the wall behind us.
"Project Postcard" was by all reports a huge success at the Friday evening preview reception, and during the Saturday morning opening I took my place alongside seven other "Artists in Action" who were all offering demonstrations of their particular work processes.
Another nice touch was a small exhibition of works from the Museum's extensive drawing collection which featured pieces by artists who had been juried into Birds in Art this year. (We neglected to get any photos, but I was tickled to see my drawing hanging next to that of another friend, Barry Van Dusen.)
|Engaged, thoughtful, and appreciative. Couldn't ask for a more fun audience.|
Or more perfect weather!
Sixty-seven of the artists included in the show made the trip to Wausau for the event, including three from Japan and others from England, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Sweden and Canada.
Best of all were the opportunities to see old friends and to make many new ones. Still, I look at my list of weekend attendees and realize how many people I barely saw or had time to visit with. (sigh) Ah, well... it's good incentive to try again next year.
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 12th and Franklin Streets, Wausau, WI (USA).
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Thursday until 7:30 pm during Birds in Art and first Thursday of each month)
Saturday-Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm
Closed Monday and holidays. Free Admission Always.
|Here we are! But, oops. I think Jim Morgan's head got cut off. Don't tell him.|
|Colorado artists were well-represented again this year. |
Back row, left to right: William Alther, Wes Hyde.
Front row, left to right: Daniel Glanz, Dena Kirk, Sherrie York, Frank LaLumia.
Ned Aldrich, where WERE you?
|The Wisconsin artists held up three fingers as a "W". The Michigan artists|
did their "mitten" gesture. Colorado artists? We're the Square State. Of course.
|One last shot of the DM and me all gussied up for the patron dinner. |
Just to prove we clean up okay.