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Deadline Notice

Due to a major winter storm currently hitting Wausau, Wisconsin, the Birds in Art online submission deadline is extended to Thursday, April 19, 2018. If you have questions or problems submitting, please contact Shari Schroeder via email: schroede@lwam.org
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National Geographic Photography and Rohmann Exhibitions on View

Exceptionally striking National Geographic images shot by some of the world’s finest photographers and artwork by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and children’s book author Eric Rohmann comprise two exhibitions on view at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum through May 27, 2018. Eric Rohmann returns for his artist residency, April 3-8 when he will work with area schoolchildren during class visits to the Museum and lead workshops and a public presentation. Photographer Ian Plant, whose Ice Cave Wisconsin is on view in the National Geographic photography exhibition, leads public programs and a class during his Museum residency, May 12-13.
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Pastel Artist Named Woodson Art Museum 2018 Master Artist

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum announces New England pastel artist Cindy House as its 2018 Master Artist who will be honored during the Museum’s 43rd annual “Birds in Art” exhibition this fall. House, the Woodson Art Museum’s 37th Master Artist, will receive the Master Wildlife Artist Medal during the “Birds in Art” opening, Saturday, September 8. In announcing the 2018 Master, director Kathy Kelsey Foley said, “Cindy House has developed a style all her own that reflects her love of the natural world as well as her consummate artistry. Her elegant landscapes are captivating; her compositions draw the viewer in to explore nature’s beauty and its avian inhabitants. Cindy’s selection as the 2018 Master Artist adds depth and distinction to the roster of artists previously honored. We welcome her with great enthusiasm.”
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Birds in Art 2018 Entries Due April 15

The Woodson Art Museum again invites two- and three-dimensional artists working in all mediums other than crafts and photography to submit original artworks for jury consideration for Birds in Art 2018. See the prospectus for details. All entries must be postmarked or submitted online by April 15, 2018.
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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

Perfect Staging

While I recently watched a broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar, sang along, and marveled at the costumes and stage designs, it struck me that theater performances are organized much like art exhibitions.
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Standards of Excellence

At the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, standards of excellence are not abstract. They are the principles that guide the Museum’s operations, commitment to professionalism, and programming day in and day out.
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Adventurous Inspirations

The Woodson Art Museum’s current exhibition, Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary offers large photographs of unusual and exotic scenes from around the world. I enjoy walking through the galleries, seeing visitors leaning in to study the details within the photographs or intently reading labels to learn more about the location or subject. I wonder how many of our visitors are adventurers, seeking out rare and exotic locations during their travels. Are they studying the photographs hoping to find inspiration for their next trip?
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Medical Students at the Art Museum

On Monday, March 19, twenty-three first-year students from the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Central Wisconsin campus visited the Woodson Art Museum. Their visit marks the school’s second annual trip to the Museum, which aims to hone students’ observational and communication skills using artwork on view as a launching pad for critical thinking and conversation.
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