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Birds in Art 2018

September 8  – November 25, 2018   Birds enthrall us with their stunning plumage, amusing antics, and lilting song. Avian art inspires in endlessly novel ways, too, evoking the freedom of flight and the fragility of their earthbound existence. Artists from throughout the world push themselves to new heights, striving to be selected for the internationally renowned Birds in Art exhibition. The 43rd annual exhibition celebrates avian marvels through new interpretations – in an array of mediums, including oil, watercolor, the graphic arts, bronze, stone, and others – created within the last three years. Artwork for the Birds in Art exhibition is selected each year in May.
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Art Park Announcement

Discover a transformed, "re-landscaped" Art Park, the Museum's interactive family gallery in the lower level, debuting in tandem with the opening of Birds in Art 2018 on Saturday, September 8. Art Park is open during Museum hours: Tuesday–Friday, 9am–4pm; First Thursday of each month, 9am–7:30pm; Thursdays during Birds in Art, 9am–7:30pm; Saturday–Sunday, Noon–5pm. Always FREE admission.
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Woodson Art Museum Features Varied Upcoming Exhibitions – Always Admission Free

Artwork at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, changes more often than the seasons, offering an ever-refreshing array of artwork and activities. In the months ahead, varied upcoming exhibitions include avian themes year-round via artwork from the Museum’s collection and Birds in Art 2018 in the fall, followed by Victor Vasarely: Op Art Master this winter, cut-paper marvels and more in Cut Up/Cut Out in spring 2019, and Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora in summer 2019.
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Woodson Art Museum Selects Artwork for 2018 Birds in Art Exhibition

Artwork from 114 artists from throughout the world will be included in the 43rd annual Birds in Art exhibition, on view Saturday, September 8 through Sunday, November 25, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. In 2018, 575 artists submitted 904 artworks for consideration by the three-person jury. This year’s exhibition includes 2018 Master Artist Cindy House, 21 who were named Master Artists during previous Birds in Art exhibitions, and 92 artists whose work was selected by the jury.
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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

Momentous Moments

A guaranteed way to increase my blood pressure and heart rate is to ask me to take a moment to be in the moment. Be mindful. Clear the mind of clutter and focus on sensory stimuli. Concentrate on breath.
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Fall Migration Musings

Fall tends to be a bittersweet time for birdwatchers. Sadly, many summer avian visitors are moving out of the area, heading south for the winter. Yet, on the bright side, autumn does feature new Woodson Art Museum avian-themed exhibitions.
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It’s a Family Affair

“Family” is a Birds in Art opening weekend touchstone. This observation is more accurately a statement of fact. From the seventy artists who traveled from around the world, to opening-day visitors, many of whom traveled equally great distances, the spirit that envelopes both returning and first-time artists, guests, and visitors is akin to a family reunion.
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Artists Echo in My Office

Woodson Art Museum staff members are working tirelessly preparing for the Birds in Art opening weekend – from gallery and Art Park installations to program preparations and event logistics – our to-do lists are long, but thankfully, our energy levels are high. One of my favorite exhibition preparations is editing videos for the Museum’s audio tour app.
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