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Birds in Art 2024 Participating Artist Information

Congratulations on your inclusion in Birds in Art 2024! We’re excited to take this journey with you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask, we are here to help.


Specifications & Forms

DEADLINE: Monday, June 3, 2024

The Specifications & Forms document is a fillable Web Form. Please proceed by reviewing this document and filling the necessary fields. You will need to complete the following forms:

☐ Form 1: Artist & Artwork Information
☐ Form 2: Permission to Use Visual Images
☐ Form 3: Artist Statement
☐ Form 4: Loan Inventory
☐ Form 5: Loan Agreement

Click to go to the Web Form

Print and Send: If you choose not to fill out the Web Form, download the PDF below. Please print the forms and clearly and legibly enter all the information. When completed, either return the scanned document via email to or send the printed forms via snail mail to the Woodson Art Museum, Attn: Birds in Art Forms, 700 N 12th St., Wausau, WI 54403-5007.

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Payment Processing

DEADLINE: Monday, June 3, 2024

Participation Fee: $150.00 (Required)

Photography Fee: $150.00 (Optional)

Make Payment Online

Note: Artists making their payment outside of the United States may experience errors. If you experience errors, please use this alterative payment source, If errors persist, please call the Woodson Art Museum to make your payment over the phone, 715.845.7010 or contact your credit card provider to authorize the international payment.

Receipt of Artwork

DEADLINE: Friday, June 28, 2024

You will find instructions on crating and shipping artwork in the Specification & Forms PDF.

International Shipping: Remote Pickup Request Form

See Specifications & Forms document page 16 and 17 for details.

Download International Shipping Form

Opening Weekend Experience

Subject to change, an updated schedule will be provided to artists upon arrival in Wausau.
** One guest is permitted to join each artist during these select activities.

Thursday, September 5

Exhibition Preview, 3 – 7pm

Explore a sneak peek of the Birds in Art galleries with complementing programs and enjoy local pairings of food and beverage on the Museum’s campus during this exclusive event for Museum members, exhibiting artists, and their guests.

Friday, September 6

Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7 – 9 am

Artists’ Excursions, 8 am – Noon, varying times**

Choose your adventure.**

Welcome Luncheon, Noon – 1 pm**

Enjoy lunch at the Grand Theater in downtown Wausau**
Master Wildlife Artist Medal Presentation**

Artists-only time in the Birds in Art galleries, 1 – 3 pm

Exhibition Preview, 3 pm – 7 pm

Day two of this exclusive event features changing local food options and variations on complementing programming.

Saturday, September 9

Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7 – 9 am

Birds in Art Public Opening, 9 am – 5 pm

Master Artist Presentation, 9 am – 10 am

Artists in Action, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Point O’ Pines Artists’ Outing, Noon – dusk**

Take a breath and enjoy the fresh air of the Northwoods of Wisconsin.**

Sunday, September 10

Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7 – 9 am

Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend

Explore these events on your own. During Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend 2024, visit four admission-free venues: Art in the Park at Marathon Park, Festival of Arts and the Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Wausau, and Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum. For more information Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend. 


Commonly Asked Questions

Whom can I invite to join me and what can they attend?
You can invite multiple guests, but only one guest may ride the bus with you, attend the Friday morning Artists’ Excursions, Friday Welcome Luncheon at the Grand Theater, and the Saturday Point O’ Pines Artists’ Outing to northern Wisconsin.

Can I still invite people if I am not attending?
If you do not attend, you may still request a maximum of 4 invitations to the preview experience be sent to family, friends, and business associates. Please click the Request Invitations below to fill out the form.

Where can relatives, friends, and business associates stay over the weekend?
The Museum makes reservations for artists and guests at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The Museum can help your family, friends, and business associates book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn (2101 N. Mountain Road, Wausau, WI 54401; 715.298.5775), and they will receive the Museum’s rate of $165.00 per night. Have them contact or share their information in the Program Participation Survey PDF.

There are other hotel options in the Wausau area; hotels fill up quickly due to Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend activities.

What if I arrive prior to Thursday or stay beyond Sunday?
If your travel plans bring you to Wausau earlier than Thursday or if you plan to remain after Sunday, we can assist you in making reservations for lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn. Please indicate your additional days when you fill out the Program Participation Survey. You will be responsible for the cost of additional nights at the Hilton Garden Inn at a special rate of $165.00 per night plus tax.

Programming Participation Survey

DEADLINE: Monday, July 15, 2024

Let us know if you will join us for the opening experience from Thursday, September 5, through Sunday, September 8, 2024! Proceed to the Web Form to learn about the schedule of the 2024 Birds in Art opening weekend and what programs you can participate in. If we’ll see you in September, please complete the questions in the Web Form by Monday, July 15. If your plans change after you have submitted the survey, please let us know immediately by emailing

Click here to let us know if you are attending

Print and Send: If you choose not to fill out the Web Form above, download the PDF below. Please print the forms and clearly and legibly enter all the information. When completed, either return the scanned document via email to or send the printed forms via snail mail to the Woodson Art Museum, Attn: Birds in Art Artist Participation, 700 N 12th St., Wausau, WI 54403-5007.

Download the PDF version

Can’t Attend But Want to Stay in Touch with Artists?

Please fill out the form below:

Click here to Share Contact Information

Request Invitations

DEADLINE: Friday, July 19, 2024

All artwork lenders automatically receive a preview experience invitation.

The Museum will mail up to 4 invitations to the preview experiences on Thursday and Friday, on your behalf. Please click Request Invitations to fill out the Web Form.

Click here to Request Invitations

To Sell or Not to Sell?

This question is asked frequently, please read the document below.

To Sell or Not to Sell?

Project Postcard

DEADLINE: Monday, August 19, 2024

Project Postcard debuted in 2010 with the goal to generate funds to acquire more Birds in Art artworks. The success of each edition of Project Postcard cannot be overstated. Thanks to the generosity of artists in creating and donating original postcard-sized artworks – and Woodson Art Museum members and fellow artists who buy them – the Museum acquired seventy-one artworks over the past thirteen years.

What can you do?
The success of Project Postcard relies on the willingness of artists to create and donate one or more postcard-sized artworks. To be blunt: the more postcards we sell, the more Birds in Art artworks we can acquire. We’re asking all artists to follow the directions below and contribute to Project Postcard.

How will Project Postcard work?
Project Postcard will take place during the Birds in Art Preview Experience via timed tickets at the Glass Box Studio, the Museum’s multi-purpose space adjacent to the Sculpture Garden. In advance, you can purchase up to two postcards, at a cost of $50 each. When it’s your time slot, come on over to the Glass Box Studio to select your artwork.

The all-important directions:

  • Postcard-size is 4 x 6 inches or 6 x 4 inches; please use a support like Bristol Board or Strathmore Board, or even a prepared canvas board to create your artwork. The medium is entirely up to you.
  • Sculptors can participate, too; just think about the 4 x 6 inch or 6 x 4 inch format as a “support.”
  • DO NOT sign your artwork on the front, i.e., the image side; think of the work as a postcard to an unknown buyer. You should add your signature to the backside and add a “greeting” to the buyer, if you like.
  • We need to receive your postcards no later than Monday, August 19. You can include postcards in your artwork crate or send them separately. If you include them in your crate, please let us know at

How to purchase:

  • Register online (puchasing is not yet open).
  • Select your day and time. The slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Show up at the Glass Box Studio during you designated time to pick out your Project Postcard.

What if you won’t be at the opening experience:

  • Project Postcard is open to all artists for participation regardless of attendance. If you won’t be at the opening but want to purchase a postcard, please email

Thanks to past Project Postcard success, the Museum purchased Birds in Art artworks by:
2010: Ray Brown, Amy Kelly, Zev Labinger, and Wes Siegrist
2011: Julie Bender, S.V. Medaris, Michael Todoroff, and Sherrie York
2012: Peter Elfman, Shawn Gould, Ralph Grady James, and Sean Murtha
2013: Sue deLearie Adair, Peter Elfman, Anne Senechal Faust, Timothy David Mayhew, and Barry W. Van Dusen
2014: Ralph Grady James, Frank LaLumia, S.V. Medaris, Cathy Sheeter, Pam Slattery, and Sherrie York
2015: Ryan Jacque, Debby Kaspari, Terry Miller, Manisha Padhye, and Derek Robertson
2016: Karen Bondarchuk, Patricia Pepin, and Arlene Rheinish
2017: Tom Altenburg, Ann Cunningham, Diana Hohlig, Rod Lawrence, Melinda Whipplesmith Plank, Laura Quinn Harris, and Nicholas Wilson
2018: James M. Clow, Thomas Hill, Elwin van der Kolk, and Jeremy Paul
2019: Sue deLearie Adair, Robin Berry, Lucrezia Bieler, David Lawruk, John S. Miller, Chirag Thumbar, and Sandra Wiesman
2020: Nicholas Coleman, Kenn Kaufman, Katie Musolff, and Barry W. Van Dusen
2021: Peter Elfman, Vida Pearson, Rose Tanner, Paula Waterman, Jan Wessels, and Scott Yablonski
2022: Kimberly Beck, Claire Duncan, Jeremy Bradshaw, Shelley K. Breitzmann, Aleta Rossi-Steward, Shalese Sands, and Mary Kay West
2023: Jim Hay, Thomas Hill, Jeremy Paul, William Ritchie, and Monique Wales

More postcards result in more sales, which means more Birds in Art artworks acquired. Thank you for considering this request and embracing Project Postcard. This is an undertaking that benefits everyone . . . the Woodson Art Museum, postcard buyers, and artists.

Artists List

Congratulate your friends and colleagues. Click below to view the list of artist selected in the 2024 Birds in Art exhibition.

Selected Artists List

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