September 7 – December 1, 2019
Imaginations take flight, inspired by new breathtaking depictions of birds by some of the world’s most talented artists who push themselves to new heights, striving to be selected for the internationally renowned Birds in Art exhibition. Majestic yet fragile, amusing, and poignant, birds connect us with the natural world, heralding each dawn and signaling environmental shifts. Savor artistic interpretations and discover anew what inspires you. The 44th annual exhibition features avian wonders through all-new interpretations in original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last three years. Birds in Art opening weekend festivities are part of Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend.
Since 1976, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has organized Birds in Art annually, seeking to present the best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Two- and three-dimensional artworks in all media other than crafts and photography are eligible. Approximately 100 works are selected by a three-person jury; see the Birds in Art Prospectus for details. Artwork for the annual Birds in Art exhibition is selected in May and opens to the public on the first Saturday following Labor Day.
Birds in Art Opening Day – Saturday, September 7, 2019
Meet the Artists 9 am – Noon
More than sixty worldwide artists converge for Birds in Art opening festivities. Visitors mingle and renew artist acquaintances, form new friendships, and get catalogues and posters signed. Coffee is available at the arbor, along with treats to purchase. Plan to make Birds in Art your first stop of Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend.
Master Artist Talk 9:30 – 10:30 am
The Museum’s 38th Master Artist will provide insights into the artist’s inspiration and process during this presentation.
Birds in Art is an international juried exhibition organized annually by the Woodson Art Museum.