9:15 – 10:30 am:Ralph James, oil; Gene Reineking, stone; Sherrie York, woodblock; Wendy Brockman, watercolor and pencil; Julie Chapman, scratchboard; Sean Murtha, oil; Kristin Hosbein, acrylic; Hank Tyler, wood.
- International Artists – Eleven of the thirty-three international artists will travel to Wausau from seven different countries: Canada, Japan, England, Australia, Belgium, France, and Sweden.
- Many Master Artists – Ten of the nineteen who’ve been named Master Artists during previous Birds in Art exhibitions will be here, including two who were in the Museum’s inaugural exhibition in 1976: Guy Coheleach and Maynard Reece.
- Seven Wisconsinites – All seven Wisconsin artists will attend, and three are UW-Stevens Point graduates: Mike Anderson, Gene Reineking, and Todd Wohlt. First-time Birds in Art artist Kevin Kohlman is from LaCrosse. Other Wisconsin artists are Clarence Cameron, James Kiesow, and Don Rambadt.
- Artists who “paint with heat” – Three artists’ medium of choice is pyrography, or woodburning. Julie Bender travels from Colorado for the opening and again for her artist residency, Pyro-techniques, October 16 – 22. She joins Nobuko Kumasaka from Japan and Richard Painter from Tennessee.
- Art for a Cause – Two artists created artwork to raise awareness about bio-diversity and social issues:
- Swedish birder is back – Peter Elfman, who extended his first-time Wisconsin visit last year to go birding returns from Sweden with his keen ear and eye for bird identification.
- Indoor Bird Watching – What kind of birds can you expect to spot in the galleries? Lots of gulls! Ducks and owls are featured prominently, too, but this year gulls appear in artwork by Robert Bateman, John Busby, Ralph Grady James, Eugen Kisselmann, Elwin van der Kolk, and Juan Varela Simó.