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"Call for Entries: Birds in Art 2001"
2000-11-21 until 2001-04-15
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
USA United States of America
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is accepting submissions of contemporary
paintings, works on paper, and sculpture for its 26th annual juried
exhibition, Birds in Art. All works must interpret birds and related subject
matter. The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's annual Birds in Art exhibition has gained
a reputation as one of the finest exhibitions in North America. Among the
contributing factors that have elevated the exhibition to its current status is the
continued support it has received from its viewers and artists.
The exhibition was originally conceived by John and Alice Woodson Forester, two of
the Museum's founders. They took their idea to curate a temporary exhibition to
noted Wisconsin wildlife painter, Owen J. Gromme, and asked if he would organize
an exhibition focused on birds to celebrate the grand opening of the north central
Wisconsin museum in Fall 1976.
The exhibition was named Birds of the Lakes, Fields and Forests and was so well
received that the Museum's board of directors elected to make it an annual event.
Renamed Birds in Art in 1977, the exhibition has become a focal point for artists who
explore themes of birds in their work.
Postmark deadline for both entry form and $35.00 entry fee is April 15,
To request a prospectus, call 715-845-7010, fax 715-845-7103, e-mail
email@example.com, or write to 700 N. 12th Street, Wausau, WI 54403-5007.