Birds in Art 2009-2010
Birds in Art
Three simple words – birds in art – took on a life of their own when they became a Woodson Art Museum exhibition title in the mid-1970s. Birds in Art has morphed and grown and is now recognized around the world as the exhibition that sets the standard for avian art.
Each year the Woodson Art Museum, located in Wausau, Wisconsin, invites contemporary two-and three-dimensional artist working in all mediums other than crafts and photography to submit artworks interpreting birds and related subject matter for jury consideration. The Birds in Art phenomenon owes its success to more than 1,000 artists whose artworks have compromised the annual exhibition since 1976.
The staff of Birds in Art – avian species interpreted in oil, watercolor, the graphic arts, bronze, stone and more – fly thousands of miles every autumn to reach the Woodson Art Museum. When they arrive, they stretch their wings, preen their feathers, and put on a show for appreciative audiences who experience the best indoor bird watching in Wisconsin.
Sixty artworks from each Wausau exhibition are then presented at museums across hte Unites States and across the Atlantic and Pacific. In this way, Birds in Art makes new friends for the Woodson Art Museum and delights audiences worldwide.