Birds in Art for #birders

Birds in Art for #birders

We know birders love our area.Emerson Dawn jpeg

They’ll also love “Birds in Art.

The “Birds in Art” exhibition features mesmerizing artwork by some of the world’s most talented artists. Depictions of avian life, from regal poses, lively gatherings, and calm repose to sculptural statements and whimsical works highlight the show that has earned international esteem. The exhibit will be at Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont through June 5.

If you’re in town for birding Sabine Woods, Sea Rim State Park and Pleasure Island, make this an artistic stop, along with Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur.

Artists strive to be chosen for the internationally renowned “Birds in Art” exhibition, organized annually by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Luminous depictions of avian life range from realistic to whimsical “trompe l’oeil” in an array of mediums. Abstract forms creatively encompass open space in work by Don Rambadt – bronze birds in swift departure from a window-like frame – and in a sculpture by Fran A.H. Alvarado.

Each fall at the Woodson Art Museum, the “Birds in Art” exhibition presents original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last three years by artists from the world over. More than 500 artists annually – 607 in 2015 – submit their work for consideration by a jury of three professionals who winnow the field to about 100 works. The subsequent “Birds in Art” touring exhibition, which comprises sixty artworks from the annual exhibition, travels to locations throughout the country. The subsequent “Birds in Art” touring exhibition, which comprises 60 artworks from the annual exhibition, travels to locations throughout the country.

The 2015 exhibition tour will be at Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont, March 12 – June 5, 2016 A 132-page full-color, illustrated “Birds in Art” catalogue featuring every artwork along with artists’ statements is available for purchase in the AMSET Museum Shop.

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