Sunday, 14 September 2014

#565 Art shows: "Birds in Art" 2014, con't . . .

Please see the previous blog for more information about Birds in Art.

After the Birds in Art exhibition closes at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum 
in ten weeks, a selected portion of the show will tour the following museums:

Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas (Dec 5, 2014 - Feb 15, 2015);
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson (Apr 4 - May 24, 2015);
The Wilder Museum, Solvang, California (Jun 13 - Aug10, 2015);
Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on the Hudson, New York (Sept. 1 - Oct 23, 2015);
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma (Nov 22, 2015 - Feb 7, 2016).

King of the Coop was selected to tour and was also purchased by the museum for its' permanent collection.

King of the Coop
18"H 18"W 7"D

Birds in Art artists donate 4" X 6" paintings and drawings to a unique museum fundraiser called Project Postcard.  
The small works are offered to artists and collectors for 50.00 each and during the show they are hung together in a locked room.  No one can see them until ticket holders enter the room one at a time to view the work.  Participants 
have only one minute to make their selection and the ticket holders with the lowest number get first choice.  Artist's signatures are on the back and therefore no one knows whose work they are buying for a mere 50.00!  
The funds are used to purchase artwork for the museum's permanent collection.

Below, are images of my two Project Postcard entries. 

Below, Trish selected one of my drawings and I signed it for her as shown.

I went through the line twice and shown below are my selections.  I asked the artist, Debbie Stevens to sign her Whooping Crane painting for me and note the back of the wonderful duckling painting I purchased by Arlene Rheinish for only 50.00!

Another museum innovation involves different artists working on the same painting and then signing the back.
Shown below are Jan Martin McGuire, Chris Bacon, and Robert Bateman taking their turn working on a pelican painting 
at the Saturday festivities for the artists at Hazelhurst . . .  the Leigh Yawkey Woodson family retreat 70 miles north of Wausau on Lake Katherine.  It's my understanding that the painting will be retained by the museum for its' collection.

The hospitality put forth by the staff and volunteers at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum is treasured by
all who have participated in Birds in Art over the years.  The museum continues to have the reputation
among artists who attend as the most cordial, gracious, and artist-friendly art exhibition in existence.  


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Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott and Trish


  1. Sandy, thanks so much for two effusively enthusiastic Birds in Art-related blog posts. We were happy to welcome you and Trish back to the Woodson Art Museum for the 2014 Birds in Art opening festivities and we're equally delighted to add "King of the Coop" to the Museum's collection. Kathy

  2. Kathy, So pleased to be in the Woodson Art Museum's collection with "King of the Coop" . . . Thank you and your staff for the wonderful hospitality during our visit.

  3. It's a win-win, Sandy. Wishing you all the best and continued success, Kathy