Two works by Mark Dedrie, ‘Sword-billed Hummingbird’ and ‘Grouse’, have spread their wings and will embark on a transatlantic journey in the autumn of 2019. Mark’s work has been included for the first time in the Birds in Art exhibition. He will also be participating in the ‘Art and the Animal’ museum show for the second time.
Birds in Art
Ninety-one artists and 15 master artists are participating in Birds in Art. This annual exhibition, which was first held in 1976, showcases the best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds. The selected artists all show one work. Mark will be exhibiting his ‘Sword-billed Hummingbird’, an artwork with a strong composition. Just look at the line from the bird’s beak in relation to the palm leaf on which it is standing.
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, which hosts Birds in Art, is an iconic location. It is the most prominent bird museum of the world, with a vast collection and continually changing temporary exhibitions featuring paintings, sculptures and graphic work that celebrate natural avian beauty. Many of the artists who were selected for Birds in Art went on to have successful commercial careers in the United States.
The opening weekend festivities run from 5 until 8 September 2019 at the Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12thStreet, Wausau, WI 54403. The 44thannual exhibition will run from 7 September until 1 December 2019.