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Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Birds in Art Show Celebrates Timeless Appeal of Birds

Wausau, Wisconsin: The 2012 “Birds in Art” exhibition,which presents original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last two years by artists from the world over, once again celebrates the timeless appeal of birds through fresh artistic interpretations.

Birds – embodying the essence of flight – carry innate inspirational appeal. They soar aloft,gaining perspective from their everyday bird’s-eye view of the world that earthbound humans can only imagine. When talented and creative artists focus on the varied splendor of birds, the resulting depictions astound and delight.With artists from around the globe striving to be among those chosen for this internationally renowned exhibition, the 37th annual “Birds in Art” exhibition soars yet again.

About 600 artists annually submit their work for consideration. Artwork from 125 artists was selected for the 2012 exhibition, including work by thirty-three international artists, nineteen first-time “Birds in Art” artists, and nineteen artists who have been named Master Artists during previous “Birds in Art” exhibitions. Seventy-three of the artists traveled from throughout the world to Wausau for opening weekend festivities in early September 2012.

Sixty “Birds in Art” artworks are selected for a subsequent tour to locations throughout the country. The 2012 exhibition travels to: The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado, December 1, 2012 through February 18, 2013; Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, March 9 through May 5, 2013; Frank H.McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 25 through August 18, 2013; Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas, September 14 through November 16, 2013.