Our 2022 art show, Fine Feathers, features over 70 works, chosen from over 250 submissions from artists, photographers, and poets. Each piece is inspired by birds and their feathers. The creators are influenced by feather colors, shapes, patterns, and functions. Through illustration, painting, textile, collage, photography, sculpture, and the written word, these creative expressions are as varied as the feathered creatures they depict.
You are perhaps most familiar with the function of feathers — how they help birds stay warm, keep dry, blend in, and show off during breeding season. While feathers are wildly diverse, they all share the same basic parts and a branching structure. Terms like barbs, barbules, calamus, and rachis come into play when one is closely examining feathers. And let’s not forget the types of feathers — wing, down, tail, contour, semiplume, bristle, and filoplume.
How can we play with that? Each feather is poetic in its own right; and yet each artwork carries a human connection. Viewers will find something of their own connection as they explore this exhibit. The artwork is a celebration and thesis functioning as both beauty and instruction.
We welcome all to visit and be inspired!
Exhibiting Artists and Writers
Jon Hyde & Kimberly Sultze
Krista CheneyLibby Mortensen
The show runs from May 1 to October 31 at the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. The Museum is open Wednesdays – Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, during these months. There will be an informal reception/meet the artists on Thursday, July 14, at 3pm. The Museum is located at 900 Sherman Hollow Road in Huntington, Vermont.
Follow along as we post about our Featured Artists in social media this year.