Art Shows

2022 Art Exhibit: Fine Feathers

at play with structure and function

Our 2022 art show, Fine Feathers, shares works inspired by birds and their feathers: human creativity influenced by feather color and pattern, frills and function!

Explore the variety of works from fanciful usage and imagined feathers to impossible fashion, representations of fluff and flying. Read poems on the walls; post your own responses to one of the interactive works.

Visit and find out for yourself. Read more in our blog at Fine Feathers, at play with structure and function | 2022 community art show

Included with Museum admission

Past Exhibits

2021: Expanding Voices: perspectives on birding
2020: Borders: illusions that constrain us
2019: Pollinate This!
2018: Common Grounds
2017: B1rding by the Numb3rs
2016: In Layers: the art of the egg
2015: Birds of a Fiber
2014: Perilous Passages


Recent Art Show Posts in our Blog

Fine Feathers, at play with structure and function | 2022 community art show

This year’s art show features over 70 works inspired by birds and their feathers. The creators are influenced by feather colors, shapes, patterns, and functions.

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Call to Artists: Fine Feathers

Make art inspired by birds’ feathers: from functional to fabulous. Feathers come in thousands of sizes and colors, in fantastic shapes, in different seasons, and for many reasons. Which of these emerge in your art?
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Expanding Voices: perspectives on birding | 2021 community art show

Our 2021 art show, Expanding Voices, explores and reflects the past year. Visual arts, poetry, 3D, and prose pieces capture the variety of solitudes, connections, race issues, changes and changelessness, new skills, and understandings we  experienced in 2020. Forty artists, photographers, writers,  and poets had their work selected for this year’s show. They range from …

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Call to Artists: Expanding Voices

The year 2020 asked a lot of us—and taught us even more. As our habitual systems hit rock bottom under the weight of the pandemic, economic hardship, and social injustice, voices rose, and long-time institutions were loudly questioned. New ways of experiencing and perceiving our world opened our minds to new comprehension. How could our art, our creativity, our practices remain unaffected?

Your experience and perspective may be unseen or unknown to someone else, even in the same community. For 2021, we’d like to hear and share your artistic voice. Explore how our perspectives on birds, birding, and birders have changed in response to our experiences of 2020.

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Borders: illusions that constrain us | 2020 community art show

Borders: illusions than constrain us is our 2020 art show, where we invite creators and viewers to ask (and even answer) “What do borders mean for birds and which of these are constructs of our imagination?” Thirty-six artists, photographers, and poets had their work selected for this year’s show. Creators include beginners and established professionals …

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Call to Artists: Borders

What borders do birds encounter? Our maps do not typically reflect the territories they perceive, the ranges they travel, or the barriers they comes across. How do birds’ boundaries connect to human borders? To those of other species? Edges of things—physically, spatially, temporally— raise questions, not least of which is “Is it really there?”

We ponder this, wondering, how do and will these encounters and connections alter us, birds, and the borders themselves?

We seek works that share visions of birds, borders, and boundaries, now and into the future, for our 2020 art exhibit, Borders.

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