It’s the last month to discover and share our 2016 community art show, “In Layers: the Art of the Egg” https://www.facebook.com/events/305884369763841/ Visit soon!
We’re pleased to add the male Common Merganser to our Spring Wetland exhibit! Thank you, woodcarver Dick Allen! http://ow.ly/i/hBwIl
Be part of our 2016 eggs-hibition! Do you create? Do you have a thing for birds, science, or conservation? We do too.
The Birds of Vermont Museum seeks art and craft that focus on the beauty, biology, and essence of eggs for our 2016 season Art Exhibit, In Layers: The Art of the Egg. We’re hoping to hatch feelings of passion, delight, commitment, and discovery with this art (watch for additional activities and displays about oology during the season as well).
The show runs from May 1 to October 31 in the Museum’s multi-purpose room, halls, and foyer. Most art will be hung on the walls. We have shelf space for three-dimensional works and some ceiling space if your work is suitable there. Feel free to visit and scope out the options! We are open to all sorts of media and we strive, in choosing works, for a harmonious variety. Continue reading ““In Layers: The Art of the Egg ”: Call to Artists from the Birds of Vermont Museum”
Art of Birds, clockwise from upper left: needle-felted Owls (Susi Ryan’s class); Flood Birds (carved by David Tuttle from trees washed out during the 2013 flood); Eagle quilt (Carol McDowell for the Birds of a Fiber exhibit); Northern Parula (wood carving by Bob Spear); Scarlet Tanager ornaments (carved by Dick Allen and painted by Kir Talmage); Wren (carving by Elizabeth Spinney)
In selecting art for the Birds of a Fiber exhibit, we hoped to allow the variety of media to hint at the diversity of birds. We had hooked rugs and traditional penny rugs, photographs rendered in cross-stitch, crocheted and fabric sculptures, needle felted miniatures, multimedia collages, paper sculpture, and quilts.
We hope you had a chance to see some of these works for yourself! There is not enough room to show all the works here in our mini slideshow. However, all the artists are listed below.
- Ann Wetzel, penny rug
- Carol McDowell, quilted art
- Dawn Littlepage, textile collage
- Elizabeth Spinney, crochet
- Erin Talmage, recycled paper
- Eve Gagne, cross stitch
- Kir Talmage, needle felted wool
- Marya Lowe, quilted art
- Morgan Barnes, needle felted wool
- Robin Hadden, rug hooking
- Katherine Guttman, mixed media (fiber, glass, and metal)
- Nancy Tomczak, mixed media (fiber and watercolor)
- Girl Quest participants, fiber birds/mixed media
Do you create with fibers? Do you have a thing for birds, science, or conservation? We do too and we hope you’ve sent us something for our show!
This is just a last-call/reminder: Deadline is Sunday, March 1.
We are so looking forward to reviewing all the submissions in the next couple of weeks!
Submission details in our Call to Artists post: https://bovm.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/birds-of-a-fiber-call-to-artists-from-the-birds-of-vermont-museum/
Do you create with fibers? Do you have a thing for birds, science, or conservation? We do too. Please consider sharing your artistic and craft skills with us and our visitors!
The Birds of Vermont Museum seeks both art and craft for our 2015 season Art Exhibit, “Birds of a Fiber”. The show runs from May 1 to October 31 in the Museum’s multi-purpose room, halls, and foyer. Art should speak to or about birds and conservation. Our goal is to show a wide yet harmonious variety of work and media.
We seek fiber-based submissions from art trading card size to double-bed quilts, from felting to weaving to collage to…. Most art will be hung on the walls. We have shelf space for three-dimensional works and some ceiling space if your work is suitable there. Feel free to visit and scope out the options.
You may submit up to 3 works, by sending not more than three (3) .jpgs showing your work to firstname.lastname@example.org ; please put “Submission for Birds of a Fiber” in the email subject. If you do not have email, you may send up to three prints to the Museum, attention Birds of a Fiber. Please include your contact information and a description of fibers/media, size, and weight. Entries are due by March 1, 2015.
Museum staff will select pieces by March 21 and will let artists know by email if possible. We are looking to showcase diverse interpretations from both new and returning artists. The Museum asks for permission to reproduce images of the selected works in print and online as part of publicity for the exhibit; if you prefer partial or cropped images for this, or have preferred images, please tell us or supply those.
Selected pieces should arrive at the Museum during the first weeks of April and be ready to hang (if applicable). Artists are responsible for shipping, or drop-off/pick-up. Pick-up should occur by November 30, 2015.
Artists who show their work here are invited to sell originals, prints, and/or cards through us (on consignment). We often arrange artist workshops at the Museum as well.
Please call or email Kir Talmage or Allison Gergely with any questions. We can be reached at 802 434-2167 or email@example.com. We look forward to seeing your work!
SUNDAYS FOR FLEDGLINGS: KIDS + BIRDS = FUN
More or less alternate Sundays, May 18 – October 31 • 2 – 3pm
(Next ones are June 15 and 29)
Welcome to the 2014 “Sundays for Fledglings” series. Come discover birds with us, from feathers to flying, from art to zoology. Want to develop mad skillz in observation, research, and goofing around? Yes! Earn Your Junior Birder Badge! If you already have one, we will help you become an even better birder, biologist, or artist!
Programs runs more or less alternating Sundays May – October. Keep an eye on the calendar for Monthly Themes, schedule changes, and more!
Perfect for kids aged 5-9 (siblings welcome).
Free with admission; donations welcome • Pre-registration is helpful and please check the schedule