The Power of Perspective | 2024 community art show

A hawk is silhouetted against a pale sky, seen from beneath flowers. Title: Hunter. Fabric, embroidery by Sarah Ashe. Copyright © 2024 and used with permission. #PowerOfPerspective

The Power of Perspective: shifting points of view

The Birds of Vermont Museum has been hosting themed community art shows since 2014. Each winter, the staff develops a bird-related theme for the exhibit and invites submissions in varied media: visual arts, the written word, sculpture and more.

Our 2024 art show, The Power of Perspective: shifting points of view, poses and answers questions of how our bodies, ideas, and assumptions might alter or affect what we perceive, think about, imagine, and understand about birds.
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Power of Perspective: 2024 art exhibit continues in August

Rectangular pieces of a puzzle possibly showing a gray and blue bird are disarranged on a silver tray. Only part of the tray and some of the pieces can be seen. Build-a-Bird: Blue Jay. Photograph of a puzzle created by Richard Crocker. Copyright © 2024 and used with permission.

The 2024 art show, The Power of Perspective: shifting points of view opened May 1 and runs through October 31.

Visit, and find your own new idea, question, or experience.  Our call to artists for this year’s art show asked,

Consider the scope of an eagle’s eye—the narrow view of a gleaning warbler—the shadowed sight of a loon underwater. We may see birds above us from the ground, or below us from a plane. We may use a camera lens to record from afar, or a magnifier and lamps to perceive what is normally unknown. How does time influence your perspective? What if we “zoom out” from one bird to a species, to an ecosystem, to a planet? What if we “zoom in” to one bird to its wing, to a feather, to a gene?

How does your art reveal a point of view?  …How might a change in perspective alter people’s understanding of the lives and needs of the birds who share our world?

Discover how artists, poets, sculptors, photographers and others have answered. The full list of creators is in our blog post, Power of Perspective.

Image: Portion of “Build-a-Bird: Blue Jay” by Richard Crocker. Shown with permission.

Past Exhibits

2023: Spark! fueling a love of birds
2022: Fine Feathers: at play with structure and function
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

 

Power of Perspective: 2024 art exhibit continues in July

A sunflower is reflected in a drop of water. The sunflower itself can be seen, blurred, behind the drop. An excerpt of of a photograph by Elizabeth Spinney. Copyright © 2024 and used with permission. #PowerOfPerspective

The 2024 art show, The Power of Perspective: shifting points of view opened May 1 and runs through October 31.

Visit, and find your own new idea, question, or experience.  Our call to artists for this year’s art show asked,

Consider the scope of an eagle’s eye—the narrow view of a gleaning warbler—the shadowed sight of a loon underwater. We may see birds above us from the ground, or below us from a plane. We may use a camera lens to record from afar, or a magnifier and lamps to perceive what is normally unknown. How does time influence your perspective? What if we “zoom out” from one bird to a species, to an ecosystem, to a planet? What if we “zoom in” to one bird to its wing, to a feather, to a gene?

How does your art reveal a point of view?  …How might a change in perspective alter people’s understanding of the lives and needs of the birds who share our world?

Discover how artists, poets, and sculptors have answered.

Discover how artists, poets, and sculptors have answered. The full list of artists is in our blog post, Power of Perspective.

Image: Detail of “A Drop of Sun” by Elizabeth Spinney. Copyright © 2024 Elizabeth Spinney, and shown with permission.

Past Exhibits

2023: Spark! fueling a love of birds
2022: Fine Feathers: at play with structure and function
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

 

Power of Perspective: 2024 art exhibit continues in June

Aerial photograph showing a fallow winter fields. Tiny specks are ducks, seen from above. Title: Fallow Field with Ducks. Aerial photography by John Hadden. Copyright © 2024 and used with permission.

The 2024 art show, The Power of Perspective: shifting points of view opened May 1 and runs through October 31.

Visit, and find your own new idea, question, or experience.  Our call to artists for this year’s art show asked,

Consider the scope of an eagle’s eye—the narrow view of a gleaning warbler—the shadowed sight of a loon underwater. We may see birds above us from the ground, or below us from a plane. We may use a camera lens to record from afar, or a magnifier and lamps to perceive what is normally unknown. How does time influence your perspective? What if we “zoom out” from one bird to a species, to an ecosystem, to a planet? What if we “zoom in” to one bird to its wing, to a feather, to a gene?

How does your art reveal a point of view?  …How might a change in perspective alter people’s understanding of the lives and needs of the birds who share our world?

Discover how artists, poets, sculptors, photographers and others have answered. The full list of creators is in our blog post, Power of Perspective.

Image: Fallow Field with Ducks by John Hadden. Copyright © 2024 John Hadden, and shown with permission.

Past Exhibits

2023: Spark! fueling a love of birds
2022: Fine Feathers: at play with structure and function
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

 

Call to Artists: Power of Perspective

The Power of Perspective: a shifting point of view

How do we focus our creative “vision”? Consider the scope of an eagle’s eye—the narrow view of a gleaning warbler—the shadowed sight of a loon underwater. We may see birds above us from the ground, or below us from a plane. We may use a camera lens to record from afar, or a magnifier and lamps to perceive what is normally unknown. How does time influence your perspective? What if we “zoom out” from one bird to a species, to an ecosystem, to a planet? What if we “zoom in” to one bird to its wing, to a feather, to a gene?

How does your art reveal a point of view?
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Spark! fueling a love of birds | 2023 community art show

The Birds of Vermont Museum has been hosting themed community art shows since 2014. Each winter, the staff develops a bird-related theme for the exhibit and posts a Call to Artists, inviting submissions in varied media. Our 2023 art show, Spark!, brings together well over 60 artists, photographers, and poets of all ages. Most artists are from Vermont. Continue reading “Spark! fueling a love of birds | 2023 community art show”

Final month of “Fine Feathers: at play with structure and function”

Feather embroidered with many colors, textures, and flowers, on a neutral background fabric. Art © copyright Rebecca Padula, shown here by permission.

What happens when you mix art, playfulness, and insights from birds? Creativity influenced by feather color and pattern, frills and function! From bower birds to city pigeons, feathers come in thousands of sizes and colors, fantastic shapes, in different seasons, and for many reasons. Artists, photographers and poets illustrate, incorporate, and delight in the many kinds, colors, and shapes of feathers.

Discover (or re-discover) beautiful works of art during the final month of the “Fine Feathers” show.

Included with Museum admission, donations welcome.

Read more about the show at https://birdsofvermont.org/2022/06/12/fine-feathers-at-play-with-structure-and-function-2022-community-art-show/

Image: “Petals in the Wind” by Rebecca Padula. Shown by permission.

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

collage of polaroid photos of submissions to Fine Feathers art show

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. Continue reading “Fine Feathers, at play with structure and function | 2022 community art show”

Call to Artists: Fine Feathers

Fine Feathers:
at play with structure and function

What happens when you mix art, playfulness, and insights from birds? Creativity influenced by feather color and pattern, frills and function! From bower birds to city pigeons, feathers come in thousands of sizes and colors, fantastic shapes, in different seasons, and for many reasons. Which of these emerge in your art? We want to know!
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