The Power of Perspective: shifting points of view: 2024 art exhibit

Blue jays on seed-covered ground

The 2024 art show, The Power of Perspective: shifting points of view opens 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.

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

 

“The Gift of Art” show continues (April)

Watercolor painting (excerpt): shows a white woman in a yellow shirt looking upward through binoculars. The point-of-view is from above, so only her head and arms are clear.

“The Gift of Art” is our off-season art show.

This often-changing exhibit displays varied works from previous shows, selections from our gift shop, and elements of our long-term collections. See how art weaves together myriad media, styles, and visions. What’s present in April may be quite different from what we had up in November, so consider a repeat visit!

Explore previous themes, find a gift for someone, and celebrate art in our lives.

Open when the Museum is : From Nov 1 – April 30, that’s by appointment and for special events. Art shows are included with admission.

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

 

“The Gift of Art” show continues (March)

Ink drawing of patterns , a bird in flight, and insects

“The Gift of Art” is our off-season art show.

This often-changing exhibit displays varied works from previous shows, selections from our gift shop, and elements of our long-term collections. See how art weaves together myriad media, styles, and visions. What’s present in March may be quite different from what we place in November, so consider a repeat visit!

Interested in our next show, The Power of Perspective? Check out the call to artists (deadline March 18, 2024 ): https://birdsofvermont.org/2023/12/05/call-to-artists-perspective/

Explore previous themes, find a gift for someone, and celebrate art in our lives.

Open when the Museum is : From Nov 1 – April 30, that’s by appointment and for special events. Included with admission.

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

 

“The Gift of Art” show continues (February)

Two framed artworks on a light brown wall. On the left, and ink and watercolro graphical representation of a feather (by Nora McDonough); to the right, a water colro of two swans facing each other (Alyssa DeBella)

“The Gift of Art” is our off-season art show.

This often-changing exhibit displays varied works from previous shows, selections from our gift shop, and elements of our long-term collections. See how art weaves together myriad media, styles, and visions. What’s present in March may be quite different from what we place in November, so consider a repeat visit!

Interested in our next show, The Power of Perspective? Check out the call to artists (deadline March 18, 2024 ): https://birdsofvermont.org/2023/12/05/call-to-artists-perspective/

Explore previous themes, find a gift for someone, and celebrate art in our lives.

Open when the Museum is : From Nov 1 – April 30, that’s by appointment and for special events. Included with admission.

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

 

“The Gift of Art” show continues (January)

“The Gift of Art” is our off-season art show.

This often-changing exhibit displays varied works from previous shows, selections from our gift shop, and elements of our long-term collections. See how art weaves together myriad media, styles, and visions. What’s present in March may be quite different from what we place in November, so consider a repeat visit!

Explore previous themes, find a gift for someone, and celebrate art in our lives.

Open when the Museum is : From Nov 1 – April 30, that’s by appointment and for special events. Included with admission.

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

 

“The Gift of Art” show continues (December)

“The Gift of Art” is our off-season art show.

This often-changing exhibit displays varied works from previous shows, selections from our gift shop, and elements of our long-term collections. See how art weaves together myriad media, styles, and visions. What’s present in March may be quite different from what we place in November, so consider a repeat visit!

Explore previous themes, find a gift for someone, and celebrate art in our lives.

Open when the Museum is : From Nov 1 – April 30, that’s by appointment and for special events. Included with admission.

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

 

“The Gift of Art” show

“The Gift of Art” is our off-season art show.

This often-changing exhibit displays varied works from previous shows, selections from our gift shop, and elements of our long-term collections. See how art weaves together myriad media, styles, and visions. What’s present in March may be quite different from what we place in November, so consider a repeat visit!

Explore previous themes, find a gift for someone, and celebrate art in our lives.

Open when the Museum is : From Nov 1 – April 30, that’s by appointment and for special events. Included with admission.

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

 

“The Gift of Art” show continues (April)

collage of polaroid photos of submissions to Fine Feathers art show

“The Gift of Art” is our off-season art show.

This changing exhibit displays varied works from previous shows, selections from our gift shop, and elements of our long-term collections. See how art weaves together myriad media, styles, and visions. What’s present in March may be quite different from what we place in November…

Explore previous themes, find a gift for someone, and celebrate art in our lives.

Open when the Museum is : From Nov 1 – April 30, that’s by appointment and for special events.

Past Exhibits

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

 

“The Gift of Art” show continues (March)

“The Gift of Art” is our off-season art show.

This changing exhibit displays varied works from previous shows, selections from our gift shop, and elements of our long-term collections. See how art weaves together myriad media, styles, and visions. What’s present in March may be quite different from what we place in November…

Explore previous themes, find a gift for someone, and celebrate art in our lives.

Open when the Museum is : From Nov 1 – April 30, that’s by appointment and for special events.

Past Exhibits

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

 

“The Gift of Art” show continues (February)

portion of a free-hand machine-stitched quilted wall hanging, showing the tipof a stylized white feather on a brown leaf-patterned background.

“The Gift of Art” is our off-season art show.

This changing exhibit displays varied works from previous shows, selections from our gift shop, and elements of our long-term collections. See how art weaves together myriad media, styles, and visions. What’s present in March may be quite different from what we place in November…

Explore previous themes, find a gift for someone, and celebrate art in our lives.

Open when the Museum is : From Nov 1 – April 30, that’s by appointment and for special events.

Past Exhibits

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