Almost Ate It, 2020, Oil on broke skateboard, by Spencer Tinkham front view

Birds in Art Exhibit Field Trip to Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Birds in Art Exhibit at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center

The 45th-anniversary exhibition of Birds in Art was on exhibit at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Stamford, CT in October of 2021. The Birds in Art Exhibit is organized by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI. One of our Chapter members, Mark Lefkowitz, visited the exhibit while it was on display at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Maine and he highly recommended that we arrange a day trip to go see the exhibit… and so we did!

For those who are not familiar with the Birds in Art exhibit – it is an international juried exhibit organized annually by the Woodson Art Museum. This year features artwork from 114 artists, selected from a pool of 830 works submitted from 510 artists by a three-person jury, which reveals the competitive nature of this exhibit, and the high quality of the work selected for the exhibit. If you ever get the chance to go see this exhibit, make it a point to go, you will not be disappointed!

Comments about the trip:

Stamford, CT is a looooong drive from Lakeville, MA (even longer from Cape Cod!) but Wendy and I decided it was worth the trip! The Birds in Art Exhibit was just amazing! Very inspirational work that just left us itching to create! The exhibit includes some very traditional pieces but also has some really creative and “out of the box” works. I’m so glad that we made the trip!

I purchased the exhibit catalog, and as I looked through it I realized just how important seeing artwork in real life is. You need to see them in person to really appreciate their beauty!

The farm at the Nature Center is home to several heritage-breed cattle, sheep, pigs, and goats, plus some very curious llamas and alpacas. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would encourage everyone to try and see the Birds in Art Exhibit the next time it passes through.

– by Nancy Minnigerode