National Aviary highlights makers, seeks artists for fall art show
The National Aviary is kicking off its fourth annual Wings & Wildlife Art Show application process, inviting artists from around the country to submit work for consideration in the Nov. 2-4 show.
Approximately 40 artists will be selected to include their work in the show, according to a news release.
Those local artists will showcase their conservation-based products, inspired by aviary birds, which will be sold in the aviary's gift shop. Those sales contribute to the makers' entrepreneurial opportunities, says Robin Weber, Aviary spokeswoman.
March's Maker of the Month is Allison Glancey! Inspired by Roseate Spoonbills, Allison created the perfect beach tote, fun prints, and more! You can pick up these fun pieces at the National Aviary, and view more of her work here: https://t.co/4ouZHXwURF #LovePGH #PittsburghMakers pic.twitter.com/Fy7L3ePyaY— National Aviary (@National_Aviary) March 3, 2018
"This collaboration has challenged the makers and our staff to bring our birds' message to life in unique ways, and has brought the work of many talented local makers to our gift shops to showcase and promote these one-of-a-kind gifts. Now we have a chance to extend this program to an even wider audience as we feature these makers in our 2018 Wings & Wildlife Art Show," says Cheryl Tracy, aviary executive director, in a release.
Additional candidates from around the country who work in stained glass, photography, ceramics, jewelry, painting and other mediums can enter the call for artists.
At least 75 percent of their work must center on wildlife and nature, according to guidelines. A jury will select winners to exhibit and sell their work during the fall event, beginning with the opening soiree and benefit auction, a ticketed aviary fundraiser, on Nov. 2, followed by a public art show and marketplace Nov. 3-4.
Artist application deadline is April 30.
Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @MaryPickels.