Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Art and the Animal 50th Annual Exhibition


Art and the Animal
50th Annual Society of Animal Artists Exhibition

San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego, California
September 4 - October 31, 2010


My painting "At Rest" has the honor to be included in the 2010 Art and the Animal, the Society of Animal Artists' 50th Annual Exhibition, to be held at the San Diego Natural History Museum from September 4 through October 31, 2010, in San Diego, California.



This is the society's 50th annual exhibition of the world's best wildlife artists. The jury this year had the overwhelming task of selecting from 434 submissions by 256 artists. I will be attending the opening weekend in San Diego and I am extremely excited to be participating in this momentous event!



 
"At Rest," a 40- by 32-inch oil painting, captures an unlikely perch for a sleeping mourning dove at Aldie Mill, a historic working gristmill located outside of Washington, D.C. "Normally, the mill is filled with the sound of water cascading over the wheel," Robert says. "On this day, the mill was at rest and offered the mourning dove a chance to do the same. Though the scene may appear static, the repetition of the waterwheel's spokes and bolts creates a perceived sense of action and movement that balances the sleeping dove."


For more information, visit www.societyofaniamlartists.com. You can also find them on Facebook.


"At Rest" also had the prestigious honor of exhibiting in the 2007 Birds in Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.


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