Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum: Birds in Art 2024 Prospectus

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Birds in Art 2024 Prospectus

Three simple words – birds in art – took on a life of their own when they became a Woodson Art Museum exhibition title. Approaching the exhibition’s milestone 50th anniversary, Birds in Art is recognized globally as the exhibition setting the standard for avian art.

Since 1976, Birds in Art has showcased the remarkable talents of more than 1,100 international artists, who presented their best work interpreting birds and related subject matter.

The Woodson Art Museum again invites artists working in all mediums excluding photography to submit original 2D and 3D artworks for jury consideration for Birds in Art 2024.


  1. No one dimension shall exceed 72 in. (183 cm.).
  2. No work shall exceed 150 lbs. (68 kg.) including frame and base.
  3. All 2D and 3D mediums are permitted other than photography.
  4. All work must be original to the submitting artist.
  5. All work must have been completed in 2022, 2023, or 2024.
  6. No work shall have been previously exhibited at the Woodson Art Museum.
  7. Volunteers and employees of the Woodson Art Museum are not permitted to submit.

Entry Procedures for Online Submissions

Deadline for submissions: Monday, April 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM CT USA

Eligibility: Artists working in all mediums other than photography can submit up to two original artworks interpreting birds and related subject matter for jury consideration for Birds in Art 2024.

What you get:

  • The Museum pays for inbound and outbound shipping of artwork to and from the Museum.
  • The Museum handles all costs associated with wall-to-wall fine arts insurance.
  • Each exhibiting artist receives four complimentary Birds in Art 2024 catalogues.
  • The Museum generally acquires twelve to twenty artworks from Birds in Art each year.
  • The Museum coordinates the Birds in Art tour after the exhibition closes in Wausau. Artists are encouraged to make their artworks available for the tour; however, it is not mandatory. Notification of an artist’s inclusion in the tour occurs in mid-September.
  • Opportunity for artists to demonstrate in public-facing programs.

Fee: $60.00

Website link for apply: https://www.lywam.org/birds-in-art/prospectus/

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