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Call for artists: Jackson Hole “Trophy Art” fundraiser at National Museum of Wildlife Art January 23, 2014  |  Categories: Events

No Animals Died in the Making of These Mounts

Museum’s new “Trophy Art” fundraising event calls on artists to participate

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Two artworks that will be for sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s new Trophy Art fundraiser: “Deer #5” by Kelly Vanderveer (left) and “The Lizard” crafted in silver and opal by Jackson Hole silversmith Joni Mack.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – January 23, 2014 – The National Museum of Wildlife Art is putting out a call to national, Jackson Hole area, and even amateur artists for fun faux animal mounts to be sold as part of a new Trophy Art fundraiser. Artists interested in participating need to create their fanciful art examples of animal trophy heads and deliver them to the museum by February 7, 2014. The mounts will be on display at the museum from February 12 – March 15 and available for sale on a first come, first served basis beginning at the event Trophy Art: Fun Forms for All to be held at the museum on February 22.

Participating artists will retain 30 percent of the purchase price they name as a commission in thanks for their time and efforts, with the rest of the proceeds going to the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s youth education programs. Animal artworks already received for the upcoming event include a lizard, mountain lion, elk, pronghorn, and deer.

“We were hoping to inspire people’s creativity with this event by letting imaginations run wild,” says Associate Director of Programs and Events Jennifer Lee. “For years the museum has been asked, ‘Where is the taxidermy?’ This event offers a fun way of playing off that theme, including our tagline “No animals died in the making of these mounts.”

The museum’s first Trophy Art fundraising event will be held February 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For additional information about the event, visit the museum’s website at www.wildlifeart.org. Artists with questions can contact Jennifer Lee at jlee@wildlifeart.org or 307.732.5412.

A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org. The museum is also active on Facebook and on Twitter at @WildlifeArtJH.

Media Contact: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335, darla@wordenpr.com

 

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