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National Museum of Wildlife Art Invites Submissions for Juried Art Exhibition

March 28, 2022

Jackson, WY: The National Museum of Wildlife Art, located in Jackson Hole Wyoming, invites professional* artists currently residing in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, or Colorado to submit artwork for the upcoming community exhibit Above the Clouds: Art of the Alpine.

Applications can be submitted online and will be accepted until May 6, 2022. The Museum is looking for 2-D artwork or sculptural relief (i.e. collage, multi-media, fiber art, etc.) featuring flora and fauna of the Rocky Mountain region. Contributing artists will offer their visions of the beauty, fragility, and resilience of alpine mammals, birds, insects, flowers, and lichens. More details on artwork specifications can be found online here.

“We decided to create a call for art for this exhibit after seeing how successful it was for some past exhibits we’ve done in our Wapiti Gallery space,” says Jane Lavino, Sugden Chief Curator of Education. “It brought in a fabulous selection of art from people we never would have known about otherwise. It resulted in a rich, diverse body of work that was really inspiring and thought-provoking.”

Artwork will be juried by staff members and volunteers from the National Museum of Wildlife Art. All applicants will be notified of the Museum’s decision by May 20, 2022.

Above the Clouds: Art of the Alpine will open June 25, 2022 – November 13, 2022. This bilingual (English-Spanish) exhibit is a collaboration between the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole community members, and regional artists. The cold, wind-blown alpine biome is a harrowing home to a stunning diversity of life. Flora and fauna that exist above the tree line have unique adaptations that allow them to thrive in this dynamic environment that few humans experience. The exhibition will feature juried works from regional artists, art from local K-12 students, and the premiere of a new episode of the Museum’s Bisoncast video series Above the Clouds.

 

*In this context a “professional” artist is an adult who makes their living, at least in part, by producing art.