I had another wonderful time at this past weekend's Birds in Art opening festivities . The artwork was incredible. I got to meet and revisit so many wonderful artists including some that I've admired for many years. My two personal big artist influences were in attendance; Robert Bateman and Carl Brenders. It was a real treat to talk with them and see their work in person. My home state of Maryland had a strong showing of artists - a total of 8 were representing our fine state. The great Jim Morgan was honored with the coveted Master Artist award. I don't know him personally, but he seems like a humble, quiet man that just wants his work to speak for itself. I can certainly relate to that. His paintings were amazing in person. A true master.
Birds in Art will be on view at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum until November 9, 2008. Please check it out if you are near the Wausau, WI area or when the exhibition goes on its national tour. For more great photos from the show, check out fellow Maryland artist Terry Miller's blog.