Noted Art of the Animal Kingdom Makes a Stop in Bennington

Noted Art of the Animal Kingdom Makes a Stop in Bennington

Noted Art of the Animal Kingdom Makes a Stop in Bennington

Patricia Pepin’s ‘Cold Trail’ is part of the celebrated National Wildlife Art Exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts.

Patricia Pepin’s ‘Cold Trail’ is part of the celebrated National Wildlife Art Exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts.

It is that time of year when wildlife artists from around the country convene in Bennington for one of the finest wildlife art exhibitions in the United States. Artists from coast to coast will be at the Bennington Center for the Arts this weekend to fill the gallery with over 85 pieces of artwork,  ranging from bronze sculptures to paintings and drawings of animals, domestic and wild.

For each year’s exhibition, a guest artist is invited to select the show. This year’s show was juried by Rosetta, an internationally-recognized sculptor from Colorado, who selected the show from hundreds of pieces submitted by invited artists. Many of the artists that are invited to submit work are members of the Society of Animal Artists, a very selective group, but the show will also include up-and-coming artists with no affiliations.

The public is invited to attend the opening events for ‘Art of the Animal Kingdom,’ which will take place on Saturday, June 14. A variety of activities will take place, including lectures, a gallery walk and live entertainment. Featured artist Rosetta will be in attendance over the weekend and will give a critique of the work as well as a talk on her collection of work.

Make sure you visit the other shows on exhibit this weekend while you’re here: the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and the Small Works Show. Artwork in all three shows is available for purchase.

For more information, go to thebennington.org or call 802-442-7158. The Bennington Center for the Arts is a non-profit art facility located on Vermont Route 9 just west of downtown Bennington, Vt.

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