Traditional Oil Paintings in the Classical Tradition
by SAA 2x award of excellence signature artist,  Kay Witherspoon, MA, SAA

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The 2015-16
S
ociety of Animal Artists
55th National Exhibition and Sale
 


at the
The Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Jamestown, NY
August 28 - October 25, 2015

PREMIERE
The Roger Tory Peterson Institute

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Opening Weekend Festivities August 28-29, 2015

SAA 55th National Exhibition and Sale


"Narcissus"  *  18"x24"  * 
© Kay Witherspoon  2015  *  $4800.00
"Narcissus", by SAA Signature Member, Kay Witherspoon,
is a featured oil painting in the 2015


PREMIERE

Opening Weekend Festivities August 28-29, 2015
See The Exhibitions Page For 2015-2016 Tour Venues
 

Listen to an interview about the Society's ART AND THE ANIMAL Tour
with SAA Member Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen and SAA Tour Director, Dr. David J. Wagner
on Utah Public Radio (@20MB WAV file)

Visitor Comments, Art and the Animal, 2012-2013
Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA (PDF 3.6MB)

TOUR


Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
Oradell, NJ
November 14, 2015 - January 3, 2016

 


The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
The Arizona-Sonora
Desert Museum

Tucson, AZ
January 20 - April 3, 2016


The Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art
Canton, OH
April 23 - July 17, 2016

The Society of Animal Artists

The Society of Animal Artists is devoted to promoting excellence in the artistic portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through art exhibitions, informative seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations.

 

An Introduction to the Society of Animal Artists

The Society of Animal Artists is an organization comprised of members who produce the best animal art in the world. The mission of the Society of Animal Artists is to promote excellence in the portrayal of domesticated and wild animals in art. The upshot of this nexus of talent and mission, is that artworks created by members of the Society of Animal Artists have established new standards of excellence in fine art, and that the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists and its traveling exhibition, Art and the Animal, have become the standard by which all others are measured. The Society of Animal Artists has an historical affinity with organizations that grew out of a movement to form associations and clubs dedicated to art in the 19th century. Like the National Academy of Design and other such organizations, the Society of Animal Artists is mandated by its bylaws to organize annual exhibitions to ensure new, strong and fresh artwork and afford its members with ample display opportunities. It is also worth noting that the Society of Animal Artists was founded in response to an exhibition entitled Animals in the Bronx Zoo, held at Burr Galleries in New York, because this established an historical affinity with the conservation movement, which various members have supported ever since, not only through the ecological message of their artwork but also through generous contributions and sales. David J. Wagner, Ph.D., SAA Tour Director

The Society of Animal Artists is recognized as a 501(c)3 charitable organization by the I.R.S. and all contributions to the Society are tax-deductible.

FOUNDING & EARLY YEARS: In the 1950s, individuals from the New York metropolitan area who liked to meet and paint at the Bronx Zoo together staged "Animals in the Bronx Zoo" at the Burr Gallery sponsored by the New York Zoological Society. Patricia Allen Bott and Guido Borghi were inspired to form the organization after an enthusiastic reception to this exhibition. The fledgling Society soon became a member of the renowned Salmagundi Club, and established an office in their building at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. Early Exhibitions were held in various galleries such as Sportsmanís Edge, Grand Central Art Galleries and the Alder Gallery (All in New York City).
In addition to Bott and Borghi, early members included: Elizabeth Rungius Felda [Sister of Carl Rungius], Paul Bransom, John Clymer, Gifford Cochran, Brenda Frey, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Gertude K. Lathrop, Robert Lougheed, Ugo Mochi, Clement Weisbecker and Walter Wilwerding.


 

 

 

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