Society of Animal Artists: Art and the Animal National TourOn December 20, 2017 by admin
May 30 through July 5, 2009 the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park will host the 48th Annual National Tour of the Society of Animal Artists (S.A.A.), in its signature show ART AND THE ANIMAL. This premier art exhibition will make its first appearance in Estes Park, Colorado at the CAC Fine Art Gallery this summer.
The S.A.A ART AND THE ANIMAL Annual Exhibitions and Touring Exhibitions have been featured at more than 50 venues including museums and zoos, and art, cultural and science centers throughout North America. As one of five fine art galleries or museums across the country chosen for this prestigious tour, the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park is looking forward to sharing this truly exquisite show with its community and its visitors.
The 2008-2009 national tour features 63 paintings and sculptures by renowned artists from around the world. The Society of Animal Artists is a world-wide organization headquartered in New York City. It is located in the historic Salmagundi Art Club on Fifth Avenue in New York. Society members come from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. ART AND THE ANIMAL refers to both the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists, and the Traveling Exhibition and Tour that is generated from it. ART AND THE ANIMAL is the flagship of The Society of Animal Artists and is a juried competition open only to members of the Society of Animal Artists. Artists interested in membership are urged to contact the Society of Animal Artists.
The mission of The Society of Animal Artists is to promote excellence in the portrayal of animals, domestic and/or wild, in art. The Society was founded in 1960. Over the past 45 years, works created by members of The Society of Animal Artists have established new standards of artistic excellence in fine art.
“The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park is very fortunate to have been selected as one of five tour sites in 2008-2009”, states CAC executive director Lynda S. Vogel. “This collection of art is unsurpassed for its beauty, sensitivity and portrayal of the animal world. Animal lovers of all ages will enjoy the paintings and sculptures that depict a day in the life of creatures large and small, and living things from different places around the world. It is also a great opportunity to see original work by some of the most accomplished wildlife artists from around the globe.”
The Estes Park portion of the national tour will open to the public on May 30, 2009, and run through July 5, 2009.
The Cultural Arts Council Fine Art Gallery is located at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave. on the west end of downtown Estes Park. Exhibition hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. Admission is $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under are admitted free with paid adult. Group tours are available by request in advance.
A majority of the work in the national tour is currently available for sale, as well as tour catalogs. During the CAC Fine Art Gallery Estes Park exhibition tour miniature works by S.A.A. member artists, as well as, prints, note cards, books, t-shirts and other merchandise will be available for purchase. For more information or to purchase a piece of art from the national tour, contact Lynda S. Vogel/ CAC director at 970.586.9203 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Written inquiries can be sent to CAC Fine Art Gallery, P.O. Box 4135, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Through April 19, the Cultural Arts Council is holding a Red Tag Benefit Sale in Fine Art Gallery concurrent with Student Expressions Student Art Show at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave. in Estes Park, CO. The public has the opportunity to view and acquire this fine art collection. Some of the art is being offered at below market or appraised value.
A collection of items have been donated to the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park to help raise money to underwrite the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) National Museum Tour, ART and the ANIMAL coming to Estes Park this summer. The cost to bring ART and the ANIMAL to Estes Park, CO is in the range of $18,000 – $20,000, and features some of the world’s finest animal artists working in painting and sculpture. 63 items will be on display in the ART And The ANIMAL national tour at the CAC Fine Art Gallery May 30 through July 5, 2009.
The Red Tag items include incredible works of art such as Native American antiquities, a Herb Mignery bronze, collectible rugs, jewelry and works by contemporary artists. Some art objects have been professionally appraised, and copies of the appraisals are available.
Cash donations and sponsorships to help bring ART And The ANIMAL to the Estes Park can be made at any time. The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
Gallery hours are 12 noon to 5 PM daily. The gallery will be closed Easter Sunday April 12.