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The Bird Art Show

Artwork by Sue Crosby

Artwork by Sue Crosby

The Bird Art Show: A Juried Exhibition

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, July 12 to Friday, August 4
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 15 from 5 to 7 pm
we are no longer accepting entries for this exhibit
Delivery of accepted work: Saturday, July 8 from 10 am to 1 pm
Pick-up of work: Saturday, August 5 from 10 am to 1 pm



Birds have been a source of artistic inspiration for centuries.  Noted artists such as John James Audubon, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Roger Tory Peterson and more contemporary artists such as Charlie Harper and Jamie Wyeth, have all earned respect for their bird art.  We invited artists to offer their unique expression of bird art.  This show provided a chance for artists to explore their talents and perhaps increase their observation of birds in their area.   We encouraged most art forms that were both ornithologically accurate as well as those demonstrating innovative originality.

Curated by: Sue Crosby
Rick BrosenJuror: Frederick Brosen

The juror selected 70 works from 121 submitted entries:
“I employed my own personal responses to the submissions based on a myriad of considerations: personal vision, creativity, use of materials and skill among them. I tried to include a wide range of approaches, from traditional painting and photography to abstraction, found materials and tapestry. The best shows should offer a wide perspective of varying viewpoints. Of course, these are my own personal reactions, and of course inevitably several deserving works cannot be included. I do feel this selection will make for an engaging and varied visual experience. And to those not selected I encourage you to resubmit next year (in future shows)”

Frederick Brosen’s watercolors have been featured in over 30 solo museum and gallery exhibitions across the country, most recently at the South Street Seaport Museum and at Hirschl & Adler Modern in NYC, both in 2012. His work is in the permanent collection of over a dozen museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society. He is the recipient of the City College of New York Career Achievement Award in 2011, and of two Pollack-Krasner Foundation grants. In 2006, a major exhibition of his watercolors was featured at the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with the publication of a monograph of his NYC watercolors, with an introduction by Ric Burns, ‘Still New York’. He is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York, and in 2015 his work was featured in  ‘Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland’, premiering at the Wadsworth Atheneum and traveling to 3 additional museums, including the Brooklyn Museum. In February 2016, an exhibition of his series of Rome watercolors was shown at Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York.

Mr. Brosen’s teaching career spans over 25 years and includes teaching drawing and watercolor on the faculty of The National Academy of Design, Pratt Institute, Lehman College and, for the past several years and currently, The Art Students League of New York.


First Name Last Name Title
Jill Alexander Todies in Vinales
Susanna Anastasia Black Bird
Brenna Arey The Owl
Brenna Arey Love Birds
Sandra Bandy The Birds And The Bees
David Bates FRIENDS
Laura Beard Diaphanous Wings
Laura Beard Paramour
Kristen Birdsey Stone Harbor Point Glossy Ibis
Cheryl Bomba Owl in the Machine
Merry Brennan Wings of Peace
Merry Brennan Dodo
Michael Callahan Swan Family
Patricia Callahan Princeton Bald Eagle
Carmelina Carra Pinkie
Dana Cohoon Sea Birds
Sue Crosby Sticking Your Neck Out
Dorie Dahlberg Clothes Pins
Jerry Deutsch Red Bellied Woodpecker
Jerry Deutsch House Finch
Alex Devoy Solo Run
Lora Marie Durr Nesting
Marc F Spirit in the Night
Marc F Peacock Power
Catherine Falicon Red Tail
Jeff Heilbrun ICE FISHING
Sheila Kramer Rosie
Stanley Kramer Big Bird
Stanley Kramer Stumped
Louise Krasniewicz Fear
Margaret Kukafka Give A Hoot
Veronica Lake Mr. Seagull
Veronica Lake Geese in the Pond
Amy Lepping Reflection of Impermanence
AJ Lynch Remember Me
Alexandra Martin Cardinal
Patricia Meko Ducks in a Row
Michael S Miller Bubo scandiacus
Michael S Miller Feather on Rock
Mike Montalvo Oyster Catcher
Mike Montalvo Robin
Jeanine Nagrod The Watchman
Arlene Newman Curious Sparrow
Amber Palecek The Unconfined
J.A. Panetta Despised Virtue
Monica Principato Cheese Puff
Monica Principato Early Morning Meeting
Richard Rappleyea Feeding Time
Lucille Rielly New Zealand Black Swans
Richard Salls Klein’s Maitre d’
Elizabeth Schultz Sitting Pretty
James Sechiano Puffed-up
Joann Selvaggi Song Sparrow and Bloom
Peter Smejkal Do Not Splash!
Jackie St. Angel Flamingos
Deborah Stanley Bird Brain
David Stirk Flock of Red-winged Blackbirds
Annie Stone Tucan Sitting Pretty
Annie Stone The Pleasure Of A Nap
Sandy Taylor Belmar Birds
Sandy Taylor Raku Lanterns (pair)
Terence Thompson the preparation
Margaret Trerotola Happy Talk
Donna Turner Dunlin
Denise Van Dyke Egret
Elizabeth Vreeland Great Egret in Sepia
Elizabeth Vreeland Great Egret Alit
Kathy Watson Wings
Tamara Woronczuk Victoria Crowned Pidgeon


Conditions and artist instructions for ACCEPTED works:
• Two-dimensional pieces must be securely wired and ready for hanging. No sawtooth hangers or loops!
• Maximum size for two-dimensional work is 48” in any direction. Canvas edges must be finished and frames and mats must be clean!
• Framed two-dimensional pieces over 36 inches in any direction normally displayed under glass must have Plexiglas instead of glass.
• 25 lb. maximum weight for work intended to be hung on the walls.
• Three-dimensional work is limited to 60 lb. For free-standing work, pedestals must be provided by the artist.

The juror’s choice is final, acceptance into show is not guaranteed and all fees are non-refundable.
Belmar Arts is NOT equipped to receive or return shipped work or early drop-offs.

Accepted pieces cannot be substituted, must be an original and are committed for the duration of the show.


Art sold is subject to a 30% members or 40% non members commission fee. If not for sale, put NFS clearly on form and label. Sales tax will be added to the price of work sold. Remittance of NJ Sales Tax will be handled by BelmarArts. All artists with sales commissions of $600 or more per calendar year are required to furnish their SS# or Tax ID# to BelmarArts. A 1099-Misc for taxable income will be issued by BelmarArts for annual sales commissions of $600 or higher.
Liability disclaimer:
BelmarArts will make every effort to treat your artwork with care. However, work is submitted at the artist’s risk. BelmarArts and the Art Show Committee will not be held liable for lost or damaged work. Artists are responsible for insuring their work from delivery to pick-up.
Media/Press Release:
BelmarArts reserves the right to use digital images of accepted and exhibited artworks for the sole purpose of social media, press release and website advertising.
Late Pick-up Penalty:
All work must be picked up on Saturday, 8/5 by 1pm. A $1/day fee will be charged per piece left after the time of pickup. If you cannot pick up your work during the advertised time, you must arrange for a friend to pick it up. Work left beyond two weeks after the advertised pick-up date will be considered abandoned. Abandoned work will become the property of the BelmarArts and will be sold at auction to benefit the BelmarArts.

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