The project successfully launched inaugural juried exhibition of bird art by children, to be installed at the Museum of American Bird Art (MABA) in the fall of 2016, and also displayed online at Mass Audubon’s website. In total, 51 artworks were submitted, from children throughout Massachusetts towns as well as Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada. With an established set of exhibition procedures we plan to offer the exhibition in 2017 and expand the reach of the project by making it an annual event at MABA.
The grant from the Nuttall Ornithological Club’s Blake-Nuttall Fund has resulted in a robust, tested framework for what we expect to be an annual tradition at Mass Audubon: the juried exhibition of children’s bird art. Because of this grant, we have successfully piloted the first year of this project, and are now making plans to build on that success for 2017.
Project Report: Children Bird Art Exhibition