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Society of Animal Artist’s 55th Annual Exhibition, Art and the Animal – Open!

Posted on Aug 29, 2015

The Society of Animal Artist’s 55th Annual Exhibition, Art and the Animal, is now open to the public at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History! After a tremendous opening reception last night with many of the sensational artists we are very excited to invite you to RTPI. The exhibition will run from August 28-October 25, 2015, and we will be sharing photos of Art and the Animal from here at RTPI with you over the next two months, as well as images from the opening events. The highlight of our gallery programs this year, this promises to be a museum experience like no other and is sure to leave visitors impressed and inspired!


“Near the Slopes of Kilimanjaro”, John Banovich

The Society of Animal Artists (SAA) is a world-renowned organization that has become the standard bearer of excellence in the field of animal art and within the greater fine art community. The Society of Animal Artists was founded in 1960 by the late Patricia Allen Bott and Guido Borghi, two visionaries who sought to reposition animal art as an important contemporary art form by creating a community of like-minded artists. Since its inception, the Society has grown by leaps and bounds and has generated tremendous response through its museum and gallery exhibitions. The annual Art and the Animal exhibition and tour are eagerly awaited events in the art world and provide artists with the opportunity for greater recognition.


“Born to Run”, Roger Martin

Roger Tory Peterson was a member of the Society of Animal Artists for many decades, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute is pleased to be the host for the Grand Opening Premier of Art and the Animal this year. This is the second time that RTPI has had this distinct honor, the first being in 1992. When RTPI hosted Art and the Animal for the first time, an impression was left on our community, and people have been talking about the exhibition ever since.


“Lion About the Weather”, Cathy Sheeter

The exhibition will feature 125 works by the world’s foremost wildlife artists and sculptors. After the exhibit leaves Jamestown, New York, it will travel to the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, NJ (November 14, 2015 – January 3, 2016), the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ (January 20 – April 3, 2016), and the Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH (April 23 – July 17, 2016).

For more information about the Society of Animal Artists, please visit www.societyofanimalartists.com.

THE SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS, Inc., www.societyofanimalartists.com
ART AND THE ANIMAL Tour Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.