NEWS - Oct. 2017 - #1
It is with great pleasure that I am able to share that my sculpture "Mayflies and Trout Rise, Okutama River" has been juried into the Audubon Artists 75th Anniversary Annual Exhibition. This exhibition will be on display online from Oct. 1st - Dec 31st, 2017.
Thirty sculptors were selected this year to have their work displayed in this online exhibition. I am deeply honored to have been chosen to among this number.
Mayflies and Trout Rise, Okutama River, was displayed last year in the National Sculpture Society 83rd Annual Awards Exhibition - where it was awarded the Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize. This prize is given to "an outstanding work, either carved or cast."
My sincerest thanks to the Audubon Artists Society for making this exhibition possible as well as to Ms. Alexandra Martin, who was this year's sculpture judge.
Mayflies and Trout Rise, Okutama River
I sat in my yukata sipping green tea, looking out over the Okutama River. It was morning and a gentle wind played at the cherry boughs overhanging the water. The sakura season was coming to a close and the petals were falling past me onto the flowing surface. I noticed a mayfly alight on the balcony railing – one, then another and another. The trout began to rise among the blossoms ...
"Audubon Artists, Inc. is an energetic group of artist professionals practicing in six disciplines
(Aquamedia, Graphics/Drawings, Collage & Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, & Sculpture).
We present an annual exhibition every year, as we have for over seven decades. In addition, Audubon Artists, Inc. has fulfilled an ongoing commitment to the public and the artistic community on a national level by presenting demonstrations by artist professionals, educational programs and workshops."
* Quote is taken from the home page of the Audubon Artists, Inc. For more information regarding this group please follow the link below to the Audubon Artists website.
© 2017 Jeremiah D. Welsh