RTPI presented Art and the Animal, the 55th Annual exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists, from August 28-October 25, 2015. The highlight of our gallery programs in 2015, this was a museum experience like no other and left visitors impressed and inspired! Here are some wonderful indoor panoramas of RTPI featuring the Art and the Animal exhibition as taken by Nick Gunner, President of Orbitist.com.
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.
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.
The exhibition featured 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.
We’d like to thank our exhibit sponsors for their generous support!
The Blossom Fund administered by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
G.L. Olson, Inc.
M & T Bank