Pastel artist Cindy House has been named the 2018 Master Artist for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s 43rd annual “Birds in Art” exhibition scheduled for the fall.
The museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, will honor House with the Master Wildlife Artist Medal during the exhibits opening on September 8. Her art has been included in the exhibition 26 times since 1981 (her first year in the exhibition), and she will have about 12 pieces make up the 2018 Master Artist grouping for this year’s exhibition.
“My life has always been centered around birds and bird art,” House said in a release from the museum. “To be named Master Artist by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is a tremendous honor. It validates my life’s work. To have my art celebrated, together with those of the museum’s past masters whose works I have long held in such high esteem, is a dream come true.”
A native of Rhode Island, House started her career as a bird-book illustrator, and received a career boost from her first “Birds in Art” exhibition, when editors from National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America were impressed by her work there.
Her artwork has been featured in solo exhibits in Boston, Connecticut, and Ohio, and in group exhibitions throughout the United States and England.
The 2018 “Birds in Art” exhibition will be open from September 8 through November 25, and will feature more than 100 original paintings, sculptures, and graphics.
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