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Wickford Art – Second Exhibit of 2021: FUR, FEATHERS, FINS…Animals in Art

The Wickford Art Association’s annual “animals in art” exhibit: Fur, Feathers, Fins will open at our North Kingstown Beach Street Gallery on Friday- February 12, 2021. Fur, Feathers, Fins is an all media, open exhibit, juried for entry and prizes by jurist Betsey MacDonald, an artist who loves animals with a BFA and MFA in Studio Art. Having completed pre-med programming, Betsey brings a love of science and intimate knowledge of anatomy to her work. She is a Juried Artist Member of the Wickford Art Association and a juried member of the American Academy of Equine Art.
With all works selected through a new online registration system recently launched by Wickford Art Association, Fur, Feathers, Fins will be installed in early February with opening receptions on Friday- February 12 (starting at 6:30pm that evening if State of Rhode Island physical distancing restrictions allow) and will be available to the public through March 7, 2021. Prize-winning works will be announced opening night live and through social media.
All work will also be placed online for virtual viewing as well, ensuring its accessibility for the community-at-large. Selected works will be available for post-exhibit viewing and purchase on WAA’s new webstore as well.
More about Betsey MacDonald, Jurist:
Betsey MacDonald holds a BFA and MFA in Studio Art. She taught high school Chemistry and Biology for 25 years and Art for 10 years and notes that her students were, and still are, a constant inspiration. She has held many solo exhibits and often takes part in group exhibitions throughout the region. With a family of animal lovers, favorite activities are those that include the animals whether riding, running, walking or, for me, painting. Betsey has a passion to keep creating, always seeing things that need to be painted. Working among many different mediums, Betsey paints her own animals as well as wildlife and does accept commissions.
For more information on individual exhibits or programs, please contact us, or visit wickfordart.org. All programming is subject to change; all juried and judged exhibits will be featured through online virtual galleries as well as in-gallery hours (Wednesday through Saturday: noon to 4pm, Sunday: noon-3pm) at WAA’s beach-front North Kingstown home.
The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with approximately 450 members from Rhode Island and across New England. The association hosts art exhibits, classes, lectures, and workshops in its North Kingstown gallery and has produced the summertime Wickford Art Festival since 1962. Wickford Art Association is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring artists and art lovers throughout the community. For more information, (401) 294-6840 or visit wickfordart.org

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