February 10, 2010
Contact: George Meyer
DNR retiree Dave Edwards is seeking interest from current and retired department
employees in participating in apotential exhibit of landscape and wildlife art
to be sponsored by the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association. If the interest is
there, the non-juried exhibit will run from August 29 through October 10, 2010.
“I’ve seen some wonderful artwork created by DNR employees. I’m working with the not-for-profit Beaver Dam Area Arts Association to determine whether there would be enough interest to build a wildlife art exhibit consisting exclusively of artwork done by those still employed with the department and those who’ve retired,” said Edwards.
This photo of the Virgin River flowing through Zion National Park in southwest Utah is an example of the artwork that would be included in the “Guardians of Nature” exhibit in fall 2010 in Beaver Dam.
A contingent of at least 35 artists would be needed to justify an exhibit,
explained Edwards. Wildlife artwork, for the purposes of this exhibit, is defined
as original photography, paintings, drawings, wildlife mounts, wood carvings,
jewelry, and other similar pieces. “Wildlife art exhibits are relatively common,
but to the best of my knowledge this would be the first of its kind exclusively
featuring the artwork of DNR folks,” said Edwards.
Artists will be responsible for delivery and pick-up of their work. There is no fee for participating in the exhibit. Artists have the option of selling their work and if they do, the Beaver Dam arts association will receive a 30% commission per sale.
Those interested in displaying their artwork at this landscape and wildlife exhibit should email Dave Edwards or call him at (920) 887-0962 by January 30.
Footnote: Dave Edwards worked for DNR for 28 years in the Waste Management and Environmental Enforcement programs.