Artist in Residence
| In Awards, Exhibitions | Tagged Artist in Residence, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, The Big Year | by Diana Höhlig
The renowned Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in New Jersey, has selected me for their Artist-in-Residence program. It is one of only five museums in the United States to exclusively display wildlife art.
I'm excited to begin my time at the museum to step up my game and continue my artistic journey with many new animal and bird paintings to come. I hope you will join me on this adventure!
Established in 1985, the Museums internationally acclaimed Artists-in-Residence program continues to draw some of the world’s most celebrated artists. Artists are chosen on their artistic ability and their commitment to the museum’s mission of promoting the conservation and protection of wildlife and their habitats.
The museum provides a furnished home for the artist, on museum property, which includes a studio, painting supplies, etc. Artists-in-Residence give lectures, lead round-table discussions, visit schools, demonstrate painting and drawing techniques – all to promote the museum’s mission and enhance its community outreach.
In November 2010, the Artist-in-Residence program was renamed the Marijane Singer Artist-in-Residence Program, in honor of its Museum Director, Marijane Singer who was affiliated with the museum for 25 years.
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum was established in 1957 by the Blauvelt-Demarest Foundation, a legacy of the late Hiram Blauvelt, philanthropist, conservationist and collector. Through the contribution of his private wildlife art and big game collections, he hoped to promote the cultural value of wildlife art and the need for conservation of its subjects and their habitats.
Twenty-five years later, the Board of Directors of the Foundation decided that the original objectives would be best achieved by redesigning the museum to feature the works of contemporary wildlife artists, built on the artistic foundation of the Blauvelt’s early collection of works by Charles Livingston Bull, Carl Rungius and a complete Audubon Folio of extinct birds.
Today, the Blauvelt Museum, located in an 1893 cedar shingle and turret carriage house is recognized internationally and is pleased to partner with the Artists for Conservation in their campaign to protect endangered species and their habitats. Furthermore, the Museum hosts venues and shows for the renowned Society of Animal Artists and its member artists.
Visit the official website to learn more about the museum, events and more.
Previous Artists in Residence
- Cathy Sheeter (US)
- Aaron Yount (US)
- Guy Combes (Kenya/UK)
- Terry Miller (US)
- Geordy Millar (US)
- Dwayn Harty (US)
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