Give Wildlife A Voice
21apr(apr 21)12:00 pm30(apr 30)4:00 pmGive Wildlife A VoiceStudent Art Competition Exhibition
21 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 30 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Join us for the exhibition opening and awards ceremony on Friday, April 21 from 5:30 – 7PM On Exhibition: April 21 – April 30 | Gallery hours Wednesday – Sunday
Join us for the exhibition opening and awards ceremony on Friday, April 21 from 5:30 – 7PM
On Exhibition: April 21 – April 30 | Gallery hours Wednesday – Sunday | Noon – 4PM
With the desire to celebrate Vermont’s wildlife species while giving students an incentive to explore or deepen their art skills in traditional forms, The Vermont Wildlife Education Fund launched “Give Wildlife A Voice”, a statewide art competition open to all Vermont students. Claudia Mucklow, a Vermont Wildlife Coalition Board member noted that the Coalition jumped at the chance to provide seed money for the Education Fund and the art competition.
Entries are judged on a combination of composition, technical skill, creativity, originality, story, and unique focus on Vermont wildlife and wildlife habitat.
The Vermont Wildlife Education Fund was created with generous support from the Vermont Wildlife Coalition, the I Have a Dream Scholarship Fund and the Highland Center for the Arts. In 2022, over a dozen artists joined together at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro as “Artists Uniting for Wildlife” to raise money for the Education Fund. The artists included musicians David Mallett, Tish Hinojosa, the Mallett Brothers Trio and the painters included renowned wildlife artists and two Vermont-based artists who painted Lake Champlain while crewing on the “Artful Otter” sailboat last summer and fall.
Featured image by 2022 1st Place Winner, Shakeh Hagopian, 9th Grade – Champlain Valley Union