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Julie Bell
"Alpha Wolf" ©Julie Bell

50th Anniversary Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists September 4–October 31, 2010

This exhibit closed October 24, 2010

ART AND THE ANIMAL is the flagship exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA), and refers to both the Annual Exhibition of the SAA, and the traveling exhibition and tour that is generated from it.

This 50th-anniversary exhibition will contain 120–150 flatworks and sculptures. Premiering at the San Diego Natural History Museum, it will then be going on an extensive national tour.

Combining natural history and fine art in creative ways, SAA members compete to have their work included in annual exhibitions selected by a jury of SAA members and an awards jury of distinguished experts with the highest possible qualifications, who are not members of the SAA.

Only the best animal art is selected for ART AND THE ANIMAL. Consequently, it is extremely difficult, and therefore prestigious, for artists to have artwork accepted into the exhibition.

The Society of Animal Artists is regarded worldwide as the most prestigious artist-membership organization dedicated to the theme of animals in art. Society members come from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

Admission to this exhibition is included in general museum admission.

WinterFore & AftBattle Royale Great Horned Owl Autumn Kingfisher
Hang Time Great Expectations Pondering Diminishing Options Questionable  IntentionsLookoutBumper To Bumper
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Behind the scenes of the SAA Art & the Animal

There’s more to an exhibition than
meets the eye. Watch this slideshow for a
behind-the-scenes peek into the show.


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