Monday, April 2, 2012
I'm pleased to announce that two of my collages, "Mallard Duck" and "Flamingo Dancers," have been accepted into the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art's collection. This is the first time my work has become part of a museum's permanent collection.
The Ward Museum is located on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. It promotes wildfowl art and celebrates the Eastern Shore decoy carvers, Lemuel and Stephen Ward - the artists that the Museum is named after.
So what does a permanent collection mean?
This means that the museum owns the accepted collages. A permanent collection doesn't mean the work will be on display at all times - it means the artwork is part of the collection curators pull from when designing future exhibits. All museums have changing exhibits where they have a chance to rotate and share the artwork they own.
The two collages will also be in an upcoming exhibit at the Ward Museum called "Subject to Interpretation," which runs from April 13th to July 8th, 2012. And Duck & Fish will be available for sale in their gift shop.