The Association of Animal Artists return to Castle Park Arts Center for their much anticipated Spring Exhibition!
AAA Artists create Art with a Purpose.
“We are unique in that, not only do we welcome work of ANY animal, be it mammal, bird, reptile, fish or even insect, but, importantly, we also include the domestic animals we share our lives with, such as dogs, cats, horses and farm animals.
We are unique in that we encourage many sub-genres of animal art. Yes, wildlife art
has a long history, often as a means of scientific documentation with extreme anatomical accuracy, hence the realism and minute detail of much beautiful wildlife art of the past and present day. Such mastery of technique and skill often seeks not only to inform the viewer but to delight the eye.
However, wildlife and animal art today has burgeoned and now encompasses many more exciting sub-genres.
We are unique in that, from our very beginnings, we have positively welcomed and encouraged not only the depiction of the essential qualities of our animal subjects, but originality of approaches and individual styles. Expressive, painterly works are very much welcomed alongside the perennially popular, traditional forms of detailed animal art. We want artists who are inspired and have something to say!
And we at AAA do have something to say. We also want to look beyond the artwork and see what our art can do – it truly is art with a purpose. AAA exhibitions openly support our animal welfare and wildlife conservation charity partners by giving charitable donations, but we do so much more. AAA members also have a valuable role in not only supporting these charities, but in giving voice to the issues they promote, raising public awareness and helping us to celebrate and also preserve the animal kingdom that inspires our art – and that really is special.”
Julie Cross – former Chair