Referrence photo transitioning to a painting by Rob Mullen, Chair of VWC
VWC, (Vermont Wildlife Coalition), formed its 501(c)3 Education Fund in 2021 to bring wildlife to Vermonter’s attention and encourage discussion, thought, and awareness of the issues and challenges facing our native fauna. “The Vermont Student Wildlife Art Expo" highlights the talents of students from across the state, with the aim of promoting conservation and appreciation for Vermont's wildlife. The exhibition includes Vermont students Grades 7-12. Entries are judged on originality, technique, composition, and representation of Vermont's natural history.
The exhibition is sponsored by The Churchill Family Charitable Fund, the Vermont Wildlife Coalition, The Vermont Wildlife Education Fund, and the Highland Center for the Arts.
For this third annual show, we have decided to have a targeted theme: "Winged Wonders", presented in memory of Lee C. Churchill. Winged wildlife need not be the focus of the art, but something with wings must be included.