I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane a few times via the blog while visiting a few of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) past Annual Exhibition opening weekends. These first four photos are from the 2006 opening weekend at The Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont.
|A group photo of most of the attending artists|
|SAA dinners are always a fun time to catch up with fellow artists|
|SAA artists having a great time seeing the sights|
|Enjoying a picnic lunch inside the Bennington Center For the Arts|
The photo below is a group shot of most of the attending artists at the WIldlife Experience in Denver, Colorado in 2007.
In 2009 the SAA Annual Exhibition was held at The Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina, Kansas. The opening weekend was great fun with SAA artists hanging out together while getting to spend lots of time inside the park, and were able to go inside the zoo in the mornings before it opened to the public, enabling us to get great reference photos of resident animals! The next seven photos are from that wonderful weekend!
|SAA artists at the Annual Exhibition at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure 2009|
|The opening reception at Rolling Hills|
|Meeting one of the critters living at Rolling Hills|
|Animal sightings at the Wildlife Museum|
|Artists enjoying lunch at Rolling Hills|
|There's something fishy about this informal SAA business meeting|
|Artists enjoying another meal together in Kansas|
Visit the SAA website via this link for information on submitting to the SAA jury for artist membership, or to become a Patron Member of the SAA
Until next time ~ Rachelle Siegrist for the SAA