SAA MEMBERSHIP: Unquestionably, the past and present membership roster of the Society of Animal Artists reads as a veritable Who’s Who in animal art from around the world. Capturing wild and domestic creatures great and small, on land, sea and air, in a wide range of media and artistic expression, SAA artists continually pursue excellence and broaden appreciation for subjects of the natural world as Fine Art.
The Society of Animal Artists is an organization comprised of members who produce the best animal art in the world. The mission of the Society of Animal Artists is to promote excellence in the portrayal of domesticated and wild animals in art. The upshot of this nexus of talent and mission, is that artworks created by members of the Society of Animal Artists have established new standards of excellence in fine art, and that the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists and its traveling exhibition, Art and the Animal, have become the standard by which all others are measured.
The Society of Animal Artists has an historical affinity with organizations that grew out of a movement to form associations and clubs dedicated to art in the 19th century. Like the National Academy of Design and other such organizations, the Society of Animal Artists is mandated by its bylaws to organize annual exhibitions to ensure new, strong and fresh artwork and afford its members with ample display opportunities.
It is also worth noting that the Society of Animal Artists was founded in response to an exhibition entitled Animals in the Bronx Zoo, held at Burr Galleries in New York, because this established an historical affinity with the conservation movement, which various members have supported ever since, not only through the ecological message of their artworks, but also through generous contributions from sales to support conservation causes. David J. Wagner, Ph.D., SAA Tour Director and Author, American Wildlife Art
Art and The Animal Show
2013 “Oak Tree With Buck” Exhibited at the San Diego Natural History Museum (Pictured Below)
2015 “Portrait of a Buck in Snow” Exhibited at the Bennington Art Museum, Vermont (Pictured Below)
2017 “Brown Bear Fishing” Wildlife Treasures Show at The Nature in Art Museum, Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst, Gloucester, UK (Pictured Below)
2017 “Lined Seahorse” Exhibited at Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
2018 Solitary Strength”, has been selected for the 58th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists, to be displayed from July 28th thru October 23rd, 2018 at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St Petersburg , Florida. (Pictured Below)