Copper in the Arts

September 2010

Bronze Sculptor Ken Newman Chosen for Top North American Juried Art Exhibitions

Observing Grace Observing Grace, Curlew, in Bronze by Ken Newman

Photograph Courtesy of Ken Newman

Bronze sculptor Ken Newman of Cambridge, Idaho was recently chosen to represent Idaho at three important North American exhibitions beginning this month. Exhibits include the 35th Annual Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau Wisconsin, the 50th Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum in California and the Artists for Conservation Annual on-line exhibition based in Vancouver Canada.

Newman's newly released bronze sculpture "Composed" was chosen for the prestigious Birds in Art exhibition opening September 11 at the Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin. He is one of only 22 sculptors chosen for this museum exhibition, his third acceptance.

Birds in Art have presented the finest in contemporary artistic interpretations of birds since 1976. Only 118 works of art were selected from 547 artists from around the world who submitted nearly a thousand works of art. After the September show, The Birds in Art exhibition will go on a national museum tour in 2011, making stops at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur, Texas, the Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor, Maine, and the Michelson Museum of Art in Marshall, Texas.

Newman's bronze sculpture "Observing Grace" was chosen for the 50th Annual Society of Animal Artists "Art and the Animal" exhibition which opens over Labor Day at the San Diego Natural History Museum in California.

This sculpture represents Ken's interpretation of the curlew as it arrives in the spring to the pastures of Idaho for a short stay, reflecting on Newman's years of outdoor observations and almost daily viewing of his subject matter. The challenge was to capture the bird's light and graceful manner in the heavy medium of bronze.

Newman's "Defying the Wind-URI Boundaries" was also selected for The Artists for Conservation Foundation's 3rd Annual International Exhibit of Nature in Art. This show opens on September 20 at


Ken Newman, Cambridge, ID, (208) 337-8408

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