Posts tagged John Fery
Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries

The Wildling organized this exciting show celebrating art's role in helping to bring attention to the natural treasures of the West. Artist John Fery was a prolific painter of the wilderness, in part due to his commissions for the the Great Northern Railway (GNR). He painted over 300 canvases during his time with GNR.

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America's Wilderness in Art: A Growing Collection

Museums form their collections both by design and by accident. They should all have a Collections Plan, so that they can purchase works, as they become available, that relate to their mission and complement their collection. Most, however, are the happy recipients of unexpected gifts. As a fledgling museum, the Wildling Art Museum is still developing its Collections Plan and raising funds necessary to realize its objectiv es. For some years, the Museum was able to put aside 5 percent of every $1000 donated for general operating support into an Acquisitions Fund. We have purchased a few works using those funds, but many desirable art works are being sold at prices beyond our means.

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Building a Collection

The winter exhibition at the Wildling Art Museum (January 11 through March 7, 2004) featured for the first time the Museum’s growing permanent collection of American wilderness art. Dedicated to a former Board member, the late Bruce S. McCurdy, and entitled “Building A Collection,” the exhibition was intended to both showcase what the Museum acquired thus far in its then short three year existence and to inspire patrons to give additional treasures.

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