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WILDLIFE/LANDSCAPE ARTIST
(updated spring, 2014)

EDUCATION:
  • The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    Major: Scientific Illustration
    B. A., College of Arts and Sciences, GPA 3.8
  • The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Summer Workshop
EXHIBITIONS (Partial list of recent shows):
  • Birds in Art 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
  • Art and the Animal 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, the Society of Animal Artist's annual exhibition
  • Arts for the Parks top 100 exhibitions and national tours 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, and 2001
  • Art of the Animal Kingdom 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2014 at the Bennington Center for the Arts
  • Art and the Animal, 1999 a special Society of Animal Artist's exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
  • Western Visions miniature sale 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
  • American Art in Miniature 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2008 at the Gilcrease Museum
  • Focus on Nature exhibit 2012 and 2014 at the New York State Museum
  • Masters in Miniature, 2011, and 2012, at Trailside Gallery
  • Christie's Wildlife Art Sale 1995, and 1997, in association with World Wide Fund for Nature
  • Natural Wonders, 1993 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
  • Wildlife: The Artist's View 1990 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
  • Natural Selections II, III, IV,and V 1995, 1997, 2000, and 2003, a Society of Animal Artist's Benefit exhibition
  • The Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show 1990-1998
  • The CM Russell Auction 1991-1996
  • Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibition 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010 at the Henderson Fine Arts Center
  • The Arts for the Parks Second 100 Exhibition 1990, 1991, 1993, and 1999, 2001
AUTHOR:
  • Artist's Photo Reference - Songbirds and Other Favorite Birds, North Light Books, 2004
  • Artist's Photo Reference - Wildlife, North Light Books, 2003
  • Artist's Photo Reference - Water & Skies, North Light Books, 2002
  • Artist's Photo Reference - Birds, North Light Books, 1999
  • Painting Birds Step by Step, North Light Books, 1996
CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR:
  • Drawing and Painting Animals, The Essential Guide, North Light Books, 2008
  • Artist's Digital Photo Reference Landscapes, North Light Books, 2006
  • The Ultimate Guide to Painting from Photographs, North Light Books, 2005
  • Chapter 7 of Painting the Faces of Wildlife, (Kalon Baughan), North Light Books, 2000
  • Keys to Painting Fur & Feathers, North Light Books, 1999
COLLECTIONS:
  • The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society
  • The Bennington Center for the Arts
  • The University of Kentucky Museum of Zoology
  • The John and Alice Woodson Forester Miniature Collection, LYWAM
  • The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
  • Island Adventures Inc.
AWARDS:
  • 2014 Juror Award, Focus On Nature XIII Exhibition
  • 2013 Washington State Duck Stamp Artist
  • 2010 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Poster Artist
  • 2010 Gold Pinnacle Award, Best Commemorative Poster, International Festivals & Events Association
  • 2010 Teaching Excellence Award, University of Washington Educational Outreach
  • MacGregor Publishing Company Artist of the Year/Cover Artist 2006-2007
  • Honorable Mention, Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit
  • Featured Artist 2001, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Henderson Area Arts Alliance Award 2000, Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibition
  • Audubon Alliance Artist of the Year for 1998
  • "The Bird Art Award" in the 1994 Arts for the Parks Competition
  • Second Place, 1993 Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show
  • Finalist in the 1992 Artist Magazine Painting Competition
MEMBERSHIPS:
  • The Society of Animal Artists (since 1993)
PUBLISHED ARTWORK (a parial list):
  • MacGregor Publishing, 8 phone directory cover paintings for 2006-2007
  • Southwest Art Magazine, April 2006, "For the Birds - Creativity and imagination take wing for six painters"
  • Painting the Faces of Wildlife, Chapter 7 contributing Author, North Light Books, 2000
  • Wildlife Art, Rockport Publishers, 1999
  • The Ultimate Guide to Painting from Photographs, North Light Books, 2005
  • Keys to Painting Fur & Feathers, North Light Books, 1999
  • The Best of Wildlife Art, North Light Books, 1997
  • Wildlife Painting Step by Step, North Light Books, 1995
  • All the Birds of North America, (pelagic birds illustrator), HarperCollins publishers 1997
  • A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies, (illustrator of waterfowl in flight, swifts and vireos), Princeton Press
  • Bird Watcher's Digest, cover paintings, July/Aug 1993, May/June, 1996, Jan/Feb 1998, and July/Aug 2002, Sept/Oct 2003, and Sept/Oct 2004
  • "Bart Rulon - Biologist Turned Fine Artist", Wildlife Art Magazine, Jan/Feb 1997
  • Current Ornithology vol. 7,8 and 9, Plenum Publishing Corporation (cover and title page)
  • Bird Watcher's Digest, March/April 1995, Nov./Dec. 1994, Jan./Feb., 1993, May/June 1993, and July/Aug., 1992, color illustrations
  • The Zoology Lab Manual, illustrator
MUSEUMS THAT HAVE EXHIBITED PAINTINGS BY BART RULON:
  • The National Wildlife Art Museum, Jackson, WY
  • The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • The National Geographic Society's Explorer's Hall, Washington D.C.
  • The Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
  • The Burke Museum, Seattle, WA
  • The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
  • The Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY
  • The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA
  • The High Desert Museum, Bend, OR
  • The Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, WA
  • The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont
  • The Old Algonquin Museum, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada
  • The Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston, AL
  • The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
  • The Louisiana Arts and Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • The Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI
  • The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA
  • The Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington, DE
  • The C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT
  • The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA
  • The Witte Museum, San Antonio, TX
  • The Henderson Fine Arts Center, Henderson, KY
  • The Shot Tower Gallery, Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, Columbus, OH
  • The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey
  • Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • The Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois
  • The Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, TX
  • The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio
  • The John L. Wehle Gallery of Sporting Art at the Genesee Country Village and Museum
  • The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, NJ
  • The Virginia Museum of Natural History, Marinsville, VA
  • The Laura and Harry Hohr Gallery, Platteville, WI
  • The Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI
  • The Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor, Maine
  • The Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford Illinois
  • The Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • The Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa
  • The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
  • Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland
  • University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Art West Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
  • Freemont Center for the Arts, Canon City, Colorado
  • Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery, Bolivar, Missouri
  • Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, Estes Park, Colorado
  • Riverside Community Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
TEACHING:
  • University of Washington - Natural Science Illustration Certificate program
  • Burlington Senior Center - Painting Wildlife, Painting Birds, and Painting Landscapes Workshops
  • The Coupeville Arts Center - Painting Birds Workshops
  • The Academy of Realist Art - Zoo Sketchbook, and Painting Fur and Feathers Classes
  • Daniel Smith Art Supplies, Inc - Painting Birds Workshop.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:
  • 2011 Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival, Hoquim, Washington
  • 2008 Puget Sound Bird Fest, Edmonds, Washington
  • 2006 Audubon Council of Washington, annual conference, Port Townsend, Washington
SLIDE PRESENTATIONS:
  • The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators National Converence, Olympia, WA, 2011
  • The Northwest Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Seattle, WA 2011
  • Othello Sandhill Crane Festival, Othello, WA, 2001
  • Sound Waters, Whidbey Island, WA
  • Puget Sound Bird Fest, Edmonds, WA, 2007
  • Whidbey Audubon Society, Freeland, WA
  • Kitsap Audubon Society, Poulsbo, WA
  • Freeland Library, WA
  • Coupeville Library, WA
  • Clinton Library, WA
  • Daniel Smith Inc.
  • The Art Institute of Seattle, WA
  • The East Side Association of Fine Arts, Bellevue, WA


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