Wings & Wildlife Art Show - November 3-5, 2017

Event Details

The Wings & Wildlife Art Show is the National Aviary's annual juried show highlighting Wildlife Artists from across the region.  Artists will be exhibiting and selling their art throught the National Aviary during the first weekend in November.  Scroll down for our complete list of participating artists!

Don't miss out! The deadline to purchase tickets for the Wings and Wildlife Opening Soirée and Benefit Auction has been extended for a short time! 


RSVP now for our Opening Soirée & Benefit Auction

We are thrilled to host 40 regional and national wildlife artists! Our juried art exhibition and marketplace opens with a first-class fundraiser soiree. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres from Atria’s, the exclusive caterer of the National Aviary, open bar, signature drinks, musical entertainment, birds to meet up close, and silent auction items to complement the exquisite artwork that will fill the building. Be among the first to meet the artists for an opportunity to purchase magnificent works of art prior to the two-day public marketplace.

Throughout the evening, unique Aviary experiences, works of art, and other one-of-a-kind items will be up for bidding during silent and live auctions.

All proceeds benefit the National Aviary’s avian medicine, education, and conservation programs locally and internationally.

All guests must be 21 and over, and able to present a valid ID. Tickets are non-refundable.

Cocktail Attire

Valet Parking Included


November 4-5, 2017 - Public Art Show & Marketplace
10 am - 5 pm 

Included with National Aviary admission. Meet locally and nationally known wildlife artists working in paint, photography, jewelry, ceramics, wood, and more. Visitors will meet the artists, explore the National Aviary exhibits, and have the opportunity to take home original pieces of art. 

About the featured artist:

Pittsburgh artist Maria DeSimone Prascak has been passionate about her art her entire life and is celebrating 35 years in business at Maria's Ideas, perched in the South Side Slopes. Working in acrylics and other media including watercolor, pen and ink, and mixed media, she is inspired by her love of nature, as well as all things magical and fantastical! Maria has been featured in designer show houses, local television shows, newspapers, and national magazines.


Thank you to our Sponsors (as of 10/10/17)








Boyd Roll-Off Services, Inc.

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott

WTW Architects

Retail Art Material Sponsor:

Blick Art Materials


 Featuring Atria's, the exclusive caterer of the National Aviary



Media Sponsors:


LAMAR Advertising

Pittsburgh Magazine

WHIRL Magazine


Participating Artists:

Chandler Beatty West Middlesex PA Painting
Jocelyn Beatty West Middlesex PA Painting
Victoria Bennet Beyer Pittsburgh PA Photography
Melissa Benzinger McGlynn Stroudsburg PA Mixed media; sculpture; textiles
Jessica Botzan Vandergrift PA Photography; sculpture; textiles
Benjamin Bratetich Bridgeville PA Metal; painting; photography; sculpture; watercolor; wood
Daniel Brown Pittsburgh PA Painting; soft pastels; wood
Henry Burdett Alexandria VA Photography
Ashley Cecil Pittsburgh PA Textiles - wearable; painting; stationary and coloring products
 Sarah Cohen  Pittsburgh PA Glass; jewelry; paperweights
Sheree Daugherty Pittsburgh PA Painting
Maria DeSimone Prasack Pittsburgh PA Painting; mixed media; watercolor; acrylics
Joan DeSimone & Eli Thomas Avoca  NY Metal; jewerly; painting
JP Diroll Allison Park PA Photography
Paul Fletcher Westlake OH Painting; sculpture
Megan Gillis Pittsburgh PA Jewelry

Bryan Hosko & John Barbiaux

Bethel Park & Mars



Barbara Ivanko Pittsburgh PA Glass - mosaic
Kip Kingchington Presto PA Jewelry; metal
Debbie Maier Jacknin Pittsburgh PA Glass; jewelry; stained glass; mosaics; prints
Maria Mangano Pittsburgh PA Mixed media; paper art; printmaking/graphics; watercolor
April Minech Pittsburgh PA Illustrations
David Montgomery Pittsburgh PA Mixed media
Chris & Joe Pagano Wiconisco PA Wood; paint
Laura Palermo Charleston SC Painting; giclee on canvas; prints on metal; art pillows
Ellen Paquette Warren PA Painting
Lynn Patton Bentleyville PA Textiles - art and wearable
Jenny Pope Ithaca NY Ceramics; wood; painting
Johno Prascak Pittsburgh PA Enamel and sand on canvas
Larry Schneider Carnegie PA Mixed media; painting
Molly Sims Marriotsville MD Painting
Terry Smith Johnstown  PA Painting
Cindy Strosser Ford City PA Painting
Sherri Thomson Pittsburgh PA Painting; watercolor
James Urbanic Ellwood City PA Wood
Ann Watson Pittsburgh PA Ceramics
Diane Wright Pittsburgh PA Jewelry
Lindsay Wright Pittsburgh PA Mixed media; illustration drawing