‘Crow Court’ juried into Crow Show


I am honored to announce that my photography-based abstract was selected for the 2022 Crow Show in Arts Illiana Gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana. I created this graphic in nature piece I titled Crow Court during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

My entry is an 8×10 dye sublimation print on HD metal, floated off an acrylic backdrop. I created the abstraction by manipulating my photograph of a patch of Crown Vetch, another invasive species. (Coincidence: Crow vs. Crown, Covid vs. Corvid, what a difference one letter makes!)

By definition, crow court is judge, jury and executioner. The crows circle and punish another crow that has committed a crime, such as stealing food from younger crows.

Arts Illiana’s fourth biennial Crow Show opened Jan. 21 with a reception in the gallery at 23 N. Sixth St. in downtown Terre Haute. The exhibit can be viewed during the gallery’s regular hours — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays — through March 18. Admission is free.

Sixty-five art pieces were selected for this year’s Crow Show by guest curators and Indiana State University alums Haley Burton and Marquise Gibbs. The 44 featured artists hail from Indiana, Illinois, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts and Canada.

A closing reception is set for March 18.

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