Each team will have an hour to view the paintings and fill out their score sheets. Field guides are permitted -- indeed, encouraged.
Each team will try to find, identify and count the number of individual species in each work on a score sheet (provided)
One point is awarded for:
each bird species found in the work (write down artist and title).
each bird species correctly identified in the work.
the correct count for each species in the work (or 10 or more) .
Example: If a painting has three Canada Geese and two Mallards, the best answer, for six points:
two species; Canada Geese (3), Mallard (2).
Bonus point for every bird egg found.
All sculptures and hanged artwork on the first floor or on the patio counts.
No photographs, books or other printed material will count toward the total, except the Audubon elephant folio, which will remain under glass at all times.
Highest score wins.
Cathy Sheeter will be the referee.
Note: Participants are encouraged to look at the blauveltartmuseum.com site to look at paintings, but most of the ones in the competition are part of the “Artists in Residence Retrospective” currently on exhibit and not necessarily on the website.