Art Museums

Sharing display space with many of the world’s finest wildlife artists in these prestigious facilities is more than inspiring. It’s pure joy.

Art Museum Leigh Yawkey Woodson
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, Wisconsin USA
Society of Animal Artists Founded 1960
Algonquin Art Centre Algonquin Park Ontario, Canada

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

The Woodson Art Museum is one of only two art museums among the five museums and five libraries named 2017 National Medal winners on May 15, 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency supporting approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums in the United States, for the award.

700 North Twelfth Street Wausau, WI USA

In the spring of 2013, twenty-five of my paper sculptures from the Follett Collection in McHenry, Illinois were on display at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. During that show I participated in a five day artist residency and explored with students, the possibilities of paper as an art medium.

Since 1976, 900 or more original pieces of art from over 500 international artists are considered each year by a trio of jurors in preparation for the internationally acclaimed “Birds In Art” show.

My daughter Elizabeth and I shared space in the same gallery room in 2016 with her graphite piece (seagull) and my paper sculpture (magpies).

Calvin Nicholls Paper Sculpture Art Birds in Art Show

Chatting with my mentors and fellow artists is always enlightening while the enthusiasm of the collectors and gallery visitors provides fuel for many months to come after this amazing show.

“Flight” – red-tailed hawk (2013)

“Birds of Eden” – greater bird of paradise (2014)

“Body Language” – parotia sefilata (2015)

“Iridescence” – magpies (2016)

“Forty Acres” – red-tailed hawk (2018) – purchased Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

“Weebale” – crested crane (2017)

The Society of Animal Artists (SAA), founded in 1960, is devoted to promoting excellence in the artistic portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through art exhibitions, informative seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations. The SAA’s membership, past and present, represents a veritable who’s who of artists from around the world.

The 62nd Annual Exhibition, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
Dates: September 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Calvin Nicholls Paper Sculpture Art James Museum

“Art and the Animal 2018” 58th Annual Members Exhibition
The James Museum 150 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg Florida

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum 705 Kindermack Road, Oradell NJ

“Fufua” – lilac breasted roller
Art and the Animal 2017

“Sheer Power” – bengal tiger
Art and the Animal 2016

“Evelyn and Peter Haller Memorial
Award for Sculpture 2016”

Houston Museum of Natural Science - Houston, Texas
Roger Tory Peterson Museum of Natural Science

“Waiting in the Wings”
Wilson’s bird of paradise
Art and the Animal 2015

“SAA Award of Excellence”

“SAA Artists’ Choice Award 2015”

“Hawkeye” – red-tailed hawk
Art and the Animal 1996
Witte Museum San Antonio Texas

“SAA Award of Excellence 1996”

Calvin Nicholls Paper Sculpture Art SAA recognition

Artists for Conservation - AFC

Artists for Conservation is a Canadian based international non-profit. AFC represents 500 artists from 30 countries, in the nature/wildlife art genre, who are committed to conservation. Many of the world’s most recognized names in the field are actively involved.

718-33 Brooksbank Ave. North Vancouver BC Canada

“High Roller” – lilac breasted roller
Vancouver Convention Centre August 22-25, 2018

Algonquin Art Centre

The Algonquin Art Centre is a world-class art gallery that showcases some of Canada’s foremost wilderness and wildlife artists. Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful provincial parks, the AAC is built upon a long tradition of artists in Algonquin Park from Tom Thomson to Michael Dumas. By displaying the newest works by Canada’s top artistic talent, the burgeoning of this tradition can be enjoyed by visitors and art lovers from all over the world.

Km 20, Hwy. 60 Algonquin Provincial Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, ON P1H 2L4

Calvin Nicholls and His Daughter Elizabeth

It’s always special sharing display space with my daughter Elizabeth as we did in 2017.

“Paper Perch Nuthatch" - 2022

Have an idea in mind? Let’s work together on creating a new sculpture for a special display place in your home. 

Contact me today and let’s explore the possibilities.