New sculpture of Woodcock on bronze wood to be discovered at Antica Namur 2023 from 9 -11 November


Kiwi Sculpture find new home at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum"

September 16 I received some incredibly exciting news this week from the United States: my bronze kiwi sculpture has been acquired by The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. This marks the second time one of my sculptures has been added to their collection, the first being the sword-billed hummingbird. What makes this acquisition particularly meaningful to me is that the museum specializes in Birds in Art from all around the world. The fact that my work has found a place in a museum dedicated to Birds in Art is a true honor and inspires me to continually push the boundaries of my craft when it comes to depicting birds. As I reflect on this achievement, I can't help but feel a sense of accomplishment and motivation to set the bar even higher. In fact, I'm already well into the advanced stages of designing my next sculpture for the upcoming 'Birds in Art 2024' exhibition. In my mind's eye, I can already see the finished piece, and I find myself happily floating on cloud nine as I immerse myself in this creative process.


The animal as a monument with "Crescendo" a swan by Mark Dedrie.

"Exciting News: 'Crescendo', Mark Dedrie's Exclusive Swan, Travels to Paris Next Week for A Prestigious Group Exhibition of 18 Animaliers! Mark Dedrie's stunning bronze sculpture, 'Crescendo', is about to shine internationally. This breathtaking swan is the last available specimen from a limited series of 6+4EA, and it will be part of a landmark exhibition in Paris. Don't miss this rare opportunity to admire 'Crescendo' in all its glory and enjoy the creations of 17 other talented animalier artists. This exhibition promises to be an unforgettable celebration of art and beauty."


Selected for museumshow 'Birds in Art 2023'

September 9 – November 26, 2023 Birds inspire us in endless ways through their flight, beauty, and delightful mannerisms. The 48th annual exhibition celebrates avian wonders through fresh interpretations in original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created in the last three years.


Red Ibis has been selected for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s exhibition

I share the good news that Red Ibis has been selected for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s 2022 Birds in Art exhibition. 944 artworks submitted by 569 artists. They selected two- and three-dimensional works by 94 artists that will comprise the exhibition along with the work of 23 Master Artists, previously honored by the Museum and who are exempt from the jury process.

March 12 to April 10, 2022

Relase new book and exhibition 'Timeless Sculptures'

Timeless Sculptures is the fourth book and to date the most comprehensive overview of the oeuvre of animal artist Mark Dedrie. From brand new creations to some classics, you'll discover them all. Throughout the book, Mark also tells what the sources of inspiration are, which are affect work. Watch and enjoy Timeless Sculptures? You can do that from March 12 in the Early Birds Art Gallery

Early Birds Art Gallery at Antica Namur 2021

After two years of no trade fair participation, we are eagerly looking forward to the resumption of canceled events. Always nice to be able to show your creations at other locations.

New exhibition with paintings of Bernard Buffet an brand new sculptures of Mark Dedrie

After a considerable period of self-isolation, there is a beautiful new collection of sculptures to discover. And this in one of the most beautiful galleries in Knokke! Mark is therefore looking forward to meeting you again during the opening weekend of August 6-7-8

Exhibition at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

September Hours 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Daily www.societyofanimalartists.com Purchase Animal Impressions Works Entrance to the exhibit is included in museum admission or memberships. ​How do animals impress upon us an appreciation of the natural world, of our connection to the animal kingdom, to our planet and to our own humanity? What are our impressions of these animals and their lives? This exhibition is a collection of works from members of the Society of Animal Artists that consider and interpret these questions through a variety of mediums. The Society of Animal Artists is an international organization for artists who paint, sculpt, or draw animals and wildlife, founded in 1960. The 60 pieces in this special exhibit represent artists from 7 countries and 27 states within the U.S.

Early Birds Art Gallery open on a brand new location at Knokke

New sculpture of pintail duck and chicks.

Country lifestyle magazine in the Netherlands

Selected for museumshow Birds in Art 2020 and museum tour through USA in 2021

Artwork from 114 artists from throughout the world is included in the 45th annual Birds in Art exhibition. This year, 510 artists submitted 830 artworks for consideration by the three-person jury. The exhibition includes artwork by the Museum’s 2020 Master Artist Timothy David Mayhew, 22 who were named Master Artists during previous Birds in Art exhibitions, and 91 artists whose work was selected by the jury. Birds in Art, which presents original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last three years by worldwide artists, once again celebrates avian marvels through fresh artistic interpretations. See this list of 2020 Birds in Art artists’ names whose work is included in the 2020 exhibition.

Taking pictures for new book

Taking pictures of highly polished images is just about the hardest thing in photography. The images are mirrors from head to toe that show the environment in their shape ... ... see if the photographer succeeded.

Woodson Art Museum buy bronze sculpture from Mark Dedrie

"GREAT NEWS" The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has decided to purchase my Sword-billed Hummingbird for their permanent collection. The Woodson Art Museum is not just another museum, it is home to the annual Birds in Art exhibition. This exhibition, where Mark Dedrie's sword-billed hummingbird can be admired, runs until December 1, 2019. The organization expects more than 16,000 visitors. After the exhibition, the Sword-billed Hummingbird goes "on tour" to the Wichita Falls Museum of Art in Texas, the Newington-Cropsey Foundation in New York and finally the Wendell Gilley Museum in Maine. Then it returns to the Woodson Art Museum collection.

The making of I AM THE BEST

In June we had big news: two works by Mark Dedrie are included in famous international exhibitions. "Sword-billed Hummingbird" moves to Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, USA. And "Grouse" travels to Art and the Animal at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.

Giving back to the community

On the left you can see a snapshot of an educational installation of the complete modeling and casting process of a bronze sculpture. This installation was donated by the artist to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in 2019.

Selected for renowned international exhibitions

Two works by Mark Dedrie, ‘Sword-billed Hummingbird’ and ‘Grouse’, have spread their wings and will embark on a transatlantic journey in the autumn of 2019. Mark’s work has been included for the first time in the Birds in Art exhibition. He will also be participating in the ‘Art and the Animal’ museum show for the second time.

Early Birds Art Gallery

You can visit the largest collection of bronze sculptures by Mark Dedrie every weekend from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and during the holidays.

Art in Nature 2019

Art in Nature – starting the 2nd of March until the 31st of March 2019 at the castle of Schoten, Belgium