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Doug Baird

Lansing, NY

About Doug Baird

Lansing, NY

Doug Baird is an artist, writer, and poet living in Lansing, New York, who believes that both art and humor have transcendent properties.
His wide work experience has seen him travel from the warehouse to corporate finance and product development, and in a variety of commercial art jobs as a printer, illustrator, art director and creative director.
Doug is project leader for the Idea Enhancement Project, a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts, exploring the use of art as a practical tool for increasing innovative and creative thinking.
His 2019 book: Family Farm Fun: A Satirical Activity & Game Book about the Hazards of Industrial Farming promotes rural social justice through the use of humor and satire.
Doug is currently writing and illustrating Cornithaca County – a full-color book of satire, questioning, and investigative exposé.
His blog, Rural Tompkins County — The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Credentials, investigates elitist policy making in New York, and its effect on the rural community.
He is the author of two poetry collections: As a Poet, I have a Confession and Please Take Care when You Utter a Curse, and a picture book: You Know You Live near a Factory Farm When Your Kids Go Fishing with a Pool Skimmer.
Representative artworks can be viewed at
Doug does not use cell phones or social media in order to spend more time on creative projects, quality of life and in pubs.

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Other works by Doug Baird

Selected Exhibitions

  • CAP ArtSpace Juried Exhibit - Best in Show "Five Seated Models N"
    Ithaca, NY, 2016
  • ArtRage Gallery - “Stone Canoe/Vein 8 Exhibition”
    Syracuse, NY, 2013
  • “Southern Tier 2013 Regional Biennial – A Regional Survey of Contemporary Art”
    Olean, NY, 2013

Press and Accolades

  • 2017 Hedy and Michael Fawcett Prize for Visual Art
  • “What You See is What You Think: Artist Baird Dialogues with the Unconscious Mind” Theodore Scheriff - Lansing Ledger/Ithaca Times
    February 8, 2012
  • NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship awarded for the “Idea Enhancement Project”
    January 2010


  • Rhode Island School of Design, BFA
    Providence, RI,1975 

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