Newsletter: Friends of Sax Zim Bog

This is a unique fundraiser, we are hoping you, our Bog Buddies, can help us find artists who are willing to donate a “tiny canvas” of bird art.
And since our annual Boreal Wings Gala will likely be in spring 2021 (stay tuned for details), we will have our Tiny Bird Auction entirely online.

These original works of art will be featured on our website from when we receive them until when the Online Auction begins on January 28, 2021.
ONLINE AUCTION WILL RUN FROM 8am CST THURSDAY JANUARY 28 TO 6pm SUNDAY JANUARY 31, 2021.

Money raised from the sale of the Tiny Bird Art will go directly to Friends of Sax-Zim Bog’s mission to Preserve, Promote & Protect the Sax-Zim Bog for future generations of birds and birders. Thank you!

HOW?: You create an original piece of bird art (Any medium! No Photography) that measures 6×6” or smaller. If you have questions, please email Sparky at sparky@saxzim.org or call him at 218.341.3350.

WHAT?: All we ask is that the artist create an original piece of bird art…It should be a species that is found in northern Minnesota, but we are flexible. OWLS are always popular (Great Gray, Hawk Owl, Boreal Owl, Saw-whet Owl), but any boreal bird including Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, White-winged Crossbill, Sharp-tailed Grouse, warblers, magpies, redpolls, Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Shrike, PIne Grosbeak, etc. is great.

Art does not need to be framed…But it may fetch a higher price if it is.

**Please also include a bit about yourself, the artist…and an artist statement (if you have one). Include mailing address, email, and your website so folks can see more of your art.

**ANY MEDIUM IS OKAY! …Oils, Watercolor, Pencil, collage, whatever! No Photography please.

WHEN?: As soon as possible! But we are flexible. Please get to us by no later than January 10, 2021…but, as I said, sooner is great! But remember, the earlier you get us your art, the longer it will be on online display for the public.

WHERE?: Mail art to “FOSZB, c/o Sparky Stensaas, 2515 Garthus Road, Wrenshall, MN 55797”

INCLUDE?: artwork plus your contact info including mailing address, email and website. An artist’s statement to show online is also helpful.

This has been a very successful fundraiser for us. 
Thank you in advance!

LINK TO 2021 TINY BIRD ART SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

For more information, please visit: Friends of Sax-Zim Bog