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2022 Tiny Bird Art Online Auction

Tiny Bird Art Time!

Silent Auction runs from Jan 27 to Jan 30, 2022

Submit your ORIGINAL boreal bird art before Jan. 10, 2021

Max size 6×6 inches (No Exceptions!). Only birds as subjects. No photography.

*** Note NEW shipping address below ***

As 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.

We will have our Tiny Bird Auction entirely online. Link will be placed here in the future.

These original works of art will be featured on our website from when we receive them until when the Online Auction begins on January 27, 2022.


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 EXCEPT PHOTOGRAPHY) that measures 6×6” or smaller (NO EXCEPTIONS)(8×8 including the matte or frame) Why this size limitation? Because we have to mail these out to winners and we use USPS Priority envelopes or small/medium boxes. If you have questions, please email Sparky at sparky@saxzim.org.

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. UNMATTED ART on paper generally does not sell. Please at least matte art on paper.

*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! Only BIRDS as subjects. No Photography please.

***Any art that does not meet the above criteria will not be eligible for the Tiny Bird Art auction but remains the property of FOSZB to be sold at an in-person fundraiser in the future.

WHEN?: As soon as possible! But we are flexible. Please get to us by no later than January 10, 2022…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 Lori Williams, 617 Irving Place, Duluth, MN 55812”

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!