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2021 Tiny Bird Art Silent Auction

**submission’s now closed for 2021

Time again for our CALL FOR TINY BIRD ART. 

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.
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!

Bid on Silent Auction Items


Other items may not be available until the Auction opens on Thursday January 28 at 8am. 

HOW TO BID

  • Decide on the MAXIMUM $$ amount you are willing to bid on a certain “Lot” (lot numbers will be below each photo)
  • email info@saxzim.org with the Lot# and your maximum bid.
  • Your bid will be the STARTING bid for that item.
  • If anyone bids above your bid, you will NOT get the item.
  • If there are no larger bids on your item during the online auction, you will get the item for your MAX $ amount you specified.

Lot-46-BCCH-JC
Created and Donated by Jean Colvin
Medium is watercolor (framed)
Size is 9 x 9 inches (frame size)
Species is Black-capped Chickadee

Lot-47-EVGR-RL
Created and Donated by Roslynn Long
Medium is watercolor on paper
Size is 8 x 10 inches
Species is Evening Grosbeak

Lot-48-BOWA-LR
Created and Donated by Linnea Rowse-Chriest
Medium is acrylic on canvas
Size is 4 x 4 inches
Species is Bohemian Waxwing

Lot-49-NSWO-WWCR-GGOW-KD
Created and Donated by Katy Dahl
Medium is watercolor on paper
Size is 2 x 6 inches
Species is Northern Saw-whet Owl

Lot-49-NSWO-WWCR-GGOW-KD
Created and Donated by Katy Dahl
Medium is watercolor on paper
Size is 3 x 3 inches
Species is White-winged Crossbill

Lot-49-NSWO-WWCR-GGOW-KD
Created and Donated by Katy Dahl
Medium is watercolor on paper
Size is 5 x 5 inches
Species is Great Gray Owl

Lot-52-SPGR-CORVIDS-DUCKS-CS
Created and Donated by Chantel Schlegel
Medium is brush pen on paper
Size is 4 x 4 inches
Species is Spruce Grouse

Lot-52-SPGR-CORVIDS-DUCKS-CS
Created and Donated by Chantel Schlegel (“Out with Covid, In with Corvid”)
Medium is ballpoint pen and colored pencil on paper
Size is 4 x 4 inches
Species is Am. Crow, Common Raven, Canada jay, Blue Jay, Black-billed Magpie

Lot-52-SPGR-CORVIDS-DUCKS-CS
Created and Donated by Chantel Schlegel (“Duck, Duck, Gray Duck”)
Medium is ballpoint pen and colored pencil on paper
Size is 4 x 4 inches
Species are Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler

Lot-55-OWL-JN
Created and Donated by Josey Nielson
Medium is watercolor matted and framed
Size is 10 x 10 inches (framed size)
Species is owl

Lot-56-GGOW-KA
Created and Donated by Karen Anderson
Medium is
Size is 10 x 10 inches (matte)
Species is Great Gray Owl

Lot-57-BOCH-KA
Created and Donated by Karen Anderson
Medium is watercolor on board (and covered with wax)
Size is 6 x 6 inches
Species is Black-capped Chickadee

Lot-58-BOCH-KA
Created and Donated by Karen Anderson
Medium is watercolor on board (and covered with wax)
Size is 6 x 6 inches
Species is Boreal Chickadee

Lot-59-RBGR-MM
Created and Donated by Marlene Miller
Medium is acrylic
Size is 9 1/2 x 6 inches (framed size)
Species is Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Lot-60-PIGR-MM
Created and Donated by Marlene Miller
Medium is acrylic on canvas
Size is 6 x 6 inches
Species is Pine Grosbeak

Lot-61-EVGR-DR
Created and Donated by Dave Reed
Medium is stained glass
Size is 6 inches long
Species is Evening Grosbeak

Lot-62-BIRD-MH
Created and Donated by Margie Helstrom
Medium is (includes tiny easel)
Size is 3×3 inches
Species is “bird”

Lot-63-BCCH-LJ
Created and Donated by Lyn Jutila
Medium is on canvas
Size is 7 3/4 x 7 3/4
Species is Black-capped Chickadee

Lot-64-RSHA-SG
Created and Donated by Shelley Getten
Medium is original wood block print
Size is 8 X 8 inches
Species is Red-shouldered Hawk

Lot-65-RUGR-LC
Created and Donated by Laura Christie
Medium is
Size is
Species is Ruffed Grouse

Lot-66-OVEN-DR
Created and Donated by Dianne Rowse
Medium is acrylic on canvas
Size is 4×4 inches
Species is Ovenbird

Lot-67-YEWA-NR
Created and Donated by Nick Rowse
Medium is acrylic on canvas
Size is 4×4 inches
Species is Yellow Warbler

LOT-01-NSWO-MP “Follow Me”
Created and Donated by Mary Peliska
Medium is acrylic on canvas board (framed)
Size is 4×6 (frame size is 5×7 inches)
Species is Northern Saw-whet Owl

LOT-02-NOCA-KB “Disgusted Cardinal”
Created and Donated by Kay Bloom
Medium is watercolor
Size is 6 3/4 x 7 1/2″
Species is Northern Cardinal

LOT-03-NOFL-KB “Flicker”
Created and Donated by Kay Bloom
Medium is watercolor
Size is 7 x 6 3/4″
Species is Northern Flicker

LOT-04-DEJU-SH
Created and Donated by Sandy Hokanson
Medium is
Size is ???
Species is Dark-eyed Junco

LOT-05-CAJA-DR
Created and Donated by Dennis Randall
Medium is pencil and ink (matted and framed)
Size is ???
Species is Canada Jay

LOT-06-MODO-KB
Created and Donated by Kay Bloom
Medium is watercolor
Size is ???
Species is Mourning Dove

LOT-07-BOCH-AW “3-Chimney Chickadee”
Created and Donated by Andrew Webster
Medium is metals from chimney repair projects
Size is 9 x 6″
Species is Boreal Chickadee

LOT-08-EABL-DB
Created and Donated by Dominique Beilke
Medium is watercolor pencil on paper nailed to wood
Size is ???
Species is Eastern Bluebird

LOT-09-BDOW-JK
Created and Donated by Jan Killian
Medium is acrylic on birch plywood
Size is 7×6 inches
Species is Barred Owl

LOT-10-SNOW-JK
Created and Donated by Jan Killian
Medium is acrylic on birch plywood
Size is 7×6 inches
Species is Snowy Owl

LOT-11-SEOW-JK
Created and Donated by Jan Killian
Medium is acrylic on birch plywood
Size is 7×6 inches
Species is Short-eared Owl

LOT-12-BDOW-BM
Created and Donated by Barbara Maier
Medium is oil on canvas (wood stretcher)
Size is ???
Species is Barred Owl

LOT-13-CONW-AD
Created and Donated by Alex Delehanty
Medium is clay atop cigar box
Size is 5 1/2 x 5 1/4″ (artwork); 5 3/4 x 6 x2 3/4″ (box dimensions)
Species is Connecticut Warbler

LOT-14-NOFL-RM
Created and Donated by Ruth Mason
Medium is acrylic on gesso board
Size is 6 x 6″
Species is Northern Flicker

LOT-15-STJA-RM
Created and Donated by Ruth Mason
Medium is acrylic on gesso board
Size is 6 x 6″
Species is Steller’s Jay

LOT-16-BCCH-RM
Created and Donated by Ruth Mason
Medium is acrylic on gesso board
Size is 6 x 6″
Species is Black-capped Chickadee

LOT-17-PIWO-JS
Created and Donated by Jeffrey Saffle
Medium is wood marquetry
Size is 7 1/4 x 9″
Species is Pileated Woodpecker

LOT-18-COLO-JS
Created and Donated by Jeffrey Saffle
Medium is wood marquetry
Size is 10 3/4 x 8 1/2″
Species is Common Loon

LOT-19-BBMA-JS
Created and Donated by Jeffrey Saffle
Medium is wood marquetry
Size is 8 1/2 x 7 3/4″
Species is Black-billed Magpie

LOT-20-BLBW-JS
Created and Donated by Jeffrey Saffle
Medium is wood marquetry
Size is 8 3/4 x 7 1/2
Species is Blackburnian Warbler

LOT-21-COYE-JS
Created and Donated by Jeffrey Saffle
Medium is wood marquetry
Size is 8 1/4 x 7″
Species is Common Yellowthroat

LOT-22-BCCH-JS
Created and Donated by Jeffrey Saffle
Medium is wood marquetry
Size is “8 1/4 x 6 1/2”
Species is Black-capped Chickadee

LOT-23-GHOW-RG
Created and Donated by Rosemary Guttormsson
Medium is watercolor and ink
Size is ???
Species is Great Horned Owl

LOT-24-EURO-CAWR-TUTI-IH
Donated by Glenn Heins
Medium is watercolor
Size is 8×10 inches
Species is European robin

LOT-24-EURO-CAWR-TUTI-IH
Donated by Glenn Heins
Medium is watercolor
Size is 8×10 inches
Species is Carolina wren

LOT-24-EURO-CAWR-TUTI-IH
Donated by Glenn Heins
Medium is watercolor
Size is 8×10 inches
Species is Tufted Titmouse

LOT-27-NSWO-SR
Created and Donated by Siri Rea
Medium is watercolor
Size is 4 1/2 x 6″
Species is Northern Saw-whet Owl

LOT-28-GGOW-SR
Created and Donated by Siri Rea
Medium is watercolor
Size is 4 1/2 x 6″
Species is Great Gray Owl

LOT-29-BOOW-SR
Created and Donated by Siri Rea
Medium is watercolor
Size is 4 1/2 x 6″
Species is Boreal Owl

LOT-30-BDOW-SR
Created and Donated by Siri Rea
Medium is watercolor
Size is 4 1/2 x 6″
Species is Barred Owl

LOT-31-BBWO-JD
Created and Donated by Jim Devries
Medium is watercolor
Size is ???
Species is Black-backed Woodpecker

LOT-32-BBWO-JD
Created and Donated by Jim Devries
Medium is watercolor
Size is ???
Species is Black-backed Woodpecker

LOT-33-EVGR-AD
Created and Donated by Alyssa DeRubeis
Medium is watercolor
Size is 4×6 inches
Species is Evening Grosbeak

LOT-34-WWCR-AD
Created and Donated by Alyssa DeRubeis
Medium is watercolor
Size is 4X6 inches
Species is White-winged Crossbill

LOT-35-EVGR-VS
Created and Donated by Vicki Stanton
Medium is acrylic on canvas
Size is 6×6 inches
Species is Evening Grosbeak

LOT-36-BOCH-VS
Created and Donated by Vicki Stanton
Medium is acrylic on canvas
Size is 6×6 inches
Species is Boreal Chickadee

LOT-37-RLHA-LP
Created and Donated by Leslie A. Paynter
Medium is colored pencil
Size is 6×6 inches
Species is Rough-legged Hawk

LOT-38-GGOW-RR
Created and Donated by Randy Roff
Medium is pencil (colored, graphite, and carbon)
Size is 9 x 9″ framed
Species is Great Gray Owl

LOT-39-GGOW-BI
Created and Donated by Barb Isaak
Medium is watercolor and pencil (framed)
Size is ???
Species is Great Gray Owl

LOT-40-SNOW-BI
Created and Donated by Barb Isaak
Medium is watercolor and pencil (glass fronted)
Size is ???
Species is Snowy Owl

LOT-41-RTHU-HH
Created and Donated by Helen Hartley
Medium is acrylic on canvas board
Size is 6×6″
Species is Ruby-throated Hummingbird

LOT-42-INBU-HH
Created and Donated by Helen Hartley
Medium is acrylic on canvas board
Size is 6×6″
Species is Indigo Bunting

LOT-43-CAJA-MU
Created and Donated by Michael Unger
Medium is watercolor (framed)
Size is 11 x 13 framed size
Species is Canada Jay

LOT-44-RUGR-JR
Created and Donated by Jim Rataczak
Medium is watercolor (matted)
Size is 10 x 10″ matted size
Species is Ruffed Grouse

LOT-45-NSWO-MW
Created and Donated by Michelle Wegler
Medium is acrylic on wood
Size is 4×4
Species is Northern Saw-whet Owl

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