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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Laurie MacGregor

A good friend gave me a box of wooden matches called “Birdie Brand.”  They were made in China and the bird graphic was simple, sort of primitive and charming.  I then began searching for old-fashioned looking graphics of birds with the thought of decorating my birdhouse with them.  My goal was to fashion an exuberantly […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Stephen James Gates

Honeymoon Cottage Honeymoon Cottage was inspired by the love I feel toward the birds that come year round to my feeder and birdbath, providing immense beauty and entertainment.  The concept is a birdhouse fashioned after a vacation rental cabin,  a Honeymoon Cottage for bluebirds.   Or maybe sparrows.  Doubles as a nursery.  Designed for functional use.  […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Richard McDonough

Connect the Dots Simply created, simply stated- Everything is connected… Art to Nature, Nature to Art, Art to Artist, Artwork to the community. Community to Art Reach. Artist Bio: Richard McDonough Most people know me as a full-time Realtor.  What people do not know is that I actually have an Art Degree from University of […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Mimi Exon

MARSALA I frequent antique stores, estate sales, auctions and flea markets….and repurpose materials.  This year’s birdhouse features the Pantone color of the year – MARSALA. Seeds, Quinoa and beans adorn the house. Vintage wood blocks were used to print the message. This event and Art Reach St. Croix create an opportunity for those who make […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Gloria Sell

Tumbling Blocks Using the birdhouse provided, the artist chose to paint it in colors representing the sun (yellow), the sky (blue), and the trees (green).  A coat of primer was applied to the raw wood before two coats of acrylic paint comprise the decoration.  The roof design borrowed a quilt pattern called “Tumbling Blocks” which […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Tim Parker

Birdhouse by Mondrian.c. 1906. Signed, limited edition of one. What’s not to like about the stark simplicity of Mondrian’s work. Why the two spellings? Mondrian was a Dutchman, although he spent much of his life in France (between 1911-1914 and 1919-1938)… however, he lost the second “a” in his last name between 1905 and 1907 […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Jennifer Sobiech-Pariseau

Jennifer Sobiech-Pariseau’s ArtReach birdhouse features twelve birds who can be seen in the St Croix Valley. The black-capped chickadee, downy woodpecker, and white-breasted nuthatch can be seen year round at bird feeders. The chestnut-sided warbler, yellow warbler, American redstart, magnolia warbler, pair of eastern bluebirds, blackburnian warbler, black-throated blue warbler, and Nashville warblers migrate to […]

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