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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Tim Solyntjes

“Just a Birdhouse”   Like a lot of my projects, I’ll overthink.   After a couple of weeks I settled for …. “Its just a birdhouse.” Kept it all natural.  99% All cedar covers the pine with natural stone front.  ALL the wood is rubbed with Bee’s wax-mother natures water repellant & wood conditioner. Roof shingles are […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Jean Knowles

Birdhouse Beach Cottage Birdhouse was constructed out of all re-cycled materials.  Only exception were camp stools, firewood holder and fencing.  Material portion was made from a conveyer belt from Betty Crocker Complex, Minneapolis, MN.  All is weatherproofed, covered in polyurethane.  “Bird beach house/cottage” can be used inside or outside.  Wood portions are Cedar, rood is […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Tammy Paulson

The grain of the wood brought to mind some familiar songs. Burt Bacharach, Irving Berlin, Civilla Martin and an English translation of Carl Boberg’s Swedish words havebeen burned into this little home. Food coloring allows the grain to show through where it highlights. Three layers of polyurethane provide a protective coating. Enjoy this little bird […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Emmanuel Hanson

This unique piece was inspired by the young artist’s love of nature with each face of the birdhouse capturing the beauty of a different Minnesota season.  The scenes were created using an acrylic paint medium.   An interesting detail is that a tiny version of this birdhouse hangs amidst the branches of the autumn tree. Artist […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Gil Gragert

“Abundance” One sunny fall afternoon about fifteen years ago I was walking by the Washington County Historic Courthouse when a flock of twenty to thirty cedar waxwings flew into a line of crabapple trees along the boulevard. Paying me no mind a few feet away, they cheerfully flitted among the branches, feeding on the abundant […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Derek Carlson

Vintage baseball Artist Bio: Derek Carlson My name is Derek J. Carlson and I am an artist, teacher, and an avid fan and collector of baseball history. In fact, one of my favorite series “Baseball Memorabilia” incorporates still-lifes composed of artifacts from my personal collection. I am currently a middle and high school art teacher […]

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Birdhouse Gallery 2015: Peggy Fowler

Outside the Box This house is interactive, A game for some to play; For those who venture Outside the Box, They’ll see where hidden treasures lay. An elephant, spiders and alligator, A lizard, fish and bear Are some of the hidden treatures Along with some green footwear. If you look beyond the obvious, Free your […]

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