Wild Birds Flying will be at the Mill City Farmers Market (http://millcityfarmersmarket.org) this summer. The market is located on the Chicago Mall between the Guthrie Theater and Spoonriver Restaurant. We’ll be there three Saturdays: July 15th, August 12th and August 26th. The market opens at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 1:00 p.m. Stop by and see us if you’re in the neighborhood. There’s sure to be a lot of tasty things to eat and beautiful things to see!
Mill City Night Market on the Commons 2017
Wild Birds Flying will also be at a new night farmers market in partnership with Mill City Farmers Market. It’s at The Commons (http://www.commonsmpls.com), located between 4th and 5th Streets S., and Park Avenue and the Edition Apartments — just steps from the U.S. Bank Stadium light rail station. Our event dates are Tuesdays, September 5th and September 19th. The market opens at 3:30 p.m. and runs until 7:30 p.m. Swing by and say hi!
Midwest Home shares the art and lifestyle products of Wild Birds Flying with its design-savvy readers. A photo gallery showcases scarves, pillows, wallpaper, and modern style. Check out our Shop page and Instagram to see the complete collection.
Here’s a follow up article featuring more story and photographs:
In March 2016 at the Auckland Museum in New Zealand, a photo of a yellow-rumped warbler from the Wild Birds Flying collection appeared in an exhibit on the mechanics of bird flight. The Ornithology collections manager explained the basics of bird flight using wings, wing bones, and our 24″ by 30″ print. It’s exciting. I wish I could have made the trip to hear the story!
Thanks for the mention, Lonny magazine! WBF was pleased to have our four-print Flight Collection included in their article “7 Pieces From Room & Board’s 2016 Collection We’re Lusting After.” The American goldfinch in particular caught their attention. Got a favorite? We think that any bird image is a great way to bring a little bit of wildlife into your house. Lonny article
Wild Birds Flying will have a presence at the SURTEX® 2016 show. The SURTEX exposition and conference is North America’s premier event for the selling and licensing of original art and design — where artists, art agents, licensing agencies, and licensors connect with manufacturers and retailers.
We’re excited about being a part of the SURTEX trade show — and eager to introduce the Wild Birds Flying line to a broader audience.
Room & Board stores nationwide (catalog and online, too) are carrying four of our bird prints in their collection for 2016. The 24-by-30-inch prints — American Goldfinch, Nuthatch, Red-Winged Blackbird, and Northern Cardinal — are presented in sleek white wood frame stock. Living room, office, even the kids’ room, they add an unexpected, creative touch.
Wild Birds Flying made two licensing deals for eye-catching 2016 calendars. One was produced for the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development as a gift for their patrons. The 5″ by 5″ desktop calendar was a huge hit according to the client. The second calendar was produced by the Steinhauser Group for John Roberts Printing. It features birds as well as colored ink (that I had previously photographed) and really showcases the images’ wide range of capabilities.
At the end of 2012, we collaborated with designer Robert Jensen to put Wild Birds Flying pictures in the newly completed Eastman Nature Center’s observatory, a beautiful building located in Osseo, Minnesota. It was Robert’s idea to print on magnetic paper so the images could be changed out seasonally. They look great. Thanks to Robert and the bird banders that helped make it happen.
In 2011, I was one of 10 speakers chosen to present at the annual See Change conference, held that spring at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus. I spoke about my Wild Birds Flying project, along with an audio-visual presentation titled: “Tiny Aviators — Inspiration and Evolution of a Birdbrained Idea.”
The See Change conference — one way to bring visual people together — is intended for curious creatives to refresh their talents with innovative ideas and imagery. This exchange is important as visualists struggle to reinvent themselves in today’s changing times. seechange.org
In January 2011, a story on the wild birds project was broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television’s weekly arts series, MN Original. The TV crew joined us at Carpenter Nature Center (carpenternaturecenter.org) for a bird banding event on a extremely windy day that past fall — not great conditions for netting birds, since they could more easily see the mist nets blowing in the wind. But we did get one bird —one that quickly outsmarted our camera/lighting setup after being banded. Ah … well at least the process was documented, and it was great fun to have MN Original on the shoot with us.
The show first aired Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.