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My focus is to raise awareness for habitat conservation and how the habitat directly impacts the diversity of species found in the environment.  I do this by illustrating birds that we see everyday as well as lesser known species found on the Minnesota's DNR's "Species of Special Concern" list.  I hope to raise awareness for the need of native habitat for the entire health of a community.  


I do this by giving the birds their identity by teaching the audience who they are seeing by introducing the name of the species.  Once someone knows a name they will be able to pick that bird out in a crowd.  They will learn to notice them when they are around but also miss them when they are gone.  


I also hope to tie the connection between shared lands of the species that migrate.  What we do in Minnesota will impact the numbers that those who see them in Mexico, Brazil, Canada and everywhere in between.  Also, how they treat their native habitats will impact the numbers we see in Minnesota.  Our lands are connected.  


In my "Species of Special Concern" series I will identify part of the population decline with pencil and grays.  I want it to be something people can't help but see.  To create a separation with the species, to amplify the problem.  However I do it in pencils because we can "erase" the problem.  We still have many opportunities to ensure the health and vitality of our habitat and the wildlife found within.



Artist CV



August 2021      

MacRostie Gallery; Grand Rapids, Minnesota

29th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Juror, Clarence Morgan

Art shown; "Shrike"

June 2021          

Oberholtzer Foundation; International Falls, Minnesota   

Individual Artist Week Residency

June - July 21    

Crossing Art Alliance, Brainerd, Minnesota

Salute to the Arts 2021

Art shown; "Cape May Warbler"

April - May 21  

Rumriver Art Center; Anoka, Minnesota

A New Day Dawning: A Celebration of Spring and Blooming

Art shown; Cape May Warbler; 3rd place People's Choice

Feb - May 21    

Monticello Arts Initiative; Monticello, MN

Artist in residency at What the Art Building

March 20           

Milaca Art Center; Milaca

Cancelled due to Covid


Upcoming Exhibits

September 21  

Rumriver Art Center Gallery; Anoka, Minnesota

Wild Together

Show with myself and Franny Hyde

October 21      

St. Cloud Hospital; St. Cloud, Minnesota

Solo Exhibit


March 22       

Centracare Health Plaza; St. Cloud, Minnesota

Solo Exhibit


April - May 22 

Great River Arts; Little Falls, Minnesota

Solo Exhibit


May - June 22 

Art Reach St. Croix Gallery; Stillwater, Minnesota 

Myself, Greg Lecker, and Charlotte Schuld

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