July 9 - Available houses will be on display at NCA. Some may be ready to take for early choosers. We only have 3 styles this year so pick them up soon- they will go fast!!
August - Be sure to call for info on what pre-built birdhouses are still available. Limited houses this year- but don't forget you can create your own! or donate other bird/bee art.
October 4- Final date for delivery of completed art
Exhibition Dates: October 14 - 31 (Bird art and sculpture displayed in downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City)
"FOR THE BIRDS"Bird Art Event Evening Reception: November 1th 6pm - 9pm Location: Miner's Foundry - 325 Spring Street, Nevada City 95959 Tickets: $20.00 (all participating artists receive a free ticket) tickets include hors d' oeuvres and glass of wine. There will be a No Host Wine Bar and this year....Beer Bar!!!!
Call for Artists!
Mason Bee House
Dear Artists: Each year NCA provides unfinished bird houses to our artist friends for transformation into a fine piece of art. We auction these at our annual Miner's Foundry event. This is a major fund raiser for our programs and a delight to our community.
The new "Buzz" this year is to invite exploration of the idea of Bee Houses! Based on the Orchard Mason Bee Houses, Mason bees are mportant pollinators who lay eggs in tubes about 5/16" in diameter and 3 - 5" deep. Lots of potential here for pattern, color, texture, symbolism, and interpretation.
Now is the time to ORDER your HOUSES as a "blank canvas" and to let your creative spirit fly free, so to speak. You also can create a 2D or relief wall hanging, and of course build your own birdhouse from scratch.
See the slide show at the left for some of the wonderful and whimsical entries from prior years. And the page with Bee House information.
This year we had to pinch penny's and only have 3 available styles- but this shouldn't hold you back as sometimes the best houses are created from scratch! Again, our houses have been constructed and designed by local craftsman, and materials have been supplied by local firms.
So large or small, take your pick of the designs shown on this site and notify us of the components you need. Then embellish, modify, decorate to your hearts and inner whimsey's content.
Plan to return your newly born work of art to NCA by October 4th so we can exhibit your work in local businesses and then setup for the auction at the Foundry.
Thanks for your support, and we hope to see you for the reception at the Foundry.
Amee Medeiros - Executive Director Email: email@example.com(530) 272-7287 200 Litton Drive #212, Grass Valley CA 95945