Special Event Wildlife

Gallery Opening at Q.arma

There’s going to be a gallery opening at the Q1 gallery in the Q.arma building in the middle of one of the most “art rich” areas of the United States – northeast Minneapolis! Even better news – you’re invited!

The Minnesota Photography Club is having an exhibit scheduled at the Q.arma Building Q1 Gallery during August 2015. The opening reception will be on Thursday August 6th from 5- 9:30 pm, which is the Northeast Artist District’s monthly First Thursday Gallery opening event. I have one piece that will be part of the exhibit: “Bald Eagle Portrait” in a beautiful pearl finish 🙂

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle Portrait

It’s one of my favorite photographs as well as one of my best sellers!

You can see this piece (and many others) in person at the gallery! The Q1 gallery is located on the first floor, pretty much as soon as you enter the building.

Details for the gallery opening reception:

Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 5 – 9:30 pm.

Q.arma Building Q1 Gallery
1224 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, Mn 55413

Hope to see you there!

Minnesota Special Event Trails

Afton Trail Races

Afton State Park

Instead of running the Afton Trail Races for the first time in many years, this year I was one of the race photographers.

The Afton Trail Runs 25K & 50K are hosted at Afton State Park annually on the first weekend in July. It’s notoriously hot and humid (this year was relatively cool with highs in the mid-80’s), with nearly 5000 feet in total elevation gain & loss on the 25K loop. A potential additional challenge this year was the air quality, since we’ve had hazy skies caused by wildfires in Canada for the last few days. Anyhoo, back to the photography…

I will be posting race images first on my North Woods Photos Facebook page, so if you want to see them as soon as possible, like my page 😉 At some point, they will probably be linked up to the race site. I’ve got almost 2000 images to process, edit, and upload, so hang tight 😉

I shot a short video of the 50K start before moving to the down slope of the Northern Hill, then up to the Campground, and finally for a short bit near the home stretch towards the finish. I was hoping to capture some of the scenery of the St. Croix River Valley in addition to the runners, but the increasing haze throughout the day may have scrambled my plans a bit. I tried to get photos of as many runners as I could, but I’m sure I missed some folks. I know that I missed some of the 25K runners while I was changing cards in one of my cameras – sorry about that. I’m not sure where Kevin or Todd shot, so hopefully they caught anyone I may have missed.

Here is the video of the 50K start:

Congrats to everyone who toed the line at this year’s Afton Trail Races 25K or 50K! It was a blast seeing you out having fun in the sun on the trail 🙂

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Take Dad to the North Woods for Father’s Day

I added a few new goodies to the gallery just in time for Father’s Day!


Walleye – before you catch ’em!

Ideally, you’ll be able to take your Dad to the North Woods and experience it first hand for yourselves: tromping through hard woods or tall pine forests, fishing or boating one (or more) of the thousands of pristine lakes, relaxing next to a spectacular waterfall, camping under the Northern Lights…. you get the idea.

Willow River Falls

Willow River

But if you can’t, the next best thing would be to give a gift that makes him feel like he went! Choose between photo prints that you can frame yourself, or canvas or metal prints that come ready to hang. Your order can be drop shipped anywhere in the US, so all you have to do is select the image you’d like to send to Dad and we’ll take care of the rest!

Yearling Moose Pair

Yearling Moose Twins

Go to the gallery and ORDER NOW to be sure it gets there before Father’s Day. Use coupon code DAD2015 to get 20% off any size canvas or metal. Offer expires June 21, 2015.

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North Woods Photos at St. Paul Art Crawl

North Woods Photos will be participating in the 2015 St. Paul Art Crawl on April 24 – 26!

St. Paul Art Crawl 2015

I will be showing and selling photo prints and canvases all three days of the St. Paul Art Crawl at Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing. Some of the items for sale at the crawl are not available on the website, so come on down and check it out! Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for Mom – like a beautiful photo that will last forever rather than a bouquet of flowers that will only last a week 🙂 Major credit cards accepted.

Bonus: the Green Line is free on Saturday and Sunday of the Art Crawl with a pass you can download at – so you can take the Green Line right to the front door of the Dow Gallery!

Dates & Times at the Dow:

Friday April 24th 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday April 25th 12 pm – 8 pm
Sunday the 26th 12 pm -5 pm

Another Bonus: “SoulPlay Performance Ensemble” will be doing a performance on Saturday at 11 am and at 2 pm.

Hope to see you there!