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St. Paul Art Crawl This Weekend

Fall is in the air up here in the North Woods and I’ll be participating in the St. Paul Art Crawl this weekend, October 9 – 11 at Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing!The art crawl will feature hundreds of artists in several different locations throughout St. Paul.

North Woods Photos Wall at Dow Art Gallery
North Woods Photos Wall at Dow Art Gallery

To see or purchase my work in person, stop by the Dow building and enter through the main entrance on the front of the building, located at 2242 University Ave W in St. Paul. Very close to I-94 and Hwy 280, with free street parking. You can also get free transportation on the green line (get a free ticket at our gallery) or metro transit right to the front door!

I’ll have LOTS of matted and mounted prints with all conservation grade archival papers, inks, and materials on hand – 5×7 prints that fit in an 8×10 frame and 8×10 prints that fit in an 11×14 frame. Many are not available for purchase online and I’ve only printed one copy of most of the photos, so stop by early for the best selection! If you buy 4 prints, you get another print of equal or lesser value FREE! I also have some gallery wrapped canvases and a wood print available for purchase so you can get your holiday shopping done early this year 🙂

Just at Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing alone, you’ll get to see art by more than 40 artists (photography, paintings, fiber art, sculptures, pottery, and more). There will also be:

  • Make and Take Away Art for Children of all ages,
  • MN Urban Art Contest – vote for your favorite art piece and have a chance to win a $100 Framing Gift Certificate,
  • Featuring Live Music by “The Wall Street Orchestra” performing 7pm to 10pm Friday, 5pm to 8pm Saturday, and 12pm to 3pm Sunday
  • Beer Tasting by Tin Whiskers on Saturday 3pm to 8pm

Hours I plan to be there:

  • Friday Oct 9 from 6-9 pm
  • Saturday Oct 10 from noon – 8 pm
  • Sunday Oct 11 from noon – 5 pm

Hope to see you there!

 

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Superior Fall Trail Races

I was one of the race photographers for the Superior Fall Trail Races again this year. With distances of marathon, 50 miles and 100 miles – all on the rugged Superior Hiking Trail in northeastern Minnesota – it means I’m usually pulling an all-nighter to shoot the races. This year, we were blessed with perfect weather, clear skies, and an appearance by the Aurora Borealis dancing over the 100 mile runner’s heads.

Ultramarathon Trail Runner, Superior 100, Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, starry sky

Running under the Northern Lights

I managed to sneak away from the race for a bit and caught the Big Dipper reflecting in a perfectly calm lake – even caught a shooting star going right through the Big Dipper!

Big Dipper, Aurora Borealis, Shooting Star

Aurora Borealis with Shooting Star thru Big Dipper

After the 50 mile race started the next morning in pre-dawn dark, I snuck away to Tettegouche State Park to watch the sunrise over Lake Superior while I had breakfast on the beach.

Tettagouche Sunrise

Tettagouche Sunrise

Then it was back to the races again for the rest of the day! Lugged two cameras, a tripod and a backpack up the Caribou River gorge to get the 50 mile runners as they passed right next to a small waterfall. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring the flash for the camera and the light was tricky, so I apologize for the quality of that set of photos 🙁

50 Milers running alongside the Caribou River

After Caribou, I hiked from the Sawbill aid station in to the bottom of the very steep and rocky Carlton Peak, where the marathoners had already gone through but the 50 and 100 milers were still navigating their way to the finish less than 20 miles away. All of my race photos have been posted on the North Woods Photos Facebook page if you’re interested in looking at them. There are a few bonus photos for my Facebook fans as well 😉

I’ve had a couple of inquiries from runners of both this race and the Afton Trail Races if they could purchase copies of photos I took of them running, or the Milky Way photo from last year as well as the Aurora shot from this year. The answer is Yes! Just let me know which ones so I can upload them to the online gallery. I won’t be keeping the individual runner photos for more than a few months after the event, so get them NOW if you want them! I just don’t have the space on my hard drive to keep photos that most people aren’t interested in purchasing after the race has come and gone. You are welcome to download and use the low resolution photos that have been uploaded to Facebook for your personal use for free – just be sure to give me photo credit (a link to this website would be greatly appreciated, too). 🙂

In addition, I’m offering 20% off anything you buy until October 31, 2015 with promo code SUPERIOR2015, so this would be a great time to treat yourself to a photo of your race, or even do a little holiday gift shopping and check out all of the other galleries 😉

Happy Trails!

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North Woods Photos Labor Day Sale!

North Woods Photos is having a Labor Day Sale now through Monday, September 7!

Buy Now and get 20% off your entire order with coupon code LABORDAY15 when you order through the online gallery.

Your choice of photographic prints on a variety of paper finishes including the standard luster as well as matte, metallic and pearl, gallery wrapped canvases, metal prints and more!

Wildlife photos including Bald Eagles, Great Horned Owls, a variety of waterfowl, black bears, and more North Woods locals.

Grizzly Toes

Nature photos including butterflies and flowers.

Monarch Butterfly

Beautiful North Woods landscapes from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan that make you wish you were there right now!

Artist Point Sunrise

Abstract nature photos for something a little different.

 

Shrub Rose Lena

As always, all products are produced in professional labs with conservation quality archival inks, papers, and materials. With proper care, they will last longer than you!

Buy Now and bring some North Woods wild to the walls of your home or office at a great price! Makes a great gift, too!

Labor Day Sale offer ends at 11:59 pm Monday, September 7, 2015.

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New In the Photo Gallery for June

I’ve added a few more images to the photo gallery just in time for Father’s Day gift shopping!

New images of Bald Eagles, Moose, Walleye (yes, underwater), Mallard Ducklings (also under water), Monarch Butterflies, Flowers, Waterfalls, and more! Something NEW in each photo gallery to choose from 🙂

Save 20% on metals or canvas ’til June 21, 2015 – but don’t wait! Get it NOW so that your gift gets there in time for Father’s Day 🙂

Coupon DAD2015

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Mother’s Day Gift Special 2015

I’ve uploaded a few new images to the Nature and Abstract galleries with fresh flowers and butterflies just in time to offer you a Mother’s Day Gift Special!

Water Lily ReflectionWater Lily Reflection

Order any size gallery wrapped canvas or metal print (these are printed directly on aluminum metal, which is completely different from metallic paper prints) and save 20% with coupon code MOM2015! Offer ends on May 10, 2015 – which is Mother’s Day, but order early (like… NOW) to make sure it arrives on time. I can have it drop shipped directly to Mom straight from the professional print lab to save on shipping costs and time.

Monarch ButterflyMonarch Butterfly

Real flowers are beautiful, but only last a few days. All of my printed products are made with archival / conservation grade inks, papers, canvases, and materials by professional print labs and should last a lifetime with proper care.

Morning Glory Butterfly SilhouetteMorning Glory Butterfly

The Mother’s Day gift special offer is good for any canvas or metal in any of the galleries, not just the new arrivals. The more you buy, the more you save since the discount will be applied to all canvases and metals that you order. Maybe pick something up for Dad, too!

Save 20% on canvases or metals thru May 10, 2015.

Coupon code MOM2015 at checkout.

Buy NOW to get it to Mom in time for Mother’s Day.

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Earth Day Special Offer!

In honor of Mother Earth, we are having an Earth Day Special Offer!

Trumpeter Swan Reflection

 

This beautiful black and white image of a Trumpeter Swan is not offered in our regular galleries, mainly because of it’s unusual size. It is only being offered in 12 x 24 inch gallery wrapped canvas. Professionally made with high quality archival canvas, inks, and materials – this beauty is ready to hang right out of the box!

Makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Click here to order this limited time – Earth Day Special Offer.

Use coupon code BLOG20 and save 20%!

Offer expires on April 30, 2015.