OPEN HOUSE- For birds and people

We had a great time at our Open House and appreciated everyone who came out to celebrate with us—eat taco’s, make prints, drink pints, and buy a birdhouse!

If you missed the event there was a nice right up in the Oregonian about the event. Plus you can check them all out here, along with information about the makers and their inspirations.

Thank you to all of the makers who participated this year! During the night, 36 custom birdhouses crafted by local artists, makers and designers were auctioned off with proceeds benefiting The Right Brain Initiative, a Portland-based arts education advocacy program supporting K-8 students. $2500 was raised. Whoot!

And the winners are...

This year we let the people vote on a winner and Highrise by Emmanuel Carrillo won, he also won the Bird Brain Award (Most Original Concept).

Other winners included:

Home Sweet Home (Most Functional/Best Place to Live) - by Elizabeth Goss

Most Fly Crib (The Over-the-Top Award) - by Rory Phillips

Cuckoo Award (Craziest Contraption) - by Dave Selden & Thom Schoenborn

Peacock Award (The Best Use of Color/Illustration) - by Keith Carter

See birdhouses from years past here, here, and here

A big thank you!

To the Judges:

Rilla Alexander, Designer, Illustrator, Author

Eric Hillerns, Designer, Advocate, Author, Angler

Rebecca Burrell, The Right Brain Initiative: Outreach Specialist

Joseph Blanchette, Contemporary Fine Art Painter, Art activist

Ann Takamoto, Development Director: Portland Audubon Society

And these rad guys:

 Jeremy Pair Photography & Golden Rule Design.