We’ve featured below samples of handcrafted items donated by local Idaho artists for the 2019 show auction.
Sialla Curocoides L 7 ¼” (18 cm)
Male is sky blue above, paler below, with whitish belly and under tail coverts. More than other bluebirds, hovers above prey, chiefly insects, before dropping to catch them; also catches insects in flight. Range: Nests in tree cavities, buildings. Inhabits open rangelands, meadows, generally at elevations above 5000 feet; in winter, found primarily in open lowlands, desert. Highly migratory. Adapted from: National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America
The life-size Mountain Bluebird is carved from tupelo, and painted in permanent acrylic colors. The bird is mounted on a simulated Aspen branch created from aspen wood, Kraft paper and copper wire resting on a natural finish block of aspen wood.
Completed October 11, 2018
by Eric Owens
Carved from basswood, with a pine base. The floor planking was carved separately and added to the base. Finished in acrylic paints, antiqued with Watco Dark and Natural stain, and sealed with a beeswax finish.