Klamath Bird Observatory will be one of the featured non-profit organizations during the 3rd Annual Giving Tuesday Taste-And-Give Event on November 27 at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland, Oregon. This special giving event brings local non-profits together with our community and provides a fun setting for 1) non-profits to share more about the good things we are all doing here in southern Oregon, and 2) for local community members to donate to your local non-profits.
When: Tuesday November 27, 2018 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum 1500 E. Main St. Ashland, Oregon
Giving Tuesday is a national event to celebrate and support nonprofits. For the past three years, the Rogue Valley Messenger has hosted this interactive evening for residents to meet their local nonprofits. It is sponsored by ScienceWorks, U.S. Cellular, Walkabout Brewing Company, BookAirHop, and Kriselle Cellars. Klamath Bird Observatory will have a table at the event and several of our staff and board members will be in attendance. We are looking forward to engaging with local supporters, new and old!
The Giving Tuesday Taste-And-Give Event has been described as something like speed dating, where community members meet civic leaders and nonprofit workers! The agenda is simple—come sample local brews and wines and nonprofits! Admission is free—but donating time or money to any of the participating non-profit organizations is encouraged. Come support KBO on this day of giving.
Klamath Bird Observatory and the 2015 Mountain Bird Festival welcome three featured artists – Dan Elster, Katrina Elise Meister, and Stefan Savides. These artists, all from the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion, will be setting up galleries during this year’s Friday (May 29) and Saturday (May 30) Mountain Bird Festival socials from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland, Oregon. These generous artists are donating a portion of gallery sales to support Klamath Bird Observatory’s efforts to advance bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships.
2015 Mountain Bird Festival Art Galleries, open to the public, Friday (May 29) and Saturday (May 30), 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at SceinceWorks Hands on Museum.
Dan was born in Chicago, 1971. In his old life he was the manager of his brother’s food distribution business on the west side of Chicago. A few years ago Dan and his wife (Patty) took a leap of faith … they quit their jobs, sold their home and hit the road. Patty took a job as a travel nurse, while Dan pursued a dream career in wildlife photography. After a few years of nomadic living, they now call Ashland, Oregon home. While Dan has always loved wildlife, he never had much interest in photography growing up. He is mostly self-taught. His subjects are completely wild (no captive or “staged” shots) and it’s important to him that people know that. Capturing behavior and the inclusion of habitat also helps to define his style. It’s the drama in nature that inspires Dan. In the wild every day is a struggle to survive. This is the story he aims to tell. Dan also hopes his work serves as a reminder that we don’t own the earth, we share it. Click here to learn more about Dan.
KATRINA ELISE MEISTER
Katrina has been drawing as long as she can remember. She paints with watercolors, oil paints, acrylics, pen and ink, and block prints. Most of her work ends up on Katrina’s Cards and Gifts, her popular line of note cards and gift items. A sixth generation Oregonian, Katrina received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelors of Psychology from the University of Oregon, as well at receiving a degree from the U of O Honors College. Her paintings have exhibited in galleries and corporate offices and many regional art festivals. Katrina’s Cards and Gifts are available in select stores throughout the Northwest. Her work is in several private and corporate collections. She lives with her husband Michael, and their two children in Southern Oregon. Click here to learn more about Katrina.
Stefan has made birds his passion, and he has followed that passion from day one. His avian taxidermy has earned him an international reputation; however this multi-talented artist has painted, carved, raised and sculpted birds throughout his life. Sculpting in bronze is a natural progression from taxidermy as it provides Savides a lasting medium in which to express his knowledge of avian anatomy and design. A lifetime of study, coupled with the quest for simplistic design, has lead Savides to sculpt in a manner that captures the essence of his subjects without distracting detail. He is truly a multi-talented artist who has proven himself in a variety of mediums. Savides is an elected member of the National Sculpture society and a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists. Click here to learn more about Stefan.