16th Annual Wings Over Water Festival

March 16, 17, 18
Blaine • Semiahmoo • Birch Bay

March 16, 2018
Event Opening, Silent Auction
Featured Artist Reception
The Vault Wine Bar

March 18, 2018
All Day Birding Expo
Blaine Middle School
975 H Street, Blaine, WA
Indoor / Outdoor Activities

March 18, 2018
Birding Breakfast & Speakers
Bird and Photo Walks
Urban Bird Presentation
BP Heron Center, Birch Bay

Wings Over Water Birding Festival
PO Box 3095
Blaine, WA 98231
(360) 332-4544 | (800) 624-3555
email: dharger@cityofblaine.com

 

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Featured Artist 2018 - Annie Moorehead

Essentially I’m a bird nerd with a pencil and paintbrush. 

It’s not complicated art, it doesn’t have hidden meaning. Bird and perch, simple. I began painting with minimalism and realism in mind; an effort to cut out the busyness and visual stimuli and concentrate just on the subject, to illuminate and celebrate the small, often overlooked individuals of branch, wave, and breeze.
 
Because these surprisingly accessible wild creatures are generally overlooked. Often feared (think crows). Despised (think canada geese). Misunderstood (how about jays?). But as you get to know them, the more time you spend with them, the more they surprise you, change you. Like, I never realized how charming and intelligent american crows could be until I grew to be friends with several pairs on the University of Washington campus that would follow me for a peanut; one in particular would sit with me for more than just a few moments. Maybe that’s why I love birds so much: there is always something new to wonder at, a species you’ve never seen before or a new behavior in a species you’ve long observed. It's the thrill of the hunt, of never knowing what you might find when you go outside, even if you only end up with your 247th sighting of the always-adorable bewick's wren.

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