Jonqui--Bird Arting 2017 California 

Jan-April—Jonqui Wild Wire Cranes-Flying Sculptures showcased at Nora Art & Design Studio Showcase, Sonoma, CA: , Sonoma: installation design and project management offered. Displayed were 3, Sandhhill Crane Sculptures: painted steel wire with copper crowns. 

APRIL 28—FEATURED LIVE BIRD ACTION PAINTING PERFORMANCE at Castelle di Amorosa Winery, Calestoga, CA for Napa Wildlife Rescue Center Annual Gala Auction and Fundraiser.

ONGOING—since June 2014: Wild Wire Birds Tribute Exhibit, Upstairs Gallery on Healdsburg Plaza, Open daily 11-6pm and for second Saturday Healdsburg Art Walk, 5-7pm at 306 Center Street: small 10-12", 2 medium 18-24", medium large 25-42"; multi-bird installations offered
June 2016-June 2017: Wild Wire Birds, Graton Gallery, Sculpture Garden--Art Destination in the heart of west Sonoma County Wine Country. Featuring large action-attitudes ravens, 5'-4', steel with natural rust patina. Hours: Tue-Sat 10:30-5, Sun 10:30-4.  

Jonqui--Bird Arting 2016  California

Special Thank You: Falconer Sarah Ware and Birder Guide Terry Schweitzer.

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Fall 2016: "Jonqui Wild Wire Cranes--Flying Sculptures" Represent by Nora Art & Design, Studio Showcase: Several big original sculpture available for sale or commission: painted steel with copper crowns, approximate 6' each for sale or commission. Installation design and project management offered. 

Dec 10—Kenwood Home Holiday Popup Gallery: Selections for sale by Jonqui Albin and local artists. 

Sept 2014-June 2016 Big Wild Wire Birds flying sculptures at Artefact Design and Salvage showroom and store, Cornerstone, Sonoma. Large steel wire pieces, 3'- 5' wingspan each. All are hand formed by Artist, Jonqui Albin, using her self-invented mesh-molding method.

​Oct 8—"Jazz Birds" Davis Jazz Festival, 9th year invitational, Sumi-e style Sandhill Crane Themes; worked 2 Sets on main Outdoor Stage: Live act with Brubeck Institute Quintet and Lowburn at John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St, Davis, CA
Sept 9-Oct 2, 2016—One Woman Show: "Crane Action Attitudes", 2 galleries, 12 big paintings at Gualala Arts Center: (Gallery 1) Foyer Gallery--Sandhill Cranes Sumi-e Paintings 3'X5' ink and acrylic on 100# Strathmore mounted on cradled panel; (Gallery 2) Mezzanine Gallery--Raptor Paintings 3'X5' ink and acrylic on 100# Strathmore mounted on cradled panel.  46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA

Sept 9-Nov 11, 2016—"Wild Wire Cranes" Aerial Installation Exhibit, Gualala Arts Center, Elaine Jacob Foyer: Exhibit won by proposal. These large flying sculptures were inspired by Artist, Jonqui Albin's 2016 live, in-habitat* observation drawing and sculpting experience without photos. In keeping with Jonqui's Bird Arting Programs, their mission is: connecting people to the Spirit of Nature through Bird Arting. The  Crane Collection is intended to be a kind of poetry, suggesting a way to see and feel theses big bird's power, grace and emotion and to maybe experience their timeless tradition of devotion, co-operation and long-life. Gualala Arts serves Sea Ranch and coastal communities of Northern Sonoma and Southern Mendocino Counties; 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA 95445. *Jonqui's Sandhill Cranes in-habitat studies including 3D wire sculpture sketches, were done dawn to dusk several weekends during Spring migration in early 2016, primarily in Woodbridge Ecological Reserve at Lodi, California and on the San Francisco Bay Delta.

Sept 9-Nov 11—Reception Sept 9: "Wild Wire Birds"—Sandhill Crane Aerial Installation/Exhibit at Gualala Arts Center. Exhibit located in the Elaine Jacob Foyer (invitational). Hours daily 10-4pm; 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA 95445; serving Sea Ranch and coastal communities of Northern Sonoma and Southern Mendocino Counties. View:—These large flying sculptures are inspired by Artist, Jonqui Albin's 2016 live, in-habitat* observation drawing and sculpting experience without photos. In keeping with Jonqui's Bird Arting Programs, their mission is: connecting people to the Spirit of Nature through Bird Arting. The  Crane Collection is intended to be a kind of poetry, suggesting a way to see and feel theses big bird's power, grace and emotion and to maybe experience their timeless tradition of devotion, co-operation and long-life.
*Jonqui's Sandhill Cranes in-habitat studies were done dawn to dusk for several weekends during migration in early 2016, primarily in Woodbridge Ecological Reserve at Lodi, California and on the Sacramento Delta.

Sept 13-24—"Celebrating Sonoma County" Group Art Show at Windsor, Sonoma Country Library—Jonqui Albin--Works shown are Never-before-shown Big Live Jazz and Event Performance Paintings and Wild Wire Crow sculpture. This was Artist, Jonqui's 3rd, Friends of the Library invitational show at 3 Sonoma County Libraries in a year. Other Artists: Sasha Pepper, Susan Reid and Barbra Tocher. 9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Bldg 100, Windsor, CA. 

Feb 2-27—“Critters”  Exhibit, Sonoma County Library, Sebastopol(invitational): four, 3'X5' paintings and 5' steel wire sculpture and window display 3' steel wire sculpture..
Feb 10Reception Performance Action Painting, with live hawk with Falconer Sarah Ware. Produced two,  3'X5' panels using oil stick for fast backround action drawings oif the hawk, then overpained with 5' tall SandHil Cranes at the “Critters”  Exhibit, Sonoma County Library, Sebastopol (invitational)

Jonqui--Bird Arting 2015  California
OCT-NOV—Buzzards & Hawks, Graffiti Paintings Collection Exhibit--at Sally's in San Francisco's, Petrero Flats Art Hot Spot Bigger-Th an-Life Bird Personalities Paintings; 3'X5' feet acrylic on mounted panel--Sally's, 300 De Haro Street, San Francisco, California. 415-626-6006

OCT 17—John Natsoulas Center for the Arts--8th ANNUAL DAVIS JAZZ BEAT FESTIVAL: Jonqui Albin's 7th year as featured performance painter, Main Stage, 2 sets, "Wild Jazz Birds". Since the 1980s the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts continues to celebrate the spirit of collaboration and creativity that flourished in California during the 1950's and 1960's. The Davis Jazz Artist Festival is dedicated to bringing music and the visual arts together at one place and one time.

OCT 2-20—Invitational, Guerneville Library Gallery Art Exhibit of Live Rescue Raptor Collaboration--Action Paintings from October 2nd event and opening reception. Paintings 9'X12' acrylic on heavy art paper.
OCT 2—Invitational, Guerneville Library Gallery, Rescue Raptors & Jonqui Collaboration—Action Painting Performance at Gallery Art Show Reception and 1st Friday Art Walk Party. A Bird Arting, bird appreciation event. The resulting video is to be used for schools and events in 2016. Event artwork was displayed in the Library thru October 20.
SEPT 20—NATURE FESTIVAL—WILD WIRE BIRDS, Flying Sculptures and Demos. Held at historic Sonoma Barracks on the Sonoma Plaza to Celebrate Nature! Over 50 Northern California nature organizations plus distinguished nature artists, musicians and Native American organizations. Plus, sales and demos by ten world class optics manufacturers of binoculars and spotting scopes. A partnership event with and Sonoma State Parks.

MARCH-SEPT—Invitational, since  2015: Big Wild Wire Bird, 5' high—CAA  Gallery at Cloverdale Arts Alliance;  5’ high, hand sculpted with self-invented wire mesh-molding method using steel wire. 204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale, CA 95425, (707) 894-4410,
JUNE 5-30--Viva Songbirds Art Tribute Show, Party, Open Workshop. Habitat inspired action art: narrative drawings, sculptures and big vibrant color paintings designed for the space created a transformed environment and customer appreciation. 10% donated to Native Songbirds Care and Conservation, Sebastopol. Viva Mexicana Restaurant, Sebastopol
JUNE -- Viva Songbirds, Artist Reception, Demos and Snacks
JUNE 14--Bird Sketching Meetup at Spring Lake Santa Rosa
JUNE 21-- Viva Songbirds, Wire Sculpting, Open Workshop last Saturday of Art Show at Viva Mexicana, Sebastopol, CA; a Bird Arting Bird Tribute Exhibit and education program
MAY 2-- Sea Ranch Wild Wire Workshop with live bird model and Falconer Sarah Ware. This was the most fun ever, an art and nature appreciation experience while learning new ways of arting. 18 attended, Gualala Arts Center in Gualala, California
MAY 10--Bird Sketching Meetup, Bodega Bay--Guest Birder Guide, Terrie Schweitzer.
APR 1-31—Invitational, Window Display held over; Wild Wire, “Crane Rising” Sculpture from April Solo Show Art Show.
APR 25-- “Day on the Green, Earth Day Art Show & Festival, Art booth exhibit, sales and demos, Mongomery Village, Santa Rosa
APR 18--Invitational, Wild Wire Workshop with live bird model and Falconer Sarah Ware; at Mendocino Art Association, Ukiah 
MAR 25-29—Film Festival Wire Bird Sculpture at Sonoma International Film Festival; selected by Event Director to fly above entryway in main Big Top Tent Pavilion; On loan from Artefact Design n Salvage, designer showroom and store, Cornerstone, Sonoma.
BUMP Winery, tasting room, off Sonoma Plaza, 521A Broadway/Hwy 12, Sonoma, CA, near Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
MAR 21--Guest Artist Presentation and Talk, Opening Reception, Tempo Show; CAA Gallery Cloverdale Artists Alliance, Cloverdale
MAR 20--Invitational, Guest Artist,  Opening Reception and Artist Presentation Talk
at CAA Gallery Cloverdale Artists Alliance, Cloverdale

MAR 20-April 20-- Featured Guest Artist, Tempo Show, at CAA Gallery Cloverdale Artists Alliance, Cloverdale
MAR, Fri 13th—Artist Reception, Bird Culture Tribute Exhibit; BUMP Winery, Sonoma Plaza

MAR  1-31—Invitational Solo Show, Bird Culture Tribute Exhibit: flying big Wire Sculptures and Big Sumi Style Paintings, plus original habitat drawings and prints.

Jonqui-Bird Arting 2014  California  

Special Thank You: Falconer Sarah  Ware and others; and Birder Guides: Janet Bosshard and Katharine Halsey

SEPT 5 - Chroma Gallery, SOFA Art District, Santa Rosa--Raptor Show & Bird Rescue Benefit Closing Party/Performance Painting with Live Hawk,--Falconer Sarah Ware
AUG 16 - Invitational, First Place Winner--Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, Downtown; "Wine and Swine" Art Show Event. with Bird Tribute Exhibit booth and Performance Painting
with a live Kestrel and his Falconer Sarah Ware.

Aug 30 - Chroma Gallery: Live Hawk Wire Sculpting Class--Falconer Sarah Ware with Mattie as our model.  
AUG 26 - Video Release, "Bird Arting" by documentary Filmmaker Casey Beck

AUG 23 - Chroma Gallery: Live Hawk Action Drawing Class--Roy Pisetsky with Remy (The Bird flew away that week.)  
AUG 23-Sep 20 - Invitational, Chroma Gallery, "Raptors" Show and Gallery Events, SOFA Art District, Santa Rosa.Exhibited wire sculptures, large contemporary paintings. Lead workshops in Action Drawing and Wire Sculpting. Performed action Painting for closing party. All events and classes featured a falconer with a live Raptor.
AUG 10 - Habitat Bird Walk, monthly Meetup --Special session, "Creative Journaling" Workshop--Falconer, Roy Pisetsky with Remy, our live hawk Model, Habitat Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds, San Rafael, CA
JULY 1-31 - Invitational, Featured Artist, Upstairs Gallery, Healdsburg Plaza--Wings & Wire  Show;  Ongoing exhibit of flying Wire Bird Sculptures. First month Co-Featured with Encostic Bird Painter, Diana Majumdar.
JULY 5-Sept 30 - Invitational, STUDIO 35 Gallery, Sonoma, CA.--Bird Tribute Exhibit, Flying Sculptures; Gallery and Garden Installations; Plus Weekly Friday Night Garden Party Demos--Falconer Sarah Ware at Opening Party
JULY 12 - Steward of the Coast and Redwoods, Armstrong Woods State Park, Guerneville, CA--"Art in the Park" Bird Arting Program, Spring Season, Closing event--Best of show reviews for Bird Tribute Exhibit/Perforamce Painting and wire sculpture.--Falconer, Sarah Ware
JULY 12 - Upstairs Gallery, Healdsburg Plaza--Featured Artist Reception,"Wings & Wire" Show, Wire Bird Sculpture with a Live Hawk --Falconer Sara Ware attended with live Red Tail Hawk, Enola.
JULY 1-31 Featured Aritst, Invitational, Upstairs Gallery, HealdsburgPlaza, CA, "Wings & Wire" Show, window-gallery co-featured with Diana Majumdar

JULY 13 - Jonqui-Habitat Bird Sketching Meetup, 2nd Sundays, Las Gallinas Salt Marsh, San Rafael. Biggest number of white pelicans we've ever seen! Lots of egrets roosting. Welcome new members from
JULY 5 - STUDIO 35, Sonoma, CA, Opening Reception Artisan Wire Demo--Falconer, Sarah Aware wiih Enola the Red Tailed Hawk
MAR 1-JULY 12 - Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods State Parks, 5-Month, Eco-Adventure BirdArting Program: sketching hikes, nature learning classes and Bird Tribute Exhibits: Art at the Coast, Art in the Park and going at SCR Visitor Centers, Jenner and Armstrong Woods State Park.--Sarah Ware Falconer with Live Raptors at all classes and events
JUNE 8 - Jonqui-Bird Sketching Meetup--1st of 3 Progressive Learning Summer Sessions; Ellis Creek Preserve, Petaluma, CA
JUNE 7 - Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, Eco-Adventure Program--All-day--Bird Arting Wire Bird Sculpting Workshop: outdoors with live hawk and a kestrel as models, under the redwoods at Armstrong Woods; morning, Wire Drawing Mobile Sculpture; afternoon, Flying 3D Wire Bird Sculpture.
MAY 11 - Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, Eco-Adventrue--Bird Sketching Hike, marsh and beach mixed Habitat
MAY 4 - Best of Show, Invitational--Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods--Art on the Coast, Bird Tribute Exhibit; Jenner, Guerneville. Jonqui Albin - The Crane Rising Wire Sculpture was the winning piece. Awarded Event entryway booth placement. Displayed: 6,huge, 3'x4' Raptor Drawings and live Hawk posing for an ongoing open drawing session. Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods benefit.
APR 27-Santa Rosa Bird Rescue Center, CA--Performed as roving Raptor Portrait Minstrel for Festival of Feathers fundraiser. 100% donation to the Center. Live drawn portraits where donated as a gift to BR Donors that day.
APR 13 - Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, Eco-Adventrue--Wings, Feet, T, ail  Pre-Prep Class: outdoors at Armstrong Woods with a Redtailed Hawk model; handler, Falconer Sara Ware. Habitat sketching was at Goat Rock Jenner Beach. Birds: Gulls, Cormorants , Loons and ducks. Claimed sightings of a single Golden Eagle or Hawk over distant high cliffs. Birder Guide: Katharine Halsey .
MAR 9 - Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, Eco-Adventrue--Pre-Class & Sketch Group; theme: Gesture and Shape Basics Prep-Class; Habitat, Bodega Head Cove Habitat. Birds: Egrets, BlueHeron, Waders, Gulls, Ducks. Birder Guide: Janet Bosshard  
MAR 1 -  Santa Rosa Bird Rescue Center, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, Eco-Adventrue--Pre-Class; theme: Acion Drawing Gesture and Shape Basics. Drew Falcons, Owls, Hawks, Osprey Vultures and more.

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