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Black-necked Stilts on Willcox Playa

Title: Black-necked Stilts on Willcox Playa
Artist: Stephen J Phillips

Limited edition lino-cut print, signed, matted and framed by artist
Size: 5”h x 8”w

Title: Yellow Reptilian Nutty Bowl

Artist: Tom Philabaum
Philabaum Glass Works
Approx. 5.5″h x 4.5″w., glass

Title: ‘Functional Lehman’
Artist: Daniel Lehman

Set of hand-wrought metal candle holders.

Title: Tucson Audubon Society Mission
Artist: Lauri Marks Kaye
Lauri’s fine art mixed media series called Tucson Portrait Stories includes this beautiful iridescent piece.
What every Tucson Audubon board member present and past would want. Find the birder!
We will have three sizes available: 12″x 13″, 20″x 23″, and 30″x 33.5″
mixed media drawing on brushed metal

Lauri Marks Kaye has worked professionally as an artist since graduating from Parsons School of Design, New York City in 1992. She first landed a job as an assistant art director at Rolling Stone…See all Lauri’s Tucson Portrait Stories pieces currently on display during October in the Art in the Lobby series at Hotel Congress


Title: Gila Woodpecker
Artist: Wil Taylor

Original, acrylic and gold acrylic paint. Signed, matted and framed by artist.
Includes invitation to Gilded Cage Artist Studio.
Wil’s work here is detailed in its realism and also includes totemic elements.
From his newest 2017 work in the ‘Scene’ category.


Photographer: Lisa Willnow
Lisa will have 5 framed images in the Fly! silent auction gallery, including Gambel’s quail, hummingbirds and woodpeckers.

She has won awards in a variety of juried competitions.  Her photos have appeared in, and won awards in, art gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States.


Title: Turkey Vulture tumbler with pervious nostril
Artist: Allison Shock
glazed stoneware, size approx 5″ ht, holds about 20 oz, 600ml
Allison also writes an online journal, here she explains why vultures don’t need ‘kleenex’

Great for drinking from, keeping pens in, or maybe some old bones. 

Title: Roadrunner Jive
Artist: Trasherella

hand embroidery on reclaimed denim, framed by artist
approx. size 14” x 10”

A Fly! gala exclusive by Tucson artist, Trasherella

I loved creating him. I hope that comes through and what’s more that he catches somebody’s fancy. 

Title: Quail
Artist: Rand Carlson
metal containers, small brass tacks, wood, size 6”x 6”

Handmade by Tucson’s “Tin Man” (and Tucson Weekly contributing cartoonist) Quail is collage artwork to brighten any wall with whimsy.

Title: ‘Hummingbird Etiquette’
Artist: Beth Surdut

Two broad-tailed hummingbird chicks are about to fledge from their nest in a juniper tree. Signed, museum-quality archival pigment print derived from the original colored pencil and ink. Framed, size 16″x20″
Beth Surdut creates the Art of Paying Attention illustrated radio series on NPR where you can hear the story of these hummingbirds and more critter encounters.

Title: Raven 
Artists: DDco Design, Pop-Cycle

reclaimed painted door panel, paper, size 26″ x 18”

Title: ‘The Conspiracy’
Artist: Sarah Kennedy-Equine, Scorched Earth Creations

Individually hand-cut, glazed mosaic pieces assembled and then fired.
Framed in a rustic metal frame and weather sealed, ready to hang indoors or out.
Framed, size 10” X 10”

Title: American Kestrel
Artist: M.C. Blake

Signed, matted, framed print, 1/50

Title: ‘Skimmerscape’
Artist: Charlie Harper
Signed and numbered serigraph from the Charlie Harper studio, matted and framed.

Behold how black skimmers fish for their finny food. As the tide falls and the moon rises, a squadron of skimmers shimmers over the glassy cove, shallow-plowing the shallows with their razor-thin lower mandibles, scooping up minnows by the many from the mini furrows. It’s a little like seeing with a string, and you have to wonder if they don’t come up with a lot of flotsam and jetsam. Isn’t there an easier way to make a living? Not if you’re a black skimmer.

Laura Tanzer
Tote Bag
Own a colorful slice of Laura Tanzer fashion designs on your shoulder.

Our Gala Chair is delighted to be wearing a Laura Tanzer original to the Fly! event gala on Friday October 20, 2017.

It was always Laura’s intent to combine her business and fashion skills to create a company that would reflect her love for fashion while also applying the sustainable practice concepts that she taught at the University of Arizona. Founded in October 2013, Laura Tanzer, LLC is the embodiment of that intent.

Perching Birds to care for trinkets, towels, keys

Artists: DDco Design, Pop-Cycle

reclaimed wood cabinet panel door, painted, metal doorknobs, size 22 1/4“ x 13 1/4”
Sturdy up-cycling with two hooks to attach securely to your wall

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Expert Guided BIRD WALK
For up to 4 people, led by expert guide Kathe Anderson at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
The Bird Walk experience will be yours to arrange at a date and time that suits your group.

Title: Saguaro Landscape Scarf
Artist: Saraiya Kanning

Silk art painted scarf

Artist: Chuck Watkins

Female Broad-billed, original oil painting, framed, size is 21″x 19″

Chuck’s printed gift cards and prints maybe familiar if you have visited Tucson Audubon  Nature Stores, but here’s the chance to own an original.

Title: Vermillion on fence
Artist: Saraiya Kanning

Painted silk 8”x 8”

Title: Southwest Pueblo
Artist: Charles Watkins

3-D wall hanging, clay and found cholla skeleton

Title: Handmade glazed pottery Platter
Artist: Martha Kelly, Shooting Star Pottery
Shooting Star potter, Martha Kelly, has been in Patagonia working as a studio potter since 1981. “Throughout my life, clay has always been the source of my true joy. The magic of making something out of nothing is truly a gift to the potter as well as the world.”

Title: Blue Doors
Artist: Denyse Fenelon
Some realtors buy and sell houses and some are artists too! Denyse is a graduate of Cal State University Hayward-Art and St. Mary’s College in Moraga with an Art Teaching degree. Currently a member of Women Artists of the West and the Sonoran Plein Air Painters Society. Founder of the Tucson Barrio Painters. Showing at Desert Artisans Gallery in Tucson and at the Tubac Center for the Arts.

Title: Vermilion with mesquite
Artist: Saraiya Kanning

Painted silk 8”x 8”, framed by artist

Title: Owl-shaped Bee Habitat
Artist: Greg Corman

Mesquite carved owls with tunnels in sides for bee nesting

Title: Hummingbird – series of exquisite Weisz photos
Photographer: Dan Weisz

Series of hummingbird prints, 8 x 10 inches

Title: Soul Sisters 108 Jewelry – Mala
Artist: Carolyn Fike

Stone beads, leather (exclusively designed for Fly! Gala)

Artist: Martha Kelly
Shooting Star Pottery, Patagonia, AZ

Ceramic coffee pot

Artsy Habitat at Home

Glass Happens
Artist: Peggy Terlisner

Look for Peggy’s stained-glass hummingbirds and butterflies, from Sahuarita, AZ in a Habitat at Home package to bid on.

Title: ‘Armand’s Finger Rock’
Artist: Diana Madaras
watercolor print, signed by artist, framed, includes souvenir gallery catalog worth $20.
Finger Rock Canyon Trail is an 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oro Valley, Arizona that offers the chance to see Sonora Desert wildlife.



Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447


Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447