September, 2014 - June 2016: Wilderness Forever Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Dawn's "Sunset Paddle" photograph was juried into the Wilderness Forever Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The photograph won its class/division, "People in Wilderness", amateur. It was also published in a special golden edition of Nature's Best Photography magazine, along with the story Dawn provided. There were more than 5500 entries, 300 semi-finalists (2 of which were Dawn's, "Sunset Paddle" and "Through the Fog"), and 50 images were on exhibit in large format (40" x 60") at the Smithsonian. We are pleased that an image illustrating Minnesota's BWCAW was part of this exhibit honoring of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and were grateful to be included in this special celebration.


November 4, 5, & 6, 2016: Holiday Open Studio. Our inaugural holiday photography event was a great success! We enjoy helping folks bring the beauty and energy of nature into their spaces! 
 
August 22 - November 15, 2016:  "Canoescapes" Exhibit at the Perk Place Coffeehouse & Bakery in Duluth. This exhibit was inspired by our countless adventures in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park. “Canoescapes” included four of the photographs that have received special recognition from the Smithsonian, several images from Gary’s 221-day solo canoe trip, a few favorites from the archives, and some photos fresh out of the wilderness. In addition to preserving nature’s artistry, many of these photographs tell a story, stir a memory, or inspire new adventures for the viewers. They invite you to experience serenity and stillness. 


September 10, 2016:  Hermantown Harvest Fest, Hermantown Community Building Grounds on Maple Grove Road. We enjoyed the 8th annual festival and meeting new people and seeing familiar faces.


June 11-12, 2016:  2nd Annual Boundary Waters Expo, Gunflint Trail, Minnesota. It was great meeting other wilderness enthusiasts and interacting with the participants of our outdoor photography workshop/photo shoot! This was a fun expo -- lots of great gear and info, campfire storytelling, and a variety of excellent presentations.


May 13-15, 2016: Spring Photography Open Studio! This event was a great success -- we enjoyed meeting many new people, seeing good friends, and helping folks bring the beauty and energy of nature into their spaces!


March 30 - April 30, 2016: The 21st Annual Arts in Harmony International Juried Travelling Art Show, at the Blaine City Hall. Dawn's "Through the Fog", framed with Gary's handmade wooden frames, was on exhibit.


February 1 - March 24, 2016: The 21st Annual Arts in Harmony International Juried Art Show, at the Sherburne County Government Center. Dawn's "Through the Fog" and "Through the Eyes of the Shack", both framed with Gary's handmade wooden frames, were on exhibit.

January 30, 2016: Presentation at Northwoods Photography Day at the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. We enjoyed meeting participants and sharing tips for winter photography and videography. We recommended ways to dress and protect your camera gear during winter outings, and shared tips for creating memorable nature photographs in variable winter conditions. Hope to see you there in the future!

September, 2014 - November 2015: Wilderness Forever Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Dawn's "Sunset Paddle" photograph was juried into the Wilderness Forever Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The photograph was the winner in its class/division, "People in Wilderness", amateur. It was also published in a special golden edition of Nature's Best Photography magazine, along with the story Dawn provided. We're very grateful to have been a part of the Wilderness 50 celebration! There were more than 5500 entries, 300 semi-finalists (2 of which were Dawn's, "Sunset Paddle" and "Through the Fog"), and 50 images were on exhibit in large format (40" x 60") at the Smithsonian. We are pleased that an image illustrating Minnesota's BWCAW was on exhibit in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

November 14-15, 2015 We enjoyed our time at the Festival of Trees at the DECC in Duluth. This year's crowd favorites were "Canoeing under the Stars", "Winter Storm at Split Rock Lighthouse", "Sunset Paddle", and "The Granite Guardian: A Shoreline Reflection". We offered a wide selection of subjects and substrates, but our canoescapes on dye-infused aluminum seem to have a "magnetic" quality to the, as they draw viewers in for a closer look. We enjoyed meeting many customers and festival-goers. Hope to see you there next year!

July 24 - September 6, 2015: MPLS Photo Center's "Patterns in Nature" exhibit. We are honored that Gary's "Simple Symmetry" was juried into this exhibit. Internationally-renowned photographer, Jim Brandenburg, was the guest exhibit juror. Mr. Brandenburg chose 70 photographs for the exhibit from more than 1,100 submissions.

Presentation: "Inspired by Wilderness: A Four Season Solo Canoe Journey" ~ We enjoyed presenting about Gary Fiedler’s 221- day solo canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Quetico Provincial Park during 2014. Along with stunning photos and videos, we shared various aspects of the odyssey including planning, gear, and support. Attend a future presentation to see and hear how the journey unfolded through countless challenges and memorable experiences. Learn about post-trip purposeful projects, the benefits of protecting wild places, wilderness photography tips, and participate in Q&A. Contact us to schedule a presentation for your group or event! Presentations will be tailored to the particular interests of your group.

     April 25, 3:30 p.m., at the Outdoor Adventure Expo, U of M, Hanson Hall Room 105.
     May 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Duluth Pack Retail Store, Duluth, Minnesota.
     June 12-14 at the BWCA Expo, Seagull Lake landing on the Gunflint Trail.

May 29 - June 21, 2015: Frozen Photographers' Group Exhibit "Fire & Ice: No Ordinary Landscape" at the Johnson Heritage Post Gallery in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Dawn's "The Granite Guardian: A Shoreline Reflection", "Paddling to Sunrise", and "Through the Eyes of the Shack", and Gary's "Winter Storm at Split Rock Lighthouse", "Sea Stack at Tettegouche", and "Photographic Fun" were part of this excellent group exhibit. 

February 5-15, 2015: Ely ArtWalk and Ely WinterFest. Several of Gary's photos on canvas were on exhibit at the Boathouse Brew Pub and Dawn's were on exhibit at NAPA Auto in Ely, Minnesota. This year 45 merchants provided their window space to exhibit the art of more than 100 artists of the Ely region. There was lots of fun to be had at WinterFest and lots of art to enjoy at Ely ArtWalk!

January 22 - February 15, 2015: Duluth Art Institute's Annual Member Show. Gary's "Wild Wolf in Quetico" and Dawn's "Lake Superior Sea Smoke" were on exhibit in the Great Hall at the Depot. It was an excellent exhibit showcasing a wide variety of artwork created by many artists in our area.

December 13, 2014: Duluth Pack Meet & Greet event.

November 22-23, 2014: We had a great time at our 3rd Junior League of Duluth's annual Festival of Trees at the DECC in Duluth. We enjoyed meeting many new people and visiting with some familiar ones too. Folks enjoyed chatting with Gary about his recently-completed 221-day solo canoe trip in the wilderness. Our two framed, dye-infused aluminum photographs were very popular, along with the favorite canvas gallery wraps: "Whitewater Canoeing" (canoeing snowpeople), Winter Storm at Split Rock Lighthouse, Lake Superior Sea Smoke, and Lake Superior Storm. We're looking forward to next year's Festival and hope to see you there!

Oct. 8 - Nov. 4, 2014: Whole Foods Co-op Member Exhibit. Dawn's "Mouth-watering Blueberries" was on exhibit custom framed in hickory.

September 5-20, 2014: Frozen Photographers' Group Exhibit at Duluth Photography Institute. Dawn's "Lake Superior Sea Smoke", "Lake Superior Storm", and "Adrift" are on exhibit as canvas gallery wraps. Stop by to see this "cool" exhibit!

September 7, 2014, "Aerial America: Wilderness" aired on The Smithsonian Channel. This beautiful documentary includes many glimpses of the Boundary Waters through our video footage! 

September 5-6, 2014: Lake Superior Wilderness Conference. We had a display of many wilderness photographs during the conference.

July 5-13, 2014: Ely Greenstone Juried Art Show and Sale. Dawn's "Through the Fog", "Glorious Grouse", and "Impressions of Autumn" were juried into the exhibit.

May 2014: Lyric Center for the Arts, 8th annual Open Water Exhibit. Dawn's "Paddling to Sunrise", "Grounded Amidst the Flow", and Gary's "Suspended", "Common Loon", and "Foggy Morning Paddle" were on exhibit.

November 2013 - April 2014: St. Luke's Hospital Exhibit. A large selection of our canvas gallery wraps and premium framed photography was on exhibit in Building A.

April, 2014: Member Exhibit at Duluth Photography Institute. Dawn's "Through the Fog" and Gary's "Wild Wolf in Quetico" were on exhibit and available for purchase as finished framed prints.

March 2014: Frozen Photographers' Group Exhibit at Duluth Photography Institute. Dawn's "Lake Superior Sea Smoke" and "Gilded Superior Ice" were on exhibit as canvas gallery wraps.

January 23 - February 16: Duluth Art Institute's Annual Member Show. Gary's "Winter Storm at Split Rock Lighthouse" (framed in hickory) and Dawn's "The Granite Guardian: A Shoreline Reflection" (framed in cherry) were on exhibit in the Great Hall at the Depot. It was an excellent exhibit showcasing a wide variety of artwork created by many artists in our area.

2013 Holiday Boutique at the Lyric Center for the Arts: An assortment of our canvas gallery wraps, packaged photographs, 2014 wall calendars, holiday cards, and coffee mugs were available at the holiday boutique.

November 23 - 24, 2013: We had a great time at our 2nd Junior League of Duluth's annual Festival of Trees at the DECC in Duluth. We enjoyed meeting many new people and seeing some familiar ones too. It was fun to see which images people were drawn to. Our "Whitewater Canoeing" (canoeing snowpeople) image inspired the most smiles this year. We're looking forward to next year's Festival and hope to see you there!

September 13 - October 27, 2013: MPLS Photo Center's "Ambient Light: A Natural Luminosity" exhibit. We are honored that Gary's "Wild Wolf in Quetico" and "Foggy Morning Paddle" were juried into this exhibit. Internationally-renowned photographer, Jim Brandenburg, was the guest exhibit juror. Mr. Brandenburg chose 70 photographs for the exhibit from more than 1,600 submissions.

June 20 - August 25, 2013: Duluth Art Institute, Water Works Exhibit. We are honored that Dawn's "Through the Fog" and Gary's "Suspended" were juried into the Water Works Exhibit.

July 20 - 28, 2013: Ely Greenstone’s Juried Art Show & Sale. We are honored that Dawn's "Mouth-watering Blueberries", "The Granite Guardian: A Shoreline Reflection", "Sunset Paddle", and Gary's "Winter Storm at Split Rock Lighthouse", "Moose: The Shake", and "Paddling into the Sunset" were juried into the art show and sale. The art show was comprised of approximately 160 pieces of beautiful art. Dawn's "The Granite Guardian: A Shoreline Reflection" was awarded an Honorable Mention by the judges and the People's Choice Award.

May 2013: Duluth Photography Institute Member Exhibit. Gary's "Nature's Bonsai Tree" and Dawn's "Sunset Paddle" were on exhibit.

May 2013: Lyric Center for the Arts, 7th annual Open Water Exhibit. Dawn's "Sunset Paddle" and "Through the Fog" were juried into the Open Water Exhibit in Virginia, Minnesota.

February 13 - May 1: Dawn's "The Art of Making Honey" was one of five pieces of artwork selected for an exhibit in the Duluth City Council Chambers.

March 1 - April 8: Two of Dawn's photographs were juried into the 27th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, a national juried fine arts competition dedicated to canine art. "A Heart of Gold" and "You Are My Sunshine" depict Dawn's Golden Retriever extraordinaire, Daisy, who enjoys hiking and wilderness camping and canoeing. Daisy came to us through Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM), a wonderful non-profit organization that rehomes Golden Retrievers. The exhibit's jurors chose from 360 entries submitted by 113 artists across the country. Dawn's canvas gallery wraps were on exhibit in Wichita, Kansas at the Foyer Gallery at Century II Convention Center and/or the CityArts Building, and at the Sunflower Cluster Dog Shows Kansas Pavilions. For details, visit www.ArtShowAtTheDogShow.com. 

December 6 - February 10: Duluth Art Institute's Arrowhead Biennial juried art exhibit. Of more than 500 entries from artists throughout the Midwestern U.S. and Ontario, Canada, Gary's "Abstract Fall Colors" was one of nearly 40 fine art pieces on exhibit and available for purchase.

January 16 - February 13: Duluth Art Institute's Annual Member Show. Gary's "Nature's Bonsai Tree" and Dawn's "The Art of Making Honey" were on exhibit in the Great Hall at the Depot. This was an excellent exhibit showcasing a wide variety of artwork created by many artists in our area.

December 2012: Our art was featured at Jitters coffeehouse during the month of December. Our photography was available as unframed, premium framed, and canvas gallery wrap, in addition to our inaugural wall calendars. Thank you for this impromptu exhibit opportunity, Jitters! (102 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN)

November 2012: Duluth Photography Institute Member Exhibit. Along with many fine works by members, Gary's "Columbine: The Richness of Summer" and Dawn's "Mouth-watering Blueberries" were on exhibit and available for purchase. 

November 17-18, 2012: We had a great time at the Festival of Trees at the DECC in Duluth. We offered a wide selection of our distinctive fine art photography as unframed prints and canvas gallery wraps. We also brought many pieces of our premium artwork, custom finished with conservation materials in Gary's hand-made solid wood frames. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting many customers and festival-goers. Hope to see you there next year!

July 2012: Mesabi East SPARKS Gallery 2012 Juried Photography Exhibit in Aurora, Minnesota.  Six of our fine art nature photographs were juried into the gallery's photography exhibit. Gary's "Moose Skull", "Caribou River Falls", and "Raindrops on Feather", along with Dawn's "Impressions of Autumn", "Mouth-Watering Blueberries", and "Sunset Paddle" were on exhibit in conjunction with the Northern Lights Music Festival.

April 30-May 6, 2012: Duluth Homegrown Music/Art Festival, visual art show "Local Walk" located at Duluth Photography Institute. Among many fine works by local visual artists, Gary's "Paddling into the Sunset" and Dawn's "Fall in Lester Park" were on exhibit and available for purchase.

April 2012 : Duluth Photography Institute Member Exhibit. Along with many fine works by members, Gary's "Northern Lights Lake Pictographs" and Dawn's "The Granite Guardian: A Shoreline Reflection" were on exhibit and available for purchase.

April 21, 2012: During our first Art for Earth Day Duluth Gallery Hop, we were the featured artists in the "For the Love of Nature Exhibit" at The Frame Corner & Gallery, 323 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN. We enjoyed meeting customers and sharing our love of nature during the event.

April 19, 2012: Duluth Art Progressive, Duluth Photography Institute, 405 East Superior Street, Suite 140, Duluth, MN.  Along with works by other area photographers, Gary's "Northern Lights Lake Pictographs" and Dawn's "The Granite Guardian: A Shoreline Reflection" were on exhibit.

Feb-Mar, 2012: We are honored that three of our fine art photographs were juried into the Arts in Harmony 2012 Exhibit. This 17th annual international juried art show was on exhibit in Elk River, Minnesota. Gary's artwork entitled "Suspended" and "Driftwood and Maple Leaf", and Dawn's artwork entitled "Impressions of Autumn" were included in the exhibit. Juror Peter Spooner selected 161 pieces of 2D and 3D artwork for this show from among 570 works submitted by 196 artists.

June 2011: Gary Fiedler's "Of Summers Past" was awarded Honorable Mention at the Mesabi East Gallery SPARKS Exhibit in Aurora, Minnesota.  Four of our framed photographs were juried into the gallery's first annual juried art exhibit in June, 2011. Gary's "Of Summers Past"  and "Columbine: The Richness of Summer" and Dawn's "Nature's Artistry" and "The Granite Guardian: A Shoreline Reflection" were part of the exhibit. We're grateful for the gallery's support of the arts and education.

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