Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Three More for the Miramichi

Like every other non-profit in (at least) the U.S. and Canada, the Miramichi Salmon Association (MSA) had to cancel all of its Spring and Summer fundraising events.  In order to take up some of the resulting financial slack, it is currently holding an online auction,  I have donated these three fly framings to the event (click on the pic to see a larger image).

The first is a map I legally borrowed from a New Brunswick government agency.  I played with it to create a sepia-toned image and added ten tied-by-me modern hairwing salmon flies.  The map and fly background are printed on a single sheet of 140 pound cold-press watercolor paper.  Matting is of course acid free.  The frame is oak milled into frame material in my shop.




Next framing centers around a fun poster I created, "The Eyes Have It" (get it....the "ayes" have it??)  Anyway, I printed the poster and triple matted it in acid free white, and added my version of Carrie Stevens' Green Beauty and my own Deep Green Beauty in the framing.  Frame made it my shop, pine done up in black.




Last, but hopefully not least, is a framing I call, "Autumn on the Little Southwest."  The framing includes a photo I took a couple autumns ago up on the that river while fishing with my pal Paul Elson.  I included several of my favorite fall flies, tied by me.  Frame is black cherry, which I milled from a tree in our backyard.




I hope you access the auction here: https://www.32auctions.com/MSAoutfittersauction?fbclid=IwAR2wohZKkEKN2ygqQe8H6nP05IW8pa1RuaKteqkoCxi6TiHt2Y2bHBLGSFY

If you are in the U.S. and are the winning bidder, the framings will ship from my home.  If you are in Canada or elsewhere, I'll ship the framings to MSA in Canada and they will ship from there.   There are other great items in the auction, hope you'll hurt your wallet a little in the name of Atlantic salmon conservation!

Cheers,
Gary


7 comments:

  1. Great donations Gary, very, very generous. Brad Burns

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    1. Thanks, Brad, I know you certainly do more than your part, too!

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  2. I'm in!!!!!!Maybe I will win this time!

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  3. Hi Gary, Once again, I have to tell you I love looking at the very fine work that you do. I looked at the auction link and see that "Autumn on the Little Southwest" was sold. I have never fished the Miramichi river or Canada for that matter at this point in my life, but would have gladly bought this piece of art simply for its beauty. Keep up the fine work and I will try to remind myself to keep a closer eye on it!

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  4. Oh yeah, next time there is an auction like this one, please send me an email and I will get involved. rswenenrsten@yahoo.com thanks

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    1. Thanks very much for the good words, and I put you on my blog list so you'll be up to date on auctions and blog posts!

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