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Images of all paintings copyrighted by Minnesota artist Jim Rataczak © 2012
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January 11-February 23, 2014--Over twenty of Jim's original paintings, plus dozens of his field sketches, were exhibited in "From the Field--Bird Paintings by Jim Rataczak" at the Bell Museum of Natural History, in conjunction with their hugely successful Audubon and the Art of Birds exhibit.
January 2019:--Heart of the Lakes Triathlon   Annual Poster
August 29- Nov 1, 2020--"Winter Meditation" exhibited at the 2020 Society of Animal Artist's Member's Show.  Hiram Blauvelt Museum, Oradel, NJ.
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CLICK HERE to see the series of SMALL AFFORDABLE PAINTINGS I am offering in participation of the Artist Support Pledge.  The ASP was conceived by European artist Matthew Burrows in response the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to help artists impacted by gallery closings, show cancellations, etc.  In it, artists post images of small affordable works for sale for no more thank US$200 each.  Every time an artist reaches $1000 through these sales, the artist pledges to buy $200 of work from another artist.

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January 2021--Spotlight Artist of the Month at Wild Wings!  As someone who enjoys a good winter, this a fun honor.  They even posted a little video:
Jim's original oil painting, "Spanish Angels--Snowy Egrets", to be sold by auction at the Copley Winter Sale February 19-20, 2021