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Awards and Juried Exhibitions
2022  Artist in Residence, Hog Island Audubon Camp 
2021  Bonefish and Tarpon Trust 2021 Artist of the Year
2021  Wild Wings "Spotlight Artist of the Month"  January 2021
2019  Named Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists
2019  Easton Waterfowl Festival. Invited Artist. Easton, MD
2019  "The Glorious Twelfth, The Glorious Grouse" Show, Sportsman's Gallery. Charleston, SC.
2017  Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.  Invited Artist.  Charleston, SC
2014  "From the Field--Bird Paintings by Jim Rataczak."  Bell Museum of Natural History.
2013  Something Sketchy Exhibit.  Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN. 
2013  Art of the Animal Kingdom.  Bennington Center for the Arts.  Bennington, NH.  "The Rising."  
2013  American Waterfowler.  Spring 2013 Cover.  "Seamus".
2013  Upland Almanac  Spring 2013 Cover.  "Up and Out--Woodcock."  
2012  Art Perchance.  Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Minneapolis, MN.
2012  Catalogue of Original Artwork.  Sportsman's Gallery.  Atlanta, GA
2011  Fall Festival and Originals Catalogue  Wild Wings Gallery. Lake City, MN. (Also 1995-Present)
          People’s Choice Top Ten 2000 “Gifts Under the Tree” Oil on Linen
2011  Sketch Night: Featured Artist. Bell Museum of Natural History. Minneapolis, MN 
2011  Art of the Animal Kingdom. Bennington Center for the Arts. Bennington, VT.   (Also '02, '09)
2011  Catalogue of Original Artwork. Sportsman’s Gallery. Atlanta, GA. 
2011  Upland Almanac  Winter 2011 Cover Art “Snowshoe Country—Ruffed Grouse”  (Also Summer 2011, 1999)
2011  Art Perchance. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis, MN (Also 2007-Present)
2010  Drawn to Nature. Bell Museum of Natural History. Minneapolis, MN  (Also '06, '05)
          Purchase Award 2006 “Black Spruce Bog” Oil on Linen
2010  Heart of the Lakes Triathlon Poster Art. Snooty Fox Gallery. Annandale, MN
2010  The Nature Art of Jim Rataczak. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. St. Paul, MN.
2010  Izaak Walton League Annual Art Show, Breckenridge Chapter. Brooklyn Ctr, MN
          First Place: “Winter Rough-leg” Watercolor on Paper
2008  Federal Duck Stamp Gala. Bloomington, MN  
2007  Nature Observed. Great Lakes Aquarium. Duluth, MN.
2007  Delta Waterfowl Magazine Summer 2007 Cover Art   (Also Fall 2002, 2004)
2001 The Bird Art of Jim Rataczak.  Phipps Art Center. Hudson, WI.
1999  National Wildlife Art Show. Overland Park, KS.  (Also 1998)
          Judge’s Award of Merit  1999
          Best of Show-Songbirds 1998
          Best of Show-First Time Artist 1998 
1997 Wildlife and Western Art Show. Wildlife Collectors Society. Minneapolis, MN (Also '94, '95, '96)
1997 Wildlife Heritage Art Show. Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Foundation.   (Also '93, '94, '95, '96)
          Award of Excellence  “Islands—Common Loon” Oil on Board 1996
          Award of Distinction: “Islands—Common Loon” Oil on Board 1996
          Best Print Release: “Late Summer—Goldfinches” 1995
          Award of Excellence “Arctic Tern at the Nest” 1994 
          Award of Excellence “Snowy Oaks—Cardinals” 1993
1996  Loon Fest. Brainerd, MN
          Best of Show—People’s Choice: “Islands—Common Loon” Oil on Board
1995  Wonderful World of Warblers. One Touch of Nature Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994  Acadia ’94. Wendell Gilley Gallery. Southwest Harbor, ME