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Images of all paintings copyrighted by Minnesota artist Jim Rataczak © 2012
"Misty Migrants--Caspian Terns "

This painting, along with over 20 of Jim's other original paintings, were exhibited at the Bell Museum of Natural History January 11-February 23, 2014.

Recent News:
June 2013---Magazine Cover Double!  Jim's paintings featured on two different magazine covers in one month.
September 2013---Jim's sketches included in the "Something Sketchy" Exhibit going on now through December 29, 2013 at the Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN.
June 2013--"Art of the Animal Kingdom" at the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT.  Jim's original oil painting, "The Rising--Northern Hawk Owl" was juried into the annual AAK show.
December 2013---Jim leads "Thursday night Sketch Series" at the Bell Museum Thursday, December 5, 2013
February 2014--Drawing Birds Workshop.  University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural History.  Jim teaches a three-day workshop on drawing birds.
January 11-February 23--Jim to exhibit at the Bell Museum of Natural History!  Over twenty original paintings, plus dozens of his field sketches, will be exhibited in "From the Field--Bird Paintings by Jim Rataczak" in the Museum's Jaques gallery in conjunction with the ongoing Audubon and the Art of Birds exhibit.