Nationwide Birdhouse Contest aides Feathered and Furry Hurricane Victims
Artists from across the nation and Canada used their amazing talents and imaginations to create one of a kind birdhouses to aide Noah’s Wish, a charity that helps animals who were made homeless by the recent hurricanes. The top 30 birdhouses and 15 honorable mentions are included in a nationally sold book The House That Faux Built: How to Transform Your Home From Shabby to Showplace Using Paints, Plasters and Creativity ( ISBN 0-9778967-2-2). (also available at Amazon.com) While the main focus of the book is the use of art and faux in remaking a fixer upper, the addition of the birdhouse contest allowed more artists to play a role in this important national project. The proceeds from the house project will build a home for people left homeless in the wake of the hurricanes, so it seemed only fair that animals should have homes as well.
The variety, creativity, and incredible talent involved truly impressed the judges. Photos of the birdhouses and the Arlington and Chicago makeover projects are available at the Faux House website.