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January 9, 2018 > Birdhouse Battle is on at Sun Gallery

Birdhouse Battle is on at Sun Gallery

Submitted By Dorsi Diaz

We are excited to announce the opening of our 4th annual ?Build a Better Birdhouse Battle? at Sun Gallery on Friday, January 12. This year, students from Tennyson, Hayward High, and Mt. Eden (Mr. Mielke, Ms. Butler, Mr. Lower, and Mr. Landreau?s classes) will compete for the BBBB cup.

The Build a Better Birdhouse Battle is a silent auction and the highest bidder at 7 p.m. on January 12 will take home these beautiful, handmade birdhouses. Eighty birdhouses are expected to be up for sale, crafted by Advanced 3D and Advanced Ceramics students from Mt. Eden and Tennyson, and Advanced Wood Shop students from Hayward High.

?The winning school each year captures the trophy cup (kind of like the Stanford Axe) and bragging rights,? says Geoff Landreau, who teaches 3D Design, Advanced 3D, and AP 3D Design at Mt. Eden. ?It?s a fun, friendly competition between schools, and we have found that the competitive nature of the event inspires our students to work hard on their art pieces.?

Tennyson High won the battle last year with the most birdhouse sales. Most of the birdhouses sell in the $20 ? $50 range. ?The funds from the sale go directly to the student artists and it is a way for them to profit from their hard work,? says Landreau. He says they sold around 50 birdhouses last year, with sales totaling over $1,000.

Refreshments will be served during the silent auction as attendees view the diverse and clever creations.

Come and see some amazing student art and help support art programs at our high schools in a first of its kind throwdown!

The Sun Gallery is a local non-profit gallery that supports and collaborates with our local public schools and is celebrating our 42nd year of serving the community. The gallery can be reached at (510) 581-4050 or visit online at

Build a Better Birdhouse Battle
Friday, Jan 12
4 p.m. ? 7 p.m.
Sun Gallery
1015 E St, Hayward
(510) 581-4050

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