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Archives of Falconry to feature Colorado artist at Spring Rendezvous on March 3

BOISE, Idaho – Paintings by noted Colorado artist Robert Katona will be featured when falconers gather for their annual Spring Rendezvous on Saturday, March 3, at the Archives of Falconry.

The falconers will see special exhibits and tour the Archives and interpretive center, located at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey. They also will honor falconers who have died with a ceremony at the Archives’ outdoor Wall of Remembrance.

 Katona is a falconer and artist whose detailed images of hawks, falcons, and other birds of prey have been published widely, including in “Hawk Chalks and Journals,” Raptor Research Foundation publications, and falconry books, such as Jim Enderson’s “Peregrine Falcon.” He was honored by the Society of Illustrators for his work on the book “Golden Eagle Country.”

Katona’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at dozens of museums and galleries. He was commissioned to paint portraits of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia and the Emir of Bahrain.

A large oil painting by Philip Reinagle (1749-1833) of famous British falconer Colonel Thomas Thornton also will be on display during the daylong rendezvous. The painting, loaned by the Winston Guest family of Long Island, New York, hangs near a case containing the Thornton Urn, presented by the Falconer’s Club in 1781.

The Wall of Remembrance ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. This year’s inductees are Chad Hunter Cyrus, Donald J. Grisco, Ron Hartley, Glenn Milton Hicks, Walter Clay Hill II, Robert Matthew Klimes, J. Lindsay Oaks, Douglas Ray Scott, Henry Tyler Swain, Barrie D. Watson, and James L. Willmarth.

Participants will cap the day’s events with a dinner at 5:30 p.m.

For reservations and information, contact the Archives at 208-362-8256 or

For more information, contact:

Erin Katzner
Director of Global Engagement
Main Phone:     208-362-3716
Direct Phone:     208-362-8277