Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Printmaking Residency at Lawrence Arts Center in KS

The brand new custom Takach press at the John Taller Print Studio, Lawrence Arts Center. (Photo via @thinkgirlpress)

I've been invited to participate in an exciting art-making opportunity at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS! 

On Monday, Aug 29, I'll be starting a print-making residency at the John Talleur Print Studio.
This will be my first time (since I made a Fugazi T-shirt in 11th grade...25 years ago!) silkscreening- I'm nervous and excited.

The studio is creating a new program to publish limited edition artist prints, educate the public about printmaking, support artists, and raise funds for more printmaking programming at the Lawrence Arts Center. 

I am so thrilled to be the Print Shop's inaugural Ad Astra Print Edition Artist!
I'll work directly with a team of printmakers, led by Tonja Torgerson (LAC Printmaking Fellow), to publish a professional edition based on one of my new paintings.

If you're in the area, please join us on September 2nd from 5:00-7:30 pm (remarks at 6:00 pm) to celebrate with an Open House of the new John Talleur Printmaking Studio and launch of Ad Astra Editions first artist’s print. 

I'm keeping the artwork under wraps for now but you can follow along on my adventures via Instagram: Intsagram.com/JenniferDavisArt
New prints coming SOON!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Enormous Tiny Art Show #20!

Details of new little car paintings for ETA #20!

I am pleased to announce that I am once again participating in the Enormous Tiny Art Show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH. This is the TWENTIETH iteration of the show! 20!!!


Ford Fairlane 500, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

True Story: I got locked out of my own car insurance loan because when I called the lender with a billing issue I was unable to answer Security Questions such as: 
"What is the model of your car?", "What year is your car?", "What year did you buy your car?" and so on... I only know that my car is GRAY! Oh- and a HONDA!

My point is that I don't really care much about cars. I wouldn't own one if I didn't live in the Frigid Tundra. However, I have amassed a large collection of photos of adorable cars that I see on walks and bike rides around Minneapolis. 

Dodge Tradesman 200, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100 

I've participated in the Enormous Tiny Art Show about...11 times??? Maybe more.
Enormous Tiny Art Show ?- collaged book covers
Enormous Tiny Art Show 5- tiny dog BFF paintings
Enormous Tiny Art Show 6- creepy little paintings
Enormous Tiny Art Show 7- lovey dovey little paintings
Enormous Tiny Art Show 9- weird little paintings
Enormous Tiny Art Show 10- little painted wooden fruits
Enormous Tiny Art Show 11- little paintings
Enormous Tiny Art Show 12- painted lady portraits
Enormous Tiny Art Show 14- painted thrift store birds
Enormous Tiny Art Show 19- 8" painted wooden boxes

Jeep Wagoneer, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

It's been a fun challenge to come up with a new art project for each show. A perfect use for the car photos I've collected over the years...

Mercury Cougar (hotly debated on my FB), 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

Jaguar XJ6, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

Dodge Dart, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

Ford Galaxie, 5x5", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, $100

Thank you for looking! 
My work from the show is available for purchase here.
Check out the entire show (IT'S MASSIVE!) online here or attend the opening reception in person at
Nahcotta on Fri Sept 2, 2016, 5-8pm.


Monday, July 25, 2016

More New Greeting Cards

I'm thrilled to be working with Artists to Watch in MN to grow my line of greeting cards!

Two new Valentines and a Father's Day Card.

All 19 of my card designs are available individually and wholesale via ArtiststoWatch.com (and in select stores too!)

"You Knock My Tube Socks Off! Happy Valentine's Day" is available for $3.90 here.

"Happy Valentine's Day, You Wild Thing!" is available for $3.90 here.

"You're a Classic! Happy Father's Day" is available for $3.90 here.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Love Heals at SpotSpa

Pick a card! Any Card! 
The "Love Heals" deck for Spot Spas.

Please join me for "Love Heals" at Spot Spa Uptown in Minneapolis (map)
Thursday, July 17, 2016 
6:30 - 8:30pm
Facebook event page here.
I'll have 12 new, little paintings on display. 

Twelve new 6x6" paintings!
Trust, Begin(sold), Trust(sold), Peace(sold), Create(sold), Forgive, Completion(Sold), Gratitude, Reach, Plant, Love, Renew.
Paintings are in my Etsy shop.

The paintings were created as illustrations for Spot Spa's "Love Heals Tune-In Deck".



Draw a random card to set your intention. 


What is the "Love Heals" deck?
The brainchild of Nell Sue Rueckl, it's a set of tarot-like cards that correspond with the Chakras. Draw a card from the deck to set your intention and inspire healing thoughts.
The cards are illustrated by me and designed by Marinte Forte Sticha. 
They're available exclusively at Spot Spas in Minneapolis for $25/deck. 

Here's a little video of the deck via @SpotSpas Instagram.

The 12 original paintings/illustrations will also be on display and available for purchase.
(The paintings are currently in my Etsy shop!)

The original paintings.

Exclusively at Spot Spa for $25/set. (Kits available online here.)

I've also been working on lots of brand new handmade EARRINGS and I'll be slinging those at the event too. ;0) 
These and many more- $25/pair.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Delightful 10 Paintings

Huge thanks to everyone that came our for "Delightful 10" at Track 29 Gallery last night.
I had a blast.

Special thanks to Ross Fefercorn, Cynde Randall, Jan Elftmann, Anna, Jaci, Connie and the wonderful staff at Track 29 for making our night so special.

Big love to Amy Rice. I hope we get to do this kind of thing many more times throughout the years.

Amy and I and Amy's purse in front of Amy's paintings! (Photo by Jan Elftmann.)

Here are my paintings from the show (except "Succulents" because I forgot to scan it. Doh!)
Please direct inquiries to Anna at Track 29: trkpropmgr@villagegreen.com

Ice Cream, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Pineapple, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite/gold leaf on mounted panel

Rabbits, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

Running Dog 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel
Scaredy Cat, 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Sea Lion, 12w x 16"h, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

Sentient, 12w x 16"h, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Deer, 12w x 16"h, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

Snake, 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Owls, 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel 

Nightbird, 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel 

Aqua Lung, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

Apparition, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

...and I forgot to scan "Succulents". It's one of my favs. Here is a phone snapshot:

Succulents, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

Thank you for looking! -jd

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Delightful 10 * Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice


at Track29 Gallery in Minneapolis (map)

Please join us for the opening reception! 
Thurs June 23, 5-9 pm
art + hors d’oeuvres + drinks 
with music by special guest Connie Evingson
Free!

This is the back of our postcard mailer. (Want one? Send me your snail mail address to jenniferdavisart@gmail.com)

"Track 29 Gallery presents its second exhibition of the 2016 season in Delightful 10, featuring new and recent work by critically acclaimed artists Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice. Giving a nod to their first show together (Delightful at Rosalux in 2006), Delightful 10 acknowledges a decade of their mutual appreciation and demonstrates the evolution of their paintings and mixed-media pieces.


Through their art, Davis and Rice give witness to this world and beyond: Davis is completely unleashed, streaming images from a fantastic imagined universe; while Rice testifies to the abundance of a real life tethered to the earth. Through their persistent savvy and innocent perception Davis and Rice shine 21st century guidance through a feminine ethos: care for what’s in your midst, honor other species and remember what you once knew deeply in your heart."

This blurb was in Minnesota Monthly Magazine waaaaay back in 2006 when Amy and I had our first two-woman show together at Rosalux Gallery!

Amy and I have shown our work together many, many times over the years but in 2016 we are celebrating our ten year anniversary of our first two- woman show! 
Here are some highlights of our friendship in art:

2006: "Delightful" at Rosalux Gallery 

...an early collaboration. Amy Rice (l) and Jennifer Davis (r)

2006: We hosted several awesome events with our fabulous MN art collective Pilot.

Pilot art collective in MN Monthly Magazine, Sept 2006.

2007: "Delightful Too" at Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta, GA.
2009: We hosted a Pop-Up gallery, "Contagious", with our dear friend and fellow painter, Tara Costello.

Tara, Amy, and me for "Contagious."

2011:  Amy and I hosted "Delightful 3: A Pop-Up Gallery" in St. Paul, MN.

City Pages blurb about "Delightful 3."

Amy and me at "Delightful 3" via Decor8.

Delightful 10 is curated by Jan Elftmann & Cynde Randall.

EXHIBITION DATES: June 23 – October 2, 2016
GALLERY HOURS: Noon–7pm, Daily 
Open to the Public. Artwork for sale.
Curator Cynde Randall has written a beautiful essay about our newest show. You can read it here.
Hope you can join us on 6/23 for our newest chapter! =0)

www.AmyRiceArt.com
www.JenniferDavisArt.com
www.Track29Gallery.com
Facebook event page.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Ekphrastic! at Soo Visual Arts Center in Mpls

Part of the collaborative, wall-sized drawing by me and Mike Carina.

Ekphrastic!
A Collaborative Storytelling Experiment
at Soo Visual Arts Center in Mpls
Sat, June 4, 6-8pm
Event page here.

Join us for the completion/closing celebration of EKPHRASTIC on June 4th 6-8pm, an experiment in collaborative multi-panel storytelling facilitated by artist Megan Vossler and a pop up "Book Bar" created by The Riveter Magazine and Magers & Quinn in celebration of MN Lit Crawl.

Over the course of five weeks, twenty-five participating artists are stopping by SooVAC during gallery hours to draw onsite, as the drawings are completed they will be displayed on the walls in an Exquisite Corpse style narrative. The works will be loosely associated with a weekly theme based on the traditional narrative arc: exposition, complication, rising action, climax and falling action.

The final week of the exhibition, writers James Cihlar, Heid Erdrich, and William Reichard will visit the completed drawing and create short narrative responses -- hence, the title EKPHRASTIC. (Ekphrasis = Greek term for the interpretation, description, or amplification of an existing artwork in one medium, by using another medium. For example, a drawing of a story, or a story about a drawing.)

Visual Artists: Taylor Baldry, Amelia Biewald, Dan Bruggeman, Michael Carina, Jennifer Davis, Andy DuCett, Christi Furnas, Paige Guggemos, Geoffrey Hamerlinck, Christopher Harrison, David Lefkowitz, Erik Lervold, Allegra Lockstadt, Jennifer Nevitt, Lindsay Nohl, Miles Ott, Terrence Payne, Melba Price, Jenny Schmid, Joe Sinness, Andy Sturdevant, Bruce Tapola, Jade Townsend, Christopher Tradowsky and Megan Vossler
Writers: James Cihlar, Heid Erdrich, and William Reichard


Sneak peek posted by Terrence Payne.

Part of the drawing by Me and Joe Sinness.



Monday, May 23, 2016

Wine, Snacks and Bears, Oh My!


at Kit & Ace's North Loop (Minneapolis) location!

They're throwing a little cocktail hour viewing shindig this Thurs, May 26, 2016 from 5-7.
The event is free but PRETTY PLEASE RSVP here.
My art will be on view through Aug 2nd.

UPDATE: here are some photos from the show...

Photo by @Divnairet.

Photo by @Divnairet.

Photo by @Divnairet.

Photo by @Divnairet.

Photo by @SpotSpas.

Photo by @yesthebarb.

Photo by @JahnaPeloquin.

Photo by @JahnaPeloquin.

Photos by @SpotSpas.