Wednesday, June 20, 2018

My First Mural!

Last October I painted my first large scale mural at the "soon to open" Trapeze Champagne Bar in Uptown Minneapolis...and I have been waiting impatiently for them to open to the public ever since.
My wish finally came true last week.


My 47' mural! Photo by Emily Cassel.

"The room is small and really reminds me of a bar you'd dip into in a New York neighborhood...The wall mural, by Jennifer Davis, delivers the whimsy. The whole place is a lovely escape from the bro-ing of Uptown." - MsP Magazine

High Ceilings! View of the front door via @TrapezeBubbles Instagram.

They added a wall of smoked mirrors opposite of the mural for double the fun. Shown here with crudite goodness. Photo by Emily Cassel.

I love the painting by Bob Hest in the entrance. Photo by Emily Cassel.

"The pretty, pint-sized space seats just 22, but there's a standing bar and a few stools at the front. A floral mural spans the wall and was painted by Jennnifer Davis, who just completed another piece at Hai Hai in Northeast (though Bartmann tells us this one was actually her first for a restaurant)." - City Pages

Visit them in Uptown Minneapolis!
Follow them via Instagram!

ADDED BONUS: My friend Amy and I are currently showing our artwork in the adjacent/attached restaurant next door, Barbette.
Here are some photos from a little arty party we hosted there back in Feb.

Paintings by Amy Crickenberger Oeth and Jennifer Davis on the wall at the adjacent restaurant, Barbette! Photo by Amy Brown.

Ladies Only photo at the reception. lol

Amy Crickenberger Oeth in that Trapeze Pink glow.

Our artwork at Barbette.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Art A Whirl 2018

It's time for Art A Whirl 2018- and I'm actually participating as an "Artist" this year instead of as a "Beer Guzzling Zombie Art Tourist!"
Wheeeeee- here we go...

I'm currently hard at work on my second large mural painting on the patio at Hai Hai restaurant in NE Minneapolis. I'll be there adding the finishing touches during their big Art A Whirl Parking Lot Party. 

I've agreed to do "Live Painting!"
Event page here.

- Nummy street food from Hai Hai and the Hola Arepa Food truck:

- Hola Arepa Cocktail truck- cute cocktails served from the back of a cute truck:

- Fulton Beer tent  
- Live mural painting by me. Here's a peek at day 2 of painting...

- Limited edition Hai Hai mini-prints featuring my mural design if that wasn't enough: Hai Hai is across the street from (vegan!) crepe and ice cream shop Crepe & Spoon and the HUGE Grumpy's NE 20th Anniv AAW party featuring tons of great bands including The Fox Loves and SUPERCHUNK!)

Grumpy's AAW poster art by HAZEXXL

ALSO next weekend: 
Me and my pals are also hosting our THIRD annual Seward Garage Sale Days sale on Fri/Sat May 18/19. I'll be there hustling art prints, hand-made earrings, etc. More about that here.

Come to my garage sale for these $15 mini prints!

Get out there- all of these events will go on rain or shine! ;0)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Artists In The Kitchen

25 Donut Paintings! 5" diameter/$40 each via Textile Center MN

"Artists In The Kitchen" pairs 50 Minnesota women artists with 50 Women chefs/restauranteurs to create collaborative art works for this massive exhibition.

The show opens Thurs, 3/29/18 from 5:30-7pm at the
Textile Center of MN and premiers in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of Women Chefs & Restauranteurs (WCR) national conference, "Women Speak: Curating the Future of Food" from Apr 21-23.

I was beyond thrilled to be paired with Teresa Fox and Arwyn Birch, the SWEET/BADASS Boss Ladies from Glam Doll Donuts! We were instructed to incorporate some textile element into the collaboration and Arwyn came to my rescue with fabric scraps from her former life as a fashion designer. It was so fun to create my own designer donut "flavors" inspired by the fabric and, of course, Glam Dolls' divine homemade donuts! The ladies showered me with boxes of delicious inspiration...

Minneapolis Star Tribune calls it "A FEAST FOR THE EYES"

Join us, won't you?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Enormous Tiny Art Show #23

Seven new, hand-painted, found horse heads for Enormous Tiny Art Show #23 at Nahcotta gallery in Portsmouth NH. 
The show opens Fri, March 2, 2018 but all of the artwork is available online now!

Friday, February 16, 2018

You're Invited!

My friend Amy Crickenberger Oeth and I have a TON of art on the wall at Barbette, a cozy restaurant/bar in (Uptown) Minneapolis.

Collages by Amy Crickenberger Oeth and Paintings by Jennifer Davis

Barbette is hosting a special Happy Hour on Tues, Feb 20th to celebrate our show!

Please join us for happy hour drink specials, complimentary snacks and 45+ original artworks on the wall.

Tues 2/20, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
(Happy hour specials from 4-6 but we'd love to stick around for those that can swing by later/after work!)
Barbette, 1600 W Lake St, Mpls, MN 55408, ph. 612.827.5710
Facebook event page here.

You can also get a sneak peek at the new, 47' mural painted by me and Brad Senne at Trapeze, the new champagne bar adjacent to Barbette.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Chromatic at Alto Gallery in Denver, CO

Creature & Vampire, 14x24" each, acrylic on paper shooting targets

This was my best attempt at making "monochromatic" paintings for
at Alto Gallery in Denver, CO
Opens Fri, Feb 16, 2018
Curated by Shorts.
Show runs through Mar 15.

Inquiries:, (720) 569-7463
Event info here.
Commission your very own custom shooting target via my shop.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Root & Star Magazine Illustrations

My reversible "Bird/Dog" painting is featured inside the front and back covers of the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Root and Star Magazine, "The Magazine for the Whole Child"- and they're fancy enough to frame!

Bird says, "Hello" in the front cover, Dog says, "Goodbye" in the back cover!

The magazine is full of stories, activities and ART ART ART! 
Also included: TWO bookmarks featuring my reversible design.
Buy a copy for your favorite kiddo/s via Root&!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Winterland at Light Grey Art Lab

8 smiling pups!

Winterland Exhibition +Pop-Up 
at Light Grey Art Lab in Uptown Minneapolis 

Opening Reception: Friday, January 26th • 7 - 10pm

I'm showing eight hand-painted, wall mounted, smiling doggy head thingys!
(Also available online via Light Grey's web shop.)
Follow me on Instagram for more pics.

"An exhibition about makers and their craft.

Join us for the opening reception of Winterland, January 26th, as we celebrate exceptional makers in our community! The exhibition showcases work that blur the lines between product design and art, craftsmanship and aesthetics. Winterland focuses on the processes behind the craft, the ethos driving the makers to explore the materials and forms they create, and the experiential aspect of consumable works by those that use the items. The exhibition includes ceramic, leather, and wood goods, jewelry, cosmetics, handcrafted furniture, screen prints, original artwork, sculptures and more! The brands and individuals showcased exemplify the spirit of creativity and innovation present in our local community.

Winterland featured businesses and makers: SgotB, Wolfram Studios, Mandy by Mandy, North Shore Wools, Homesteading Bliss, Vevang MPLS, Redcruiser, Dottir, Adam Gruetzmacher, Taute Co, Samantha Longley Clay, Sudify Jewelry, Florence Oliver, Simple Soaps, The Bitter Buffalo, Strey Designs, Larissa Loden, Abbeys House, Local Produce LLC, Wood & Stone Designs, Forefolk Studio, Woolhouse Designs, and Elixery

Winterland featured artists: Jennifer Davis, Steph Kunze, Tenderheart Studio, Jenna Freimuth, Kim Bogeman, Kelzuki, Elana Schwartzman of Fontlove Studio, Anne Ulku, Gallow (Teagan White and Erica Williams), Alanna Stapleton, and Jesse Lindhorst.

Pop-Up at Light Grey: Sarah Evenson, Jennifer Bowman, Fiona Avocado, Lucy Comer, Alex Mitchell, Puck Saint Comics, Alexis Politz, Keeli O’Brien, Kira Night, Ari Mulch, and Alex Conkins.

This event is free and open to the public. Come celebrate the local makers, creators, and businesses!

This event is sponsored by
Common Roots Cafe and Bingley's Teas"

Sunday, January 14, 2018

New Print Release from Tiny Showcase!

This Tuesday, Jan 16th, Tiny Showcase will release a brand new limited edition print of my painting, Hissy Fit
The prints are 8x10" for $28/each.
Cats in sweaters!!!
Get one here. ;0) (FREE shipping through 2/16!)

The extra exciting part: $250 from the sale of the edition will go to the charity or cause of my choosing: 
Juxtaposition Arts in Minneapolis.
"Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power."

Sign up to receive and email alert about the print release here.

Monday, December 4, 2017

!!! ART SALE !!! 12/9 in MPLS !!!

Hello, Friends!
I'll be slingin' my wares this weekend in NE Mpls at the
Burlesque and Fiends Holiday Sale
at Co Exhibitions (at Broadway & Stinson : map.)

This Sat, Dec 9th, 2017 from 2-10pm.

I'm bringing everyyyythiiiing!
- my new series of $15 mini prints
- hand-pulled, screen and giclee prints ($20 - $90)
- original paintings
- my big crazy hand painted earrings ($20-35)
- letterpress/greeting cards (4 for $10)
- print samples/test prints of sold out editions
- gift certificates for custom pet portraits and custom shooting targets ($125/$150)
- T-shirts ($20)
- hand-painted, up-cycled thrift store tchotchkes for your shelves and walls
- blank books ($3)
...and whatever else I can rustle up...

"What, were you gonna go to the mall for your holiday shopping? Come off of that and get on over to CO for a great afternoon and night of shopping from local artists and thing-makers."

Browse all the good stuff from:
Burlesque of North America (Print Shop)

and their friends:
Jennifer Davis
Alchemist Printing Company (live screenprinting!)
Ann Ryan
Chan Chau
Pig's Eye Pottery
Ritual Print Co.
Martzia Thometz / Pretty Hard
Erin Kelly
Jordan Plourde / JPmetalworks
Sarah Schatz / Dark Matter MPLS
Blkk Hand
+ more!

"Oh and we'll have food, drink, music, and an overdose of holiday cheer. Come on through and find something for all of the cool people on your shopping list."

Friday, November 24, 2017

12 New Mini Prints * $15 each !

I've just added 12 new mini print designs to my shop!

The prints are 
* $15 each!
* 5.5 x 5.5" with a small border for framing
* open editions printed on heavy matte paper

Check 'em out in my shop!

(I'll also be selling these in person at BRLSQ and Friends Holiday Sale in Mpls on Dec 12th from 2-10pm! More info about that soon...) 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Culture As Weapon & Art Is My Weapon

Flowers 1 & 2, acrylic on paper shooting targets, at Space 369 gallery in St Paul.

 I have some new paintings in TWO new shows in the Twin Cities relating to the theme of gun culture in America.

Pact & Revolution, acrylic on paper shooting targets, at Gamut gallery in Minneapolis.

"Art Is My Weapon" opened on Thurs, Oct 19, 2017 at Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis.
Photos from the reception here.
FINALE NIGHT- Friday Oct 27th, 2017, 7pm - 9pm (Panel Discussion & Artists Talk 8pm)

Photo via Gamut Gallery.

Photo via Gamut Gallery.

"Culture As Weapon" opened on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at Space 369 gallery in St. Paul and runs through Oct 29.

(A collage of my snapshots from the reception.)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Chinook Book Cover Illustration

My 2017 Chinook Book Minneapolis/ St. Paul cover illustration.

I did the artwork for the 2017 Chinook Book Minneapolis/St Paul -and it is available now!
A subscription for the app/book will get you hundreds of coupons for local, sustainable businesses. (Free 30 day trial!)

The original painting on paper is in my Etsy shop (and so is the first version of the cover art.)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sukeban Magazine

Animal Kingdom #1 (will be in my shop soon!) and Animal Kingdom #2 (sold)

I did a little interview with Sukeban Magazine.
Check it out here.

Spoiler Alert #1 (sold)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ArtCrank MSP 2017

My poster: Joyride, 3 color screen print with hand-painted details.

I am honored to be included in "ArtCrank 2017 MSP" on 
July 8th Fulton Beer in Northeast Minneapolis (not the downtown taproom!)

"Our 2017 show marks the 10th anniversary of ARTCRANK. We’re going back through 10 years of Minneapolis shows to pick out a greatest hits album of bike poster art for what we hope will be our biggest and best show ever."

Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Fulton Production Brewery in Northeast Minneapolis. 
 Fifty posters by Twin Cities artists. All poster prints will sell for $40 each ‘til they’re gone. Obviously, there’s going to be beer. And admission, as always, is free.

Some kind words from City Pages:

Adam Hoganson // Adam Turman // Allan Peters // Amy Jo // Andy Lund // Andy Wood // Anne Ulku // Brent Gale // Brian Geihl // Brian Hartley Sago // Brock Davis // Brooke Ekelund // Courtney Thomas // Drew Preiner // Ellen Schofield // Greg Brose // Hannah Johnson // Ian Davies // Igor Dukic // JC Lovely // Jason Strong // Jennifer Davis // Jess Louwagie // Jessica Hall Burns // Joanne Grobe // Katherine Lamm // kelly munson // Krisna MacDonald // Laura Brown // Leslie Olson // Lori Anderson // Mike Caguin // Natalie Wynings // Northwoods Art Dept. // Rachel Roddy // Rob Angermuller & Scott Agrimson // Roger Luteyn // Ross Bruggink // Ryan Carlson // Scott Shore // Sean Cooley // Sean Tubridy // Six17 // Steve "Mario" Marinelli // Studio On Fire // Thriving Concern // Todd Zerger // TOOTH // Wink // Zara Gonzalez Hoang

Fulton Beer. Fulton will donate a portion of proceeds from beer sales to Art Start, a partnership between Minneapolis Institute of Art and South Side Minneapolis Boys & Girls Clubs.

Sponsored by blackriver, the app for finding and sharing the best bike rides in the world. Bike parking services provided by provided by the Cultural Wellness Center's My Bike Project. Ride your bike to ARTCRANK, and we'll keep an eye on it while you enjoy the show.

With a little help from Chowgirls Killer Catering and Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market, our food truck lineup is better than ever. Food and refreshments by Hot Indian Foods, The MidNord Empanada Truck, Kramarczuk's, Red River Kitchen • City House, MN Nice Cream and Tap Minneapolis.

Once again, Mitrebox Framing Studio has a fantastic deal for framing ARTCRANK posters: $89 for a standard frame, or 20% off custom framing for all ARTCRANK MSP 2017 posters.

Fulton Production Brewery (Northeast)
*NOT The Tap Room in downtown Minneapolis*
2540 2nd St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

See you there?!
p.s. p.s. "P.S. ARTCRANK is looking for a few more volunteers for the night of the party. Email Patrick Murphy ( for details, or just sign yourself up right here: