Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Get Lucky 2020

"Good Dog" acrylic/graphite 12x16"

I donated this painting, "Good Dog" to 
Soo Visual Arts Center's annual fundraising gala and silent art auction
THIS Saturday, January 25th, 2020, 7-11pm

"Celebrate and support our year-round programming with amazing art, people, food and drink." Complimentary valet parking and mobile bidding will be available, alongside tasty treats and beverages provided by @BryantLakeBowl@ChowgirlsCatering@CommonRoots Café, @Gigi’sCafeMpls, @SurlyBrewering and more. @TheRealTrickyMiki will provide music for your partying pleasure." 

ART BY: Ta-coumba T. Aiken, Betsy Alwin, Katayoun Amjadi, Alyssa Baguss, Amelia Biewald, Rachel Breen, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Tara Costello, Jennifer Davis, Aaron Dysart, Torey Erin, Christi Furnas, Toni Gallo, Mary Gibney, Greg Gossel, Lindsy Halleckson, Amanda Hamilton, Amina Harper, Christopher E. Harrison, Syed Hosain, Joshua Huyser, Caitlin Karolczak, Anne Labovitz, Heather Lamanno, Tiffany Lange, Yijia Li, Allegra Lockstadt, Rob McBroom, Shelly Mosman, Wil Natzel, Terrence Payne, Drew Peterson, David Rathman, Amy Rice, Gregory Rose, Mark Schoening, Christopher Selleck, Joe Sinness, Alec Soth, Michael Sweere, Suyao Tian, Julia Walther, Forrest Wasko, and a few surprises.

It's a FUN party!

GET TICKETS here.
Can't attend but want to bid on the artwork/s? Find out how here.

Hope to see you there!

This is the 10th year I've participated! 
Some goofy pics from years past...

The Afterparty Afterparty pic by Jaime Carrera 2012

There was some sort of scavenger hunt game...I can't remember! 2013

Prom theme 2015

A tropical theme? 2016

Loves 2017

Two of my fav BFFs Doug and Stephen

Boss Lady 2018


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Artillery - Film and TV Art Licensing

One of my pages in the new 2020 Artillery Catalog.

I'm excited to announce my new partnership with 
Artillery - Art With a Bang!
Artillery is a "creative agency offering cleared art resources for Film + Tv productions as well as project management, consultation, and art direction for fine art exhibitions and installations."
License my art for your project?


A few of my art licensing options available via Artillery.

For all audio/visual licensing and purchasing, please send direct requests via email.
Feed your eyeballs daily via the Artillery Instagram page. They have a full roster of inspiring artists- I love it!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuxedo Cats, 5x5", acrylic/graphite

It's time for  the annual SooVAC Artists' Holiday Shop!

​"Our artists holiday shop features art and gifts from Minnesota artists and makers. From prints to paintings, jewelry to sculpture- make SooVAC’s Local Artists’ Shop your one stop holiday shop! This is shopping you can feel good about."

Who: The Soo Visual Arts Center and YOU!
Where: 2909 Bryant Avenue South #101 Minneapolis, MN 55408
What: A holiday Pop-Up shop featuring affordable items by local (MN) artists. 
When: December 6 - December 29, Wednesdays 11-5, Thurs-Fri 11-7pm, Sats and Suns 11-4pm
Why: So you can SHOP LOCAL and feel great about supporting the artists of MN (and Soo!)
How: This incredible shop is made possible by the dedicated staff and volunteers at SooVAC. Be sure to give them a high five!
FB Event page here.

Donkey Bookends (hand-pained thrift store finds)

Participating artists include: Betsy Alwin, Kevin Beaudin, Megan Beck, Kailey Mo Becker, Julie Benda, Zachary Betts, Boxy Mouse (Jay O'Neil), Joni Van Bockel, Mary Bruno (Bruno Press), Dana Christopherson, Tara Costello, Lisa Coyne, Amy Crickenberger Oeth, Jennifer Davis, Preston Drum, Andy Ducett, Nathaniel Flink, Christi Furnas, Camille Gage, Toni Gallo, Mary Gibney, Ruthann Godellei, LK Hanson, Christopher Harrison, Lindsay Herbert, Jess Hirsch (Women’s Woodshop), Kathleen Hurley, IslandQueenSatanFlower (Rebecca Spangenthal), JobyLynn Sassily James, Meher Kahn, Jen Kreilich (JLUX Jewelry), Tiffany Lange, Gillian McLaughlin, Shawn McNulty, TJ Moran, Abby Mouw, Terrence Payne, Alex Petersen, Jesse Petersen, Kimberely Tschida Petters (Vandalia Street Press), Emily Quandahl, Jill Reynolds, Amy Rice, Robyne Robinson (ROX), Violeta Rotstein, Elaine Rutherford, Elana Schwartzman (Fontlove Studio), Dustin Steuck, Suyao Tian, Jenni Undis, Thomas Wegner, and Russ White!

(Pictured are all of the things I dropped off for the sale!)
Inquiries: info@soovac.org, (612) 871-2263

Moose, hand-painted wall-hanging, thrift store moose

3 owls, hand-painted, wall-hanging thrift store owls

Blue Deer, hand-painted, wall-mounted, actual size(!) foam deer head

Hand-painted Red Cat Clock (There's a green dog clock in my shop too!)

Rooster- a hand-painted thrift store find

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

"Forward" at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH

Jump Rope, 12x16", acrylic/graphite

I'll have seven new paintings in this group show:

"Forward" at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH
November 29 - December 29 2019
Opening reception on December 6th, 5-7pm

"As a way of ending the year on a note of gratitude and generosity, we donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of each piece to an organization of the artist’s choosing. - Nahcotta"

I chose Juxtaposition Arts in Minneapolis, MN to aid in their mission of developing "community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power."

Inquiries: ph.603.433.1705, info@nahcotta.com

Rabbit, 12x16", acrylic/graphite

Cat, 12x16", acrylic/graphite (SOLD)

3 Snakes, 12x16", acrylic/graphite

Pants, 12x16", acrylic/graphite

Cactarium,11x14", acrylic/graphite

Onward, 12x16", acrylic/graphite


Inquiries: ph.603.433.1705, info@nahcotta.com

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Pop-Up art Sale Art Birchwood Cafe, Minneapolis

I made an impulsive decision to host an art pop-up sale!


What: Jennifer Davis Art Pop-Up at the Birchwood Cafe
...in tandem with the Seward Art Crawl's Winter Frolic event.

FB event page:

When: Sun, Dec 8th, 2019, 3-7pm



Why: So you can get some arty gifts for yourself and others while eating free Holiday Pie samples and sipping Birchbark Tea.

How: Just like, head over there, man. 


My paintings are on the wall s of the Cafe through Feb 2020! Photo from @BirchwoodCafe.

The Pop-Up is one evening only but the following paintings will be on the walls at the cafe through Feb 2020. Thank you for looking and hope to see you there!

Two Horses, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

 
 Optimist, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Running Dog, 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite. 

Phoenix, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Wings, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Pink Succulent, acrylic/graphite, 11x14".

Blueberry, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Flora, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Moth, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Pekingese, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Moth, 24x30, acrylic/graphite.

Nightflower, 24x30, acrylic/graphite.

Pink House, 24x30, acrylic/graphite.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Interview In Spirituality & Health Magazine

Spirituality & Health Magazine, Sept/Oct 2019

I did a little phone interview with Spirituality & Health Magazine.
As the featured artist in their Sept/Oct 2019 issue, they included 10+ of my paintings as illustrations for the articles. The issue is available on newsstands now- and you can read it/order online here.



I have worked with this magazine several times before- AND I LOVE IT! They pay their artists/illustrators a fair wage for image use and they are just plain cool people! (Thank you, Sandra and Ben!)




 Extra thanks to Brad for taking this "casual" photo of me in my studio -because I am a fussy, temperamental art director. ;0) 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Juried Exhibition at Artistry in Bloomington, MN

"Biome" acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, 24x30"

I am honored to announce that my painting, "Biome", has been accepted for the annual
Members Juried Exhibition at Artistry (The Bloomington Center for the Arts in Bloomington, MN!)

Opening reception: Friday, Oct 4, 2019, 6-8pm
Show Runs 10/4/19- 11/15/19
Curated by Juror Andrea Specht
Inquiries: Rachel Daly rdaly@artistrymn.org

"Each year this exciting exhibition brings together Artistry’s many talented members.  It is always a varied and eclectic collection showcasing many different mediums, styles and techniques. Every year the exhibiting artwork is selected by a prominent member of the local arts community who will also judge 13 awards including a $500 Best of Show Award."

Exhibiting Artists:
Janet Adams, Jean Allen, Michael Anderson, Joan Barry, Megan Bell, Barb Bjornson, Lynnette Black, Robin Blochinger, James Burpee, Karen Caldwell, Pamela Carberry, Chris Cinque, Carol Clay, Kordula Coleman, Kat Corrigan, Rita Beyer Corrigan, Jack Dale, Rebecca David, Jennifer Davis, Tom Davis, Fred Dingler, Beth Dorsey, Susan Dunwell, Joan Einsman, Cynthia Fleury, Fred Foster, Elizabeth Franklin, Norma Hanlon, Marty Harris, Beth Hatlen Elliott, Brian Hayden, Marilyn Herrmann, Tom Hessel, Norman Holen, Shelley Holl, Heidi Hrbek, Colleen Kennealy, Eric Ketelsen, Pamela Kirton, Bradford Kissell, David Knowlton, Jeanne Kosfeld, Karen Kraco, Kurt Kreissl, Kristi Kuder, Bill Kuhn, Linda Lee, Doug Lew, Brenda Litman, Rick Lundsten, James McGuire, Barb McKinlay, Keith Miesel, Courtney Miller Bellairs, George Moore, Eric Mueller, Carl Nanoff, Heidi Nelson, John Niemi, Polly Norman, John O’Leary, Reid Olson, Gwen Partin, John Pearson, Emily Price, Leila Rastegar, Gretchen Robinson, Eduardo Romo, Mary Rowland, Michael Schmidt, Richard Simonsen, Cida Smith, Susan Solomon, Stephen Stone, Michael Sweere, Tom Teller, David Thompson, John Traeger, Amy Usdin, Melody Villars, Brenda Ward, Tom Westberg, Emmy White

*Update! I got an "Honorable Mention" ribbon and a prize! Sweeeeet! ;0)



Sunday, September 8, 2019

Cult of Meow at Gristle Art Gallery


 
Blue Cat Clock, acrylic/graphite on working wood clock

I made another hand-painted wooden Kitty Cat Clock for
Cult of Meow 3
at Gristle Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
Show dates: 9/7/19 - 12/7/19
Reception" Sat 9/7/19

Blue Cat Clock side view.
See the entire exhibition online here.
PASSWORD: catscatscats
Inquiries: gallery@gristletattoo.com

I made a video of my first cat clock (same kind, cheap wood clock from Target) in action and you can see it here.