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.

ARTISTS
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

HOST & SPONSOR
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.

FREE VALET BIKE PARKING
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.

FOOD TRUCKS
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.

POSTER FRAMING
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.

LOCATION
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 (patrick@artcrank.com) for details, or just sign yourself up right here: http://bit.ly/ARTCRANKvolunteer



Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Fold-A-Note Greeting Cards

Sloth Fold-A-Notes available here.

Remember the Fold-A-Note craze from the late 70s/ early 80s? 
Hand-write your letter on one side, fold it up, seal it and add a stamp- no envelope needed.
#SNAILMAILFOREVER!!!

I have created 8 new Fold-A-Note designs... 
They come in boxed sets that include four designs- 8 cards, 2 of each car design.

Series #1: Birds, Fish, Bunnies and Garden available here.

Series #2: Dogs, Sloths, Cats & Mice, and Birds & Flowers available here.

One of my original illustrations for the card series- "Sloths."

All of the original painted illustrations are available in my Etsy shop!


I have many new more new greeting card designs (birthday cards, sympathy cards, blank cards, boxed sets, etc.) available via Artists to Watch. They're available as individual cards or Wholesale.

If you like what you see, ask your favorite local shop to stock them! 
Artists to Watch is an excellent National company that directly supports Minnesota artists and designers.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Hotbed Benefit Art Auction 2017

Animal Kingdom, 28x40", acrylic on paper

In February I received an email with the subject line, "Charity art event hosted by Sharon Stone"
Exciting, right?! 


(You had me at Sharon Stone.)

I made this painting especially for Saturday's annual Hotbed Gala in San Francisco. 
Their art auction, curated by The Jealous Curator, will benefit Planet Hope and their mission to provide outreach and educational resources to homeless, abused, and terminally ill children. ♥
The event will be hosted by Sharon Stone and Todrick Hall.

I actually made two paintings so they could choose one for the auction. (I am a people pleaser and a Minnesotan, after all.)
The one on the right is in my Etsy shop. ;0)

Here are some process shots of the painting from my studio. A sketch (I never make sketches?!?), some under-painting (the horse was originally going to be on wheels), and the finished painting. Not shown: when I dropped and ripped it immediately after I finished the painting. (I repaired the tear and nobody will ever notice! SHHHH!)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

National Stationary Show 2017


 
The ATW booth at NSS.

What an honor to have my work represented by Artists to Watch at the National Stationary Show at the Javits Center in New York- May 21-24, 2017!

Setting up the booth...


My Gorilla painting is now available as a print and on a greeting card via ATW.

Check out my full line of Greeting Cards here and six new Wall Art Prints here!

6 new prints- available as paper prints or canvas wraps! 

I'm excited about these new Boxed Sets of Fold-A-Note cards. Eight cards for $14.95.
                                          
Set 1 is available here.



Set 2 available here.



Some of our new Fold-A-Note designs were up for a Best New Product award at the show.  Here's Andy from ATW modeling 
the cards at the print factory.
We didn't win... ;0)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Root and Star Magazine

"the magazine for the whole child."
The theme of this issue (#9) is Hands.
Copies available here.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Two New Mini Prints


Trying a little experiment...
Two new mini-prints are now available in my Etsy shop!
"Eat" and "Fussy."
Nothin fancy: 5.5 x 5.5" (including .25" border for framing) on extra thick, 100% recycled, matte paper.
$15 each

Monday, April 3, 2017

Arc at Nahcotta gallery

"Turn" and "Flip"

I have two new 16", half-moon shaped paintings in 
"Arc" at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH.
Show opens this Fri, 4/7/17 and runs through 4/30.
The entire show is online now at Nahcotta.com


Saturday, March 4, 2017

4 NEW PRINTS via Light Grey Art Lab.

UPDATE- This show is over and the remaining paintings are now available in my Etsy shop!

Onward, 12x16" 
I have four brand new paintings in "To Be You" at the newly renovated/expanded Light Grey Art Lab gallery in Minneapolis. 
The originals are available for purchase and each one is also available as a print! (Links to each piece below images.) 

Pretty/Fierce, 12x16" 

Vigilant, 12x16"

Leery, 12x16" 

Panorama from the beginning of last night's reception.

Southwest Journal has a great write up about the gallery expansion and new exhibitions:
"Light Grey Art Lab’s Bold Ambition: The creative hub and gallery celebrates five years with a major expansion." by Dylan Thomas

Gallery construction photo by Dylan Thomas for Southwest Journal.

You can find me and my work near the snack table.

My photos are horrible but the new galleries and shop are gorgeous!



Stop in and visit the show in person.
You'll leave inspired, I promise!
More of my horrible photos:

Paper Masks by Camille Chew

Ink Drawing by Andres Guzman

Embroidery by Alanna Stapleton

Gouache portrait of Twinkle by Allegra Lockstadt

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Doggie Greeting Cards

Six of my newest Greeting Cards via Artists to Watch!

I have a bunch of new greeting cards available via 
Ordering info here- individual cards, boxed sets and wholesale options available.

This box set has two each of four different dog cards (blank inside) with 8 envelopes for $12.95. Order here.

...don't worry- there's a kitty box set too!

Birds, Bears, PhoneFaces and a bunch of other stuff too! 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Get Lucky 2017

Tiger, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

I donated my "Tiger" painting to SooVAC’s Annual Fundraising Gala and Silent Art Auction: "GET LUCKY"

One night only! 
Saturday January 28th, 2017 7pm-11pm
at Soo Visual Arts Center (map)

NEW THIS YEAR- MOBILE BIDDING for those that can not attend in person!

Preview the works and learn how to place your bid here.

Preview and bid on artworks from the silent auction online!

"Tasty Treats and Beverages provided by: Bad Weather Brewing Company, Bryant Lake Bowl, Canteen 3255, Chowgirls Killer Catering, Common Roots, Fulton Beer, Kyatchi, Tattersall Distilling and more...

Music by Lori Barbero and Sarah White


ART BY: Alyssa Baguss, Mary Bergs, Ute Bertog, Anna Biedenbender, Amelia Biewald, Rachel Breen, Andrea Carlson, Jaron Childs, Tara Costello, Jennifer Davis, Jim Denomie, John Diebel, Pete Driessen, Aaron Dysart, Clea Felien, Toni Gallo,Ruthann Godollei, Greg Gossel, Samuel Hanson Willis, Christopher Harrison, Pao Her, Alison Hiltner, Joshua Huyser, Kate Iverson, Brett Kallusky, Shana Kaplow, Keren Kroul, John Largaespada, Chris Larson, David Lefkowitz, Curt LeMieux, Rob McBroom, Paula McCartney, Shelly Mosman, Wil Natzel, Kelly O'Brien, Britt Omann, Terrence Payne, Kayla Plosz, David Rathman, Amy Rice, Erika Ritzel, Elaine Rutherford, Joe Sinness, Lindsay Smith, David Sollie, Bruce Tapola, Lex Thompson, Megan Vossler, Caitlin Warner and Michon Weeks"

SooVAC Members: $50 Advanced Tickets: $60 Tickets at the Door: $65
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Count Backwards from 10 at Fox Tax


TONIGHT (Sat, 1/14/17) at Fox Tax Gallery in NE Minneapolis!
"Count Backwards from 10"

"After 10 years in our current location, watching the once sleepy NE neighborhood fully awake from its un-gentrified slumber, we are now making plans to move this coming spring and with that move, marking the end of the Gallery @ Fox Tax.  To celebrate and reminisce on the last 10 years of art events, we will be stuffing the walls to the brim with work from over 20 of our most illustrious alumni in a jam-packed 10 year retrospective extravaganza!"

I have four paintings in the show.

"Apparition", "Kilter", "Little Birdy" and "Weathervane"


Peeks at the install from @foxtax.

via City Pages:
"...Fox Tax, founded by brother-sister team Mark and Alyssa Fox, opened shop in northeast Minneapolis in 2006. As tax accountants, they specialized in sorting out the ultra-complicated 1040s of artists, musicians, and other creative types. Since their offices had more space than they could fill, they decided to turn the front part of the building into a gallery. Rock 'n' roll.

For their final show in their current space, next week the duo will be hosting a 10-year retrospective featuring the artists who helped make the gallery great. That includes whimsical illustrator DC Ice, animal portrait expert Jennifer Davis, and Gregory Euclide, whose beautiful nature paintings/installations you might recognize from Bon Iver's eponymous 2011 album..."




"...Back in 2007, before business-run art galleries became a PR norm, sprouting up shamelessly in IT companies, BMW dealerships and chiropractic offices, siblings Mark and Alyssa Fox opened a showroom in what would seem to be the most bloodless, art-averse environment imaginable: a tax-planning office. But the Gallery at Fox Tax soon became a legit force. It had a knack for party throwing, an always surprising eye for art we would grow to consider quintessentially Minneapolitan — the gallery was an early champion of design-y painters Garrett Perry, Jennifer Davis and John Grider — and generally operated with sincerity and taste, when it easily could have pandered and fished for clients. (Its bread-and-butter is “to make an art out of your business,” i.e., tax prep for creatives.) Saturday’s opening is an anniversary (10 years), a retrospective (group show of 20 gallery alumni) and also a tentative farewell: With Fox Tax relocating this summer, the gallery “in its current form” is slated to close in April. Sad..."

Artists include:
DC Ice, Corey McNally, Jennifer Davis, John Grider, Nick Howard, 
Laura Hallen, Andy Messerschmidt, Josie Lewis, Eric Inkala, 
Jaron Childs, Alex Kuno, Garrett Perry, Shawn McNulty, 
Rob McBroom, Nick Golfis, John Diebel, Colin Kopp, Gregory Euclide, 
Anne George, Daniel Buettner, Jon Aller, Kenneth Steinbach, 

Peter Geyen, and Hannah Frick.