Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Annual Artists' Holiday Shop at Soo Visual Arts Center

Need last minute gifts? 
It's the final week of the SooVAC annual Aritsts' Holiday Shop!
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, 55408
Hours: Wed 11-5, Thurs/Fri 11-7, Sat/Sun 11-4 (Nov 30-Dec 23, 2018)

Skip the mall and the landfill bound junk from Amazon AND support living artists and a top-notch art gallery institution, why don'tcha?

Dozens of artists with handmade art and items priced to move.

Picture here: Art by Mary Gibney, Amy Rice, Christopher E. Harrison, Tara Costello, Ashely Peifer, Kevin Beaudin and me...

I dropped off all kinds of stuff:

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store found rhino head.

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store found buffalo head.

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store found rabbit head.

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store 1970s owl.

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store bird on a branch.

Reversible bird/dog screenprints.

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store found crazy fruit basket thingy.

Handmade, poured paint earrings.

Hand-painted foam earrings.

Stop in and say, "Hello."

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"Post-Patriarchal Feminism: Visions of Optimism & Illusion"

Chick, 12x16", acrylic/graphite, 2018

"Post-Patriarchal Feminism: Visions of Optimism & Illusion"

Opens at Co Exhibitions in NEMpls this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.
 7-11pm with DJs Babyghost & Rowsheen. 
Refreshments from Modist Brewing & more.
(Through Jan 19, 2019.)

PussyCat, 12x16", acrylic/graphite, 2018

Participating artists: Jenna Blazevich * Liz Born * Jennifer Davis * Sarah Reed McNamara * Nicole Marroquin * Shelly Mosman * Meghan Lionel Murphy * Carla Rodriguez * Maria Cristina Tavera * Martzia Thometz * Nicomi Nix Turner * Tara Zanzig 

Dog, 12x16", acrylic/graphite, 2018

Post-Patriarchal Feminism: Visions of Optimism & Illusion is a collaborative art show that asks: what is the future of Feminism? One in which the previous feminist counter culture has claimed the majority of public opinion and therefore, ignorant and uninformed is the new counter culture? One in which yesterday’s promises have manifested themselves and we have societally transcended gender?

As we envision the pendulum of cyclical theory pushing us forward, it can feel like a personal daily roller coaster ride. At the apex, the thrilling anticipation of progress we can feel rumbling underground just before plummeting into turbulent feverish bitterness. We invite you along on this ride and explore, “why is that lady so angry?”

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

14th Annual Post-It show at GR2 in LA

I was invited to participate in the 14th Annual Post-It show at Giant Robot store/gallery in Los Angeles, CA-
400+ artists, 3,000+ Post Its for just $25 a pop! 
Dec 1- Dec 9, 2018...Go get 'em!

Opening reception via @giantrobotstore.

Here are my Post It Note (3x3", self-adhesive note paper) paintings for the show:

Installation photo via @notadjmether.

People camping outside the store to leading up to the opening! Photo via @damianjmc

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fresh paintings at Barbette in Minneapolis!

*Update: I switched in more new paintings at Barbette on 6/9/19.
As always, you can also see all of them in my Etsy shop: here.

I just added a bunch of brand new original paintings to my Big Little Art Show with Amy Crickenberger Oeth at Barbette (restaurant) in Uptown Minneapolis!

Photo by @ChowgirlAmy.

Barbette is a cozy/delicious place for brunch, lunch, a nice dinner or happy hour cocktails.
So Many Paintings!!!

Stop in and feed your tummy AND your eyeballs!
(...and if you can't visit in person you can see all of the paintings in my Etsy shop!)
If you're there on Thurs-Sun (from 5pm-12am) take a peek at my 47' mural in the adjacent Trapeze champagne bar!
Photo by @trapezebubbles.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

S'Habiller avec Amour (To Dress With Love) Event in Mpls

6 yards of hand-painted black silk.

I just finished painting 6 yards (18'!!!) of black silk fabric for my collaboration with fashion designer Shenandoah Bauer. The resulting garments will debut at the upcoming Fashion Week MN event...

A promo photo by Photographer/Stylist/Event Producer, Shelly Mosman.

S'Habiller avec Amour (To Dress With Love.)

Sat, Sept 29, 2018 at Workshop in NE Mpls.
Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 8:30.
Note: This is a ticketed event with limited seating.
Facebook event page here.

"Celebrating youth and the beauty of aging. An evening of true inspiration and expression of individuality. Directed by Shelly Mosman and a team of creatives Niya DeLaPena and Kimberly Steward in affiliation with Fashion Week MN. Featuring local clothing designers Shenandoah Bauer, Jennifer Davis, Carter Averbeck and Celina Kane along with jewlery designers Olivia Schares, Stephanie Lake and Jennifer Merchant. S’habiller Avec Amour is a curated runway incorporating vintage and new designer pieces from Golden Pearl Vintage, My Sister’s Closet, and GH2. Mosman and her team have assembled a visual production including HUAS hair salon, music designer Daron Walker and baroque opera singer Sarah R Jackson in correlation with lighting designer Arlo Paul Gutherie. Enjoy complimentary cocktails crafted by Crooked Waters Spirits, catering by Fabulous Catering.

Put on your party shoes for Cosmonaut Group, and dance. We’ll see you at Workshop NE, generously donated by Josh Hanson." 

***UPDATE 10/12/18: Here are some more photos- process photos and photos form the show!

My sketch for our hand-painted silk skirt.

Finished painting, ready for Shenandoah Bauer to cut and sew.

The finished skirt (made by Shenandoah Bauer) worn by gorgeous Super Model Caitlin Karolczak.

The finished skirt (made by Shenandoah Bauer) worn by gorgeous Super Model Caitlin Karolczak.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


My new solo exhibition, "Strange New World", opens this Friday (9/7/18) at Artspace in Raleigh, NC through 10/27/18!
Scroll down for an early preview of 40 new paintings for the show- and a little process video at the very end.
If you're anywhere near Raleigh- please close this browser window immediately and surprise your eyeballs IN PERSON at the gallery! ;0)

My home studio BEFORE & AFTER:
Happy Place!

Sad chicken.

Here are the 40 paintings I just shipped to Artspace for the show...
Each one is acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, 12"w x 16"h x 1.5"d and $550 (unless otherwise noted below the photo.)

1. Thumbs Up (SOLD)

2. Trees

3. Stripes

4. Snakes

5. Fish (SOLD)

6. Princess

7. Red Plant

8. Cultivate (acrylic/graphite/charcoal)

9. Bun Bun (acrylic/graphite/charcoal)

10. Pact

11. Blue Flowers

12. Moth

13. Aries (acrylic/graphite/charcoal/gold leaf)

14. Weeble (SOLD)

15. Good Stuff (acrylic/graphite/charcoal)

16. Rooster

17. Two Cats (SOLD)

18. Good Dog (acrylic/graphite/charcoal)

19. Push/Pull

20. Wake Up

21. Leery (SOLD)

22. Houseplant

23. Swan Planter

24. Orange

25. Run (SOLD)

26. Octopus

27. Spotted Cat (20"w x 16"h x 1.5"d, $650)

28. Poodle

29. Flora

30. Hollywood (2017)

31. Leopard (SOLD)

32. Rhino

33. Monster

34. Pekingese

35. Rabbit 

36. Onward

37. Puppet (acrylic/graphite/charcoal)

38. Take Care (acrylic/graphite/charcoal) (SOLD)

39. White Squirrels

40. X-Ray Vision (acrylic/graphite/charcoal)

Some photos from my trip to Raleigh:

a panorama of the exhibition

exhibition brochure

wall vinyl and guestbook

my friend Naomi traveled from Minneapolis with me

celebratory bruuuuunch!


Here's a fun process video from the making of "Trees":
Source: Extremely satisfying ASMR painting process sounds by JenniferDavisArt