I had a great time at the Saint Paul Art Crawl and at the Northrup King Building’s Art Attack, but I am also just fine with my paintings coming home where they were born and where they look beautiful! My great friend Mary E told me once, “Always paint what u love, cuz if it doesn’t sell make sure u would be pleased to have it hanging on your wall. I love these paintings, so I am okay with that. I also love the ones that sold and am happy about that, don’t get me wrong! But I welcome these with loving arms. Now to get ready for the holiday show and Winter Carnival……
Here hanging out on the third floor of the Northrup King Building outside Studio Pintura’s North Light Studio #350. It is day 2 and there has been a lot of traffic. We are open today until 8pm and Sunday 5-10. On Day 1, great friends came and crossed the mighty Mississippi River to support me and my art. Thanks to Gia, Sally, Amy, Tammy, Jenni, Anna, and of course my constant love, Greg. The rain, sleet, and cold was a tough Friday night sell, but people came out to feast on some creativity. I have to say that I love the artists who inhabit the studios and am inspired by their works. It is always fun to be surrounded by those who share your passion and love of the creative life.
Excited to be a part of this show: Natural Heritage Project: In Your Element
The premise: Warning, this is no ordinary exhibition. Each artist selected to participate will be provided with unique GPS coordinates and asked to commit to one hour immersed in the assigned environment (don’t worry, you will have an opportunity to let us know your preferred method of transport and we will find the perfect coordinates just for you).
Such a cool call for an art adventure. I thought, I’m going to do this!!! I loved the sense of mystery and the randomness of the GPS coordinates; I had no idea where I was going. My husband and I packed up the car and followed the coordinates across Minnesota. I was excited as we got nearer and passed Saint Cloud, my curiosity was building. I was so surprised that my site turned out to be a bog! I use to hate bogs, but this was beautiful. It was the St Wendel Tamarack Bog, here is a link to more information about the site: St Wendel . From my childhood memories at Camp Ojiketa, bogs were smelly and bug filled, this was enchanting and mesmerizing with the layers of flora. Now after painting there, I have adjusted my attitude and opened my eyes to the beauty of bogs.
I visited twice and was so entranced by the solitude, the quiet moments of lone birds singing their beautiful songs, and the random animal encounters. The encounters I enjoyed, because they met my intrusiveness into their habitat full on with their dominant personalities, “Excuse me! (I’m a bug, a vole, a bird, a dog) I have this is my territory and I have business here that I am engaged in, please move aside!” I was the outsider that had to be a guest in their home. They allowed me to paint their sanctuary and I loved what I captured. St Wendel is a place of beauty and unexpected beauty, please take an adventure and visit!
Join us to view original works by artists tasked with exploring and observing nature within an assigned environment. Perhaps a beaver pond in William O’Brien State Park or the Light Rail on the corner of Snelling and University Avenue. No matter where they are sent, they will create a piece based on their recollection of the time spent within it, providing us clues to their surroundings. Along with each piece listen to audio directly from the artists as they speak about their experience and divulge their location.
Katy Dika – Providence, Rhode Island
Amy Clark – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Terra Rathai – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Laura Ahola-Young – Pocatello, Idaho
Nicholas Klofkorn – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kristie Kaiser Frudden – Mahtomedi, Minnesota
Deanna Grigus – Hudson, Wisconsin
Kay Raabe – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Kristin Maija Peterson – Eagan, Minnesota
Cena O’Brien – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mary Beth Garrigan – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Susanna Gaunt – Duluth, Minnesota
Madeleine Althoff – Stillwater, Minnesota
David Andree – Fayetteville, Arkansas
Britta Anderson – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stefanie Kiihn – Roseville, Minnesota
I’m thrilled to be showing at the Northrup King Building’s Art Attack. I’m located at the entrance of Studio Pintura North Light Studio on the third floor, #350. Here is a link to all the information you will need to have a great time, Hope to see you there! NKB Art Attack
The Stockholm pictures sold right away, thank you to the new owners! I hope you love them as much as I do!
Please visit this incredible small town- Stockholm, WI
There are so many fun things to see and do and places to eat and drink. My favorites are Bogus Creek Cafe and Gelly’s. They have a plethora of artists and creative souls that as a community hold a lot of interesting events.
Stockholm Art Fair http://www.stockholmartfair.org For over 40 years, artists have been filling the lovely Stockholm Village Park overlooking Lake Pepin on the third Saturday each July. On July 20 2019, the charming little village of Stockholm, Wisconsin will once again host one of the best art fairs around —over 100 juried artists with exceptional works of art, including paintings, jewelry, clay, glass, sculpture, fiber, wood, leather, photography and more.
I added a painting to the AZ Gallery from my favorite spot, Sea Salt at Minnehaha Falls. Great food and views. What Greg and I like about this spot, besides the food, are the people who hang out here. Lots of dog lovers and music aficionados that like to savor a beer and talk about this and that and whatever else is on their minds, our kind of people!
Sea Salt at Minnehaha Falls