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.)

ONE DAY ONLY
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:

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