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.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

One Day Sale & Open Studio 12/10/16!

Test prints of sold out editions for sale!

with my friend and fellow Mpls artist Amy Rice!


Sat Dec 10, 2016- 11am- 4pm
at Amy's studio (#602) in the California Building, NE Mpls (map)

Lots of hand-painted thrift store tchotchkes!

I'll have lots of prints (including some test prints from sold out editions!), original paintings, painted found-object thrift store sculptures, handmade paint earrings, etc. (at discounted prices.)

Original paintings...

Handmade 100% poured paint earrings!

Amy will be selling all kinds of neato things from her "nice nest press" line.

Letterpress prints and hand-printed textiles by Amy Rice for "a nice nest press."

This event takes place during the California Building's monthly "Second Saturday's" self-guided tour of open studios. Lots of artists open their studio doors for casual browsing, shopping and collecting so you can make an afternoon of it- it's fun!

Hanging some artwork...

Please come out and visit if you're in the area?


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fancy Schmancy Gallery

Hollywood, 12x16", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel.

Exciting News!
The Jealous Curator has started a brand new art gallery, Fancy Schmancy Gallery!
I made this futuristic Hollywood Sign painting for the first show.

"MAKING EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK ACCESSIBLE, ONE FANCY SCHMANCY SHOW AT A TIME.

Fancy Schmancy Gallery is open all day, every day. No appointments necessary. No need to find parking. Whether you live in a huge city or a tiny town you can "wander" through Fancy Schmancy whenever you like.

Every two months there will be a new show, filled with original artwork that was created specifically for that show, and available nowhere else... fancy, right?
Fancy Schmancy Gallery was created by Danielle Krysa, aka The Jealous Curator, with hopes of making unique, original art accessible to everyone everywhere. (Also, Danielle just wanted an excuse to give assignments to her favorite artists to see what they'd make!). She also works with artists and collectors all over the world, so if there is work that you're looking for that you can't find, Danielle will be happy to help."

"West" also features work by: Anthony Zinonos, Martha Rich, Sandra Eterovic, Jessica Brilli, and Stephanie K. Clark.
Check out the show here: https://fancyschmancygallery.com/

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New REVERSIBLE Prints!

"Bird/Dog", 11x14" eight color screen prints are in my shop!

I had a blast as the guest artist at the Lawrence Arts Center in Kansas!
I was there for one week as the inaugural artist for their new "Ad Astra Editions" Professional Print Series from the John Talleur Print Shop.

Here's me in the Print Shop gazing lovingly at my freshly completed prints. (Pic by @GraceDChin)

This was my first time screen printing since I made a Fugazi T-shirt in high school! 
I learned all about the entire process from three amazing pros: Tonja Torgerson (Print Studio Fellow), Tressa Jones (Printmaking Artist in Residence) and Grace Chin (Artist Extraordinaire from WonderFair.

Photo of me, Tonja and Grace by Marlo Angell via LawrenceArtsCenter.org

We created an edition of 160, 8 color screen prints of my painting "Bird/Dog."
These prints, and the original painting, are now available in my Etsy shop!
The prints are 11x14" each and they are REVERSIBLE: it's a bird and if you flip it upside down it's a dog!

Here are a few more photos from my time in at the LAC:
 
Proofs of each layer with corresponding screens below. We hung these on the wall for the Print Release party to show the process.

Tonja using her amazing eagle eyes to check the registration. 

Registration of the screen with a test print.

Loading the paper onto the vacuum table for printing- Pic by Marlo Angell via LawrenceArtsCenter.org

Four colors done- Pic by Marlo Angell via LawrenceArtsCenter.org

Pic by Marlo Angell via LawrenceArtsCenter.org

Front entrance of LAC. #AllTheFilters

Blue ink layer.

More proofs with corresponding screens. Imagine printing each of 8 screen layers onto the print x 160...over 1280 pulls of ink across the screen...all done by hand over the course of a few days. 

One more layer to go...the final navy/outline.

HUGE thank you to everyone that made my time in Lawrence so special and fun- opportunity of a lifetime!!!