Friday, June 24, 2016

Delightful 10 Paintings

Huge thanks to everyone that came our for "Delightful 10" at Track 29 Gallery last night.
I had a blast.

Special thanks to Ross Fefercorn, Cynde Randall, Jan Elftmann, Anna, Jaci, Connie and the wonderful staff at Track 29 for making our night so special.

Big love to Amy Rice. I hope we get to do this kind of thing many more times throughout the years.

Amy and I and Amy's purse in front of Amy's paintings! (Photo by Jan Elftmann.)

Here are my paintings from the show (except "Succulents" because I forgot to scan it. Doh!)
Please direct inquiries to Anna at Track 29:

Ice Cream, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Pineapple, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite/gold leaf on mounted panel (SOLD)

Succulents, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Rabbits, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

Running Dog 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel
Scaredy Cat, 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

Sea Lion, 12w x 16"h, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

Sentient, 12w x 16"h, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Deer, 12w x 16"h, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Snake, 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Owls, 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Nightbird, 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite on mounted panel (SOLD)

Aqua Lung, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

Apparition, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel

Well, 12w x 16h", acrylic/graphite (Sold)

Thank you for looking! -jd

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Delightful 10 * Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice

at Track29 Gallery in Minneapolis (map)

Please join us for the opening reception! 
Thurs June 23, 5-9 pm
art + hors d’oeuvres + drinks 
with music by special guest Connie Evingson

This is the back of our postcard mailer. (Want one? Send me your snail mail address to

"Track 29 Gallery presents its second exhibition of the 2016 season in Delightful 10, featuring new and recent work by critically acclaimed artists Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice. Giving a nod to their first show together (Delightful at Rosalux in 2006), Delightful 10 acknowledges a decade of their mutual appreciation and demonstrates the evolution of their paintings and mixed-media pieces.

Through their art, Davis and Rice give witness to this world and beyond: Davis is completely unleashed, streaming images from a fantastic imagined universe; while Rice testifies to the abundance of a real life tethered to the earth. Through their persistent savvy and innocent perception Davis and Rice shine 21st century guidance through a feminine ethos: care for what’s in your midst, honor other species and remember what you once knew deeply in your heart."

This blurb was in Minnesota Monthly Magazine waaaaay back in 2006 when Amy and I had our first two-woman show together at Rosalux Gallery!

Amy and I have shown our work together many, many times over the years but in 2016 we are celebrating our ten year anniversary of our first two- woman show! 
Here are some highlights of our friendship in art:

2006: "Delightful" at Rosalux Gallery early collaboration. Amy Rice (l) and Jennifer Davis (r)

2006: We hosted several awesome events with our fabulous MN art collective Pilot.

Pilot art collective in MN Monthly Magazine, Sept 2006.

2007: "Delightful Too" at Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta, GA.
2009: We hosted a Pop-Up gallery, "Contagious", with our dear friend and fellow painter, Tara Costello.

Tara, Amy, and me for "Contagious."

2011:  Amy and I hosted "Delightful 3: A Pop-Up Gallery" in St. Paul, MN.

City Pages blurb about "Delightful 3."

Amy and me at "Delightful 3" via Decor8.

Delightful 10 is curated by Jan Elftmann & Cynde Randall.

EXHIBITION DATES: June 23 – October 2, 2016
GALLERY HOURS: Noon–7pm, Daily 
Open to the Public. Artwork for sale.
Curator Cynde Randall has written a beautiful essay about our newest show. You can read it here.
Hope you can join us on 6/23 for our newest chapter! =0)
Facebook event page.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Ekphrastic! at Soo Visual Arts Center in Mpls

Part of the collaborative, wall-sized drawing by me and Mike Carina.

A Collaborative Storytelling Experiment
at Soo Visual Arts Center in Mpls
Sat, June 4, 6-8pm
Event page here.

Join us for the completion/closing celebration of EKPHRASTIC on June 4th 6-8pm, an experiment in collaborative multi-panel storytelling facilitated by artist Megan Vossler and a pop up "Book Bar" created by The Riveter Magazine and Magers & Quinn in celebration of MN Lit Crawl.

Over the course of five weeks, twenty-five participating artists are stopping by SooVAC during gallery hours to draw onsite, as the drawings are completed they will be displayed on the walls in an Exquisite Corpse style narrative. The works will be loosely associated with a weekly theme based on the traditional narrative arc: exposition, complication, rising action, climax and falling action.

The final week of the exhibition, writers James Cihlar, Heid Erdrich, and William Reichard will visit the completed drawing and create short narrative responses -- hence, the title EKPHRASTIC. (Ekphrasis = Greek term for the interpretation, description, or amplification of an existing artwork in one medium, by using another medium. For example, a drawing of a story, or a story about a drawing.)

Visual Artists: Taylor Baldry, Amelia Biewald, Dan Bruggeman, Michael Carina, Jennifer Davis, Andy DuCett, Christi Furnas, Paige Guggemos, Geoffrey Hamerlinck, Christopher Harrison, David Lefkowitz, Erik Lervold, Allegra Lockstadt, Jennifer Nevitt, Lindsay Nohl, Miles Ott, Terrence Payne, Melba Price, Jenny Schmid, Joe Sinness, Andy Sturdevant, Bruce Tapola, Jade Townsend, Christopher Tradowsky and Megan Vossler
Writers: James Cihlar, Heid Erdrich, and William Reichard

Sneak peek posted by Terrence Payne.

Part of the drawing by Me and Joe Sinness.