Where does the time go? Seems like I just set this up for Art-A-Whirl and now it's time for another great Northeast Minneapolis event, Art Attack. Art Attack is exclusive to the Northrop King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 55413, and I will be a guest artist in Suite 402B, home to Michael Speaker, an amazing sculptor. Joining me will be my Atelier buddy, Colleen Semmer. Art Attack runs Friday, Nov. 2, 5-10 pm, Saturday, Nov. 3, Noon-8 pm, and Sunday, Nov. 4, 10-5 pm. There will be live music, great food trucks and of course you will be less than a block from two great craft breweries. HOWEVER, if you can't make it to Art Attack, Michael, Colleen and I, together with Dyan Padgett and Carrie Kleinberger in Studio 400A, will be having a Sneak Peek preview party on Thursday, November 1, 3-8 pm. No parking hassles, no crowds and we'll even put out some simple snacks. I will have several new pieces to show, oil still lifes, chalk and charcoal portraits, and even some small watercolors. I will post some pics of these works as soon as the dust settles from preparing for this event. Hope to see you soon - and don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like more info about these events.
Thanks to everyone who visited me at my first ever Art-A-Whirl. I met lots of wonderful people, sold a couple of small paintings, learned a lot about the business of selling art, and got lots of ideas from my fellow exhibitors. However, I am wondering if people really would be interested in seeing my work in my studio. Should I have my own open studio event? Let me know what you think in the comments.
Some of the paintings I sold were studies of different colored hen eggs. I painted six of these studies in February, then set up two small still lifes that featured these eggs. Since it was March and I was going crazy with the endless winter, I decided to try my hand at painting clouds into one still live and - voila- the painting that my spouse calls "Eggs on the Beach" was born. Images of one of the studies and the painting are below. Please contact me if you are interested. Happy summer!
Welcome to my new website! Inspired by some amazing courses presented by the non-profit, Springboard for the Arts (free, I might add, something that makes every artist's heart beat faster), I joined the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), found a great place willing to host non-Northeast Minneapolis artists during Art-A-Whirl, and now have twelve feet of beautiful wall space to show my work during the largest open studio arts weekend in the country. Please come and see me. I will be in the Architectural Antiques Building, 1330 Quincy St,, Minneapolis, 55413. I will be on the third floor. For those of you forced to travel with reluctant art enthusiasts, you should know that the AA building is conveniently situated between Indeed Brewing Company and Able Seedhouse Brewing. Art-A Whirl will be up and running on Friday, May 18, 5-10 pm, Saturday, May 19, 12-8 pm, and Sunday, May 20, 12-5 pm. Check out NEMAA's website, www.NEMAA.org,, for more info.
All images copyright Jan M. Wagner Fine Art.