Thursday, June 9, 2016

2016 A.R.T. Artists Exhibit at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake!

Examples of the artwork and a small selection of the artists
  represented at the Witter Art Gallery's Artisans Road Trip exhibit! 
Artist's work from upper left - clockwise - 
Connie Hankens, Bruce Morrison, Ron Netten,
Cherie Courter, Lee Rainboth, and center - Marisa Sidles.  
All artwork is copyright property of the respective artists. 
 
The Witter Art Gallery in Storm Lake, IA is hosting an exhibit of the 2016 Artisans Road Trip during the month of June!  This year's A.R.T. membership is higher and more diverse than in many past years, and promises to be the best year yet!

The Artisans Road Trip is a year-around event.  Although well known for its weekend studio tour in the early autumn, it holds exhibits at various gallery/art center venues throughout the year.

The Witter Gallery exhibit will have an opening reception on Friday, June 10, 2016.  The reception will be from 5:30-7p.m. - the public is invited free of charge!  The exhibit will run through June 29 and the hours at the Witter Gallery are Tues-Wed 1-5p.m., Thurs 1-6p.m., Fri 1-5p.m. and Sat 10a.m.-2p.m.   The Witter Gallery is located at 609 Cayuga Street in Storm Lake, IA - in the south wing of the public library.  You can call the Gallery at (712) 732-3400 or e-mail them at wittergallery@yahoo.com for further information.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

2016 A.R.T. Artist Mel Myers Featured at "Pots and Pictures"!

Pottery of Artist Mel Myers will be featured at Arts on Grand's
"Pots and Pictures" Exhibit through June!

Arts on Grand is holding an exhibit this month featuring the long time Artisans Road Trip artist Mel Myers!  The former art teacher from the Spencer High School is being showcased with his many extraordinarily beautiful hand-carved fine clay pots, platters, bowls, plates, vases, casseroles and urns.

Mel's hand thrown, hand carved, kiln fired/glazed pottery has always drawn a crowd as well as his devoted returning collectors awaiting to see what new creations he has added to his work!

Myers will be joined with a compliment of art work from other artists represented in Arts on Grand's Gallery Shop - many of which include more artists from the 2016 Artisans Road Trip!

An artists reception will be held at Arts on Grand Thursday evening June 2nd from 5 through 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Look  forward to this great show - hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2016 A.R.T. Artists Showing at Summerwind Gallery's "Farm and Field"!



Three of the four artists from the 2016 Artisans Road Trip at the Summerwind Gallery's "Farm and Field".   Upper left - clockwise as follows: Anita K. Plucker, Judy Thompson and Bruce Morrison.
(All artwork copyright property of the respective artists.)

The Summerwind Gallery in Arnolds Park, Iowa will be featuring a showing of several artists  - four of which are artists from the 2016 Artisans Road Trip!  The showing titled "Farm and Field" opens on Tuesday June 1st and runs through June 15.

Featured Artisans Road Trip artists include Anita K. Plucker, Bruce Morrison, Judy Thompson  and Roberta Williams.  Other artists are showing as well.

The Summerwind Gallery, owned and operated by artist Roberta Williams, carries artwork from across Iowa and is a unique addition to the Iowa Great Lakes - a "must see" destination!

To see top professional artwork of the region and state - be sure and take in this wonderful showing!  The gallery is located at 28 Allen Avenue in Arnolds Park, Iowa (the former location of Side Street Art and Framing).  
Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 11-7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Find more information by contacting the Summerwind via phone at 712 332-5906 or check it out on the web at - www.summerwindgallery.com!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 A.R.T. Artists Showing at Summerwind Gallery's "Bulbs to Blooms - A Floral Show"!

Five artists from the 2016 Artisans Road Trip at the Summerwind Gallery's
"Bulbs to Blooms - A Flora Show".   Upper left - clockwise as follows:
Linda Hopkins, Roberta Williams, Judy Thompson, Bruce Morrison and Pam Harp.
(All artwork copyright property of the respective artists.)

The newly opened Summerwind Gallery in Arnolds Park, Iowa will be featuring a showing of several artists  - five of which are artists from the 2016 Artisans Road Trip!  The exhibit will  feature "Bulbs to Blooms - A Floral Show", and will open on Tuesday May 17th and run through May 31st.

Featured Artisans Road Trip artists include Pam Harp (watercolor), Linda Hopkins (acrylic), Bruce Morrison (oils and color pencil), Judy Thompson (watercolor batik) and Roberta Williams (watercolor batik).  Other artists will be featured as well!

The Summerwind Gallery, owned and operated by artist Roberta Williams, carries artwork from across Iowa and is a unique addition to the Iowa Great Lakes - a "must see" destination!

To see top professional artwork of the region and state - be sure and take in this wonderful showing!  The gallery is located at 28 Allen Avenue in Arnolds Park, Iowa (the former location of Side Street Art and Framing).  

Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 11-7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Find more information by contacting the Summerwind via phone at 712 332-5906 or check it out on the web at - www.summerwindgallery.com!

Friday, May 6, 2016

2016 A.R.T. Exhibit at the Nobles County Art Center!

Examples of the artwork and a small selection of the artists
that will be represented at the Nobles County Art Center's
Artisans Road Trip exhibit! Artist's work from upper left - clockwise - 
Joanne Alberda, Judy Hemphill, Kathryn Buckley, Marisa Sidles,
Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, and Bruce Morrison.  All artwork
is copyright property of the respective artists. 

The Nobles County Art Center in Worthington, MN is hosting an exhibit of the 2016 Artisans Road Trip during the month of May!  This year's A.R.T. membership is higher and more diverse than in many past years, and promises to be the best year yet!
This will be the first time that the Artisans Road Trip has made the trip across the Iowa border into Minnesota and we are looking forward to more Minnesota shows in the future!

The Artisans Road Trip is a year-around event.  Although well known for its weekend studio tour in the early autumn, it holds exhibits at various gallery/art center venues throughout the year.

The Nobles County Art Center exhibit will have an opening reception on Sunday, May 8 2016.  The reception will be from 2-4pm - the public is invited free of charge!  The exhibit will run through the month of May and the Art Center's hours are weekdays Noon -2:30pm.  The center is located at 407 12th Street in Worthington, MN - in the lower level of the public library.  You can call the center at 507 372-8245 or e-mail them at noblearts@vastbb.net for further information.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

2016 Artisans Road Trip Artist Timothy J Arand-McIlrath Receives "Best in Show" Award for Mixed Media Fiber Artwork!


Timothy J Arand-McIlrath with his "Best in Show"
mixed media fiber artwork "Breezy"
(Artwork ©Timothy J Arand-McIlrath) 
 
The Jurors for the Fifth Artists' Showcase: Orange City Arts' Regional Exhibition chose " Breezy" mixed media fiber by Timothy J Arand-McIlrath (Okoboji) as "Best in Show"Award.

The Artist's Showcase is an art exhibit sponsored by Orange City Arts in conjunction with the Northwestern College art and theatre department. The Artists' Showcase: Orange City Arts Regional Exhibition offers an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work April 22-30, 2016 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center in Orange City IA, in conjunction with the production of Rabbit Hole. Regional artists (from Iowa or within a 350-mile radius of Orange City, IA) were invited to submit work to the juried exhibition. 

The Artist Reception and announcement of awards was Saturday, April 30 before the final performance of The Rabbit Hole.  Jurors for the exhibit were artists Matthew Drissell of Sioux Center and Linda Porter of Hospers.



Saturday, April 23, 2016

2016 A.R.T. Artists at the 5th Annual Artist's Showcase in Orange City, IA!

 Artwork by 2016 A.R.T. artists (left - clockwise) Joanne Alberda, Judy Thompson, Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath and Pam Harp.  All images © property of the respective artist.
 
2016 Artisan Road Trip artists, Jo Alberda, Pam Harp, Tim Arand-McIlrath and Judy Thompson will be exhibiting artwork at the 5th Annual Artist's Showcase in Orange City, Iowa.

The Artist's Showcase is an art exhibit sponsored by Orange City Arts in conjunction with the Northwestern College art and theatre department. The Artists' Showcase: Orange City Arts Regional Exhibition offers an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work April 22-30, 2016 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center in Orange City IA, in conjunction with the production of Rabbit Hole. Regional artists (from Iowa or within a 350-mile radius of Orange City, IA) were invited to submit work to the juried exhibition. 

The Artist Reception will be from 6:00-7:00 pm. Saturday, April 30 before the final performance of The Rabbit Hole.  The art reception is open to the public.  Tickets for the Rabbit Hole can be reserved/purchased at:   boxoffice@nwciowa.edu