Thursday, February 24, 2011

News and Happenings at A.R.T.

"Don't Hate Me Marguerite #1"
©Hank Hall

Artisans Road Trip Artist Hank Hall has recently had one of his Teapots accepted into the 22nd Annual International Teapot Show "On the Road Again" at the Chiaroscuro Gallery in Chicago!  Hank's piece "Don't Hate Me Marguerite #1" was his accepted work and is the second year in a row for Hall to be in the prestigious show.

Other happenings for A.R.T. artists include the Algona exhibit at the "Gallery @ the Library", as mentioned in the previous blog.  We're including some photos of this exhibit for you to view here!

As mentioned before - the Algona Public Library hours are 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays (Closed Sundays).  Take it in if you're in the neighborhood!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A.R.T. Late Winter Exhibit

"Leaving Ranney Knob"
oil on mounted canvas
© Bruce A. Morrison

The Artisans Road Trip is starting the new year with it's first road exhibit in Algona, Iowa!  The Exhibit has already begun and runs from February 11 through March 30th 2011.  It is being sponsored jointly through the Stinson Prairie Arts Council and the Haggard-Twogood Charitable Trust.  This showing can be viewed in Algona at the "Gallery @ the Library", at the Algona Public Library.  Hours are 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays (Closed Sundays).

This is the first of several exhibits in 2011, with some pretty great things to see from this year's participating artists!  To check out other scheduled 2011 exhibits, go to our website exhibit page at -

Follow us through the year by taking advantage of an A.R.T. traveling exhibit in your area and checking in on your favorite artist/artists via their websites and representative galleries!

It's going to be a great event this year!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2011 Artists!

"Window on the Prairie"
oil on panel
©  Dennis Dykema

The artists of the 2011 Artisans Road Trip are here!  And what a nice mix we have - why even the 2011 juror of the applicants had high praise for the selection of participants this year!

Hand carved Green Porcelain
© Mel Myers

We have painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, jewelry makers, print makers, and more!

"Desert Sorcerer"
lino cut
©  Mari Stewart
Check back over the next several months while we learn more about this year's artists, exhibit and the 2011 Artisans Road Trip!