Friday, October 28, 2011

A.R.T. artists participate in "Art on a Card"

"Frosty Morning Bales" oil painting © Bruce A. Morrison
- example of the winter themed works exhibited 
during "Art on a Card" at Arts on Grand in Spencer.

 Artisan Road Trip artists are keeping busy all year around, not just during the road trip itself! We each have our own exhibition and workshop schedules and even participate together and with other non-road trip artists.

One such exhibit is coming up fast - the "Art on a Card" exhibit at Spencer's Arts on Grand. Of the 12 exhibiting artists, 8 are from the 2011 Artisans Road trip.

Each exhibiting artist has given Arts on Grand permission to print one of their artworks or photographs on a note card. The cards will feature winter themes, making them a great choice for use as Christmas cards this season! The cards will be sold individually or in boxes of 12 cards, one by each of the exhibiting artists. What a great fund raiser for Arts on Grand!

"Art on a Card" opens at Arts on Grand on November 1st and runs through December 10th. There will be an opening reception (sponsored by Woolverton) on Thursday November 3rd from 5 - 7 p.m. The public is invited!

Send out Christmas cards by area artists - what a great idea!

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Real Fun of It!

"Summer Evening on Waterman"
© Bruce A. Morrison - oil on canvas

Thank you to everyone who took in the 2011 Artisans Road Trip weekend on 9/30/11 through 10/2/11!  It was a win-win for everyone out there!  The "road trippers" had a very nice weekend of things to do and see, and the artists received some support for their efforts, got to meet new people and had fun showing off their wares and works!

And I'm no exception - I really enjoy showing off the studio here along the Waterman Creek valley south of B40.  It's a beautiful scenic location and so many new visitors are very surprised its here and they never knew about it!  That's the real fun of A.R.T.! 

That's the case with all facets and artists of A.R.T. - there's a pleasant surprise around every corner!  Unique studios and galleries, one of a kind works and memorable travels around our beautiful corner of the state!

Thank you for supporting the Arts in NW Iowa!