Friday, March 7, 2014

2014 A.R.T. Artists Juried Into "Weather Permitting"!

A sampling of artwork from "Weather Permitting"!
(Copyrighted work of the following artists - upper left/clockwise:
Anita (Katie) Baedke-Plucker, Judy Hemphill, and 'bottom' Bruce Morrison)
-click on image for a larger view-

"Weather Permitting" - an exhibit with several A.R.T. artists participating, began this week at Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa! This is a great exhibit - who needs to dwell on "just" winter now?!  This exhibit has it all - fair weather, stormy weather, after the storm, cold weather, warm weather, you name it and it is fun!

2014 Artisans Road Trip artists participating in "Weather Permitting" are - Joanne Alberda, Robert Ansorge, Judy Hemphill, Barb McGee, Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, Bruce Morrison, and Anita (Katie) Baedke-Plucker.

"Weather Permitting" has an public opening reception on Thursday, March 13th from 5-7 p.m. and the exhibition runs through April 5th.  

Contact Arts on Grand for more information!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

"Improvisations" Exhibit by 2014 Artisans Road Trip Artist Joanne Alberda!

"Still Life Cherries"
Artwork © Joanne Alberda

2014 Artisans Road Trip artist Joanne Alberda will be exhibiting "Improvisations", An exhibition of photographs and fabric collages at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake March 4 to 28, 2014.

"Ball Game"
Artwork © Joanne Alberda

"My work can be described as a translation of everyday images into an aesthetic format. The viewer’s attention is at first attracted to images of common subjects from nature…leaves, flowers, seed pods, cocoons…but quickly moves to the rhythms and textures and colors of the formal arrangements of these images."

Artwork © Joanne Alberda
Three groups of works will be shown under the theme of Improvisations: "Improvisations on Nature", "Tales from a Ghost Town" and "Games".

For more information about this exhibit, contact the Witter Gallery, 609 Cayuga Street in Storm Lake, IA at 712-732-3400 or via e-mail:

Check back again to find out more about the artists, exhibits and activities of the 2014 Artisans Road Trip!