Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 A.R.T. Artists in the Wanda J. Skogerboe Juried Exhibition

2014 A.R.T. Artists included in the 
Wanda J. Skogerboe Juried Exhibition
(from upper left - clockwise)
Mitch Eveleth, Bill Lieb, Dennis Dykema,
Judy Hemphill, Glenda Drennen, and Marisa Sidles

Artists from the 2014 Artisans Road Trip were included in the current Wanda J. Skogerboe Juried Exhibition at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, Iowa.  This biannual, juried exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older.   The exhibition traditionally brings together a diverse group of artists working in a variety of media. Wanda Skogerboe was a special person with an appreciation for the arts. She was a valued volunteer and advocate for the Pearson Lakes Art Center for years.

One of the 2014 A.R.T. artists - Dennis Dykema was honored to be selected for the top prize: a solo exhibit in 2016! Former A.R.T. members Hank Hall and Dan Ruf won two of the three honorable-mention awards.

This exhibit runs through December 31st.  Call the Pearson Lakes Art Center at 712.332.7029 for more information.

One side note - the 2014 Artisans Road Trip would like to thank everyone for their support during the A.R.T. weekend on October 11th and 12th - Thank You!  Look for more from the 2014 Artisans Road Trip!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The 2014 Artisans Road Trip is Coming!

A sampling of the art treasures to be found on the
2014 Artisans Road Trip! (Artwork © each artist
'top left clockwise' - Bruce Morrison, Linda Fries, Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, 
Joleen Dentlinger, Barb McGee, Ron Netten, Dennis Dykema, 
Joanne Alberda, and 'center' Beth Cathcart.
(click on image for a larger view)

The 2014 Artisans Road Trip is this weekend!  Saturday, October 11th (9AM-5PM) and Sunday October 12th (Noon-5PM)!  Its been a good year of working and exhibiting as a group and individually - now comes the big event!

In its 11th yearthe Artisans Road Trip is your opportunity to visit artists where they work and exhibit. Visit countryside studios overlooking scenic valleys, in picturesque towns, or even lakeside! This year's event includes 25 of NW Iowa's best artists, working in painting, pottery, wood turning, photography, fabrics, mosaics, sculpture, jewelry making and other mediums. This artist studio tour is well known for its intimate look at various artist's work spaces, their gallery locales, and the artists make themselves available for your questions and insight into their work. 

Search for treasures made by the hands of some of the region's finest artists and discover the hidden beauties in their studios and galleries - as well as enjoying the beautiful fall season and harvest time in NW Iowa!

Hope to see you this weekend!