Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 A.R.T. Artist Kathy J. Evert - KJEwelry Trunk Show Scheduled!

KJEwelry will be holding the first trunk show of the 2015 calendar year on Saturday, May 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Elements Design Studio, 36 Highway 71, Arnolds Park.  A trunk show is a showing and sale in a retail store of an entire collection of clothing, jewelry, etc., from a particular designer.  I will be on hand all day to showcase and talk about the jewelry designs and will be introducing three new collections - my Gearhead Collection of scrap copper pieces from SPM Gaskets in Spencer, the fine wire jewelry (sterling silver and gold-filled) and the Team Spirit Collection (your school colors).  

"I have done a few pieces in the past of the scrap copper and they don't last long, said Kathy J Evert of KJEwelry.  "I will have several pieces of this collection on hand for exhibit and sale and enjoy telling the story about how these came about.  You will have to stop by to hear the story.  The fine wire jewelry collection is a result of several one-on-one workshops taken this winter with a jewelry artist in Phoenix I met several years ago and had the opportunity to study and learn with her this winter. The team spirit collection is a new jewelry addition utilizing the old Japanese braiding technique called Kumihimo.  This collection is made of satin cords and have also been doing several pieces that are beaded as well as braided with leather."  Much more coming in the Kumihimo category as are classes at Arts on Grand and in Spirit Lake or Okoboji this year.

KJEwelry will also be one of the artists at the Orange City Art Burst, part of the annual Tulip Festival.  Art Burst is held on Saturday, May 16th on the Sioux County courthouse lawn, complete with live music, adjacent to the food court, and parade route.  There are 44 artists that have been selected for the event which is free and runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.   For more information visit

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Artisans Road Trip Artists in the Nobles County Art Center Area Art Show 2015

L-R Bill Lieb, Tim Arand-McIlrath, Marisa Sidles, Holly Zinn, with Tim Aramnd-McIlrath's mixed media sculpture - "Spent".

 Haley Rothstein and David Strom.

Artisans Road Trip is well represented in both the Nobles County Art Center Area Art Show 2015 and the award winners in the  exhibition. David Strom -Windom, MN, Haley Rothstein - Windom, MN, Mavis Simms -Sac City, IA., Sarah Morphew - Estherville, IA, Holly Zinn -Lake Park, IA, Bill Lieb - Spirit Lake, IA, Tim Anderson - Cherokee, IA, Tim Arand-McIlrath - Okoboji, IA, Marisa Sidles - Terrill, IA, Deb Yellick Manly - Okoboji/Grinnel, IA, and Kathy Evert - West Okoboji, IA are all represented with artworks in this exhibition. Tim Arand-McIlrath got "Best in Show” Award for his Mixed Media Sculpture “Caught” and Holly Zinn won “Honorable Mention” for her Mixed Media Drawing “Figure Study In Three”.  David Strom, Mavis Simms, Sarah Morphew, Tim Anderson, and Kathy Evert all received “Merit Awards" for their work in the show.  The exhibition at the Nobles County Art Center, 407 12th St., Worthington, MN continues until April 24.

Tim Arand-McIlrath with his mixed media sculpture "Caught" was selected as "Best in Show" by juror Dan Wahl at the Nobles County Art Center Area Exhibition in Worthington, MN.

"Figure Study in Three" by Holly Zinn was selected as "Honorable Mention".

This exhibition shows many media and provides a fresh look at what is happening art wise in our area. Dan Wahl from Walnut Grove, MN served as juror for the exhibition. He selected  a great variety of artworks for awards. The Awards were announced at the Opening Artist Reception held April 12.

Congratulations to all the A.R.T. members who entered their artwork into this exhibition.  If you are in the area stop in to see this exhibition.