Sunday, December 18, 2016

Hank Hall Teapots Headed to Houston!

"Frazzled" - ©Hank Hall

Two teapots by 2016 A.R.T.Spirit Lake artist Hank Hall have been accepted into the 10th International Texas Teapot Tournament presented by TEA+ART and C.A.M.E.O in Houston, Texas. Both Frazzled and Tea-Rex are non-functional teapots with acrylic paint over cone 6 stoneware and mixed media embellishments.

The biennial exhibit was juried by Linnis Blanton, adjunct professor of ceramics at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.

"Tea-Rex" - ©Hank Hall

The show opens with a public reception and juror's talk on Friday, January 6 from 6-9 pm at TEA+ART on 613 1/2 W 19th Street in Houston and closes January 28. More information about the show and its presenters is available at

Hall creates one-of-a-kind teapots and abstract drawings and paintings in his new home studio and workshop on East Lake Okoboji near Spirit Lake. More information on Hall and his work is posted at on Facebook.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Call to Artists!

The 14th annual Artisans Road Trip (A.R.T.) is looking for artists for the coming year!  The deadline for applications is Friday, January 16th.  All disciplines and mediums are accepted – painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, fabric, wood, photography, pottery, and more!
 A.R.T. is an open studio tour held every fall during the second weekend in October.  In addition to the October event, participating artists also benefit from year-round advertising with thousands of brochures distributed; a regularly updated blog; 24/7 website; plus group gallery exhibitions from Storm Lake, IA, to Fairmont, MN!
All artists in the region are encouraged to apply for the upcoming 2017 season!  For the artisans involved, the Road Trip is a powerful networking and marketing opportunity.  A.R.T. is organized and run by artists for artists.  Together we work to increase art exposure, introducing new art styles to the community and new customers to local artists.  And we want YOU to join us!
For more information, links to the official A.R.T. blog and current artist biographies, as well as a downloadable .PDF of the 2017 Artist Application & Prospectus, go to If you have any questions, please contact chairperson Haley Tardiff at