Friday, June 11, 2021

And another commission....

 I do have so many paintings that do not get posted here~ some sell before I remember to take a photo, some are painted as part of a series and a new series happens before I get them posted, and sometimes life just gets in the way and I don't get done what I'd intended. Ah well.

This is a sweet kitty painting from one friend to another, and I'm so pleased with these eyes too!

6x6 acrylic on wood

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

June 9th, A Commission!

 I've painted this cat already, but it just didn't look right- as a matter of fact, I tried and tried to fix it, but nothing worked. Thank god my cousin (second cousin actually, but who's counting?) who had asked for it, was honest enough to tell me that it wasn't quite right. Now, I do know that a few people do actually read these posts (thank you! and I'm feeling well, thank you!) and I want to tell you that any artist who creates work for you would prefer to know that you like the work and will be hanging it on your wall and appreciating it for the rest of your life, or until you move and pack it into a box and forget about it for a while, but at any rate you do really LIKE it, or maybe possibly even LOVE it.  What I'm saying is do NOT lie to an artist and tell them their work is great if you really don't think it is. 

We can tell when you aren't telling the truth.  Just like a kid, when you say "oooo, that's a lovely little house" and then they say "it's a rhino." They know you were lying. 

And besides, it helps us to know that our gauge of good and bad is still working.  So. There'e this cat. Who has green eyes. and Really light fur. And I'm trying to paint him on black. Which is really difficult.

SO, I decide to paint him on raw wood instead after sealing it of course because I am not a newbie.

I like this version better. I may go back into those eyes yet, because they are amazing, but I'm not sure they are done yet.

This is one of the best parts of my job- getting to live with the art! And this one is a delight~

thank you Elizabeth!

8x10 acrylic on raw (sealed) wood

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

June 8th, South Shore More

 Here's another plain air I painted a week ago, up in Herbster.... how can you not love that name?!  I suppose I should look into it a bit more and see what it actually means...  or whose name it is..

Anyway, it's another one I had fun with, and I'm happy to have painted it!  And I'll post those commissions I worked on in my hospital room over the weekend soon too~ really, it was somewhat of a big deal, I suppose, to have been in the ER and two nights in the hospital, and I'm going to see my Doc on Thursday to check my sodium levels again to make sure I'm okay, but I felt fine the next morning and was sure I'd be allowed to leave, and when they said I had to stay another night, oooooo... that was sad. But I already talked about all that. 

I think what I find the most valuable in this lesson is that when I felt like I was ME, I was fine, even if I had to stay another day. It was Saturday night when I didn't feel at all like me, that was hard. I don't like not feeling like me.

And painting is a part of that! 

So is laughing, and silliness- so here is a joke for you! This made me laugh out loud-

Knock Knock.

Who's there?

Control Freak. Now you say "Control Freak Who?"

6x12 acrylic on wood

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Wolf Winter Light

I've been wanting to paint this wolf since we took the photo last March I think it was? Maybe February, before lock-down started, and we went on a family jaunt to the MN Zoo, and went along the Minnesota Trail which is where I get most of my wildlife photos, and Duane takes the best ones. It's the light in this one, and that one foot, just slightly uplifted... It was such a joy to paint.

And I wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out into the heat yesterday to see us at Dock6 Pottery!  It was actually really fun to see people and to get set up together as a family, and we did well at the sale, despite the excruciating heat. One the down side, I am at Abbott Hospital for observation after experiencing some scary and strange symptoms yesterday after we took down the event and Duane and I figured it was Heat Exhaustion so he took me to the ER and they've been very kind and pumping me full of sodium and phosphates and I've been bored silly so Duane brought me my laptop and my paints and I've been working from my room here. Kinda a mini-vacation, I suppose...  Do just make sure you are taking care of yourself in the hot hot days. I've been amazed at how serious they say this could have been...  and I was drinking water all day yesterday!  I just didn't eat enough...  And I'm fine now!  I'll be home tomorrow!

20x20 acrylic on canvas

Friday, June 4, 2021

Morning Clouds Over Superior

SO we are getting really excited and geared up for our Family Pop-Up-Art-Shop tomorrow at Dock6 Pottery!!!  I do hope you are able to swing by!  We'll be there from 10-3pm, Duane and Maxie and Me!

I'll have this painting along as well, though if you really love it you could buy it now and beat the rush!

I'm particularly in love with the purples and yellows in this one- that was an amazing morning, back in March! what an incredible lake~

6x12 acrylic on wood

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Minnehaha Creek with Blue

So, yes, there is a blue version as well.  I'm not sure anyone other than me would know what I see but this is it~

Minnehaha Creek, and there's these bits of blue---- do you see them?

Another plein air one!

8x10 acrylic on wood

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Minnehaha Creek With Pink

 I thought maybe you'd enjoy seeing another bit of Minnesota water... this is Minnehaha Creek, right where Nokomis Ave crosses it, and where I really enjoy sitting and painting the water. I'll have this one with me at Dock6 Pottery this weekend for their first Pop-Up Art-Shop!  4206 East 34th Street, right across from Turtle Bread~

We'll be there, all of us, me and Duane and Max, this Saturday June 5th from 10 to 3, selling our wares!  Come buy something and squirt us with water- it's gonna be a hot one!

Isn't water an amazing element?

Or you can buy this one now and I'll mail it to you!

8x10 acrylic on panel

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 1, South Shore View

 This is another plein air I painted in Herbster this weekend- dang! Itt was just such a treat!  And I'll be painting a few more of the kayak trip in the slough... which I do not know how to pronounce... I'm wondering if it is related to the work Loch at all... hmm

Anyway, I like this one.  I'm going to make it an auction, just for some more fun!  Hey!

6x12 acrylic on wood
$45 starting bid!


Monday, May 31, 2021

May 31, Wind from the West

 Oh my goodness. We just spent a weekend on the south shore of Lake Superior, and it was beautiful. I've been stressed (really?  Who hasn't?) and we left on Saturday and I kept falling asleep in the car, and when we got to our friends' house, I was still pooped and ended up napping even more. I think that's my stress reaction-  to get tired and need sleep. Sometimes a nap can heal it, but this was a much deeper tired. 

And then, there was the lake.

And it just stayed where it was, and changed constantly.


8x16 acrylic on cradled wood panel

Me painting on the back deck at Jule's and Jeff's paradise~
You can see the lake back there!

Friday, May 28, 2021

May 27 Sunrise to the East

 I do hope that you are having or are heading into having a lovely relaxed down-time kind of weekend. As a teacher, this weekend always represents the ending run of a long year, and this has been one of the longest I can remember. The kids are excited and crazy, the teachers are exhausted and overwhelmed with end of the year stuff, and I count my blessings as an art teacher who has her own room and can spend her time spinning through the masses of items and materials in there at this time of year.

It's all good.

Really.  And this is the last of the little pile of paintings I did sitting in front of the patio door on that Monday morning a few weeks ago, as the lake breathed the morning air back at me.

12x6 acrylic on wood

Thursday, May 27, 2021

May 26 Sunrise with Dark Clouds

And yes, here is another of the Sealed-Raw-Wood Plein-Air paintings from May 10th, and there's one more I'll post tomorrow. The idea of painting Plein air is to try to capture that moment in time, which is what most artists are attempting to do when they paint a scene or anything based on reality. Time keepers, time treasurers, time freezers?  I'm not sure but we'll find a good name!

12x6 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Sunrise and the Pink Line

 Wow! I got such a lovely response yesterday on Instagram about The Pink Line-  I may have to do some more of those on sealed raw wood- big brushes, baby!

This one is also from that series, painted looking out at the lake from our deck at the East Bay Hotel~ the light is always changing. Living by a lake must be a magical experience...

6x12 acrylic on sealed raw wood

Monday, May 24, 2021

May 24th, The Pink Line

 On our last morning in Grand Marais, I spent some time painting a series of small Plein Air Paintings on our balcony of Lake Superior.  I had intended to spend some time doing Plein Air the entire week and it is amazing how time disappears on you when you think you've got a lot of it...  that's another thing I'd like to tell a younger self... there's just not as much as you think!  Don't you dare be bored!

Anyway, this is the last one I painted, trying to get that  faint pink line on the horizon.  This is painted on a 6x12 raw wood panel that has been sealed before painting so the pale wood shows through instead of my usual black.

6x12 acrylic on wood

Sunday, May 23, 2021

May 23, "Saturday"

 This is a commission I've been working on- did I mention how much I love painting black animals? This magnificent creature was so fun to paint, and I had a hard time figuring out the background that would best fit her majesty. I think this one is the perfect answer. I included an earlier background below~

Oh and the "30 Dogs in 30 Days" project will be set in August this year! So do start thinking about your dogs and send me your photos!


6x12 acrylic on wood

an earlier rendition...

Saturday, May 22, 2021

May 22, Hebden Beck

I painted this for a demo in class this morning, letting my students choose which photo they most wanted to see me paint. We were looking for something with a lot of green, and as I painted this, I don't know that there's as much green as I thought... and I was wanting to paint some water since that's what I'm obsessed with at the moment.  This is a photo from 2017 in England, visiting friends for puppet stuff, from a walk along the little river in Hebden Bridge near where the workshops for the Hebden Handmade Parade were being held, and I've always wanted to paint it!  So YAY!

I do think it feels "right" for my memories of the day and the place.  That's the fun part about painting- you're trying to suggest an emotion or memory, I think, rather than an actual depiction of the photo.

I like it!

6x12 acrylic on wood

Friday, May 21, 2021

May 21, Rocks Under My Feet

 This one is another exploration of the color of water, and especially that greenish tint it has over the rocks.  There isn't a lot of seaweed around here, the water is clear, so the color must come from sky reflections and the depth of water. And when the sky is overcast, there's a lot of grey~ 

Good thing I like grey~

I titled this one "Rocks Under My Feet" because they are there and are what holds me up even though it might look like I'm standing on the water.

16x8 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

May 19th, "Spring Morning on the Lake"

 My son got his first COVID shot today, and was just asking me if he still has to go to school tomorrow...

God, I love that kid so much! He's 12, as of March 31, and he's been saying recently as well "I thought I was still ELEVEN!" I'm not sure where the confusion there lies, except that it has been a crazy year well worth forgetting.  Though we can't do that because there's been an awful lot of glory as well~

Ah controversy~ what would life be like without a little drama now and then?

Like a sunset, with dramatic clouds, and a blast of light streaming down the waves...? 

12x36 acrylic on wood
$972 including tax and shipping

Monday, May 17, 2021

May 17th, From the Other Side

 This is a little view of my favorite (land) model but from the other side, in front of the East Bay Hotel.  

I'm rather taken by the funky clouds streaking across the sky....

I'm making this one an AUCTION!  for FUN!  Because I'd like to actually sell something this month!


And with auctions, you can usually get them for less than the actual value, so keep an eye out!

6x12 acrylic on wood
$35 starting AUCTION!!!

Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14th, Sun Spot

 This is a 9x12 of our little pug Bunny, and I currently have it up for sale on my Art-A-Whirl Store! This is a weekend long event that has typically been the start of my Art Fair Season, and this year I am not going to be anywhere in person again, and so I have opted for the On-Line Store version here! Most of my work has a sale price on it, for this weekend ONLY so take a look!  This painting is usually $216 but for this weekend only it is $175!

I don't know if you are around pugs much, but they are utterly charming little beasts, and we are all enamored with our Bunny. I love painting the little cuss. She's lying on top of our kitchen heating vent in this painting, and in a sunny spot, so she's getting warmed from all sides at once. That's why she's smiling...

Can you tell?

9x12 acrylic on wood 
$216 usually
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Thursday, May 13, 2021

May 13th Sunrise Highlights

This one is still from March, because I haven't had the time to take all my newest paintings' photos in good light yet, and plus it is really hard to get back into the groove when you've been gone for five days. Especially when you haven't gone anywhere in over a year. And when it's the first time you have been away from your best friend and your son in over a year. And I missed our pug too...

So anyway, I'm happy to be home, and I'm still fascinated by water and all its colors and I hope to continue to play with the colors I love, and I had Duane take a photo of me holding this painting so you could get a sense of its size...

Thank you!

6x18 acrylic on canvas

me in our kitchen, holding the painting so you know about how big it is!


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May 12 Art4Shelter is TODAY!!!!

 What are you doing reading my blog?  Get over to Art4Shelter's site NOW and find something fun! 

5x7 acrylic on paper
at ART4Shelter!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

May 11, Sky Blue Water

 I never have tried painting clouds AND water. My challenge to myself was to keep trying to see the water and its colors, and then I had an amazing morning with incredible clouds reflected in unbelievably still water!

What could I do?  I had to paint it!

So I tried!

15x30 acrylic on canvas

Sunday, May 9, 2021

May 9th, At the Art Colony this week!

 So, I am pretty darn pooped right now, and am about to trot off to bed, but I've not been posting because of how busy I've been so I thought I should show you what I've been doing!

I've been painting all day every day since Thursday.  And all the paintings are for sale, so let me know if you're interested in any of them!


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May 4th! Another one for Art4Shelter!

 Next week on Wednesday you can start buying fantastic pieces of art for just $35 for a 5x7 and $90 for an 8x10!!!!

Here's another one I've been working on!

5x7 acrylic on paper

Monday, May 3, 2021

Bear Lipped for Art4Shelter!

 And here's another one I sent to Art4Shelter!  The fundraiser starts on May 12th at noon I think!  And you can go on and buy as many pieces as you can!  Be careful though!  I had some nice ones in my basket but they were snatched out before I could buy them!

My recommendation is BUY it right away if you know you want it!

Sunday, May 2, 2021

May 2, Minnehaha Creek and 16th Ave

 This piece is (hopefully!) hanging at TractorWorks Gallery in the North Loop, at the OPM Member Show~ whew! "Outdoor Painters of MN" is the group, and this is from a piece I painted last fall on site while standing literally (or is it figuratively?) IN the creek. I love the bridges. They are solid, old looking, and look like they belong there. And like they'll be there for a long long time. I like that.

So this one is the studio version I painted from the "In The Field" one, which is where you do a "field study" (sometimes while actually IN a field) and then bring it back and create a larger painting in the studio.  At least, that's my understanding of what I was told.

I'm pretty happy with it. It is always tough leaving them alone- like getting those leaves all along the bottom was tough. I wanted them to feel like very quick brush strokes, and it was hard to know when to just stop. Which is usually sooner rather than later.

12x24 acrylic on canvas

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Sunrise on Northern Shores

 Happy first of May! It sure felt like it in Minneapolis! Actually, it felt more like June 1st with over 80 degrees... our poor pug was panting all day, and Max was complaining after lounging in the sun for an hour, saying it feels like when we're in Florida, and he loves it there but not here. We did remedy it a bit with the sprinkler for running through out front.

I'll be hanging this painting along with a few more of my newest pieces at Diamond's tomorrow for a group show I'm calling "Nature Observed". I've got four of my Paint Love students joining me in the exhibition, with some of their favorite pieces as well. And it'll be Art-A-Whirl the weekend of May 13th so I wanted some fun stuff up for that- not sure exactly what will be happening around town, and I have an on-line shop I've set up through NEMAA's online thingie...

I like the direction this work is going~

20x16 acrylic on wood
$700 tax included

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

April 28, Another Art4Shelter Submission!

 So you have TWO more days to submit your artwork to Art4Shelter! I have an envelope I'll be mailing on Friday so if you want me to include your painting in my envelope, please get them to my house!

And if you aren't going to submit work, then please go to the Art4Shelter page on May 12th and BUY!  There will be incredible work on there, framable 5x7s and 8x10s, all original and some by big name actual artists!

Another one from the north shore!

5x7 acrylic on paper

Monday, April 26, 2021

April 26th, Otter Touch

I've been wanting to paint this one for a while!  Duane took this at the Minnesota Zoo a year or two ago, and he's so much better than me at taking photos. The light and colors of this one were so great to attempt to replicate~

I am so excited to be heading up to the Art Colony next week for an Art As Journey Workshop with a pack of other (socially distanced and masked) fellow artists, and I am sure I'll be painting more otters and a LOT more of that Great Lake!

20x20 acrylic on canvas
$895 tax inc

Sunday, April 25, 2021

April 25, Light on the Water

I really love Minnesota springs, where you get the sunshine and the sunburn and the heat one day, and then the next you have snow and rain and clouds. Some part of me loves the hunkering down part of winter. I like to read. I like to reflect, sometimes, and sunny nice days don't lead to a lot of reflection. But of course when it IS nice you are pretty much required to be outside for the duration. Which is why it is also nice to like to take walks in rain and snow. When you have the option and no one expects you to be outside, it is nice to have a choice~ plus our gas fireplace is just the best thing ever~

Anyway, this is a painting I did yesterday from photos taken in March in Grand Marais. I am so interested in that color of water.  I think I'll be painting some water from the Cannon River last Sunday too-

SO much to do, so much to do!

8x16 acrylic on wood

Friday, April 23, 2021

For Earth Day...

Somehow I got a bit busy yesterday, and somewhat embroiled in an existential angst that required a long walk and a talk with my understanding husband and also the application of a bottle of red French wine...

So I missed posting for Earth Day. Which is a very important day to me. And to all of us! I still have this belief that if we all plant more trees, it will help a lot. I'm planning on offering to buy and plant trees for neighbors on our block who don't have any trees in their front yards at all. It just seems like a good idea.

These are the trees at Lake Hiawatha, from last spring, when everything was turning upside down and dire. It's funny, because I now have my first cold sore of a very, very long time. When I was in college, I'd always get one over the breaks and vacations, and I think it was because that was when I was finally able to relax, it was when my stress was able to be put on a shelf, and so my body went "Whew!" and that little cold sore virus said "Yeah! NOW!" and jumps in.

Ah, life!

8x10 acrylic on wood


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

April 21, Rockin' Wolf

 This is from a photo of one of the wolves at the Mn Zoo that I've painted before, and that I love to paint!

The negative space is especially satisfying to me.

Available at Art4Shelter, May 12th!

5x7 acrylic on paper
available at Art4Shelter online on May 12th!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

April 20, Superior Green

 Here's another 5x7 for Art4Shelter!  If you want to create some artwork yourself to donate, the submission guidelines are on this page, and artwork needs to be mailed in by April 30th!

I love how the water changes color so quickly, depending on the light, and where you are standing, and so many other variables...

And I love that island there too...

I just love so much!

5x7 acrylic on paper

Monday, April 19, 2021

April 19th, Paintings for Art4Shelter

Well, actually, this is just ONE painting for Art4Shelter today-  I thought I should save some of them for later because I might not have another painting to post!  I had a Painting Party on Friday for people to join and paint 5x7s or 8x10s for Art4Shelter with me, and I got five paintings mostly done.  

This is of course from Grand Marais, a photo Liz Lethert took~ that yellow sunset is amazing if you ever get the chance to see one!

5x7 acrylic on paper
At the Art4Shelter Auction May 12th!

Friday, April 16, 2021

April 16th, Water Colors

 Part of what I love about painting water and lakes and waves and these northern shores is that chance to look so closely at how water is color. 

What color is water?  It is just so wonderfully elusive...

12x36 acrylic on wood

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 14, Another commission

I do love to paint black dogs. A lot of the time they seem to paint themselves. And I'm a little busy painting turtles with 3rd and 4th graders this evening, so I'm posting a commission again.

16x20 acrylic on canvas


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

April 13, another Commission and some thoughts...

This is another lovely dog, an older one, if I remember correctly, that I am just finishing up. 

I have to say again, how fortunate I am in my life, and how finding myself alive in the year 2021, in Minneapolis, MN, married and with a pre-teenager and three dogs and a cat and a tortoise in my house, continues to surprise and delight me.  And all of these things came through the fact that I was born white, in a middle-working-class home, in a smallish town that my Irish ancestors had come and lived in. I didn't know any black people growing up. Why? Because they didn't live in my town. Why? Probably because they weren't allowed to.

And that really, really sucks.

And I want to do something to fix it. But I don't know what. 

So I'm writing it in here, so you can read it and maybe it will make you wonder and think too...

Anyway, I love to paint. And I am so lucky that I get to.  Thank you for making that possible for me~

9x12 acrylic on wood

Monday, April 12, 2021

April 12, Pug Inaction (in progress)

 I painted this one on a Burnt Sienna ground, which I like more than I'd expected, for the warmth it gives the underlying grays on my little pug butt... and there's a lot I like about it as it is.  Kinda stuck for the moment and not sure what all I want to do on it yet, but I need to look at it for a bit so I can figure that out. So I thought I'd post it~

And it also helps to see a cute pug butt for me right now. Call it animal therapy.

My heart and prayers are with Duante Wright's family and friends, especially his mom.

in progress

Sunday, April 11, 2021

April 11, Sunrise Gradations

 I've been enjoying the cooler, cloudy, rainy weather lately. I like it when spring leads into summer slowly, and the buds come out on the trees and there's bits and pieces of buds lying around on the ground, and the birds are singing in the morning, and we've left the windows open a little bit for fresh air, and you can snuggle up under the blankets to a warm body for a few more minutes because its the weekend...


And this is another painting of Artists' Point from March, a little smaller- I'm enjoying playing with the variety of colors I see in the sunrise photos- I do see a lot of color where other people might not- maybe its my imagination, or my training, but there's color everywhere!

6x12 acrylic on wood
$162 tax inc

Friday, April 9, 2021

April 9, A Commission!

 This one is still being worked on a bit, but I thought I'd share it anyway!  I do love painting pets-  it's funny, because there was a time back when I was in my 20s living in Uptown, Minneapolis, that I really tried hard to advertise my desire to be a pet portrait artist.  I made fliers and went to Kinko's and made copies and brought them around to veterinarians and pets stores to hang up.  It took a lot of legwork, and actual cut and paste with scissors and glue, and talking face to face to people to ask them for a spot to hang my little posters, and I really didn't get much business from it all.  I think if there had been the internet and the availability of marketing that we have today, I may not have become a teacher at all... hmmmm...

Thoughts from a Friday afternoon~

9x12 acrylic on wood

Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 8, Sunrise Suffusion

 Another sunrise painting from Grand Marais...

Steady yourselves, because there are still more coming!  And I'm also working on some smaller 5x7s for Art4SHelter, and YOU should paint or draw or pastel some too!  Here's more info about Art4Shelter-  they'd like all the work in by April 30th~

This one is also a little bit abstract, and a bit fun with the crazy colors!  I especially like the pinks down on the bottom left, under the island...

15x30 acrylic on canvas
$1012.50 inc Tax

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

April 6, Finding A Frame!

SO I have a fun little story that got lost in all the fun and excitement of last week, and I thought I'd share it here with you! I have a painting that was accepted into the Rum River Art Center's Show (it is pictured below in the Gallery Show Opening at the bottom!) (okay, I actually had both paintings accepted, and they are both at the bottom) (oh and I made mom and Duane enter the show too, so THEY both have work in it as well!) and I needed to find a frame for it, and I figured I'd have one lying around somewhere because I assumed it was a standard size.

Is 14x18 a standard size?

Hmmm.  Not so much.  

I called around (it was Tuesday and the painting needed to be delivered Wednesday morning...) and couldn't find one, thought the Blick in Roseville said they had the sectional bits to put together to equal a 14x18, so I drove out there. But the sectionals were metal and the opening wouldn't work for my canvas, so I spent $100 anyway (on necessary things!  I know what you're thinking!) and then went next door to Turnstyle, which is a commission-based second-hand store that has home items too, thinking maybe I could find a frame, and sure enough!  There was this great crazy wood frame with an inside bit to hold the glass and print of Caribou (mislabeled "Moose Print") and I measured with the 8x10s I happened to have just bought (told you they were necessary things) and the inside opening was exactly 14x18!  Or at least I made sure when I got it up to the counter and borrowed a ruler before I bought it-

And I got it home and Duane and I took the inner bit out and it fits my painting PERFECTLY.

Here it is, "Light Breaks Through" 14x18 acrylic on canvas, and it IS available, but I may have to charge more because of the frame!  Hee!

"Light Breaks Through" 14x18 acrylic on canvas

And come see the show if you can! Open til May 7th, hours listed below!

Gallery Show Opening
Artist: Laura Irwin-Schack
Artist: Jeanette Offerdahl
Artist: Merry Conway
Rumriver Art Center will present A New Day Dawning: A Celebration of Spring & Blooming gallery show opening taking place at the Rumriver Art Center Gallery (2665 4th Ave, Suite 103A) on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 1pm-4pm.

The art gallery show will feature the artwork of local artists from the community who entered up to three pieces to Rumriver Art Center’s first Call for Entry. The theme of the gallery show as the title suggests is all things spring, nature and blooming.

Rumriver Art Center received 109 entries from 59 different artists. A judge outside of the art center decided which pieces would be accepted into the show. There will be a total of 50 pieces on display in the gallery. The artwork that will be on display is in a variety of mediums, including: mixed-media, mosaic, photography, watercolor, acrylic, alcohol ink, fabric, colored pencil, polymer clay, wood, and much more.

The Gallery Show Opening will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 1pm – 4pm. A 15-minute time slot reservation must be made in order to view the show opening in an effort to ensure the health and safety of all visitors. The gallery hours after the show opening are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am-4pm and Saturdays from 12pm-3pm. The Gallery Show ends Friday, May 7, 2021.

Click on the button below to make a reservation for the show opening.

There will be People’s Choice voting during the exhibit both in-person and virtually via the Rumriver Art Center website ( The three highest voted artists will receive a ribbon.
Artist: Kat Corrigan
Artist: Lili Lennox
Artist: Kat Corrigan
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