Sunday, January 12, 2020

Peters' Artwork Currently on Display in 3 Locations

A.R.T. artist Denice Peters currently has her artwork on display in THREE different exhibitions!

Her pastel painting "Time For Knowledge" (above) was juried into a group museum show at Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji. It will be up on display until February 29th. 

She was also invited to show her work at the Dickinson Law Firm office in Hub Tower, Des Moines, IA. She has 17 of her paintings on display in their conference room. They will hold a reception on June 26th. "Break Free" (above) is one of the 17 artworks.

Peters was also invited to display 12 paintings at Sioux Center Health in Sioux Center, IA. That show runs until the end of April. "Autumn Glow" (above) is one of the 12.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Pictures from the 2019 Artisans Road Trip!

Here are some images from the 2019 Artisans Road Trip!




Image courtesy of Joseph Hopper, Spencer Daily Reporter

Image courtesy of Joseph Hopper, Spencer Daily Reporter

Image courtesy of Cindy Roth, Witter Gallery

A great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support our local artists this year! :)

Friday, September 20, 2019

$25 Facebook Giveaway is Back!

Do you have your route all planned out for this year's Artisans Road Trip?  Are you planning to see as many artists' studios and galleries as possible in one weekend? Maybe you already which artists you are going to buy work from! How would an extra $25 towards your purchase of amazing, original, local art sound? 

Well you're in luck, because the Artisans Road Trip is having another Facebook giveaway! All you have to do to enter to win a $25.00 gift certificate, good at any of the 26 participating A.R.T. artists this year, is Like the official Artisans Road Trip Facebook page, and share the Giveaway post! You can share the post on your personal page/wall and your professional pages.

One winner will be drawn from the people who have Liked the A.R.T. Facebook page ( and shared the Giveaway post. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 9th. The gift certificate is good for $25.00 off a single $25.00+ purchase from one of the 26 A.R.T. artists on Saturday, October 12th or Sunday, October 13th, 2018.

Good luck, and we can't wait to see you during this year's Artisans Road Trip! :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A.R.T Participant Hank Hall Exhibits in Worthington, MN

"Stone Hinged" (stoneware, wire, metal, wood, rock)

Artisans Road Trip participant Hank Hall from Spirit Lake is currently showing a new body of mixed media work at the Nobles County Art Center in Worthington, MN through July 19.

Titled “What’s Inside My Head? Mixed Media Work of Hank Hall,” his exhibit presents recent work inspired by countless bits and pieces of hardware, natural and found objects, and household paints and glues which surround him in his workshop. He thrives on the “what ifs” that arise as he experiments with materials during the creative process. The results often beg the question, “What’s inside his head?”
"Permed" (stoneware, metal, rubber)

Hall is a clay and mixed media specialist whose teapots and “teapotish” sculptures have been recognized in juried exhibits across the country. A retired high school art educator and later an owner of a local art gallery/studio, Hall now focuses on new ideas in his home workshop called Tin Bin Studio on East Lake Okoboji. His artistic goal is to make a statement that meets his personal aesthetic, and if others get a kick out of it, he says, “It doesn’t get any better than that.”
"Spring Frost" (stoneware, hot glue)

The Nobles County Art Center is located in the Worthington Public Library on the lower level at 407 12th Street in Worthington, MN and is open Monday-Friday from noon until 3:00. For more information about the NCAC or Hall’s exhibit, call 507-372-8245.
Hall will open his studio to the public during the Artisans Road Trip October 12-13 and invites the public to take the free, self-guided tour of Northwest Iowa artists’ studios and galleries representing their work. Most items on the tour are available for purchase. Go to for the 2019 brochure with map. 
"Orbit" (stoneware, wire, epoxy, plastic)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

2019 A.R.T. Website is completely updated!

Our website is now complete and fully updated - meaning the Map pages are active again, all 26 Artist pages are up and running, PLUS a digital version of the 2019 Artisans Road Trip brochure is available for download as a .PDF on the Home Page! Go take a look around and feel free to let us know what you think by sending your comments and questions to

This means you can start planning your October A.R.T. weekend RIGHT NOW! Be on the lookout around the area for A.R.T. posters and brochures on display at local businesses and galleries, as our artists will begin distribution of them very soon. If you'd like to be on the brochure mailing list for this year and in the future (we will directly mail you an A.R.T. brochure), shoot us an email with your name and mailing address to the official A.R.T. email address mentioned above! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone this fall on the Artisans Road Trip!! :)

Friday, March 29, 2019

2019 Artists Announced!

We are so EXCITED to announce the talent for this year's Artisans Road Trip:

Joanne Alberda; Sioux Center, IA
Deb Burow; Spencer, IA
Melanie Cable; Canby, MN
Beth Cathcart; Linn Grove, IA
Danielle Clouse Gast; Spirit Lake, IA
Cherie Courter; Storm Lake, IA
Joleen Dentlinger; Storm Lake, IA
Hank Hall; Spirit Lake, IA
Patricia Johnson; Spencer, IA
Jerry Kahl; Storm Lake, IA
William Lieb; Spirit Lake, IA
Haley McAndrews; Denison, IA
Barb McGee; Peterson, IA
Steve Mills; Spirit Lake, IA
Sarah Morphew; Estherville, IA
Ron Netten; Storm Lake, IA
Diane O'Hern; Eagle Grove, IA
Denice Peters; Denison, IA
Brent Pingle; Peterson, IA
Anita Plucker; Terrill, IA
Gene Polson; Marcus, IA
Lissa Potter; Spirit Lake, IA
Karen Ruddy; Emmetsburg, IA
Mary Schumacher; Estherville, IA
Rachael Sitzman; Sioux Rapids, IA
David Strom; Windom, MN

2019 is our 16th year, and we are SO glad you've joined us!!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A.R.T. Deadline Last Call - Apply Today!

The 16th annual Artisans Road Trip (A.R.T.) is looking for artists for the coming year!  The deadline for applications has been extended to tomorrow - Friday, March 1st.  All disciplines and mediums are accepted – painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, fabric, wood, photography, pottery, and more!

All artists in the region are encouraged to apply for the upcoming 2019 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.  If you have already applied, please help us spread the word to other artists you know who may be interested!

Why should you be a part of A.R.T.? For the artisans involved, the Road Trip is a powerful networking and marketing opportunity. In addition to the October weekend event (Sat, Oct 12 & Sun, Oct 13), participating artists also benefit from year-round advertising with thousands of brochures distributed; a regularly updated blog; 24/7 website; plus group gallery exhibitions in Worthington (MN), Storm Lake, Spencer, and Clear Lake!

The Artisans Road Trip is organized and run by artists for artists. Together we work to increase art exposure, introducing new art style to the community and new customers to local artists.


Questions? Feel free to drop us a line at, or give Haley McAndrews (President, A.R.T.) a call at (320) 237-7351.


You can email your three images to the official A.R.T. email address at instead of mailing a disk or USB drive in (but application forms and entry fee must still be mailed)!

Peters' Artwork Currently on Display in 3 Locations

A.R.T. artist Denice Peters currently has her artwork on display in THREE different exhibitions!   Her pastel painting "Time ...