Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Snapshots from the May 31st Group Meeting!

Here are a few snapshots from the 2018 BIG Group Meeting - where every current participating artist is encouraged to bring their significant other and we all get together for a fun and easy-going potluck! It's a great way to meet the other artists in A.R.T., and this year it was held on May 31st at Innspiration Winery in Linn Grove, IA!

Enjoy! :)



Monday, June 4, 2018

Denice Peters' Art Featured in Massachusetts!

Artisans Road Trip member Denice Peters from Denison, IA has her painting "Break Free" in Cape Cod for a competition and show called "For Pastels Only". The show is in the Cape Cod Cultural Center in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts and runs from Jun 20th -July 15th.  

The painting is of a wild horse breaking through a paper landscape. She used this to depict the feeling we have all had at one time or another, the need to break free from something or someone.  Her work is the product of a lifetime of work to gain her self taught unique realistic approach.

Peters is currently creating her work in her home studio in Denison and invites the public to stop by for a visit on Oct. 13 and 14 at Synergy Art Gallery, during the A.R.T. or call 712-263-3090 for an appointment.

To learn more about Denice Peters' art go to http://www.denicepeters.com, Facebook.com/DenicePetersArtDenStudio or Instagram @denice.peters and www.artisansroadtrip.com.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Best of Show in Worthington for Hank Hall!

Artisans Road Trip member Hank Hall from Spirit Lake has received Best of Show at the Nobles County Art Center's Annual Area Art Exhibit in Worthington, Minnesota. He received the award on May 20 during the closing reception for the show.

Juror Bobbie Alsgaard-Lien, retired art instructor at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, selected Hall's "Park Place" for its "ingenuity" and "for creating a beautiful story with your wife's (roller) skate." The piece combines Hall's interests in ceramic teapots, painting, and mixed media sculpture.

Another A.R.T. member Lissa Potter from Spirit Lake received a merit award for her ceramic urn.

Hall is currently creating his work in his home studio on East Lake Okoboji and invites the public to stop by for a visit on Oct. 13 and 14 during the A.R.T. or call 712-330-6006 for an appointment.

To learn more about Hank Hall Art go to Facebook @ Hank Hall and www.artisansroadtrip.com.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Look for the A.R.T. Website!

The A.R.T. website has gotten an update! Nothing too fancy, just a little cosmetic work. ;)

We added more color on the Home page, updated the Exhibitions page, and of course uploaded all of the new ARTIST PAGES!  There are still a small handful of pages that are outdated, but they will be updated very soon.

Go take a look around and feel free to let us know what you think by sending your comments and questions to ArtisansRoadTrip@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018 A.R.T. Members Announced!

We are so EXCITED to announce the talent (in no particular order) for this year's Artisans Road Trip:

Danielle Clouse Gast, Spirit Lake, IA
Deborah Burow, Spencer, IA/North Cape May, NJ
Hank Hall, Spirit Lake, IA
Marisa Sidles, Terril, IA
Ken Harskamp, Ida Grove, IA
Mitch Eveleth, Estherville, IA
Mark Bogenrief, Sutherland, IA
Gene Polson, Marcus, IA
Haley McAndrews, Denison, IA
Joanne Alberda, Sioux Center, IA
Steve Mills, Spirit Lake, IA
Abby Jones, Newell, IA
Joleen Dentlinger, Storm Lake, IA
Kirsten Elyea, Hartley, IA
Penny Adam, Ames, IA
Jerry Kahl, Storm Lake, IA
Holly Zinn, Lake Park, IA
Cherie Courter, Storm Lake, IA
Ron Netten, Storm Lake, IA
Beth Cathcart, Linn Grove, IA
Karen Ruddy, Emmetsburg, IA
William Lieb, Spirit Lake, IA
Lissa Potter, Spirit Lake, IA
David Strom, Windom, MN
Denice Peters, Denison, IA
Barb McGee, Peterson, IA
Mary Ortner, Odebolt, IA
Mary Schumacher, Estherville, IA

2018 is our 15th year, and we are SO glad you've joined us!!

Thursday, February 8, 2018


The deadline for applications is next Friday, February 16th, so this is the last call for regional artisans to apply to be a part of the 2018 Artisans Road Trip!  Above is a link to a radio interview that A.R.T. president Haley McAndrews had with KUOO's Becky Thoreson. 

If you are interested in being a part of the Artisans Road Trip this year, it's not too late! You can download an application from our website at www.ArtisansRoadTrip.com.  Any questions, please feel free to email ArtisansRoadTrip@gmail.com.

Hope to see you all on the Road Trip in 2018! :)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Accepting 2018 Applications until Feb. 16th!

There is still plenty of time to submit your application for the upcoming Artisans Road Trip year, but don't delay too much longer as the deadline is Friday, February 16th!

A.R.T. is a powerful networking and marketing opportunity for the artists who participate year after year. In addition to the official October weekend event (Sat, Oct 13 & Sun, Oct 14), artists also benefit from year-round advertising with thousands of brochures distributed; a regularly updated blog; 24/7 website; plus group gallery exhibitions throughout the area! Group exhibitions are a fantastic way to introduce your artwork to local galleries (which can lead to many opportunities for individual artists later on, like solo shows or classes in addition to new potential buyers). And for the first time, this year A.R.T. will have a show at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, IA! 

The Artisans Road Trip 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!

Please feel free to drop us a line at ArtisansRoadTrip@gmail.com, or give Haley McAndrews (President, A.R.T.) a call at (320) 237-7351 with any questions you may have.

You can now email your three images to the official A.R.T. email address at ArtisansRoadTrip@gmail.com instead of mailing a disk or USB drive in with your application and fee!

Snapshots from the May 31st Group Meeting!

Here are a few snapshots from the 2018 BIG Group Meeting - where every current participating artist is encouraged to bring their significant...