Thursday, July 2, 2020

Joanne Alberda will be in Sioux Falls this weekend!


ART artist Joanne Alberda will be in Sioux Falls, SD this weekend at Sticks and Steel gallery! 


She will be there with her artwork on Friday, July 3rd from 4:00-8:00pm. The gallery will also be open on Saturday, July 4th.



Thursday, June 4, 2020

New Sculpture in Spencer, IA!

New public sculpture in Spencer, IA, by Artisans Road Trip artist William Lieb!

 


"We have just finished installing a new sculpture titled THE BEGINNING in Spencer," said Lieb. "It is located two blocks west of Grand Avenue on 11th Street in the southwest corner of North School Park." THE BEGINNING is 8’-6” tall and fabricated of 1/2” thick aluminum plate.




The sculpture marks the beginning of the hiker/biker trail heading north out of Spencer and connecting, eventually, with the trail leading south out of Milford. The primitive wheel in front metaphorically represents the beginning of the bicycle. The mother and father figures once had a wheel image on their shirts to express their passion for bicycling. Those symbols were removed and are being handed to their child, thus passing on their passion to the beginning of a new generation of bicyclists. The openings left in their shirts provide an opportunity for interested trail users to position their faces, have their photo snapped, and become a part of the sculpture. Stop by and see it the next time you are in Spencer! 




Thursday, April 9, 2020

2020 ART Artists Announced!

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

Joanne Alberda; Sioux Center, 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
Allen Koessel, Lake View, IA
Jerry Kahl; Storm Lake, IA
William Lieb; Spirit Lake, IA
Haley McAndrews; Denison, IA
Rosalise Olson, Spirit Lake, IA
Jane Lieb, Spirit Lake, IA
Lee A. Schoenewe, Spencer, IA
Sarah Morphew; Estherville, IA
Ron Netten; Storm Lake, IA
Diane O'Hern; Eagle Grove, IA
Denice Peters; Denison, IA
Nancy Parliman Schoenewe, Spencer, IA
Mary Ortner, Holstein, IA
Torrey Proctor, Spencer, IA
Anita K. Plucker; Terrill, IA
Gene Polson; Marcus, IA
Lissa Potter; Spirit Lake, IA
Tonya Archer, Storm Lake, IA
Mitch Eveleth, Estherville, IA
Rachael Sitzman; Sioux Rapids, IA
David Strom; Windom, MN
Jean Wenell, Laurens, IA
Nick Von Ohlen, Alpha, MN
Lawton Westergard, Terril, IA
Cathy Veiseth, Spencer, IA

2020 is our 17th year, and we are SO glad you've joined us!!

Friday, February 21, 2020

ARTISANS ROAD TRIP 2020: LAST CALL TO ARTISTS!

ARTISANS ROAD TRIP 2020: LAST CALL TO ARTISTS!


October may seem far away, but now is the time to apply to be a part of the seventeenth annual Artisans Road Trip! Applications need to be postmarked by March 1st, 2020 in order to be accepted. Why so early in the year? Quite simply, it takes a lot of time and behind the scenes work to make a great event like A.R.T. happen. Once we have our membership finalized, then we get to work on designing the brochure, updating the website, and beginning to get the word out about all of our artists!

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 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 (including one this year at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji)!

All artists in the region are encouraged to apply for the upcoming 2020 season!  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!  A.R.T. is always looking for new and returning artists!


For more information, links to the official A.R.T. blog and current artist biographies, as well as a downloadable .PDF of the 2020 Artist Application & Prospectus, go to www.artisansroadtrip.com. If you have any questions, please contact President Haley McAndrews at ArtisansRoadTrip@gmail.com.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Apply today for ART 2020!


Applications have been sent via snail mail to current and past participants of the Artisans Road Trip. But if you haven't received one - please click above to find a printable version of the Prospectus!

October may seem far away, but now is the time to apply to be a part of the seventeenth annual Artisans Road Trip! Applications need to be postmarked by March 1st, 2020 in order to be accepted. Why so early in the year? Quite simply, it takes a lot of time and behind the scenes work to make a great event like A.R.T. happen. Once we have our membership finalized, then we get to work on designing the brochure, updating the website, and beginning to get the word out about all of our artists!

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 3 & Sun, Oct 4), 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. 

AND WE WANT YOU TO JOIN US!

Questions? 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.

DON'T FORGET:
You can 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 (but application forms and entry fee must still be mailed)!

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! :)

Joanne Alberda will be in Sioux Falls this weekend!

ART artist Joanne Alberda will be in Sioux Falls, SD this weekend at Sticks and Steel gallery!  She will be there with her artwo...