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Arts on Grand Exhibiting Artists of the 2016 Artisans Road Trip!
Posted Thursday, September 15, at 12:36 PM
Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa is hosting an exhibit of artists from the 2016 Artisans Road Trip! The Artisans Road Trip exhibit runs from September 13th through October 29th with the evening artist's reception to be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 22nd. ...

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2016 A.R.T. Artist Judy Thompson's Homestead Series!
Posted Monday, August 29, at 12:34 PM

The Homestead Series on the Road Again. Judy Thompson's Homestead Series, will be on exhibition at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for the months of September and October. The Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center is a multifaceted arts and community center that which provides programming in the visual arts, dance, music, theater, and special interest areas...

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Tim Arand-McIlrath - "A Fiberartist Journey- 50+Years of Making Fiberart"
Posted Wednesday, August 24, at 4:07 PM

Tim Arand-McIlrath has an exhibit of his work currently on view at the Clear Lake Arts Center, Clear Lake IA. The exhibit "A Fiberartist Journey- 50+Years of Making Fiberart" will be on view through Oct.3, 2017. Fiberart has been my artistic expression for most of my life. ...

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"Connecting With Nature Through Sculpture" Exhibit by 2016 A.R.T. Artist Bill Lieb!
Posted Wednesday, August 10, at 10:02 AM

Bill Lieb has a one-man exhibit of his work at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, Iowa. The exhibit, titled "Connecting With Nature Through Sculpture", is on display until the end of September. It includes photos and models of six of his large site-specific public sculptures located throughout the Iowa Great Lakes Region and Spencer...

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2016 A.R.T. Now Showing at the Red Rock Center for the Arts!
Posted Sunday, July 31, at 3:27 PM

The artists of the 2016 Artisans Road Trip are having an exhibit of recent works at the Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont, Minnesota during the month of August! This is one of several exhibits that A.R.T. has been featured in this spring and summer - each one unique...

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2016 Artisans Road Trip Artist Pam Harp at the Le Mars Art Center in August!
Posted Monday, July 18, at 9:54 AM

Local watercolor artist, Pam Harp is excited to present her first solo exhibition, "The Earth Laughs in Flowers" A Collection of Floral Watercolors by Pam Harp. Her work will be on display at the Le Mars Art Center for the month of August. The public is invited to meet the artist at a gallery reception on Thursday, August 4 from six to eight p.m...

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2016 A.R.T. Jewelry Artist Kathy Evert Hosting 6th Annual Okoboji Bead & Jewelry Splash!
Posted Thursday, July 7, at 2:46 PM

Local jewelry artist and 2016 A.R. T. participant, Kathy Evert, is once again hosting the annual Okoboji Bead & Jewelry Splash; this is the 6th year. Jewelry artists from Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin will be joining her again for a weekend show on July 23-24 at the Dickinson County Community Building in Spirit Lake. Show hours are 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. both days and is open to the public. Admission is $2...

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2016 Artisans Road Trip Artists Juried into the 2016 Iowa Watercolor Society Exhibition!
Posted Sunday, July 3, at 12:46 PM

The Iowa Watercolor Society has announced the artists accepted into the 39th Annual Iowa Watercolor Society juried art exhibit; 3 of which include artists from the 2016 Artisans Road Trip! The honors this year go to Ken Harskamp, Linda Fries and Anita Plucker!...

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"From the Ground Up - Paintings by Danielle Clouse Gast"!
Posted Monday, June 27, at 11:21 AM

"From the Ground Up", an exhibit of new work by Spirit Lake artist Danielle Clouse Gast, will be on view in the Goodenow Gallery of the Pearson Lakes Art Center (Okoboji, Iowa) June 30th - August 13th. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, July 7th, 5 - 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public...

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2016 A.R.T. Artists Exhibit at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake!
Posted Thursday, June 9, at 11:09 AM

The Witter Art Gallery in Storm Lake, IA is hosting an exhibit of the 2016 Artisans Road Trip during the month of June! This year's A.R.T. membership is higher and more diverse than in many past years, and promises to be the best year yet! The Artisans Road Trip is a year-around event. Although well known for its weekend studio tour in the early autumn, it holds exhibits at various gallery/art center venues throughout the year...

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2016 A.R.T. Artist Mel Myers Featured at "Pots and Pictures"!
Posted Thursday, June 2, at 11:12 AM

Arts on Grand is holding an exhibit this month featuring the long time Artisans Road Trip artist Mel Myers! The former art teacher from the Spencer High School is being showcased with his many extraordinarily beautiful hand-carved fine clay pots, platters, bowls, plates, vases, casseroles and urns...

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2016 A.R.T. Artists Showing at Summerwind Gallery's "Farm and Field"!
Posted Tuesday, May 31, at 3:42 PM

The Summerwind Gallery in Arnolds Park, Iowa will be featuring a showing of several artists - four of which are artists from the 2016 Artisans Road Trip! The showing titled "Farm and Field" opens on Tuesday June 1st and runs through June 15. Featured Artisans Road Trip artists include Anita K. Plucker, Bruce Morrison, Judy Thompson and Roberta Williams. Other artists are showing as well...

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2016 A.R.T. Artists Showing at Summerwind Gallery's "Bulbs to Blooms - A Floral Show"!
Posted Tuesday, May 10, at 5:01 PM

The newly opened Summerwind Gallery in Arnolds Park, Iowa will be featuring a showing of several artists - five of which are artists from the 2016 Artisans Road Trip! The exhibit will feature "Bulbs to Blooms - A Floral Show", and will open on Tuesday May 17th and run through May 31st...

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2016 A.R.T. Exhibit at the Nobles County Art Center!
Posted Friday, May 6, at 12:10 PM

The Nobles County Art Center in Worthington, MN is hosting an exhibit of the 2016 Artisans Road Trip during the month of May! This year's A.R.T. membership is higher and more diverse than in many past years, and promises to be the best year yet! This will be the first time that the Artisans Road Trip has made the trip across the Iowa border into Minnesota and we are looking forward to more Minnesota shows in the future!...

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2016 Artisans Road Trip Artist Timothy J Arand-McIlrath Receives "Best in Show" Award for Mixed Media Fiber Artwork!
Posted Sunday, May 1, at 4:33 PM

The Jurors for the Fifth Artists' Showcase: Orange City Arts' Regional Exhibition chose " Breezy" mixed media fiber by Timothy J Arand-McIlrath (Okoboji) as "Best in Show"Award. The Artist's Showcase is an art exhibit sponsored by Orange City Arts in conjunction with the Northwestern College art and theatre department. ...

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2016 A.R.T. Artists at the 5th Annual Artist's Showcase in Orange City, IA!
Posted Saturday, April 23, at 12:43 PM

2016 Artisan Road Trip artists, Jo Alberda, Pam Harp, Tim Arand-McIlrath and Judy Thompson will be exhibiting artwork at the 5th Annual Artist's Showcase in Orange City, Iowa. The Artist's Showcase is an art exhibit sponsored by Orange City Arts in conjunction with the Northwestern College art and theatre department. ...

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2016 A.R.T. Artist Hank Hall in National Ceramic Competition!
Posted Friday, April 15, at 2:01 PM

Hank Hall's "Parade Ready" teapot has been selected for the bi-annual 21st San Angelo National Ceramic Competition hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art (SAMFA) in San Angelo, Texas. Hall's piece is one of 115 chosen out of 721 submitted works from across the U.S. and Canada. Juror Christy Johnson, retired Director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, CA, will speak about the exhibit and present awards at the opening reception on April 15 at SAMFA...

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2016 A.R.T. Artist Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath's Mixed Media Fiber Art Featured in Sioux Center, IA
Posted Wednesday, April 6, at 11:00 AM

Timothy J Arand-McIlrath's Mixed Media fiber art will be featured in the Garden Cafe at Sioux Center Health, Sioux Center Iowa for the months of April, May, and June. In the two dimensional pieces, the backgrounds are painted with acrylic paint, surface designed fabrics, and recently recycled fabrics from garments, sometimes embellished with found objects. ...

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2016 A.R.T. Artists Cherie Courter and Ron Netten!
Posted Thursday, March 31, at 5:07 PM

Paintings by Cherie Courter are on exhibit at the Clear Lake Arts Center from April 3 through May 14. Featured works depict a variety of landscape compositions inspired by different landforms observed across the state of Iowa. Cherie's works are done in acrylic paint on canvas and emphasize such elements as color, texture, pattern, and light. They range in size from 11"x14" to 24"x30"; are framed in oak; with most pieces available for sale...

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2016 A.R.T. Artist Judy Thompson's Badlands Watercolor Workshop!
Posted Monday, March 21, at 2:19 PM

Throughout the year many artists participating in the Artisans Road Trip, offer classes or workshops in their areas of expertise. We're going to try and advertise these opportunities for the public and other artists as best we can this season, and one we just recently learned of looks like a great deal of fun - out in the Badlands of South Dakota with Judy Thompson!...

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Blogger Bio - Bruce Morrison is an artist of the Tallgrass Prairie (Painter/Photographer/Print Maker). He and his wife Georgeann live on a small Tallgrass Prairie remnant where he works as a full-time artist throughout the year. Bruce takes his inspiration from the Tallgrass itself and the natural and cultural heritage of the tallgrass prairie region. Morrison graduated from the School of Art at the University of Iowa. His work can be found in public, corporate and private collections across the United States, Canada and overseas. Blog description - Bruce writes the blog for northwest Iowa's Artisans Road Trip and will share the daily process and ventures taken by area artists participating in each year's A.R.T. event. We'll look into the studio, the shows, the individual medium, and even the thought process of individual artists!