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Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015
2015 A.R.T. Artist Kathy J. Evert - KJEwelry Trunk Show Scheduled!
Posted Friday, April 17, at 3:56 PM
KJEwelry will be holding the first trunk show of the 2015 calendar year on Saturday, May 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Elements Design Studio, 36 Highway 71, Arnolds Park. A trunk show is a showing and sale in a retail store of an entire collection of clothing, jewelry, etc., from a particular designer. ...

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Artisans Road Trip Artists in the Nobles County Art Center Area Art Show 2015
Posted Monday, April 13, at 10:06 AM

Artisans Road Trip is well represented in both the Nobles County Art Center Area Art Show 2015 and the award winners in the exhibition. David Strom -Windom, MN, Haley Rothstein - Windom, MN, Mavis Simms -Sac City, IA., Sarah Morphew - Estherville, IA, Holly Zinn -Lake Park, IA, Bill Lieb - Spirit Lake, IA, Tim Anderson - Cherokee, IA, Tim Arand-McIlrath - Okoboji, IA, Marisa Sidles - Terrill, IA, Deb Yellick Manly - Okoboji/Grinnel, IA, and Kathy Evert - West Okoboji, IA are all represented with artworks in this exhibition. ...

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A.R.T. 2015 is Here!
Posted Tuesday, March 10, at 3:39 PM

The 2015 Artisans Road Trip is organized and ready for it's 12th year as the premier artist organization/event in NW Iowa! The 2015 artist members are as follows: (to learn more about each artist - go to the following link - http://www.artisansroadtrip.com/gallery.htm...

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Clear Lake Arts Center A.R.T. Exhibition!
Posted Wednesday, January 21, at 2:52 PM

Many people may not realize it but the artists of the Artisans Road Trip participate in fine art gallery exhibitions throughout the year. Many such exhibits become area traditions and the Clear Lake Arts Center is one such noted venue. 17 Artisans Road Trip artists are being represented in an outstanding exhibit at the Clear Lake Arts Center in Clear Lake, Iowa this month and next! The artists involved in this year's exhibit are: Barb McGee; Beth Cathcart; Bill Lieb; Bruce Morrison; Linda Fries; Danielle Clouse; David Storm; Dennis Dykema; Glenda Drennen; Joanne Alberda; Joleen Dentlinger; Judy Hemphill; Marisa Sidles; Mitch Eveleth; Perry Polson; Sue Biederman and Timothy J Arand-McIlrath.. ...

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Artisan's Road Trip Call To Artists!
Posted Thursday, January 8, at 2:22 PM

The Northwest Iowa Artisans Road Trip is more than just an open studio tour. For the people following the Tour, it's a chance to get out on a fall weekend to meet local artists in person, see the studios where they work, ask questions about their motivation, watch demonstrations of techniques, and of course, purchase new artwork for their collections...

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2015 A.R.T. Artist Haley Rothstein Featured in Red Rock Center For The Arts Exhibit!
Posted Friday, January 2, at 2:11 PM

2015 Artisans Road Trip artist Haley Rothstein of Windom, Minnesota will be having a solo exhibit at the Red Rock Center For The Arts in Fairmont, MN during January. Haley, a new member to the Artisans Road Trip, had worked for several years as the Gallery Director at the former A Piece of Work, Inc. in Spirit Lake, IA...

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2014 Artisans Road Trip Artist Bruce Morrison at Clear Lake Arts Center Exhibition
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 10:55 AM

2014 Artisans Road Trip artist Bruce Morrison was invited by the Clear Lake Arts Center to participate in the exhibition "Salute to Agriculture". Morrison works in several different mediums, from photography to painting, drawing and serigraphy. His subject matter is the landscape and flora/fauna of the tallgrass prairie region of NW Iowa. "Agriculture was the biggest benefactor of the prairie soil and it certainly becomes a frequent subject in my landscapes as well.", says the artist...

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2014 Artisans Road Trip Artists and "Art on a Card" Exhibit!
Posted Sunday, November 23, at 3:39 PM

Four of the artists from the 2014 Artisans Road Trip will be featured in the upcoming "Art on a Card" exhibit at Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa in December! Exhibiting with other juried artists are Anita K. Plucker, Glenda Drennen, Joleen Dentlinger, and Bruce Morrison...

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Open Studio With 2014 A.R.T. Artist David Strom!
Posted Friday, November 14, at 3:39 PM

2014 Artisans Road Trip artist David Strom is having an open studio on Saturday November 22nd, from 5-7 p.m. The artist's studio is located in Windom, MN at 2025 Cottonwood Lake Drive. The artist's open studio is being held as part of "Local Color", sponsored by the University of Minnesota SW Regional Sustainable Development Partnership...

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2014 A.R.T. Artists in the Wanda J. Skogerboe Juried Exhibition
Posted Monday, October 27, at 9:26 AM

Artists from the 2014 Artisans Road Trip were included in the current Wanda J. Skogerboe Juried Exhibition at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, Iowa. This biannual, juried exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. The exhibition traditionally brings together a diverse group of artists working in a variety of media. ...

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The 2014 Artisans Road Trip is Coming!!!
Posted Tuesday, October 7, at 9:34 AM

The 2014 Artisans Road Trip is this weekend! Saturday, October 11th (9AM-5PM) and Sunday October 12th (Noon-5PM)! Its been a good year of working and exhibiting as a group and individually - now comes the big event! In its 11th year, the Artisans Road Trip is your opportunity to visit artists where they work and exhibit. ...

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2014 Artisans Road Trip Exhibit at Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa!
Posted Friday, September 26, at 6:25 PM

The 2014 Artisans Road Trip is exhibiting at Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa - now through October 25th. Get a nice preview of the works of those artists participating this year in A.R.T.! There will be an artist's reception for the exhibit at Arts on Grand on Tuesday October 14th from 5 PM - 7PM - meet the artists and enjoy the Spencer gallery and what it has to offer!...

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2014 Artisans Road Trip Artist Karen Ruddy - Working at the Grotto of the Redemption this Past Summer!
Posted Sunday, September 14, at 3:22 PM

2014 Artisans Road Trip artist Karen Ruddy has been busy this summer! Karen finished a commission over at the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, Iowa, contracting for work on the restoration of mosaics throughout the Grotto. The grant was for five weeks of work but ten weeks were spent working on in-place and new mosaic panels on the East Wall of the Courtyard...

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2014 A.R.T. Artist is September Exhibition Cove Artist at a Piece Of Work, INC.
Posted Thursday, September 4, at 3:44 PM

Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath will be showing this summer's collection of new 2 D artwork and a small collection of recent 3D works. All of the 2D work uses recycled fabric from garments as backgrounds. The artist will be giving an artists talk at A Piece of Work about 6:10-6:15. Art on 16th (around the corner from A Piece of Work ) will also be featuring his work as well and will be open until at least 7:30p.m...

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Two 2014 Artisans Road Trip Artists at the "Paint the Iowa Great Lakes" Plein Air Painting Exhibition!
Posted Saturday, August 30, at 1:41 PM

The Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji Iowa features two A.R.T. Artists, Marisa Sidles (Terril) and Timothy J Arand-McIlrath (Okoboji) as two of the participants in the "Paint the Iowa Great Lakes" Plein Air Painting Exhibition. The exhibition of painting done in the open air style will be on view through Oct 11th in the Pearson Lakes Art Center's Weaver Lobby Gallery...

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2014 Artisans Road Trip Artist Bill Lieb - "The Birder" Sculpture Dedication
Posted Saturday, August 23, at 9:42 AM

2014 Artisans Road Trip member artist Bill Lieb recently installed his latest public sculpture, titled "The Birder", at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, Iowa. The Birder is a memorial to LaVonne Foote for her generous support of the Nature Center...

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2014 Artisans Road Trip Artist Marisa Sidles Opens Studio During RAGBRAI!
Posted Monday, July 14, at 9:34 AM

2014 Artisans Road Trip artist Marisa Sidles, from Terril, Iowa, will have her studio open to RAGBRAI riders and visitors on Monday, July 21, 2014, for 5 minute art projects. The old Terril Post Office, located at 110 North State Street -- south of the fire station, now serves as her art studio where she creates original works of art spanning from expressive acrylic paintings to whimsical sculptures made of left over building and farm supplies...

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2014 A.R.T. Artist - Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath in "Past and Future" Exhibition - Ruth Davis Design Gallery, University of Wisconsin - Madison,WI
Posted Tuesday, July 8, at 4:07 PM

2014 Artisans Road Trip artist Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath writes - " I am very pleased that twelve pieces of my current artwork are included in an exhibition at the Ruth Davis Design Gallery at the University off Wisconsin Madison. The exhibition will be on view from June 19- August 8. ...

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2014 A.R.T. Artist Bruce Morrison at Neal Smith's J.N. "Ding" Darling Art Gallery!
Posted Monday, June 23, at 9:27 AM

2014 Artisans Road Trip artist Bruce Morrison will be exhibiting a solo showing of "From the Tallgrass" at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge's J.N. "Ding" Darling Art Gallery from July 1 through August 21st. The Neal Smith NWR is one of the largest federal refuges in Iowa - this refuge is solely dedicated to the Tallgrass Prairie. ...

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2014 A.R.T. Exhibit at the Witter!
Posted Tuesday, June 10, at 5:10 PM

The 2014 Artisans Road Trip is exhibiting at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake, Iowa this month! A.R.T. participates in exhibits as a group throughout the year. This latest exhibit opened June 5th at the Witter Gallery and runs through June 27th. There will be an artist's reception at the gallery on Wednesday evening from 5-6:15 p.m. The exhibit at the Witter is being sponsored by Paxton's Jewelry of Storm Lake...

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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!