Northwest Iowa A.R.T. by Bruce Morrison en-us 2017 Artisans Road Trip Exhibiting at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake! The 2017 Artisans Road Trip has a select number of works on display at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake, IA. The artists from the 2017 A.R.T. will have their annual weekend road trip this coming weekend and the Witter exhibit gives a nice sampling of what visitors to the 2017 Artisans Road Trip can expect to see and enjoy! The Witter exhibit will run until October 28th and there will be an artist reception on Thursday October 19th beginning at 5pm - the reception is open to the... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:12:59 -0500 Hank Hall's Tin Bin Studio - Ready for the Roadtrip! Hank Hall, one of 33 artists participating in the 14th annual Artisans Road Trip, invites you into his new workshop - Tin Bin Studio, on October 14th and 15th! Located behind his home at 15330 250th Avenue, Spirit Lake, on East Lake Okoboji, the retrofitted grain bin houses Hank's clay studio and can be adapted for his drawing, painting, and mixed media processes. A retired high school art teacher and former owner of Art on 16th in Spirit Lake, Hall is pleased to unveil his new... Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:08:40 -0500 2017 Artisans Road Trip to Exhibit at Arts on Grand in Spencer, IA! Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa will be exhibiting works from artists of the 2017 Artisans Road Trip! Now is your chance to see a sampling of this 14th annual event that celebrates artists of the region, either in their own studio work space or galleries hosting the A.R.T. artists! The 2017 A.R.T. exhibit at Arts on Grand will open Thursday September 26th with an artist's reception from 5:30-7p.m. - the public is invited! This has been a traditional A.R.T. event kick off through years... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:20:02 -0500 2017 A.R.T. Artist Penny Adam Selected for Local Showing in Ames, Iowa! Wheatsfield Co-op, the artist's local food co-op in Ames, Iowa has a nice Community Outreach program and, among other things, invites local artists to exhibit their work. Acceptance is by a jury process and then the artist's exhibit is assigned. Penny was pleased to find she is September's featured artist! First Friday Wine, Cheese and Art Friday, September 1 at 4-6pm Art: Penny Adam, Photography The following artist's statement sums up Adam's thoughts... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:55:57 -0500 2017 Artisans Road Trip Artist Danielle Clouse Gast a Finalist in the Celebration of Iowa: Agriculture Exhibition at the Iowa State Fair! 2017 Artisans Road Trip Artist Danielle Clouse Gast was named a Finalist in the sixth annual “Celebration of Iowa: Agriculture Art Exhibition” contest at the Iowa State Fair. The Agriculture Art Exhibit is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, and it recognizes Iowa artists and Iowa's role as a global leader in agriculture. The exhibit is coordinated by the Iowa Arts... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:25:11 -0500 2017 A.R.T. Artists Recieve Awards at The Pearson Lakes Art Center's Plein Air Painting Exhibition! The Pearson Lakes Art Center has opened it's 2017 "Plein Air Painting Exhibition", with the opening reception taking place last night on August 17th. Two of the artists from the 2017 Artisans Road Trip were awarded recognition during the opening reception! Bruce Morrison was given the "PA Brown Best in Show" award for his plein air oil painting "Lone Bale First Light", while another Morrison oil painting "Wooded Lane No.1" was... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:42:38 -0500 "Conversations With my Watercolor Box" - Exhibit by 2017 A.R.T. Artist Glenda Drennen! "Conversations with My Watercolor Box", an exhibit by Glenda Drennen is now showing at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake, IA. A native from South Dakota, Glenda Drennen was a former public school music teacher. She then began to paint with Watercolor after leaving her teaching career; through her found passion, she has been awarded many memberships like the Iowa Watercolor Society, Watercolor Honor Society, and Iowa Artist. A number of her award winning paintings have been... Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:19:25 -0500 2017 A.R.T at the Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont, Minnesota! Artists of the 2017 Artisans Road Trip will be having an exhibit at the Red Rock Center for the Arts from August 1 through the 31! The Artisans Road Trip has exhibits at galleries, art centers and art museums throughout the year; this showing at the Red Rock Center for the Arts is the second since their first successful exhibition last year. These exhibits are a great way to see a sampling of what the artists from A.R.T. are up to, and this year's exhibit is no exception! Take in the... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:34:07 -0500 2017 A.R.T. Artist Bruce Morrison's Artwork at the Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center this Summer! 2017 Artisans Road Trip artist Bruce A. Morrison is displaying his artwork this summer at the Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center on Lost Island Lake north of Ruthven, IA. The natural wetland areas around Lost Island are a particular favorite of the artist; commingling the wetlands and the tallgrass prairie "is the best of both worlds"! The Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center gives the public an appreciation and basic understanding of the wetlands and offers... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:58:43 -0500 2017 A.R.T. Artist Penny Adam Juried Into "Iowa Exhibited XXXII" at the Polk County Heritage Gallery in Des Moines, IA! Artist Penny Adam talks about her image in the exhibit; "It is exciting to be a part of this juried show "Iowa Exhibited XXXII" at the Polk County Heritage Gallery in Des Moines, IA! It was a cold February day when this image 'Three Pears' was made. Looking for something red to photograph in honor of Valentine's Day; these pears fit the concept." "Iowa Exhibited XXXII" is the Polk Heritage Gallery's 32nd edition of their juried show - this one features 43 artists from around Iowa. The... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:48:10 -0500 "D. Strom - 50 Year Journey" Exhibit at the Pearson Lakes Art Center! 2017 artist David Strom will be having a solo exhibit at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, Iowa from July 6th through August 26th in the Monte Pearson Gallery. The artists reception coincides with the 2017 Artisans Road Trip exhibit starting the same evening - you can bounce from one show to the other! The reception and openings start at 5 pm Thursday July 6 and last though 7 pm. Stop by and see Strom's unique take on the environment so familiar to each of us in this region and... Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:29:15 -0500 First Summer Exhibits Opening for the 2017 Artisans Road trip! The 2017 Artisans Road Trip is kicking off it's summer exhibition season with two separate shows for July! The first show will be at the Nobles County Art Center in Worthington, MN and runs from July 1 through August 26th. There will be an artists reception open to the public on Sunday afternoon - July 9th, from 2-4 p.m. The next show is to be held at the Pearson's Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, IA and runs from July 6 through August 19th. An artist's reception is... Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:28:59 -0500 2017 A.R.T. Artist Bill Lieb Juried into the Sculpt Siouxland Exhibition in Sioux City! Bill Lieb, long-time Artisan Road Trip artist, recently had one of his public sculpture pieces juried into the Sculpt Siouxland exhibition in Sioux City. The exhibit is sponsored by an organization of community leaders in partnership with the Sioux City Art Center. The sculpture was installed June 8, 2017 at the corner of 4th Avenue and Pierce Street, about one block northwest of the Sioux City Art Center (shown in the distant background), and will remain in place there for one year. The... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:57:43 -0500 2017 A.R.T. Artist Penny Adam at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames! 2017 A.R.T. Artist Penny Adam has been included in the Octagon Center for the Arts "Community of Artists" Biennial Exhibit in Ames, Iowa. Penny, a photographer in this years Artisans Road Trip, speaks about her selected work in the Octagon exhibit - "The French Quarter of New Orleans is such an interesting place! With so much to see, and do, there are photo opportunities around every corner. "Song for the Broken" was taken somewhere in the French Quarter while the... Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:52:26 -0500 2017 A.R.T. Artist Juried Into "Oak Hill Exhibition of Iowa Artists" at the Blanden Art Museum 2017 Artisans Road Trip Artist Bruce Morrison has been juried into the "Oak Hill Exhibition of Iowa Artists" exhibit at the Blanden Art Museum in Ft Dodge, Iowa. The Oak Hill exhibit is a juried exibit, meaning artists must submit their work to be juried by an appointed juror each year. This year's juror was Benjamin Gardner - Chair in the Department of Art & Design and a Professor of Art at Drake University. Morrison is a regional artist from rural... Tue, 30 May 2017 16:50:44 -0500 2017 A.R.T. Artist Anita K. Plucker to Hold Workshop - "Watercolor Basics for Beginning Adults" Well known NW Iowa watercolor artist Anita K. Plucker will be conducting a workshop - "Watercolor Basic for Beginning Adults" at Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa. This workshop is geared for the person who has never painted with watercolors, however, the information and practice will also be valuable to the more experienced beginner. Anita will focus on the basics in painting with watercolor and will guide participants step-by-step as they practice these basics and techniques together... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:56:05 -0500 Deborah Burow - New Artisans Road Trip Artist for 2017! Deborah speaks about a recent workshop she held: Breaking all the rules is harder than you think. 6 weeks of an art class that was designed to help each artist break out of their paint box proved to be harder than we thought. All those rules about staying in the lines, matching colors to life forms, painting what your experience tells you is successful---all those known entities make us feel comfortable. And maybe a little static. But the class managed to get past the rules and... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:41:24 -0600 The 2017 Artisans Road Trip - Ready for Another Great Year! The 2017 Artisans Road Trip is geared up and ready for another great year! This year finds 31 artists - many of whom are new to the organization and several returning from a hiatus of past years, as well as many other long time returning members! Introducing 2017 members: Penny Adam, Ames, IA Tonya Archer, Storm Lake, IA Deborah Burow, Cape May, NJ Beth Cathcart, Linn Grove, IA Julie Hamilton, Peterson, IA Patricia Johnson, Spencer, IA Barb McGee,... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:21:26 -0600 "The Earth Laughs in Flowers" A Collection of Floral Watercolors by Pam Harp 2016 Artisans Road Trip artist, Pam Harp is excited to announce that her work "The Earth Laughs in Flowers" A Collection of Floral Watercolors by Pam Harp, will be on display at the Garden Café art wall located in the Sioux Center Health Hospital for the months of January through April. Pam thanks Jo Alberta and Sioux Center Health for this opportunity. The Artisans Road Trip would also like to remind all regional artists that they can be a part of the 2017 A.R.T. event... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 13:05:27 -0600 Timothy J Arand-McIlrath's "A Fiber Artist's Journey, 50 Years of Making Fiber Art" at Arts on Grand! "A Fiber Artist's Journey, 50 Years of Making Fiber Art" . 2016 Artisans Road Trip Artist Timothy J Arand-McIlrath's exhibition featuring artwork from his longtime love affair with fiber, will be at Arts on Grand in Spencer IA, Dec 28, 2016 through Jan 28, 2017. Everyone is invited to an opening reception on January 5th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Tim will give an artist talk about the different phases and approaches he has explored. Tim is planning to relocate to Tucson,... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 17:28:19 -0600