Northwest Iowa A.R.T. by Bruce Morrison http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/ en-us 2017 A.R.T. Artist Penny Adam Selected for Local Showing in Ames, Iowa! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69761 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69751 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69653 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69567 "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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69504 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69395 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69379 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69334 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69314 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69188 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69146 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 http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/69111 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" http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/68519 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/68384 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/68325 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 http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/68025 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! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/67972 "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 Hank Hall Teapots Headed to Houston! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/67892 Two teapots by 2016 A.R.T.Spirit Lake artist Hank Hall have been accepted into the 10th International Texas Teapot Tournament presented by TEA+ART and C.A.M.E.O in Houston, Texas. Both Frazzled and Tea-Rex are non-functional teapots with acrylic paint over cone 6 stoneware and mixed media embellishments. The biennial exhibit was juried by Linnis Blanton, adjunct professor of ceramics at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. The show opens with a public reception and juror's talk on... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 12:42:49 -0600 Call to Artists! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/67874 The 14th annual Artisans Road Trip (A.R.T.) is looking for artists for the coming year! The deadline for applications is Friday, January 16th. All disciplines and mediums are accepted – painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, fabric, wood, photography, pottery, and more! A.R.T. is an open studio tour held every fall during the second weekend in October. In addition to the October event, participating artists also benefit from year-round advertising with thousands of... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:52:09 -0600 Artisans Road Trip Preparing for 2017 - Call for Artists! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/67680 The Artisans Road Trip is now busy preparing for 2017. Each year A.R.T. opens the organization and "event" up to artists of the region for the next season! Each year the Artisans Road Trip consists of many events throughout the entire year - scheduled exhibits and the noted Autumn weekend event itself. Also, member artists are spotlighted weekly for their personal exhibits and artwork through the year, as well as having their own web page for exposure to the public. A Call for... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:19:57 -0600