Northwest Iowa A.R.T. by Bruce Morrison http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/ en-us 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 2016 A.R.T. Artists to be at Christmas in the Gallery at Arts on Grand! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/67621 Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa will be hosting "Christmas in the Gallery" beginning Tuesday November 15th! The work in the exhibit includes artwork of several members of the 2016 Artisans Road Trip, including Lissa Potter, Timothy Arand McIlrath, Pam Harp, Haley Tardiff, and Bruce Morrison. There will be several other artists included as well. The entertainment for the event will feature Ray Meyer on the piano, playing Christmas favorites. Some of the artists will be in attendance... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:28:49 -0600 2016 A.R.T. Artist David Strom Exhibit - "A Journey..." http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/67510 "This common shape-triangle over rectangle is the source of my current work. Most of my images are contained within a border of rectangles, a predella format, which was often used in altarpieces and folk quilts. It is my hope that after seeing these paintings the viewer will become more aware of this universal shape which sits humbly on our landscape, just as it does in other parts of the world." David Strom works out of his studio in Windom MN. He received his BFA in Painting... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:07:08 -0500 Thank You! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/67367 All of the artists of this year's Artisans Road Trip would like to express a big THANK YOU(!) for helping make this year's weekend event as successful as ever! Be sure and watch for more happening with artists of the 2016 Artisans Road Trip! Thank you for supporting the arts in NW Iowa! Sun, 16 Oct 2016 15:27:00 -0500 The 2016 Artisans Road Trip!!! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/67304 It's here this weekend!! Everyone is invited to travel Iowa's scenic byways and back roads looking for one-of-a-kind creations! The 13th annual Artisans Road Trip will be held this Saturday, October 8th from 9:00am -- 5:00pm, and Sunday, October 9th from Noon -- 5:00pm. This year we have 41 artists participating from Estherville down to Storm Lake (and all over in between)! The Artisans Road Trip is a self-guided art studio and gallery tour; free for visitors, the Road Trip is a great way to... Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:54:14 -0500 Pearson Lakes Art Center Exhibiting Artists of the 2016 Artisans Road Trip! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/67252 The Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, Iowa is hosting an exhibit of artists from the 2016 Artisans Road Trip! This special exhibit will run from October 6th through November 27th with the evening artist's reception to be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 6th. The public is cordially invited to come and meet some of the artists and view this wonderful show! Come and see a great representation of the works of many of this year's Artisans Road Trip artists - don't miss out! Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:14:25 -0500 Arts on Grand Exhibiting Artists of the 2016 Artisans Road Trip! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/67121 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. There will be hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. The public is cordially invited to come and meet some of the artists and view this wonderful show! Come and see a great representation of the works of many of this year's... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:36:57 -0500 2016 A.R.T. Artist Judy Thompson's Homestead Series! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/66968 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. The Homestead Series was created during an artist's residency at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, NE and... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:34:27 -0500 Tim Arand-McIlrath - "A Fiberartist Journey- 50+Years of Making Fiberart" http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/66933 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. Color, texture and the "feel" of fabric have always been important to me. In an undergraduate printmaking course, I was first exposed to the idea for printing on fabric. My graduate study led to exposure to many... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:07:11 -0500 "Connecting With Nature Through Sculpture" Exhibit by 2016 A.R.T. Artist Bill Lieb! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/66769 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. Also included as part of the exhibit are photos of his most recent 'Bird Series' kinetic sculptures, each over ten feet tall with three moving... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:02:49 -0500 2016 A.R.T. Now Showing at the Red Rock Center for the Arts! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/66689 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. This is the first time A.R.T. has shown at the Fairmont Red Rock Center for the Arts, and just the second time A.R.T. has had an exhibit in Minnesota! An artist's reception is planned at the Red Rock Center for the... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 15:27:30 -0500 2016 Artisans Road Trip Artist Pam Harp at the Le Mars Art Center in August! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/66558 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. Pam is a Contemporary Realist fascinated by the intricate detail she observes in her floral subjects. From the lacy petals of a peony to the folds... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:54:36 -0500 2016 A.R.T. Jewelry Artist Kathy Evert Hosting 6th Annual Okoboji Bead & Jewelry Splash! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/66465 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. Evert has been creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for 14 years and focuses on... Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:46:24 -0500 2016 Artisans Road Trip Artists Juried into the 2016 Iowa Watercolor Society Exhibition! http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/blogs/northwestiowaart/entry/66425 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! The exhibit will be held at the LaPoste Building 1219 Warford Street, Perry, Iowa, and is showing from July 7 - September 11. There will be an opening reception for IWS members and the public on July 7 at 4:30 pm. The 39th... Sun, 03 Jul 2016 12:46:41 -0500