In the first few months since we arrived in Minneapolis I have already finished two new paintings, run a print for the new print exchange, and stumbled upon a new drawing series. I’ve joined the local arts association – NEMAA. I have even started a new job in a new line of work with Amazon. Working for Amazon has been good, but has also presented a few challenges. Like training in Chicago for four months and only being home for three days every few weeks. This alone makes it hard to finish projects – mainly because when I’m home I’m spending my time with Sarah.
Normally I don’t like to toot my own horn (or really draw any attention to myself at all), but I have also managed to land a spot in the biggest Art event in Minneapolis – the Art-A-Whirl. While I don’t have a studio in one of the many cool art buildings, nor am I willing to have random people tramp through my house, I have managed to get a few of my pieces into a really cool spot in the Northeast Arts District- The Food Building. I will be showing my work and hanging out at the Food Building all three days of the Art-A-Whirl Friday May 20th through Sunday May 22nd. Stop by Art-A-Whirl if you are in the neighborhood, pick up an original piece or two, and maybe I’ll see you there.
I plan on drawing up a few relief prints to sell in addition to my paintings, however I don’t have any concrete ideas set just yet. Check out the top painting contenders below. Also click on the images to check out the Art-A-Whirl and Food Building Websites.