Cats of Art Shoppe Artists

Art Shoppe Artists’ Cats

You won’t be surprised to learn that some Art Shoppe Artists are cat lovers or cat keepers, or servants of cats. Here is some of their work. Come to the Shoppe in Midtown Global Market to find many, many more fascinating cats.

Susan Gainen (Pinky the First from the Clowder of Cats); Bonnie Somdahl (Needlefelting: 2 crazy cats); Christina Kieltyka (Thunder); Andrea Martin (Paper cutting).

Tracie Thompson (Frick and Frack); Karen Caldwell, author (Things I learned from my cat); Michelle Lee Lagerros (kids’ clothing); Anda Moettus (cards).

 

Tracie Thompson (I expect you to die, Mr. Bond); Tom Cornish (Fused Glass Cat Pin);  Megan Moore (Philadelphia Window); Kip Shane (Isabella).

Karen Caldwell (Cat Face); Kim Buell (Amber on Bill’s Arm); Peter Elvidge (Cat of Two Sights); Pamela Kirton (Bombay).

Christina Kieltyka (Cat); Susan Gainen (Blue Cat from the Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul); Kip Shane (Bastet, photo); Diane May (Snoopy.)

Don’t forget: 1-1/2 hours of free parking with a merchants’ stamp. 10% off everything every Monday.

AND 20% off all clothing: September 14-18.

 

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Cats of the Art Shoppe #2

Some Art Shoppe artists have passing acquaintance with cats — others are fantastically inspired and ruled by them. Sometimes, it may be hard to tell the difference.

Pamela Kirton’s Cats

Once a fabric designer, Pamela Kirton has taken those fabric designs into the 21st century. She has a family of cats created with some of those designs using digital pieced patchwork. (Roosters and owls, too!). Catboy (the drawing) is watching you. Click here to learn more about her bird art.

 

Peter Elvidge’s Cats

Peter Elvidge is a pixel artist. What’s that? With extremely limited vision and up-to-the-minute-technology, he makes his art one pixel at a time. Some of his images have millions of pixels, and he is the Guiness World Record Holder for two images with the largest number of pixels (800,000 +) in record time.

Yes. One. Pixel. At. A. Time.

Susan Gainen’s Cats

Managed by Max-the-Cat, Susan Gainen paints Max and his friends. Some of them appear in New World of Cats: Max the Cat and His Friends (at Amazon and in autographed at The Art Shoppe). The Blue Cave Cat (below) is on the a panel that was part of the Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul installation at the 2013 WARM (Women’s Art Resources) Protege Show.

10% off everything every Monday

The Art Shoppe. Quietly. 20% off everything (except books)

Not wanting to point fingers (real or virtual) at the merchants (brick and mortar or on-line) who are sending out notices of hot, hyper, super, super-super, BLOW out! sales, we at the Art Shoppe are quietly offering 20% off everything except books until the Shoppe closes on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Come to the Midtown Global Market for food-unrelated-to-turkey and then visit The Art Shoppe to see the work of 90 local artists.

Artist of the Day Pamela Kirton

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Pamela Kirton is an award-winning illustrator who grew up in Bloomington.  She has worked as an illustrator in London, England and locally.

Her Birds, a mission and a passion

Her private work, the Birds, began one winter as an observation at her backyard bird feeder. While most Minnesota birds are humble — even drab in color– they became more and more precious to Pamela.

Soon they were beautiful as if they had been hatched from Faberge eggs. It became her mission to honor them in that vision.

From top to bottom: Eastern Meadowlark, Barn Owl, Anna’s Hummingbird, Goldfinch.