More new work at the Art Shoppe!

When more than 90 artists in the Art Shoppe sharing space at the Midtown Global Market, it should surprise no one that new work comes in all the time.

Come to the Market.

Stop for the food, knowing that if you leave hungry it’s your fault, and then come to the Art Shoppe!

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Tracie Thompson: Prints, Cards (The Big Meowski); Susan Gainen (Mosaic States and Neighborhoods); Pamela Kirton: Prints Cards of Digital Pieced Patchwork; Keegan Xavi Prints Cards.

 

LuAnn Kinzer: Textiles; Lee Schultz: Prints; Kim Buell: Ceramics; Carla Brown Zip Pulls & Key Chains.

Johnna Morrow: prints, cards, fused glass; Jennifer Kunin: prints, small books; Diane May: prints, cards; Anda Moettus: cards

 

10% off every Monday. 1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a merchant stamp.

Art from Art Shoppe Artists

WOW. Every day new art comes to the Art Shoppe from its 90+ Minnesota artists.

Here is a sample, row-by-row:

Row 1: Allie Hafez (OTIWA Jewelry); Andrea Martin (Paper Cutting and Painting).

Row 2: Bonnie Somdahl (needlefelting); Carole Hallman (Delightfully Dyed adult and children’s clothing); Jim Price (painter of “In Lieu of Flowers).

Row 3: Julie Woodbury (watch-parts jewelry); Bev Golberg (Kathryn is Wired Earrings); Nicole Fierce (Fierce Glass: wine stoppers, paper weights, business card holders, cups)

Row 4: Right Reverend Ryan Richards (bolos); Tom Cornish (fused glass jewelry); Nora Brody (wired and beaded jewelry).

 

10% off Mondays.

1-1/2 hour free parking in the ramp with a merchant stamp.

Art Shoppe Artists’ Exciting Work

Minnesotans will trickle back from their cabins by Labor Day, which, coincidentally, is the last day of the Minnesota State Fair, the most fun 12 days on the calendar.

Next stop: The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market for the work of 90-100 Minnesota artists. All Minnesota artists. All the time. Expand your vision with artists whose work sits in the dictionary next to the word “unique.”

Tara Innmon (paintings, prints, cards); Holly Tripp (Matryoshka Dolls, Painter & Crafter); Mary-Lydia Andersen (ceramics: bunnybowls).

Marilyn Morrison (polymer clay Steampunk robots); Susan Gainen (abstract paintings and coloring pages, whimsical wildlife paintings, prints, cards); Bambi Johnson (metal murals).

 

10% off everything every Monday. 1-1/2 hour free parking in the ramp with a Merchant stamp. Most artists accept commissions. Contact them through the Shoppe.

Art Shoppe Artists Ready for Fall

While Minnesotans are enjoying the last days at the lake and seeking the best new foods from the Minnesota State Fair, Art Shoppe Artists are bringing exciting work to the Shoppe here at Midtown Global Market.

Here are a few of our artists and some of their unique — one of a kind — art pieces. Note, please that most of our artists accept commissions. Inquire at the Shoppe.

Counter Clockwise. Kathryn Rosebear (ceramics); Kim Buell (polymer clay jewelry and photography); Megan Funk, aka Starry Night Beadworks (Jewelry made from original watch parts). 

 

Counter Clockwise. Bryce Brown (talking and walking sticks); Greg Pususta (Carved wooden bird feathers); Margie Weaver (Home grown Sweetgrass and copper jewelry).

 

Counter Clockwise. Carla Brown (Gemstone and Bead Jewelry); Mary Holland (marbling: paper, wood, ceramics, leather and paper); Melinda Wolff (jewelry from reclaimed wood and clovers).

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10% off everything every Monday. 1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a Merchant stamp.

 

Susan Gainen: June 3, 5:30-7 p.m.

Susan Gainen: Artist of the Month

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Whimsical Wildlife Documentarian

It took several years to identify as a Whimsical Wildlife Documentarian — a mouthful, but true. She is lucky to live on a path and flyway frequented by creatures who stop by her living room studio, sit for portraits, tell their stories, and eat all of the snacks. Fortunately, Model and Muse Max-the-Cat is also the Snacks Manager.

After publishing the fourth creature book, it appeared that they and their art had taken over.

 

Abstract Paintings

Not so fast. Susan’s comfort zone is tiny shapes in tiny spaces, and abstract painting has been an element in much of her work — including the creatures. It resurfaced in earnest in 2015 with the Friendship: Complicated. Sometimes Messy. Beautiful if you’re lucky series, and the Neighborhoods paintings.

Paper Mosaic

Her artist pals’ reactions to the installation of The World Headquarters of the Flying Pigs in a WARM show at the Bethesda Gallery was instant, and surprising.

They asked, “Ceramic?” She replied, “No, paper.”

Cuts with scissors

When she turned 65, she abandoned all activity requiring either safety equipment or liability waivers including glass or tile cutting or bungee jumping. Clearly, people saw ceramic tile in these paper pigs. It was a short leap from pigs to tile.

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World Headquarters of the Flying Pigs

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Purple Paper Mosaic

Housekeeping notes

Park in the ramp and get 1-1/2 hours free parking with a merchant stamp.

Monday at the Art Shoppe: 10% off everything.

Gift certificates available.

Holiday Sale Nov 24-29

Of course you may flock to Black Friday Shopping Experiences where one item in a 1000 is on sale. On the other hand, you could come to The Art Shoppe’s Holiday Sale, where everything but books is  20% off. That’s it. 20% off of everything. November 24-29: Tuesday – Sunday.

What is everything? 90 Minnesota artists offer unique paintings, ceramics, jewelry, prints, cards, photography, upcycled adult clothing, childrens’ clothes, marbled paper goods, fused and stained glass, pillows, needlefelted animals & dragons, walking & talking sticks, socks, and much more.

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Come hungry. The Market’s food vendors are amazing. Park in the ramp for and get 1-1/2 hours of free parking.

Artist of the Day Christina Kieltyka

Christina Kieltyka: an acrylic painter

Christina is the Artist-on-the-Wall at the Art Shoppe for May and June. Join her for an informative (and fun!) Meet-and-Greet on May 21 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. You will get to see a wide range of Christina’s art because the Wall Artist’s work is displayed on our North Wall, in a niche by the register, in a print rack, and in cards.
Remember: 90 minutes of free parking at the Ramp with a Merchants’ Stamp.  

About Christina’s art

I have always been deeply influenced by my relationship with nature. Now that I am handicapped, my interactions have become both more planned and more difficult.
My paintings deal with that physical separation of senses, having to see my beloved trees through the windows of memory and longing. 
These days subject matter includes teapots and tables and cups and cats and crows, sometimes flowers – comfort food for the soul. Blessed be.