Topic: Community Events

On the Easel

Posted on April 15, 2009 by - Community Events, Dana's Work

Work in Progress

Only 9 days until the St Paul Art Crawl!  Stop by Lowertown Lofts Cooperative at location #5 on this MAP, there will be over 20 artists participating at this location.

3 Regional Art Picks of the week:

Friday Night

Posted on March 27, 2009 by - Community Events, Dana's Work

End of the week update, it has been a busy week full of great little suprises.  I inherited a beautiful enormous French Easel from a painter who doesn’t want to move it across the country!  It is a great addition to my studio and will hold large canvases, it must be at least 8ft tall!  A friend brought some beautiful tulips over for my studio, I finished an experiment in sewing with a bag for my sketchbook, & stumbled upon  my friend Jay’s photography published in Creative Arts Quarterly.

I am working writing the content for my email newsletter that will begin in April & also for those of you interested in limited edition prints, there will be more information coming soon.  I’ve chosen a couple paintings that will be available in a limited quantity as fine art prints.  For anyone who would like to be on my email list, I am still planning to give away a small painting during the month of April, I’ll draw the name (out of a hat!) on the Monday after the Art Crawl.  Email me at dana@danamjohnson.com to be added to the mailing list!

Last but not least for my end of the week update, thank you to Mary Diedrick Hansen for her Art Crawl Sampler  articles in Downtown St Paul Voice.  You can pick up a copy of the paper at businesses all around Lowertown.  Or click here to view the paper online.

Only 28 days until the Art Crawl!

Sneek peek… art crawl works by lowertown artists

Posted on February 24, 2009 by - Community Events

Lowertown artists are spending the cold February days & nights in their studios to work on creations of a variety of media to debut at the Spring St Paul Art Crawl! Here are a few works of art you can see in person during the crawl. Art Crawl dates & details can be found HERE.

Three Regional Picks of the Week

Posted on February 19, 2009 by - Community Events

This week and next week I’ve decided to get out of the studio to see what other artists are up to in the cities, here are my 3 regional picks of the week:

Free Arts Minnesota

Posted on February 3, 2009 by - Community Events

Please check out the following website if you have a few minutes, and if you have time to volunteer or art supplies to donate I encourage you to learn more.

Free Arts Minnesota

ART ROCKS!  Informational Sessions for those interested in volunteering:

  • February 3 – 4:45- 5:30 pm
  • February 19th – 8:00 – 8:45 am
  • March 3 – 4:45 – 5:30 pm
  • March 19 – 8:00 – 8:45 am

Art Crawl, mark your calendar!

Posted on January 26, 2009 by - Community Events, Dana's Work

Only 3 months until the Art Crawl! I know how fast the calendar fills up, so pencil it in now April 24th-26th.

More information here: St Paul Art Crawl

More information to come…and check out these videos I found online at 3 minute egg!  Get excited about touring studios in Lower town!

The Link Between Wall & Wacouta

Winter Carnival- St Paul MN

Posted on January 11, 2009 by - Community Events

I have always known cold and snow, growing up in the Northern Midwest, and enjoy spending time outside only slowing down a little with all of the layers I have to wear!  Which brings me to my point, this month there are even more reasons to get outside and celebrate Winter in St Paul…

The 122nd Saint Paul Winter Carnival runs from January 22 to February 1, 2009.  There will be ice sculptures in Rice Park, a historic tour of Central Library, lit by candles, and a parade on the 31st of January!   AZ Gallery will be hosting an Elementary School art show with a winter theme, click here for details.

Snowy Night Update

Posted on December 16, 2008 by - Community Events, Other Artists

studio, some in-progress pieces on the easel, old pieces on the wall

It is a beautiful snowy night in Minnesota, everyone is moving at the pace of the snow falling.  I’m working on preparing canvases for a series of Snowy Winter Night paintings of St Paul MN (and a few early morning hour pieces too…)  I’ll be posting up in progress images soon, with plans to have the pieces complete by April for the Spring Art Crawl.  Check back in the up coming days for photos!

My 3 local artist picks of the week:
  1. Nouka Yang HaRC 
  2. The Circa Gallery Theresa Handy
  3. Greg Gossel

 

Holiday Show & Sale Dec 4th -23rd

Posted on November 30, 2008 by - Community Events, Dana's Work

The Annual ECRAC Holiday Show and Sale begins on Tuesday December 4th!  Here are the paintings I’ll have in the sale, these are small little paintings, acrylic on canvas and board, ranging from 4×4″ to about 12″x15″. A Percentage of sales goes towards the gallery and gallery expansion project.

For purchase information please contact the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center Gallery, 715-832-ARTS.


Steam over a November Chippewa River

St Paul Skyline after the rain, 8×8″

Frame Shop, quarter to five, 4×4″

5am Postal Van,  8×8″

Winter Energy, 10×10″

Waiting for the cabin by the lake, 5×7″ (acrylic on maple board)

Summer Clover, 8×8″ sold

Summer Field, 8×8″

Beach Glass, 8×8″