Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 01:16 PMRed Wing artist Peggy Simonson recently asked us if we could enlarge one of her watercolor paintings from 16X24 inches to 32X48 inches for a collector who wanted a large work for her wall. Peggy's painting of the famous Red Wing boat houses enlarged beautifully. We have had great success enlarging works, particularly watercolor paintings. In fact we normally scan everything now at a higher resolution than needed for a 100% reproduction because artists are finding a good market for larger pieces. Given the more limited size of watercolor paper and the difficulty in painting a watercolor four feet wide it is a great solution for those discriminating buyers who want large art work.
This weekend you can catch more of Peggy's work at the annual Fall Festival in Red Wing. You will find her in booth 102 right next to the Kettle Corn. Red Wing Fall Festival
Monday, September 21, 2015, 06:50 PMMidge Bolt creates large scale photographic works on cloth where she combines her contemporary photos with historic images of the same scene. Midge and Doreen Gunnink are entered in the ArtPrize Competition in Grand Rapids, MI. Sep 23 - Oct 11, 2015. The three pieces surround a fountain at the Amway Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids. Each of the images features a view (historic and contemporary) of a nearby scene. We printed the six pieces that make up each of the pairs in three works.
Video on Facebook.
Good luck Midge and Doreen.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 12:09 PMMinneapolis artist Jeff Millikan has been collaborating with nature to make art work for the past half dozen years. He has been an artist in residence at the Bell Museum and used moths building cocoons as part of his art work. But it is his bees that has gotten most of his artistic attention the past few years. Today's Minnesota Daily features an article on his work and an upcoming conference on bees, art, colony collapse, and bee education programs. The full article is found here.
Jeff Millikan in the Minnesota Daily
Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 03:41 PMOn a trip to Tucson AZ a few years ago we came across the work of Mel Dominguez at the Tucson Tamale Factory. Mel is their artist in residence and we were immediately taken by her work. It is a mixture of stong Chicano and LA street art roots with comic book, border culture and musical playfulness. Her wonderful sense of color and storytelling combine to make pieces that we felt had to been seen in the Midwest.
With the help of local arts organizations we were able to bring Mel to the Red Wing Anderson Center's summer event. She spent a day talking to local artists, art lovers, Anderson Center residency artists, tourists and everyone else who came by to see and help her paint her mural. With a bit of touch up work and mounting the stretchers all together the work is now finished and on display at the Red Wing Art Association galleries at the Amtrak Depot. From there it will move back to the Anderson for the Winter show opening in December. Click on the image to see it larger.
Mel's Blog Entry About Her Red Wing Experience
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 12:57 PMThis year is the 47th annual Fall Festival of the Arts in Red Minnesota. We have worked with six of the featured artists: Julie Crabtree a fabric artist and painter, Dan Wiemer a watercolor artist, Peg Simonson is a painter, photographers Chap Achen and Lori Horsic, and musician and composer Neal Toplif. The art show is Sat and Sun Oct 12th and 13th.
It is suppose to be a beautiful weekend. Come on down to Red Wing and see the sights and experience the art and music of these regional artists and more.
. Work by Julie Crabtree. Fabric piece printed as a Giclee on canvas.