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Join us for the 8th annual Studio Ramble 
Saturday, September 5, 2009, 02:55 PM

We are once again a part of the Red Wing Minnesota area artist studio crawl—the Studio Ramble. This years Ramble is Saturday Sept 19th and Sunday Sept 20th. Both days are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Almost 2 dozen artists work will be available at the 14 studios in Red Wing and over here on the Left Bank of the Mississippi River in Hager City. Our studio features the work of 4 artists. In addition we will have sample Giclee prints and a tour of our print facilities. Come join us for a ramble down the river to see some great art and meet some great artists.

This years poster and brochure features one of my recent photographs from Arnold's Amusement Park in Okoboji IA. Click on the image on the right to see a larger version.

For more information and to download a map visit:

David Husom
Husom & Rose Photographics
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Scott Khron in Colored Pencil Society of America 17th Annual Show 
Monday, August 24, 2009, 02:41 PM
We print for artists in a wide variety of mediums. Scott Khron, a high school art teacher from Blaine MN, produces some of the finest colored pencil drawings I have ever seen. His speciality is details of the Lake Superior landscape. This year one of his works was accepted into the prestigious 17th Annual show of the Colored Pencil Society of America in Atlanta Georgia. Scott went down for the opening and convention and mingled with all of the superstars of the colored pencil world.

And here is Scotts work, including his drawing from the exhibit:
Here is a link to information on the show:

Congratulations Scott!
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Twin Cities 53 Best in Midwest Home magazine features artist Eric Cornett.  
Monday, August 17, 2009, 02:27 PM
Eric Cornett creates wonderful oil paintings and murals of birds and scenes. We have printed a number of his pieces as Giclee prints. What a great surprise to see one of the paintings we recently printed as the opening image of an article on the best shops and products in the Twin Cities. Eric’s work is available at Casa Verde in Minneapolis. He is also a regular in the Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis.

You can see more of his work at

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2009 Midwest Art Fairs magazine features our ad. 
Friday, June 5, 2009, 02:19 PM

If you are looking for a great resource for information on art fairs to attend as an artist to sell your work, or art buyer looking for great art work for your walls, look no further than Midwest Art Fairs magazine. The semiannual magazine lists every art fair you could possibly want to go to from major jurried street fairs like the Uptown Art Fair, to free arts and craft fairs at the local mall parking lot. We have once again taken out the inside cover as a full page color ad.

As is our practice the ad features not us, but some of our many artists we print for. Here is the ad. We have also scanned a number of images for the publishers for the cover over the years.

Check them out on the Web at:

Retouching on a 1918 World War I Mole and Thomas Photograph 
Friday, April 17, 2009, 07:19 PM
Living Liberty Bell by Mole and Thomas

We were recently asked to scan, restore and enlarge a couple of images by the photographers Arthur Mole and John Thomas. I have been a big fan of their work for a number of years and own a few of my own. Their images are famous for being political symbols created by lining up thousands of people into perspective - correct familiar icons. During World War I Mole and Thomas created a living flag furling in the wind, the Statue of Liberty and even a portrait of Woodrow Wilson. One of their more well know images is of the Liberty Bell.

Working with the Chicago Historical Society a number of years ago I created a definitive list of the work of these amazing photographers. We were able to identify 23 different images from WW I (not counting the numerous variations in printing reproduction and sizes). In addition the photographers created five religious themed works before the war and two more after. Thomas died not long after the war. His role in the collaboration had been to orchestrate the posing—obviously no easy task; Mole was the photographer. During the second World War Mole made three more group photographs, all much smaller in scale and all at Great Lakes Naval Station in Zion Illinois. He also served as unofficial base photographer, but most of those images were not credited.

In all the years I have studied their work I never really noticed, until I started zooming in close on the scans, that the negatives were retouched. Using near opaque paint on the large 11X14 negative Mole removed people who were not lined up correctly, shadows that broke up the clean lines of the troops, and most obviously in this example, removed people and something (equipment, junk, or ??) from the background.

I still am often amazed what a high resolution scan can reveal in a photograph. One can only imagine what an inventive photographer like Arthur Mole could have done with todays technology. But then again much of the appeal of Mole's work is that he did these amazing works with nothing more than a big view camera and a collaborator who could herd 25,000 people into the shape of the Liberty Bell.

Detail Showing Retouching of the Film Negative

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