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2013 Studio Ramble. 12th Annual Tour of Red Wing Art Studios 
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 02:30 PM

We are once again hosting an open studio as part of the Red Wing area artists Studio Ramble. So if you are in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rochester, Winona, Western Wisconsin or any place in between, come pay us a visit. Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM April 27th and 28th.

This is our 12th year and we are proud to say that once again we were asked to design and supervise the printing of the brochure. Yes we are printers, but we do custom printing in small quantities — from one to two hundred prints of works of art and photography. But as a printer we have access to commercial printers that only print to the trade (i.e. other printers). So when we need thousands (five to ten thousand in fact!) we prep the files and turn to the big press printers.

So yes we can handle all your fine art printing needs from needing a scan and single Giclee print of your art work, to providing you with hundreds or thousands of poster prints, gallery invitations, greeting cards and signs.

Pay us a visit during the Studio Ramble, or give us a call or email any other time of the year and let us show you what we can do to help you.

For more on the Studio Ramble visit:

2013 Minnesota Walleye Stamp 
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 08:39 PM

Copyright Nick Markel 2013. All rights reserved.

It is Minnesota's STATE FISH. It is fun to CATCH. It is very good EATING. And it is the subject each year of a work of ART. Yes it is the Walleye!

Minnesota does not require a walleye stamp to fish for them, but they sell stamps every year to raise money for improving fish numbers and their habitat. This year Nick Markel's design was picked for the stamp. And once again we were asked to print the Giclee prints for the winning artist. (We did Tim Turenne's winner a few years ago—you can see it here).

Congratulations Nick!

You can read more about Nick's winner
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More Historic Prints for the Anderson Center in Red Wing. 
Thursday, December 20, 2012, 09:01 PM
The Anderson Center in Red Wing has completed the restoration of their historic barn into a gallery and performance space. In honor of the new space the first show is historic images of the Anderson (Originally the research farm where Puffed Wheat was invented). We printed up a group of 1920s large format negatives up to 40X50 inches—including this one.

This is one of my favorites. I call it "The Jane Austen Girls." It was probably taken by John Anderson, son of A.P. Anderson the inventor. Later in life John Anderson was one of the first abstract artists in America. And still later was married to Eugenie Moor Anderson one of the first woman Ambassadors for the US and the UN. Click to see larger image.

This 1924 negative was also printed at 40X50. No one can quite figure out where it was taken. But the assumption is that is somewhere near Red Wing and again taken by John Anderson. Click to see larger image.

Both images Copyright Anderson Center. All Rights Reserved.

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Art Kenyon, Exhibit at Fairview Hospital, Red Wing. 
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 08:57 PM
Art Kenyon is currently showing some of his work at the Fairview Hospital in Red Wing. Emphasizing Art's landscape work, the show is a good overview of what Art has been working on since he began devoting full time to his painting and prints ten years ago. Art's studio is at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, but his work can be seen in area murals as well.

The exhibit is part of a continuing series of shows organized by the Red Wing Art Association for the hospital. The show contains both original work and Giclee prints that we helped Art produce, and runs for about another month.
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2011 Year in Review 
Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 03:14 PM
We have had a very busy year with lots of really exciting projects. Here are just a few of the hundreds of artists, non-profits and companies we printed for this year:


Red Wing artist Dan Wiemer was commissioned by Ruby Bridges to commemorate the 50th anniversary of her being the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South. The event was the subject of a Norman Rockwell painting and is told in John Steinbeck's. Travels With Charlie in Search of America.

Dan, a well known watercolor artist, had the original work reproduced on canvas to give it more of a physical presence.

Here is one of the two pieces that Dan created for the project.

See more of Dan's work is


Kevin Clemens is an artist after my own heart. Hitting the road with a camera, he went to every Carnegie Library in Minnesota. He documented the libraries with both images and text. He did a wonderful book on the libraries that is now available in bookstores and online. Here is a composite image we printed for him on high quality fine art paper.

Kevin's book is available here:


John Hanson knows the Dakotas. As a filmmaker he directed Northern Lights and a number of other feature films, often using the Dakotas, Montana, and southern Saskatchewan as a locale. He knows the area like the back of his hand and it shows in his book Below the Sky, Photographs of the High Plains. As wonderful as the book is, the photographs become stupendous at the 24X36 size we printed his photos for a gallery show this fall.

Here is where to get John's book:


Eric Cornett does wonderful paintings of birds. They have a spontaneity that takes them way beyond simple wildlife reproductions. He had a show this year at the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge gallery in Bloomington MN. His pellican painting won first place in the Minneapolis St. Paul airport art competition.

Eric Cornett's Website is at:


For yet another Dan Wiemer project we helped him create the art work for the Red Wing Art Association Fall Festival art fair. Working from a series of Dan's original drawings and hand lettering we scanned the individual elements and laid out the final poster image. The file was then used by the Art Association to create postcards and offset posters. Being the 45th year, Dan went for a handmade look. In addition Dan did a limited edition series of prints of the image.

Red Wing Art Association
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