Now that the hard work is over, I am pleased to announce that I was chosen to be a Selection Committee Member on this year's White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. It was such a privilege to be able to represent the arts in Washington, and to recognize so many talented kids from around the country. I was blown away by the scholars in the Visual Arts category---so many of them are using their artistic abilities to promote change, political activism, and social justice. There were applicants fighting climate change, gun violence, misogyny, poverty, and other important issues. Knowing that these kids are going to be voting in November gives me great hope. The future really is in good hands.
I am super honored to have been chosen to design this year's Record Store Day poster for Tune Town in Mankato, MN. As both an artist and a musician, as well as a longtime record collector, this was kind of a dream gig for me.
Are you going to be going to RSD this year? If so, let me know, and share what you're hunting for!
Beginning Sunday, April 1st, all online orders for my work, including digital prints, original paintings, and silkscreen pieces, will take place through my brand-new Shop section on my website! If you are a current Etsy customer, please be aware that your last day to order from the site will be Saturday, March 31; after that day, the Etsy shop will be closed. I'm excited to show you my new storefront, and I think you'll be pleased with the wide range of works and shipping options. Stop by on Sunday to check it out!
Two years ago I was fortunate to receive a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation to purchase photography equipment so I could learn how to document my work. Our Artist Grantee Exhibit reception takes place on Sunday, January 14, from 1-4pm. I'll have three pieces on display, and will be giving a brief talk about my work.
If you're in the Mankato, MN area, you are cordially invited to attend our Annual Resident Artists Show at the Emy Frentz Arts Guild this Thursday night from 5-7pm. If you can't make the opening, be sure to check the Events calendar for full show dates.