A huge thank you to all of the artists at the American Craft Council show in St Paul. I was part of a “Hip Pop” pod, which is ACC’s new emerging artists program. They curated pods of 6 new emerging artists and we shared a double booth space at the show. The artists, the shoppers, and the staff were all so enthusiastic and supportive of our pod, I can’t say enough thanks to them. We felt loved!
A special shout out to veteran artists John Jameson, Sharon Rosenthal, Arlene Wohl and Kay Chapman. They were our neighbors at pod #303 and were absolutely welcoming and supportive (and funny when we all started to get a little tired).
I was in amazing company with my pod mates who are all so talented. I am so glad we got to spend the days together and I hope we run into each other many times again.
Matthew Krousey. Matt works in richly textured ceramics that have a strong connection to nature and organic designs.
Nick Lundeen Nick’s jewelry has a sense of agelessness in style and texture.
Betty Jäger Betty’s work has as much personality as she does. Organic, unexpected, lots of sparkle.
Lauren Mayhew Lauren incorporates bold graphic designs into whimsical knit hats. The pops of color with the soft neutrals remind me a lot of her personality.
Elizabeth Pechacek Elizabeth’s work has a sense of fragility with soft colors and fine lines that is in juxtaposition to the classic forms of her pieces.
Betty, Nick, Elizabeth and I will all be at Art-a-Whirl, Matt does tons of shows around town and keep your fingers crossed for Lauren who has a job interview this week. Please say hi to them if you see them out and about in the art world.
Thank you to all of YOU who stopped by to say hi at the booth. I can’t begin to name all of you, but it was so great to see all of your smiles and to get to show off the work I have been doing. Thank you to Rachel for the Advil and Andi for the tea. You are both life savers.
Today I caught up on all of the emails I have been ignoring and feel like I need a nap. What a weekend!