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2018 Dry Creek Art Fest Highlights

      Nate Wyckoff – Transcend Art – glass art and custom drink ware:       Linda Tucker  – Salte of the Earthe – jewelry:         Karen Sands – Pottery:        Sandy Ross – concrete leaves and barn wood signs:           Diane Rattner – Catfucius Creations–… read more

Hiawatha, Iowa – 2018 Dry Creek Art Fest

This week-end, be sure to check out this great art venue!       Something for everyone!       Enjoy free delicious freshly-popped popcorn    And experience the sights, scents, and sounds for yourself at this year’s Dry Creek Art Fest!           

Dry Creek Art Fest 2018 Preview

Announcing the Art Fest we have been waiting for all year!    This year’s Treasures:                                                   Enjoy finding art treasures while being surrounded by peaceful calm of the farmstead.  Come visit… read more

2018 Dry Creek Art Fest – Artist Roster Sneak Peek

    Artist Roster at this year’s Dry Creek Art Fest:   Noma Lucas & Joan Cimaglia  –  paintings, cards, notecards   Wendy Fugate – soaps   Linda Tucker – Salte of the Earthe – jewelry   Nate Wyckoff – Transcend Art – glass art and re-purposed bottles   Sandy Ross – concrete leaves, barn… read more

Creative Artists Spring Show

Got Spring Fever? Need something to look forward to? Here’s what is coming up in April. 

Highlights of Dry Creek 2017 Art Fest

                                                  Dry Creek 2017 Art Fest Great FUN – Great ART!      

Dry Creek Art Fest this week-end!

    DRY CREEK ART FEST   September 23rd and 24th    Noon until 6:00 PM 2310 Robins Road, Hiawatha, Iowa (North of Boyson Road, South of Tower Terrace Road, West side of Robins Road)   Fine Art Treasures Ahead!     POTTERY “Raku and Stoneware Pottery” by Karen Sands BASKETRY “Baskets” by Deb Siebels… read more

Lowe Gallery’s Sept. 14, 2017 Artist Reception

LOWE GALLERY ARTIST RECEPTION Thursday, September 14, 2017   It was a grand event for all attending, as artists gathered around, freely sharing their wide knowledge of art with each other. The dominant talk at the reception embraced techniques,  different mediums, and various art materials.   The Marion Arts Council Art Talk this evening started… read more

2017 Dry Creek Art Fest Artists

    DRY CREEK ART FEST September 23rd and 24th  Noon until 6:00 P 2310 Robins Road, Hiawatha, Iowa    2017 Dry Creek Art Fest Artists:   POTTERY   “Raku and Stoneware Pottery”        Karen Sands   *******   BASKETRY   “Baskets” by Deb Siebels         *******     RECYCLED… read more

2017 Dry Creek Art Fest Artist Roster

  DRY CREEK ART FEST   September 23rd and 24th    Noon until 6:00 PM 2310 Robins Road, Hiawatha, Iowa (North of Boyson Road, South of Tower Terrace Road, West side of Robins Road)   2017 Dry Creek Art Fest Artist Roster:   POTTERY   “Raku and Stoneware Pottery” by Karen Sands   Karen Sands’… read more

Creative Artists at Lowe Gallery

  Creative Artists Art Exhibition   at the Lowe Center Gallery Marion, Iowa   Showing now through October 28, 2017 Free Admission     Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. First Saturday of Month : 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.     Artist Reception: Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:30 p.m. to… read more

Dry Creek 2017 Art Fest Sneak Peek

Dry Creek 2017 Art Fest  SNEAK PEEK * SNEAK PEEK * SNEAK PEEK       Write these dates on your calendar.     More Exciting Details Coming SOON!          

Art Show this Saturday and Sunday!

  This show will be exciting! Besides all the talented artists exhibiting their 2-D artwork, this year’s guest artist is Pottery Artist Karen Sands and her fantastic wares.   Be sure to check out the information on the poster! Yes, this show will be exciting and FUN!  

Creative Artist Spring Art Show coming soon!

This “No Worries” event begins with easy parking. Add to that – no admission fee  – wide range of fine art to choose from – interesting artists to talk with about ART!   What FUN!      Don’t miss this Spring Event!     

Remember Lowe Exhibit runs to May 6th

Paintings by Kathleen Huebener   “For the Love of Iowa” In Iowa, a land of plenty, snuggled amidst fields of corn and soybeans are precious spots of natural bling, places of such beauty that scream for attention. This exhibition showcasing Iowa’s beauty is just the beginning…     Ceramics by Karen Moorhead   “I Love… read more

Creative Artists 2017 Spring Art Show and Sale

Creative Artists Presents The Annual Spring Art Show and Sale Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30, 2017.   An art experience any art lover would hate to miss!            

Lowe March 16, 2017 Artist Reception

The ambiance of the Lowe Art Gallery itself combined with the support and encouragement of friends, artists, and fellow art lovers made the night extra special for Karen Moorhead and Kathleen Huebener, It was a grand experience.    Lowe Gallery Artist ReceptionMarch 16, 2017                      Many thanks… read more

Lowe Gallery March Artist Reception Ambiance

The Lowe Arts Center’s Artist Reception on March 16, 2017 began in beauty with a night view of the Lowe Arts and Environment Center         Located nearby to the north of the Lowe building is the Klopfenstein Amphitheater. The Klopfenstein Amphitheater is the stage for many musical and theater concerts hosted by… read more

The Beginning

  Artwork by Kathleen HuebenerNow available for viewing at theLowe GalleryAt the Lowe Arts and Environment CenterMarion, Iowa            

Huebener and Moorhead Lowe Exhibition Poster

  Artist Kathleen Huebener and Artist Karen Moorhead   Artist Reception: Thursday, March 16, 2017 From 6:30 to 8 P.M. Lowe Gallery   Now Showing: Kathleen Huebener – “For the Love of Iowa” In Iowa, a land of plenty, snuggled amidst fields of corn and soybeans are precious spots of natural bling, places of such… read more

Ceramics by Karen Moorhead Part 3

Part 3 of Karen Moorhead’s creations include also some whimsical pieces. Check them out.   Enjoy!                      To see these and more of her creations, come to the Lowe Gallery. Karen Moorhead’s creations are currently on exhibit March 4, 2017 through May 6, 2017 at the… read more

Ceramics by Karen Moorhead Part 2

All these amazing creations by Karen Moorhead are ceramic pottery. The metallic look of her work was inspired by many years of being a metal smith. Enjoy!                             Stay tuned to Part 3 Ceramics and Pottery by   Karen Moorhead!   You… read more

Karen Moorhead’s Ceramics and Pottery Part 1

This is the first time I have seen Karen Moorhead’s work. Her work is diverse and intriguing, stemming from her background in metal work and totally unique!                            Karen Moorhead’s artwork is currently being exhibited             at the… read more

Lowe Exhibit – Karen Moorhead

Sharing the limelight with me at the Lowe Exhibition is Karen Moorhead. As a ceramic sculptor, Karen has created quite unique ceramic pieces and pottery. This is understandably so, because “I Love Detail…” is the theme of her work in the Lowe Gallery.  One can definitely see this love of detail in her creations.  … read more

Lowe March 4 to May 6, 2017 Exhibit

    Paintings by Kathleen Huebener   “For the Love of Iowa” In Iowa, a land of plenty, snuggled amidst fields of corn and soybeans are precious spots of natural bling, places of such beauty that scream for attention. This exhibition showcasing Iowa’s beauty is just the beginning…     Ceramics by Karen Moorhead  … read more

New Lowe Exhibit in the Lowe Gallery

  March 4, 2017 through May 6, 2017   Featuring:  Paintings by Kathleen Huebener Ceramics by Karen Moorhead                           More Exhibit Information Tomorrow! You won’t want to miss it!      

Blue Grass, Iowa

 In the region of Blue Grass, Iowa is a place where the buffalo roam.These pastures remind me of a similar place where I grew up in North Dakota, where the buffalo also roamed.       Here in Iowa, this grazed land with profuse tufts of grass blowing in the cool breezes warms my soul. Nestled… read more

Indian Creek, Marion, Iowa

Among the treasures of Marion, Iowa is the Boyson Trail that meanders along side Dry Creek and Indian Creek. Rays of the setting sun highlight not only the landscape, but also two bridges, the old railroad bridge and the West 8th bridge.   Indian Creek’s banks, dotted with pale-blue snow, are adorned with tufts of… read more

Seminole Valley Park, Iowa

Enjoying the spring weather at Seminole Valley Park in Iowa, I discovered a place of shocking beauty on the Cedar River. Amidst pastels of flowers and foliage, fallen tree trunks and branches had formed a natural bridge on the opposite shore. An invitation to explore tantalized from across the river. Unable to cruise across, I… read more

2016 Dry Creek Art Fest Highlights

                                              Dry Creek 2016 Art Fest      Outstanding!!!!!     

Dry Creek Art Fest 2016

Due to road construction on Robins Road, this year’s trek to the Art Fest may be somewhat a challenge. Relax, and consider it to be a Treasure Hunt!     The treasure?   DRY CREEK ART FEST   Directions:  Follow Center Point Rd north to Tower Terrace Rd. Turn right on Robins Road. Proceed past the cornfield… read more

Thomas Park, Marion, Iowa

    Thomas Park, an icon in Marion history, flows with life. In the fall of 1921, 13 acres of the Toms land was bought for $6,500. The land was well- known as a place where Indians camped overnight, as they traveled through the area.  “Dickey” Thomas had been the original owner of the tract;… read more

Arts are Central to Education.

A recent article in The Gazette written by guest columnist 14 year-old Cheyanne Ohlhauser was extremely impressive. The following is Cheyanne’s column.   Arts are Central to Education.   We often view “core” classes as those that are vital to the success of the student in the future. I say that art should be a… read more

Wildcat Den State Park, Iowa

Wildcat Den State Park is 322-acres of unique natural beauty located three miles east of Fairport, Iowa. The heavily timbered terrain showcases spectacular views of 100-foot cliffs and rock formations. The trails are home to at least 25 varieties of ferns, which includes the polypody, the maidenhair, and walking leaf fern.         … read more

Merrill Gardens, Marion, Iowa

An Impressionistic view of Merrill Gardens       A group of artist friends and I were plein aire painting in Merrill Gardens, a peaceful treasure nestled in a three-quarter acre park in Marion, Iowa. All prepped and ready-to-paint, I literally stopped a moment to catch my bearings. It was then I espied the light… read more

Why I love Impressionism!

Impressionism is the pure essence of reality, a giant bubble of happiness.  And why shouldn’t it be? Rendered with loose brushstrokes of glowing colors, the love of color in Impressionism is High Key. That classy term means colors placed together that are light in value.   Copyrighted Artwork “Merrill Gardens, Marion, Iowa” by Kathleen Huebener… read more

Dry Creek, Marion, Iowa

   Dry Creek, Marion, Iowa Copyrighted Artwork by Kathleen Huebener  Dry Creek…ah, just saying it brings up good memories.   Nature teeming in Dry Creek and along its edges included minnows, checkered-board garter snakes, and turtles. My rule was that any critters that were caught had to be set free. My children and many neighborhood… read more

Garden, Ames, Iowa

  Garden, Ames, Iowa  Copyrighted Artwork by Kathleen Huebener    Reiman Gardens of the Iowa State University is the best-kept secret of Iowa.  Located on a 17-acre site in Ames, Iowa, this treasure features distinct gardens and artwork. It is a place where one can kick back and relax on a stroll among nature.  … read more

Farm, Hiawatha, Iowa

Amidst the turmoil of unsettling times, a ray of hope, a glimpse of beauty stirs the soul of man. I see the beauty of Iowa. True we have no mountains or oceans here; however, we Iowans have a land blest with its own glorious sights. Thoreau said it best, “Why should I explore the world… read more

2015 Dry Creek Art Fest Highlights

                    And these were just a few of the highlights – there was much more!   2015 Dry Creek Art Fest    in Hiawatha, Iowa!      

2015 Dry Creek Art Fest Artist Roster

This year’s 2015 Dry Creek Art Fest Artist Roster includes:   Loom N Essence by Sharon Poplawski Sharon weaves and spins forming her old-world functional fiber art. Her studio “Loom N Essence” is a full service fiber arts studio that offers of spinning and weaving equipment for fiber artists. Come to be enthralled with all… read more

2015 Dry Creek Art Fest

2015 Dry Creek Art Fest  Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13th Hours: noon to 6 P. M.        The Art Fest is easy to find at 2310 Robins Road, Hiawatha, Iowa.    Dry Creek Art Fest is located on the pastoral Sands farmstead:    North of Boyson Road South of Tower Terrace Road … read more

The Organist, Mount Pleasant, Iowa

    Nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of Old Thresher’s Reunion is a treasure where peace can be found. This church in the Western Village is an oasis of calm and reflection. In this church one can feel being covered by God’s wings (Psalm 91:4). The quiet ambiance almost seems as if time itself… read more

Dubuque Balloons

My husband and I were in Dubuque Iowa, at the Grand Harbor Hotel, celebrating our 45th Wedding Anniversary. We took a stroll on the Mississippi River Walk being bathed in warm light by the late afternoon sun. The concrete surface glowed with various shades of salmon color. All the street lamps lined in a row had… read more

The Homestead Woman

Winter reveals beauty to the watchful eye.       “The Homestead Woman” artwork is nestled in snowdrifts of blues amongst the pines. The winter sun is just able to peek through the trees accenting both the farmer and the red blanket she carries. In the near distance the barnyard sunbathes in iridescent yellows, oranges, browns, and… read more

The Great Autumn Art Show and Sale

Creative Artists  a local Fine Arts organization presents The 2014 Great Autumn Art Show & Sale   At Kirkwood’s Training and Resource Center at 3375 Armar Drive in Marion, Iowa: Friday, September 12 from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 4… read more

2014 Dry Creek Art Fest

Saturday Sept 13 and Sunday Sept 14, 2014 From noon to 6 pm Dry Creek Art Fest is located on the pastoral Sands farmstead at   2310 Robins Road, Hiawatha, Iowa. (That is, North of Boyson Rd. South of Tower Terrace Rd. And on the West side of Robins Rd.)      This year’s art fest… read more

Two Men and a Wagon

Earlier this year, Creative Artists “Repeat, Repeat, Repeat Again” Art Committee gave the same black and white photo to each CA member. Then a challenge was rendered: to create a painting using any part of it or all of it in the medium of their choice. On May 8th an exhibition was held to display… read more

Through the Eyes of the Beholder Part3

     Illumination in Winter – Part 3 Scenes of heavenly phenomena on the frozen North Dakota landscape By Featured Artist: Jason Larson   SL#7514-1       CS#7514-2       CS#7514-1       S#7514-1       FA#7514-2       A#7514-1       CS#7514-3       FA#7514-1      … read more

Through the Eyes of the Beholder Part 2

“Illumination in Winter” Part 2  Scenes of heavenly phenomena on the frozen North Dakota landscape by Featured Photographer: Jason Larson FA #62714-1       SL #62714-1       S #62714-1     A #62714-1       CS #62714-1       FA #62714-2       SL #62714-2       S… read more

Through the Eyes of the Beholder

Winter Scenario on the frozen plains of eastern North Dakota: Amidst high snowdrifts, a college student trudges early morning to class. Bitterly cold winds whip snow crystals into a whistling mass cascading around him as he walks. Hurrying along, his eyes momentarily catch a glimpse of the rising sun. In that short fraction of time,… read more

Iowa Artists 2014 State Art Show

 The Iowa Artists 2014 State Show was held Saturday, May 3 at KTOS (Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services) in Marion, Iowa. The Judge and Presenter was Richard Dutton. It was a great day meeting artists from around the state of Iowa. Every art piece exhibited was interesting and inspiring, being a First Place Winner in… read more

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat Again

An exciting “extremely creative” art event is coming up shortly on May 8th. Picture this. During an art club meeting, each artist is given the same black and white photo. Then a challenge was given to render any part of it or all of it in the medium of their choice. At a certain date,… read more

Iowa Artists Regional 8 2014 Art Show

Spring Season is Art Season here in Iowa. Already there has been a major art show- Iowa Artists Region 8 Show down in Coralville, Iowa April 12, 2014.  The artist globetrotter David Garrison was the judge of this art event. Check out his web site. www.david-garrison.com, David also gave an excellent pastel demonstration of a… read more

Psalm 5: 1-3 The Warbler

“Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto Thee will I pray. My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up.”   Amidst blooms… read more

Deut 28:13 The Peacock Hat

    There is an old hymn that sings to my soul. I have kept it guarded in my heart all these years, as one of my cherished treasures. And when I am afraid, the words bring me peace.  The words go like this: Whenever I get discouraged and sink beneath the way, About me… read more

Natural Beauty of Lowe

The natural beauty of Lowe Arts and Environment Center As seen through the eyes of photographer William Huebener                                                              

Creative Artists Lowe Exhibition

The Creative Artist Reception to be held last Thursday at the Lowe Art and Environmental Center was postponed due to a blizzard. Art receptions are so much fun! Rubbing elbows with other artists amidst the gallery atmosphere sated with stimulating art topics: techniques, messages conveyed, visual impact, everything artsy is worth the time and effort.… read more

Rock in the Road: View Three

There exists, however, yet a third view of the rock, not one of peace or one source of quenching one’s thirst. In this view, the rock is the head of a venomous snake, seeking whom it may devour. It has slithered upon the path ahead. To see this snake on one’s path would cause anyone… read more

Rock in the Road: View Two

Perhaps the rock in the road represents to you something other than place to rest. For you, the rock  is quite different. Journeying on the trail ahead, you find yourself face to face not with peace, but instead with a great rock of lack. A shortage of provisions or lack of wisdom, whatever this lack means to you, now… read more

Rock in the Road: View One

  Amidst golds and browns of a sunlit hiking path, a massive tan rock obstructs the fluency of the trail. Creating an abrupt pause from a steadfast gait, this huge rock could be seen as a maddening hindrance. But could it possibly mark a place of rest, a spot in which to reflect   and to… read more

Karen Sands : Part 2 Pottery

  Featured Artist: Karen Sands       Pottery #9811-1   *******     Pottery #9811-2   *******     Pottery #9811-3   *******     Pottery #9811-4   *******     Pottery #9811-5   *******     Pottery #9811-6   *******       Bowls #9811-7   *******   Karen Sands is truly an… read more

Karen Sands : Part 1 Paintings

  Karen Sands is the epitome of a “fine arts” artist. She emits creativity emulating from passion deep in her soul into exquisite pieces of art, whether it is in paintings or pottery, or directly with nature surrounding her home and studio. Karen thinks and breathes art, while actively striving to procreate her best artwork… read more

Diane Rattner Catfucius: Part 2

  Featured Artist: Diane Rattner       Shakespeare   *******     Reclining Cat   *******     Yellow Blue Cat   *******     Stacked Cats   *******     Three Blue Cats   *******     Be Happy   *******       Romeo, Diane’s male kittenEasy going and lovable   *******… read more

Diane Rattner: Catfucius Part 1

  Diane Rattner is an artist who loves cats, or is it that Diane Rattner is a cat lover who paints. I forget, since she has intertwined these both tightly in her life. In Diane, you simply cannot have one without the other. Diane has developed “Catfucius Creation,” her art business. Cats are so wise,… read more

Brian Jensen Part 4: Jewelry, Sculptures, and Paintings

Jewelry     Copper PinForged copper Nickel silver sphere   *******     Brass and Silver Mokume Ornament Twisted steel pin Pierced and formed   *******       Close-up of Mokume Ornament as seen above   *******     Shawl PinForged copper   *******  Sculptures   Sculpture #81211-1Carved walnut   *******   Sculpture #81211-2Carved… read more

Playtime With Oriental Red

  A patterned canvas stares you in the face and you shudder thinking the words, “What’s next? What is the next step? Where do I go from here? I am blank with no ideas! “ If an ominous artist block is keeping you from seeing ahead, then I say to you…       “PLAYTIME!”… read more

Brian Jensen Part 3: Clay works

  Pitcher  Thrown stoneware *******     Bowl #8911-1  Thrown stoneware *******     Bowl #8911-2 Thrown stoneware   *******       Bean Pot Approx. 20 cm. Thrown stoneware Brass closure   *******       Sake Set Plate – rolled stoneware Decanter and Cup – thrown stoneware   *******     Sushi Serving… read more

Brian Jensen Part 2: Cutlery Metalwork

  “Art Inspires Art” previously announced that “Brian Jensen Part 2” would include both jewelry and cutlery. However, with the opportunity of being able to present more of Brian Jensen’s metalwork in the cutlery category, jewelry will exhibited in “Brian Jensen Part 4. “   Enjoy.     Featured Artist: Brian Jensen      … read more

Brian Jensen Part 1: Metalworks

  The ability to visualize beauty in raw materials is evident in the artwork of this “Arts Inspires Art” guest artist. Brian Jensen, ranking high in the art field, capitalizes on his God-given ability to convey the essence of beauty of each material through his artwork. Although it is a change for us from the… read more

Tamara Jensen Part 3: Surprise

  Tamara Jensen Part 3: Surprise   Watercolor Artwork       Millennium   *******       Overtopping the Levee   *******     Coral Reef   *******       Lifting Fog   *******     Shades of Grey *******       Shenandoah *******  Acrylic Artwork       Cadence   *******… read more

Tamara Jensen Part 2: Ethereal

  Featured Artist: Tamara Jensen     Sunrise   *******     Mourning Sky   *******     Forest Citadel   *******     After the Rain   *******     Prairie Sky   *******     Summer Clouds   *******     Fire Light   *******     Sunset on the Lake   *******… read more

Tamara Jensen Part 1 Drama

  Once in a blue moon, one might find a person intertwined with their art. To find a married couple so inclined is a real treat; I have found such an artsy couple in Tamara and Brian Jensen. They support and encourage each other, which in today’s world is sadly becoming a rarity. Both are… read more

Daily Painters

  Many years ago, my artist friend Noma Lucas sent me the link to a site called Daily Painters. I was impressed then and am still impressed today. These incredibly fast painters each paint a new piece roughly every day and promote their original artwork on this site. There are approximately 150 members at a… read more

Dell B. Magnuson – Secor Part 3: Pine Needle Bowls

  Now, something new featured in “Art Inspires Art”, 3-D art: Dell B. Magnuson – Secor’s creations of long pine needle bowls. Each bowl is unique, right down to its matchless center. Laboring with these long pine needles to create a work of art is practically impossible for beginners, but to an experienced weaver like… read more

Dell B. Magnuson – Secor: Part 2- Abstracts

  All pieces are untitled; however, each piece has its own gallery number. Featured Artist: Dell B. Magnuson – Secor     Abstract No. 61011-1   *******     Abstract No. 61011-2   *******     Abstract No. 61011-3   *******       Abstract No. 61011-4   *******   Abstract No. 61011-5   *******… read more

Dell B. Magnuson – Secor “Violet Series”

  Dell B. Magnuson – Secor is an abstract artist whom I greatly respect. She often paints in series, such as this week’s “Art Inspires Art” artwork, “The Violet Series.” Although her violet paintings display different violets, her series format is similar to what Monet used in his “The Stacks” series. It does not only… read more

Joan Cimaglia Part 3: Florals

Burst of Spring   *******     Lilies   *******     Joan’s Pots   *******     Bursting Out   *******   Christmas Flowers   *******     As one can see by her artwork, Joan Cimaglia is enthusiastic about trying new painting techniques and different art materials, such as Unru (Thai rice paper)… read more

Joan Cimaglia Part 2: Different Views

Featured Guest Artist: Joan Cimaglia      A Different View   *******   A Church *******     The Flower Bed ******* Hummer *******     A Pair of Angels *******   Next Friday in “Art Inspires Art” Joan Cimaglia Part 3: Florals  With spring upon us, Joan’s flowers next week  will be appreciated by any… read more

Joan Cimaglia Part 1: Abstracts

Joan Cimaglia is one of those people anyone would be proud to call a Friend. I have the utmost respect for this woman. Throughout the years, Joan and I have worked together on many projects. She is what I call “True Blue,” meaning her word is her bond. Whether it is for art events, workshops,… read more

Noma Lucas Miniatures Part 2: Summer and Fall

  All pieces are untitled; however, each piece has its own gallery number.   Scenes of Summer     Summer Artwork No. 5611-1  In the private collection of Kathleen R. Huebener *******     Summer Artwork No. 5611-2   In the private collection of Kathleen R. Huebener *******     Summer Artwork No. 5611-3    … read more

Noma’s Miniatures Part 1: Winter and Spring

Noma Lucas is one of the finest miniature artwork artists in our country. She has created 3” X 5” miniature art pieces, known as “mini’s”, that are phenomenal! Each miniature is a stunning work of art. They are the perfect size for a focal point on a mantel, an end table, or a nightstand. In fact,… read more

Noma Lucas: Part 2

    Former Livelihood   *******     Wandering   *******     Reflections   *******     Viburnun Opulus   *******     A Place to Rest   *******   Next Friday in “Art Inspires Art”: Noma Lucas: Miniatures Part 1 Believe me- you will not want to miss it! Totally Cool!   Noma… read more

Noma Lucas: Part 1

In all my years I have known Noma Lucas, she has worked passionately and prolifically in promoting the arts. She has been a role model for many of us in the art field, because Noma has worked tirelessly in providing opportunities for artists to exhibit their work. She enjoys painting both abstracts and realism. Noma… read more

Bob Naujoks: Jazz Part 2

Bob Naujoks   A talented man who is an artistic catalytic combustion of energy that bursts into myriad directions. He confirms his deep appreciation of jazz in the following pieces of artwork. Enjoy!     Bob Naujoks: Jazz Part 2       Flute Player 2010 Watercolor & ink *******     Four Brothers 2009 Watercolor *******… read more

Bob Naujoks: Jazz Part 1

  Whether it is hot jazz, cool jazz, progressive jazz, or modern jazz, the Line Meister draws all the lines needed to portray the movement, the richness, and the sensation of jazz expression. The music flows with each line.   Bob Naujoks: Jazz Part 1     Benny Rides Again (Goodman) 2010 Watercolor *******  … read more

Bob Naujoks: Scriptures Part 2

Bob Naujoks: Scriptures Part 2       My Father’s House (John 14:1-4)   2010   Pen & ink, watercolor, color pencils *******   The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:8-32)   2000   Pen & ink, watercolor, color pencils *******   The Woman at the Well (John 4:5-42) 2011 Pen & ink, watercolor, color pencils *******  … read more

Bob Naujoks: Scriptures Part I

    Throughout my art career, there have been special artists who encouraged, inspired, and aided the cultivation of the artistry in me. An artist that comes quickly to my mind is Bob Naujoks. He and his wife Sharon are devoted Christians whom I consider brother and sister-in-Christ. I personally call Bob the “Line Meister”… read more

Chevreul Rules!

  Artists, if you are one who fully likes knowing your colors and how they interact with each other, you would appreciate Michel – Eugene Chevreul and his findings. His book The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colors provides us with many important principles of colors.   Here are just five of his Color Principles.… read more

Winslow Homer Speaks!

  On April 29, 2008 Winslow Homer spoke to my soul! This shocking phenomenon occurred while I was attending the Winslow Homer Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Never had my soul been so moved by any other master’s artwork! What made me stop and take notice was the fact that I had been previously… read more

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