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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fall Art Fair Schedule Announced


Many thanks to everyone who has visited us at an art festival this year! It has been an interesting season with regard to weather, but overall, the year has been a good one. We have fully recovered from that powerful storm back in mid-June in Excelsior that walloped our booth.

Our art fair schedule for the remainder of the year is now solidified. If you haven't yet visited us this year, we welcome you to stop in at one of the following events and see my latest work.
Our complete 2017 schedule can be seen at www.northshoreimages.com/Schedule.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Midsummer "Up North" Art Fairs


It's now summer in the northern hemisphere and, outside of a little stormy weather (see below), our art festival season has been off to a great start! It's been a pleasure seeing so many familiar faces already this year. The next several weeks take us to communities in greater Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Please come and visit if you are in any of these areas. We will return to the Twin Cities in August for the Uptown Art Fair.

What keeps an outdoor art fair exhibitor up at night…

My booth Saturday evening June 10.

Same booth after the storm on the morning of June 11.
On the morning of Sunday, June 11 a powerful severe thunderstorm, packing nearly 70mph wind gusts and hail, raced across the Twin Cities metro area.

Along with about 150 other artists, I had my photography booth set up at Art on the Lake in Excelsior, MN when the storm hit. While I own the strongest heavy-duty tent available for outdoor art fairs, one that has withstood its share of bad weather, it was no match for this storm.

The good news is that I arrived on site about an hour before the storm hit and was able to remove and secure a number of my most valuable pieces into the safety my vehicle. Miraculously, the vast majority of artwork that remained in the booth through the storm survived unharmed. It could have been much worse! Several artists at this event lost much of their equipment and inventory and my heart goes out to them.

The best news for us—it's business as usual going forward! I will have a new tent and will be exhibiting at the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair in St. Cloud, MN this Thursday, June 22 and at Park Point Art Fair in Duluth, MN this weekend, June 24-25. If you're in the area, please come and visit. I look forward to seeing you!


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Summer Art Fair Schedule Announced


Here in Minnesota, the early flowers are blooming and tree buds are swelling. Spring is in the air, and that means outdoor art festival season is just weeks away! This year's art fair schedule is gearing up to be very similar to last year's, with a couple of differences. Most notably, I will be returning this year to the Old Capitol Art Fair in Springfield, Illinois, which is less than a month away. Here's the full schedule through the end of August (sans July 1, which is pending):

I hope you have a chance to visit and see my latest work! Events in September and beyond will be announced later this spring and summer. My schedule is always available at www.northshoreimages.com/Schedule/.

Panther Creek Falls – Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington, USA

This is possibly one of most beautiful waterfalls I have had the chance to experience and photograph! Its "fan" shape and setting deep within a lush, mossy gorge make this falls truly spectacular and refreshing! There is a viewing platform that overlooks the falls from above, but reaching this vantage point at the base of the falls required scrambling down a steep slope.

This image is not "quite" finished yet (I'm still tweaking a few details), but I anticipate it will be available when art fair season begins!