Announcements!

First off, sorry for my notable absence. I don’t really have a good excuse to be honest.

Life.

Overwhelm.

Exhaustion.

But things have come together in the last week and it is all starting to feel like it was worth it!

Lake Carlos State Park: Summer 2020

I have my first show hanging in Studio K at Kaddatz Gallery in Fergus Falls now until the end of December. Please go see it or check out the virtual tour when it is up on their website if you can’t. I put my heart into this and I’m really proud of how it came together.

Also, I am participating in Mia’s Foot in the Door! Check out my artwork in Mia’s new show online: “Foot in the Door 5: The Virtual Exhibition!” This digital exhibition showcases the work of over 2000 Minnesota artists. It is fun to see the wide variety of regional art!

Finally, I am a grant recipient from the MN State Arts Board! I applied for a Creative Support for Individuals grant to develop online and in-person youth art classes for the Alexandria area. I’m so excited to get to work on this project that is near and dear to my heart! More on this to come…

So, what’s in the works for me next?! I am looking forward to working on some larger works over the winter, more plein air painting, and following my inspiration. Winter is on its way and offers a whole transformation to the landscape that I adore. Cross country skiing offers a beautiful connection to the outdoors during an otherwise formidable time of the year. I always say, “Winter is what you make of it.” So make the most of it!

I also acquired a used kiln, wheel, and pottery supplies! As if I don’t have enough to do, right?! Pottery has always been something I wanted to pursue but it is an investment. The stars aligned and I was able to swing it. The clay work will be an amazing addition to future youth art classes. My daughter is particularly excited to help in the process! I cherish this time together.

Is there anything better than kids and messy art?!

There is a whole lot of behind the scenes work happening to bring new visual arts opportunities to the Alexandria area. Numerous local artists continue to work hard to offer safe events and classes. I’m on the Alexandria Art Guild board and we are seemingly constantly brainstorming ideas for engaging our local communities in visual art and bringing public art projects to Alexandria that will hopefully come full circle in 2021. If you would like to get involved email AAG at alexartguild@gmail.com.

As always, I hope this finds you happy and healthy. #findmeoutside

Chanda

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