2-4-6-8 Collaborate!

I wanted to share some of the exciting collaborative projects I have been working on recently and highlight the amazing artists with which I have been conspiring. 

The paper making process, during a 'Meet and Make' for the Fourth Annual CoLab Exhibit.

The first project is in conjunction with the Fourth Annual CoLab exhibition at The Show Gallery, where artists are paired up to create projects that will raise funds to benefit artists with disabilities. The exhibit is judged by none other than Bill Murray for the "Bill Murray Choice Award." The venture gave me the opportunity to learn from and work with with Annie Young. Our project focused on the differences that inform our artwork, using the Box Elder tree as a metaphor. We created a series of one-of-a-kind handmade papers, a process and medium that was entirely new for me. Annie and I have a lot of big ideas for the installation of the project, so please come check it out at the CoLab Opening, September 8th from 4-7pm.

The other collaborative project I want to share is one I'm working on with my longtime partner in art, Alyssa Wendorff. We have literally been working together since we met at the University of Minnesota Art Department 15 years ago! We recently showcased our work together at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN. This time we have an opportunity to exhibit at the Hudson Hospital & Clinic through the The Phipps Center for the Arts. For this opportunity we've devised a plan where each of us completes a 24” by 24” canvas for the other to create an additional 24” by 24” canvas in response.  The pieces are then displayed as a 24” by 48” two paneled painting, or as a diptych.  Here's a sneak peak of our first diptych:

Untitled Diptych Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas 30 x 60

Please stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project!