Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Show is Hanging!!!





I am SO proud of our upcoming 'First Annual Christmas Show' at 'Art In General' in Marine on St. Croix, MN! Tom Maakestad has graciously given this section of his space over to Kami Polzin and me as the exhibit area for our work during the show. Kami is showing in the neighborhood of 27 pieces and I have about 18 pieces hanging in this section of the space.






Anna Maakestad will be showing some of her ceramic art, like these absolutely gorgeous tiles in the picture.



Tom has a studio in another part of the space and is hanging his work in that area. At first we had thought that we would separate the work so that we would be seen individually by the visitors to the show. However, as we began to hang the show we realized that there is a harmony that exists between Kami's paintings and mine and that the best way was to intermingle our work. It works beautifully. WE are very, very excited about how it looks and can't wait to share it with everyone.



The is the first time that the four of us, who live within 30 miles or less of each other, have shown together other than at the Door County Plein Air Event last July. The second 'first' is that this is the first show that Tom and Anna Maakestad have held in this new venue of theirs. We are very grateful and proud to have been asked to be involved in it.



The third 'first' is that this will be the first time that Kami and I have exhibited solely together in one space. We paint together often so this is only a natural evolution of that. I'm thrilled to see our work hanging side by side, and I think that you will be too.



Tom and Anna will be working on hanging their art in the next day or so. I hope that anyone who is in this area can make it to the Opening Reception this Thursday night... December 10, 2009. We open at 5pm and will be there until 8pm. You won't be disappointed!

15 comments:

Eugene said...

Looks fantastic!

Shame I dont have a couple grand so I can fly over and see it. ;-)

Jo Castillo said...

Absolutely perfect. They are lucky to have you guys for the opening. It all goes together so well. Congratulations and best of luck. Wish I could be there, too.

Dar Presto said...

It looks terrific. Best wishes.

Art Ist said...

Great works.....Congrats

Janette Jones, Studio California said...

Beautiful space for beautiful paintings...congrats and good luck!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks you guys. Wish all of my blog, FB and other artist friends could come and party with us. We appreciate your support. :)

Pam Holnback said...

Looks like a great location and beautiful pieces.

Dennis Dame said...

Looks like a super show! Wish I could go. Hope you have a good turnout!

Shawn Escott said...

Looks awesome! Wish I could see the show.

Maggie Neale said...

Looks great! Wishing you much success!

Deborah Paris said...

Best wishes for a great show!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Marc!... The show looks great! Seems like a nice mix of styles and mediums!

Good luck with sales! Your frames look great by the way!

Cheers!
Bruce

Steve said...

On travel again. I had hoped to be in town for this, but find myself in New Jersey through the 18th. Bummer.

Kathleen Weber said...

Lovely work. Thanks for the suggestions about individualizing frames too. I'll have to try it.

RenĂª Tomczak said...

Wonderful !