March 29, 2013

Big THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Crave Artist Showcase!

I want to extend a big warm THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Crave downtown on Wednesday night to see the artwork of Drew, John and myself.  Crave allowed us to completely re-arrange their main dining room and basically turn it into an art gallery- and it looked amazing! We were so thrilled with the turnout, despite it being a weeknight.  Everyone who came stayed the duration of the event, and then some.    Overall,  I say the show came together quite welland I hope everyone had a great time!  The only problem was, we didn't get enough photos.

And of course, this show wouldn't have been half as great if I didn't have two other great artists, Drew Beson and John M. Alspach to team up with. Drew definitely understands the amount of effort it requires to put on a professional show, and put in some serious effort to help John and I make everything look it's best.   On Wednesday am, Drew and I found ourselves wheeling our large artwork through the busy downtown skyways, and luckily no one was injured (too badly)!

March 22, 2013

YOUR INVITE: Artist Showcase & Cocktail Reception at Crave, Downtown Minneapolis

This Wednesday, Crave downtown Minneapolis is generously hosting a special cocktail reception and local artist showcase featuring the works of Drew Beson, John M. Alspach and myself!  All three of us are contemporary artists with a nationwide presence in the art scene, so it will be a special treat for us to come together in our home-state of Minnesota.  We are excited to share our latest paintings at such a great location!

The event is free and open to everyone.  Crave will be providing complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres.

Please feel free to extend this invitation to your friends.  I hope to see you all!

Date: March 27, 6:00-8:30pm

CRAVE Downtown Minneapolis- Main Dining Room
825 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN

March 18, 2013

What I learned from Professional Image Consultant, Alice Sydow

Alice styled me here... the awesome belt was $15 from H&M!
Recently, I had a bit of a style-awakening, thanks to Alice Sydow, personal image consultant and wardrobe stylist with I've Got Your Style.  She'd been wanting to do a color assessment on me for a year or so, and hinted that my wardrobe could use a little... well... refining.  Ok, ok, she's right, so I took her up on her offer.  Yes, I am admitting, sometimes I need help when it comes to dressing myself.   But, now I get to share what I learned with all of you!

Alice came over to help me pick out an outfit for an art event I was selling my paintings at (pictured) where I needed cocktail attire. We picked out an outfit, but the most interesting part was that we found ourselves diving into a three hour conversation about the phychology of our personal image- or what we want our personal image to be.  Each of us has a personal image that others notice, whether intentional or not.

Let me start by saying, the intention of this post isn't going to be about me, my styleor about how everyone needs to run out and hire a stylist and buy the most expensive clothes in order to look and feel their best.  Everything I am going to tell you about in this post what Alice shared with me about personal image.  There will be some styling tips she gave me on what to buy, how to dress for an event and how our personal image can play an important role in our lives... and doesn't need to be expensive.

It's no new news that when we look good we feel good, yet sometimes fall into style ruts that we don't even realize we fell into in the first place.  Years of habit and getting into our busy routines leaves little time to piece together new outfits or think too much about what we wear.  Personal image isn't frivolous, it's an extension of you.

March 5, 2013

GO Magazine Cover & Fashion Spread... shot by Bill Phelps

If you find yourself on an Airtran flight somewhere this month, look for me on the cover of GO Magazine with my friend Sean Myrie! We'll be in the back seat pocket.  Inside, we did a cool fashion spread on how to travel in style.  The clothes were pretty awesome, if I must say!

We shot this spread a few weeks ago at the Atlanta International Airport.  Needless to say, it wasn't easy for our crew to fly under the radar in one of the busiest airports in the country. It was a great pleasure to work with the extremely talented (and famous) photographer, Bill Phelps who is known for his work in NYC where he lives. Bill and I quickly learned we were both from Minnesota, which I thought was pretty awesome!   We have a lot of friends and places in common, which was fun to talk about.  It's not often I work with other Minnesotans when I am halfway across the county!

Much thanks to Tony, Polly and Veronica for having me come to Atlanta to shoot this with you guys.  I had such a great time!!

Issue: GO Magazine, March 2013
Photographer: Bill Phelps
Art Direction: Tony Judge
Styling: Polly Judge
Hair/Makeup: Veronica Tirado-Sitterding