Casket Arts Building

Art-A-Whirl 2013

I just want to write a quick post to say thanks to everyone who came out to my studio during Art-A-Whirl last weekend and made it the most successful year yet. For those of you who couldn't make it, this was my setup:

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What's most interesting for me each year is to see which prints people are drawn to. Here are the top 4 this year. The rear view mirror photo of the Grain Belt bridge usually sells well, but I was surprised that the Uptown photo sold as well as it did, even though it's one of my favorites.

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Grungy old posters

The Casket Arts Building is such a cool place to have a studio. From 1887 to 2005 the building operated as a casket factory and there's a lot of history here. In my old studio up on the fourth floor there was writing on the walls like "Stan was married - 1888." Once in awhile I like to walk the staircases and look for interesting markings. A few weeks ago I peeked behind a door and found these amazing old safety posters. I especially like how dark and creepy the first one is.

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I'll keep looking around and post what I can find!