Sunday, December 19, 2010

Schedule for Open Drawing January through May, 2011

Note that there will be no open drawing April 27 and April 29 because of the Art Crawl.

Life Drawing Date (Wednesdays)

Portrait Drawing Date (Fridays)


January 5 (1 pose)

January 07

January 12 (2 poses)

January 14

January 19 (1 pose)

January 21

January 26 (2 poses)

January 28

February 2 (1 pose)

February 04

February 9 (2 poses)

February 11

February 16 (1 pose)

February 18

February 23 (2 poses)

February 25

March 2 (1 pose)

March 04

March 9 (2 poses)

March 11

March 16 (1 pose)

March 18

March 23 (2 poses)

March 25

March 30 (1 pose)

April 01

April 6 (2 poses)

April 08

April 13 (1 pose)

April 15

April 20 (2 poses)

April 22

April 27

No Drawing because of the Art Crawl

April 29

May 4 (1 pose)

May 06

May 11 (2 poses)

May 13

May 18 (1 pose)

May 20

May 25 (2 poses)

May 27

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Annual Holiday Potluck has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, December 12

The annual holiday potluck of Old Town Artists, which was scheduled for tonight, December 11, has been rescheduled because of bad weather. It will be held tomorrow, Sunday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Town Artists studio. Bring a dish to share and a small, wrapped gift, labeled male, female, or either, for the gift exchange. If the door is locked call 651-278-5128 and someone will come and open the door.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

There will be Life Drawing and Portrait Drawing this week

There will be life drawing this week on Wednesday, December 1. Door will be open from 7:00-7:30 p.m. Drawing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost $7.00.

Portrait drawing resumes this Friday, December 3. Door will be open from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Drawing from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Cost $5.00.

See the page on this blog labeled "Open Drawing Sessions" for more information on the drawing sessions and the location of Old Town Artists' studio.

Life and Portrait drawing schedule for December

Life Drawing Date (Wednesday)
Portrait Drawing Date (Fridays)

December 1


December 3
December 8


December 10
December 15


December 17
December 22


December 24
No (Christmas Eve)
December 29


December 31
No (New Year’s Eve)

Life drawing model schedule for December

December 1, Todd, 2 poses

December 8, Emma, 1 pose

December 15, Lisa, 2 poses

December 22, Staci, 1 pose

December 29, Emma, 2 poses

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Life drawing is canceled tonight

Because of the snow and possible freezing rain, we have cancelled the life drawing session for tonight, November 24.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

There will be no Portrait Drawing this Friday

There will be no Portrait Drawing this Friday, November 26, the day after Thanksgiving. Portrait Drawing will resume December 3, 7:00-9:30 pm. Doors open from 6:30-7:00 pm.

There will be Life Drawing this Wednesday

The Life Drawing session will be held this Wednesday, November 24, from 7:30-9:30 pm. Doors open from 7:00 to 7:30 pm. Crystal will be the model. There will be one pose.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Portrait model for Friday, October 29

The portrait model for Friday, October 29, will be Rosa, who is from Mexico.

New painting by Tracie Thompson

Last Chance Bouquet by Tracie Thompson. Oil on panel, 12" by 12".
Photo by Tracie Thompson. Used with permission of artist.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tom Winterstein wrote a guest post on the blog Roz Wound Up

 Copyright Thomas Winterstein, Used with permission.
Drawn with Walnut Brown Ink and a Walnut Ink Stick by Tom Norton.

Tom Winterstein wrote a guest post about how he makes pen-and-ink drawings for the blog Roz Wound Up by Roz Stendahl, a Twin Cities artist who writes about keeping an artists journal. Above is one of Tom's drawings featured in the guest post.

April will be modeling at Portrait Drawing tonight

April, who has modeled at Portrait Drawing before, will be modeling tonight.  Doors open 6:30-7:-00 pm. Drawing from 7:00-9:30 pm; drawing fee $5.00. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Still time to visit us at the Fall 2010 St. Paul Art Crawl

Ten artists from Old Town Artists are showing works in the Old Town Artists' Studio as part of the Fall 2010 St. Paul Art Crawl.  You can still come down and visit us today from noon to 5 pm in our studio at the east end of the fourth floor of the ACVR warehouse, 106 Water Street, St. Paul.  Look for the balloons on Water Street.

Click on picture for a larger version

In this photographs are artworks by Judy Fawcett, Nancy Condon, and Betty Livingston.

Click on picture for a larger version. 
Old Town Artists members Bruce Palmer, Warren Dahl, and Judy Fawcett in front of Warren's paintings. A painting by Rebecca Cardinal is in the left background. 

Friday, October 8, 2010

Old Town Artists is one of the 30 somethings to see at this Art Crawl

Old Town Artists has been named as one of the 30 somethings to see at this fall's Art Crawl in today's St. Pioneer Press.

"9. Old Town Artist Group: You'll have to cross the river to get to these artists in the AVCR Warehouse, 106 Water St. Priestly suggests you check out Rebecca Cardinal's batiks and Bruce Palmer's paintings."

For the full article see St. Paul Art Crawl: 30 somethings.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Behind the Scene by Judy Fawcett

 Behind the Scene by Judy Fawcett
Watercolor, 22 by 30 inches
Used with permission of the artist.

Schedule for Life Drawing October and November

The following models are scheduled for life drawing in October and November:
September 29, Vanessa -- ( 2 poses)

October 13, Vi -- (1 pose)

October 20, Brooke -- ( 2 poses)

October 27, Mariya -- (1 pose)

November 3, Randy -- ( 2 poses)

November 10, Brooke -- (1 pose)

November 17, Lisa -- ( 2 poses)

November 24, Crystal -- (1 pose)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Watercolor by Chriscell Bedard

 Mama Ruth Window Seat by Chriscell Bedard
Watercolor, 7 by 5 inches.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Nancy Condon and Tracie Thompson painting the studio

Nancy Condon and Tracie Thompson helped paint the studio. We gratefully thank Tracie for providing the portable scaffolding she is standing on.  It made painting around the ceiling and the upper walls so much easier.
Nancy Condon painting the edge of one of the pillars.


 Tracie Thompson painting the edge of one of the walls.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Come see our freshly painted studio.

Old Town Artists painted the walls in their shared studio space Monday and Tuesday of this week.  Thanks to all of the members who were able to help paint the studio: Judy Fawcett, Nancy Condon, Thomas Winterstein, Tracie Thompson, Warren Dahl, and Betty Livingston.  Special thanks to George Livingston and Armando GutiĆ©rrez G. who, although they are not members, helped paint the studio.
Tracie Thompson's and Tom Winterstein's studio spaces in the freshly painted studio. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cali will be modeling Friday night, September 10

Cali, who modeled for the portrait session last Friday, September 3, will be modeling again this Friday, September 10. Alec Smith's drawing of Cali from last Friday is posted below.

No open studio sessions September 15 and September 17

There will be no life drawing Wednesday September 15 and no portrait drawing Friday September 17 because Old Town Artists will be painting the studio. Come see the freshly painted studio when the open studio sessions resume September 22, life drawing, and September 24, portrait drawing.

Sketches from the fair

Thomas Winterstein participated in the Second Annual Sketch-Out at the State Fair Saturday August 28th. Fifteen persons participated in the sketchout. His sketches are posted on the Urban Sketchers--Twin Cities blog.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Portrait by Alec Smith

Portrait of Cali by Alec Smith from the Friday night portrait session, September 3, 2010.
Sanguine chalk on buff paper, 18 by 12 inches.

OTA member Judy Fawcett is participating in the Art of Mentoring exhibition

Judy Fawcett is participating in the Art of Mentoring, the final exhibition of
the 2009-10 WARM Mentor Program. The exhibition is at the Bloomington Art Center from Sept.3-Oct.8, 2010.

The Bloomington Art Center is located at
 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road,
Bloomington, MN 55431.

Call 952-563-8587 for gallery hours and other information or go to the Bloomington Art Center website.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Schedule for Life and Portrait Drawing Sessions -- September through December

Life drawing and portrait drawing sessions will resume a weekly schedule starting September 1.  The scheduled days for the drawing sessions are shown in the table below. The days that the drawing sessions will not meet are shown in red.

Life Drawing Date (Wednesday)
Portrait Drawing Date (Fridays)
September 1


September 3
September 8


September 10
September 15

No (Painting OTA Studio)

September 17
No (Painting OTA Studio)
September 22


September 24
September 29


October 1
October 6

No (Art Crawl)

October 8
No (Art Crawl)
October 13


October 15
October 20


October 22
October 27


October 29
November 3


November 5
November 10


November 12
November 17


November 19
November 24

Yes (Day before Thanksgiving)

November 26
No (Day after Thanksgiving)
December 1


December 3
December 8


December 10
December 15


December 17
December 22


December 24
No (Christmas Eve)
December 29


December 31
No (New Year’s Eve)