Wednesday, December 26, 2012

There are no open drawing sessions the week of Christmas

There are no open-studios, life drawing or portrait, at Old Town Artists this week because of the Christmas holiday.
Portrait drawing will resume a week from this Friday on January 4.
Life drawing will resume in two weeks on January 9.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

There will be open-studio sessions this week

There will be open-studio sessions this week. Jacquie is scheduled for Wednesday night life drawing and we have a model for Friday night portrait drawing.

There will not be any drawing sessions next week because of Christmas.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Schedule for life- and portrait-drawing sessions for December

Life- and portrait-drawing open-studio sessions start again this week. Life drawing on Wednesday, November 28, and portrait drawing on Friday, November 30.

Life drawing will be held the first three Wednesdays in December: 5, 12, and 19. It will NOT be held Wednesday December 26.

Portrait drawing will be held the first three Fridays in December: 7, 14, and 21. It will NOT be held Friday December 28.

Revised life drawing model schedule for December

11/28 Jacquie (2 extended poses)

12/5 Monica (1 pose)

12/12 Mark (2)

12/19 Jacquie (1)

12/26 no drawing co-op

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

No open studio sessions this week

The Life-Drawing and Portrait-Drawing Open Studios will not be held this week because of Thanksgiving. They will resume the week after Thanksgiving.

Model schedule for Life-Drawing Open Studio

This is the model schedule for Life-Drawing Open Studio for the last week of November and the month of December.

11/28 Shelby (2 poses)

12/5 Lisa (1)

12/12 Mark (2)

12/19 Jacquie (1)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

10/24 Life Drawing Model: Carla

Tonight's Life Drawing session will feature Carla as our model for two extended poses.  As always:

Session will go from 7:30-9:30pm
Doors open at 7:00
Cost is $8, cash only

We'll see you tonight!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This Friday's open-studio portrait session will be held during the art crawl

Old Town Artists is not participating in the St. Paul Art Crawl this weekend. This Friday's open-studio portrait session will be held as scheduled 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Ginger will return as our model.

The elevator to our studio is now fixed

Thank-you to all the artists who made the trek up three flights of stairs to open-studio last night. The elevator is now fixed and, hopefully, we won't have that problem again.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Life drawing tonight but building elevator is broken


We were just notified by the building management that the elevator in the ACVR warehouse is broken. We will still be holding the life-drawing open studio tonight, but participants will have to walk up the stairs. 

Management has told us that they think the elevator will be fixed tomorrow, September 11. We will let you know when it is repaired.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Life-drawing model schedule for September-October

9/12 Emma (2 poses)

9/19 Liz (1)

9/26 Carla (2)
First gig for OTA. She is an MCAD graduate.

10/ 3 Emma (1)

10/10 Caitlin (2)
First gig for OTA. She teaches and performs Acroyoga w/ Katie.

10/17 Katie (1)

10/24 Carla (2)

10/31 Rodolfo (1)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Friday night Portrait Drawing resumes this Friday

Friday night portrait drawing resumes this Friday, September 7.  The hours are 7:30 to 9:30 pm.  The door to the warehouse will be opened from 7:00 to 7:30 pm.  If you arrive after 7:30 p.m. call 651-278-5128 and someone will come downstairs to open the door for you.

Konstantin Berkovski, our model coordinator, says he has found a beautiful model for this Friday's portrait session and a gorgeous one for the next two sessions.  Also he said that he would be bringing tomatoes and melons from his garden for refreshments after the session..

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Greg Lipelt retrospective show at Frameworks Gallery

Greg Lipelt is an artist who has participated in the Wednesday and Friday night open-studio sessions for over a decade. A retrospective show of his art is being held at the Frameworks Gallery in Highland Park. The opening for the retrospective is from 7 to 9 pm this coming Saturday, July 14.

The Frameworks Gallery is at  2022A Ford Parkway, St. Paul, just east of Cleveland Ave. Their web site is www.frameworksmn.com.

Monday, July 2, 2012

No life drawing on the 4th of July

Just a reminder that there is no life drawing this coming Wednesday, the 4th of July.

 Have a fun and safe holiday!

July and August model schedule for Wednesday night life drawing

7/4 Happy Independence Day! No co-op

7/11 Sylvia (1 extended pose)

7/18 Monica (2 poses)

7/25 Jon B. (1)

8/1 Caitlin (2) new model

8/8 Mary A. (1)

8/15 Monica (2)

8/22 Shelby (1)

8/29 Sylvia (2)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Reminder this Friday is the last portrait open studio before its summer break.

Just a reminder that Old Town Artists' portrait open studio will only have one more session   before the summer break.  The last session of the spring will be this Friday, May 25. There will be no portrait open studio June, July, and August. Portrait open studio will resume Friday, September 7.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Life drawing model schedule for May and June

5/2 Patrick B. (2 extended poses)

5/9 Katie (1 pose)

5/16 Emma (2)

5/23 Michelle (1)

5/30 Rodolfo (2)
New to Old Town

6/1 Emma (1)

6/13 Katherine J. (2)

6/20 Mary A. (1)

6/27 Jon B. (2)
New to Old Town

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Four sessions remain for portrait drawing before the summer break

The portrait-drawing open sessions will be on  summer break between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The last session will be Friday May 25. Portrait drawing will resume Friday, September 7.

Life drawing and portrait drawing resume this week

Life drawing and portrait drawing open-drawing sessions resume this week  after the St. Paul Art Crawl break. Life drawing resumes Wednesday, May 2, and portrait drawing resumes Friday, May 4.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Visit us during the Art Crawl

Old Town Artists is participating in the St. Paul Art Crawl. Thomas Winterstein, Derek Davis, Gabriel Garbow, Betty Livingston, and Bruce Palmer will have art for sale during the Crawl.

Tonight 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday 12 to 8 p.m., and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tracie Thompson is participating in Crawl off the Map


Old Town artist Tracie Thompson is participating in Crawl Off the Map during next week's art crawl. She will not be showing her work at the Old Town studio. She will be showing her work along with  Josephine Geiger, stained glass; Brenda Brousseau, beaded art; and  Beth Colaizy, pottery; at JA Geiger Studio, 1647 Beech St, St Paul, 55106.

Tracie Thompson has work in the Tarnish & Gold Gallery

Old Town Artist member Tracie Thompson has work in the This Old Mouse/recycled electronic art exhibition at the Tarnish & Gold Gallery sound space.  The opening was yesterday but there is a Meet, Greet, and Win Thursday, April 26, 5:30-7:00 pm.




Blue Pony, found objects, polymer clay, oil paint, wax medium; 12 x 12"

Derek Davis made the top-ten list for the Art Crawl

Old Town Artist Derek Davis made the top-ten list at www.examiner.com for the upcoming St. Paul Art Crawl.  Derek is displaying his paintings at 417 Northern Warehouse. He will also have paintings in the Old Town Artists studio.

http://derekdavisstudio.com/collections/40901

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

No life drawing or portrait drawing April 25 and 27

Old Town Artists is participating in the St. Paul Art Crawl, April 27-29. Because of this life-drawing open studio will not be held April 25 and portrait-drawing open studio will not be held April 27.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Portrait drawing hours tonight, February 17

Portrait drawing begins tonight at 7:30 pm, the new starting time for portrait drawing. The warehouse door will be opened from 7:00 to 7:30 pm. Portrait drawing ends at its usual time: 9:30 pm.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Portrait drawing hours tonight, Feb. 10

Portrait drawing hours are 7:00 to 9:30 pm tonight. The warehouse door will be opened from 6:30 to 7:00 pm tonight.

Hours change for portrait drawing

Starting Friday February 17 the hours for portrait drawing will change.  The new hours will be from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.  The warehouse door will be opened from 7:00 to 7:30 pm.  If the door is locked call 651-278-5128 and someone will come down and let you in.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Tracie Thompson is profiled in Lake Minnetonka magazine

Old Town Artist Tracie Thompson's work as a muralist is profiled in the February 2012 issue of Lake Minnetonka magazine. The article describes Tracie's use of murals to help solve design problems in homes. Her transformation of an in-home glass elevator in a home in Orono from a distraction to a pleasing part of the room's decor is featured.

New artwork from Tracie Thompson





She Followed Me Home

found objects, oil paint, wax medium. 
12.5" h x 18" w

Image and art work copyright by Tracie Thompson, 2012. Used with permission.

This art work and other salvaged art work by Tracie Thompson are on display at the Frameworks Gallery, Ford Parkway, St. Paul 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Life Drawing Model Schedule for February and March

Old Town Artists Figure Drawing Co-op
February and March Model Schedule:

2/1 Crystal (2 extended poses)

2/8 Katie (1pose) - new to OTA

2/15 Kimberlee (2)

2/22 Jacquie (1)

2/29 Michelle (2) - new to OTA

3/7 Crystal (1)

3/14 Shelby (2)

3/21 Michelle (1)

3/28 Lisa (2)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Old Town has openings for new members



We have membership openings for artists who wish to share our cooperative studio space. We welcome artists, from beginning to experienced, who need studio space and want to be part of a vibrant artistic community. The benefits and responsiblilities of membership are described on the Membership Information page (the link is at the top of this blog). For more information contact Ron Duffy at 651-353-0054 or  ronduffy@comcast.net.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Old Town Artists has a new member, Nancy Woelffer

Old Town Artists welcomes our newest member Nancy Woelffer.

OTA member Gabriel Garbow now has a blog

Old Town Artists member Gabriel Garbow now has a blog: gabrielgarbowota.wordpress.com.

Renee Vevea's art show opening is January 28


Old Town Artist member Renee Vevea has an art show opening at the Level Salon in Minneapolis Saturday, January 28, 2012.

The opening is from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

The Level Salon is at 903 Washington Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55415 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Open-studio calendar for Winter and Spring 2012

Month
Date
Day
Life Drawing
Portrait Drawing
January
4
Wednesday
Yes
6
Friday
Yes
11
Wednesday
Yes
13
Friday
Yes
18
Wednesday
Yes
20
Friday
Yes
25
Wednesday
Yes
27
Friday
Yes
February
1
Wednesday
Yes
3
Friday
Yes
8
Wednesday
Yes
10
Friday
Yes
15
Wednesday
Yes
17
Friday
Yes
22
Wednesday
Yes
24
Friday
Yes
29
Wednesday
Yes
March
2
Friday
Yes
7
Wednesday
Yes
9
Friday
Yes
14
Wednesday
Yes
16
Friday
Yes
21
Wednesday
Yes
23
Friday
Yes
28
Wednesday
Yes
30
Friday
Yes
April
4
Wednesday
Yes
6
Friday
Yes
11
Wednesday
Yes
13
Friday
Yes
18
Wednesday
Yes
20
Friday
Yes
25
Wednesday
No
27
Friday
No

Portrait drawing resumes this Friday

The Old Town Artists' open-studio portrait drawing sessions resume this Friday, January 6th, after the mid-winter holiday break.   Starting time is 7:00 pm.