join us at a meeting

We have a great schedule of guest artists lined up for upcoming meetings that you will not want to miss! Bring a guest to introduce one of your friends to your local art working artists. Our meetings help you to network with area artists and have fun!


July 26 - Matting and framing Demo and Art Swap

August 30 - Lara Cornell

September 27 - TBD

October 25 - TBD

If there is someone would like to see doing a demo or if you yourself would like to present your talents send us a message at:

Come see the techniques our demostrating artists have to share that can give you new ideas and inspiration for your work.

All of our meetings at held at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley, 6666 East River Road, MN 55432.

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Past guest artists

Barbara Boulka 

Carol Spohn

David Smith 

Marie Hammond

Lynne Bauer

Member Demos by:

Linda Lawrence

Sharyn Erickson

Bonnie Elkerton

Laura Irwin-Schack

Raynelle Schneider

Tom Dimock

Carla Anderson

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Next General Meeting: 
June 28, 2016, 7 - 9 p.m.
Demo Artist: David Bratzel

June Demo Artist David Bratzel:
Acrylics and Pastels are not the only mediums that I work in, but they certainly have been among the most important, and my most consistent mediums. I began using acrylics in the early sixty's at the University of Iowa in place of oil paint, and have loved them ever since. I originally began using pastels to do plein aire studies for my acrylic paintings. I discovered almost immediately a love for pastel that precluded their use only for studies. I continue to work in both pastel and acrylic, often combining the two together. 

Printmaking was one of my main areas of study at the University of Iowa. The printmaking department there was highly esteemed with Maurice Lasansky at its head. I have over the years worked with wood cuts, screen prints and lately have returned to intaglio printing, drypoint in particular, with the addition of monoprint techniques.

Both my painting and my printmaking originate in my love of drawing. I draw all the time, and most of my other work comes from my drawing. Years ago, I did a lot of plein air painting. Now, almost all of my plein air work is drawing, and from these spontaneous drawings derives my work in the other mediums.
Below is a link to his Gallery



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Gallery of past meetings