Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Featuring Marlee Mitchell!

Upstairs Studio Artist Marlee Mitchell is the Featured Artist for Picture This - Spring Open House. She was chosen for her brilliant  paintings of large flowers. You can see her work there for the rest of  the month of April.


Last Saturday was the Picture This Spring Open House, it appears to be a popular and well attended event in Eagle River.  As the last of the snow melts  the locals happily celebrate Spring. Marlee's paintings boldly reflect this cheerful mood on the feature wall. For this annual event Picture This has a run of prints made from a chosen painting, it is given out to those who come to the Saturday Open House. Marlee's beautiful poppy print will be warming a few hundred lucky homes.
She would like to say "thanks to all that came out that day". It was especially nice to see familiar faces from Upstairs Studio First Fridays. It is worth the short drive to Eagle River to see her show, shop a bit at Picture This, get a coffee at Jitters,  and stop by nearby Artworks too. Then make plans to see more of Marlee's work at Upstairs Studio on First Fridays. So nice to see one of our Artists gaining some well deserved recognition, Yeah Marlee!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Summer Life Drawing Schedule

As we head into the busy summer months and everyone spends more and more time enjoying the Alaska long days of summer (no comment on the snow today)-the Life Drawing schedule will change to monthly. Also the day will change to Tuesday evening, time is still 6-8pm.
 You can update your calendars for these dates:

April 19
May 10
June 14
July 12
August 9

Drop ins welcome, $15 model fee. Contact Amanda Brinkley with questions at 903.0015

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Pet Project Artist Challenge

Photos of some of the artwork brought in by artists who answered our monthly artist challenge:
Most of these pieces will go to the Anchorage SPCA to be auctioned off at their benefit dinner, April 17, at Guido's restaurant.

Thanks to everyone who participated, these are wonderful!