Andrew Judkins, Painting
Andrew Judkins will be in the gallery from 1-4 pm on Sunday, July 29, painting, as part of Art on the Hills. You can see this young artist at work, ask some questions and get to know him.
Andrew Judkins when talking about his work:
“Why do I paint landscape? On one hand, it is simply the subject I've found I enjoy the most and have the most natural ability with. In this respect landscape chose me, or at least I was perceptive enough to let it choose me. Landscape is a way of reminding us that we are part of a universe of nature and life on this planet, part of a large, intricate web. I must examine it and create a version of what I see. Looking at paintings can encourage people to see what they didn't before or feel what they have grown numb to.
I mostly paint places around where I live in Southern Minnesota. and felt a connection with. In painting Southern Minnesota, I find a joy in making people look at an area not really known for its wildness or beauty in a different way. If you seek the joys and unique places where you are, a world of wonder awaits. It's fun to paint famous and spectacular things sometimes, but it is also fun to show what people think of as mundane is also spectacular in its own way. “
Pam Mikeworth, Painting & George Sierakowski, Painting
The public is invited to meet the artists, view the exhibition, and enjoy refreshments on Sunday, August 5 from 1-5 pm in the gallery.
Pam Mikeworth began watercolor painting in 2002 taking a watercolor workshop from internationally known artist, Karlyn Holman. She has studied with watercolorists June Young, Fred Dingler, Bonnie Broitzman and Karen Knutson.
Using a glazing technique with watercolor, putting down layers of transparent color allows her to create a luminous colorful painting. She likes to paint in a realistic way, you will also see a whimsical abstractness in her work. Flowers, still life and cut glass are favorites. She has combined techniques and learned to create her own style.
Successes include juried and non-juried showing at the Owatonna Hospital Healing Arts Exhibition, the Owatonna Arts Center, Edina Art Center, and the Steele County Free Fair receiving numerous ribbons. Paintings are on display in private collection in Maine, New York, North Carolina and Minnesota.
Membership include the Minnesota Watercolor Society, Artists of Minnesota, Owatonna Arts Center and Edina Art Center.
George Sierakowski has worked as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for 28 years. He is self-taught. He has won numerous awards and was the finalist in the 2004 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp Contest and came in third in 2009 completion. Retiring from the corporate work in 1998 has allowed more time to paint and spend time with family. Periodically one of his nine grandchildren seem to find their way into his paintings. One of his paintings entitled “Kids and Cattle” was selected by First Lady of Minnesota, Mary Pawlenty, to hang in the Governor’s Mansion.
Gallery hours are 1-5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.