Around and About: Fall Festival of Artists at Wilde Prairie Winery

Fall Festival of Artists
Wilde Prairie Winery
September 12, 12pm-9pm
September 13, 12pm-6pm
48052 259th Street
Brandon, SD 57005

The weather is cooling down a bit which reminds us that there are so many fall festivities to look forward to attending! I found out about this festival from the owner of Wilde Prairie Winery and artist, Victoria Wilde. She is a customer of mine at Mathison’s where she gets her paintings scanned for reprint. She hosts this festival every year along with many other events out at the winery. This art show is intended to be a benefit for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. Both visitors and contributing artists have the chance to donate towards a great cause.

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Last September, I visited Wilde Prairie Winery for the Fall Festival of Artists. I traveled to Brandon, South Dakota where the winery is located. Their property includes Continue reading Around and About: Fall Festival of Artists at Wilde Prairie Winery

Heading off to College? Or wish you were?

Hi everyone! I’m going to keep this really, really short because I have too much to do to write much this week, but I wanted all of you to know about the internship that we’re offering. If you know of anyone that would be interested in this blogging internship please pass it on. -Jess
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Join our start-up team of creatives by becoming an intern at JAM Art & Supplies. JAM Art & Supplies is a nonprofit by artists for artists aspiring to open a new and used art supply store in 2015. Currently JAM gathers art supplies for other nonprofits with art programs. We use the JAM blog to locally interview artists, to promote, and review local art happenings. Help us focus on opening our doors by becoming an intern blogger.

Blogging has becoming a must-do aspect for any artist or creative business. Come experience how our team works together maintaining a website for the community. We will help foster your ideas and get you started with your blogging career.

Applications due September 30, 2014

JAM Intern Blogger Job Posting

 

Jammin’: A Graphic Designer’s Perspective

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I am a graphic designer, not an artist.

I suppose I am an artist in certain ways, but definitely not a fine artist. Paint makes me nervous. I don’t like messes. I don’t have a DIY board on Pinterest. I hate hands-on projects. I like structure and schedules and planners. I rarely get too personal with a design I create. Maybe that’s just me and my ways, but I feel like those characteristics play a huge part in the difference between an artist and a graphic designer.

Becoming involved with JAM has opened the door for me into a new world of artistic creation and the lifestyles of artistic people – one that I have not ever been a part of. I always knew it existed, but if you’re not actively involved in this community, having real conversations with real people, then you don’t know a damn thing.

As a graphic designer, I’ve been taught that Continue reading Jammin’: A Graphic Designer’s Perspective

Around and About Sioux Falls: Art Collective 7

Hi! I’m Allyson, a new blogger for JAM. I enjoy writing and I’m hoping to share my adventures in Sioux Falls with people! I’d like to help people become more aware of the local art community. Wandering through artists’ exhibits puts a smile on my face. I admire the hard work and dedication of talented individuals.

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August 11, 2014 / 6 PM – 10 PM / Lucky’s Bar / 224 S. Phillips Avenue / Sioux Falls, SD luckys-art-collective-7

The idea for the Art Collective came five years ago to Em Nguyen, a local artist and bartender at Lucky’s. She wanted to bring together local artists to show off their work. I have been to one in the past and it was a memorable event for me because Continue reading Around and About Sioux Falls: Art Collective 7

An Ear to the Ground #6

It is to save man from the fear of death, so that he may be able to die!
To go forward into death! Not backwards into the womb. Out of the quicksands, out of the stagnant flux! This is the winter of life, and our drama is to secure a foothold so that life may go forward once again. But this foothold can only be gained on the dead bodies of those who are willing to die.

-Henry Miller, Wisdom of the Heart

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[Marcelo Daldoce – The Hanging Garden]

Things that Talk: Animism

This is a great read on what makes objects come alive. Michael Taussig gives references to Walter Benjamin, storytellers and shamans. A look at the workers plight and the way objects gain souls through Continue reading An Ear to the Ground #6

Anna Youngers: An Inspiring Interview

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Age is nothing but an infinitesimal measure when attempting to qualify one’s achievements. For some, it takes years, even decades, to appropriately articulate the internal, and the dreams and thoughts that one holds inside. Others are gifted with that special intuition much earlier in life—regardless of when, this desire may someday take the form of a career. Although not many people know what their profession may be when they are still in the formative stage of their teenage years, let alone harbor the diligence required to steer that desire towards a tangible thing, there are always exceptions to the norm… And Anna Youngers is just that.
Youngers is a thoughtful, articulate woman who is well-studied in her medium and purposeful in her process. Her work is timeless, and holds a captivating quality in its representation. When she was 16 years old she began a Continue reading Anna Youngers: An Inspiring Interview

3 Must Read Books for Artists + a Pep-talk from Ira Glass

I didn’t know if I should write a post telling you about the books I love for artists because who reads books anymore? Right?

No, you know what? Wrong!

I read books still, and I know for damn-sure Continue reading 3 Must Read Books for Artists + a Pep-talk from Ira Glass

An Ear to the Ground

This week is gonna be strange. Granted, I really enjoy strange and weird works that are normally pejorative in nature. I love when things take you off your current path or beat, hiccups in time, that echo deep down into your core. Here is my dedication to strange:

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[Sam Lyon]

It’s All In the Accent: Interview with Werner Herzog

A great interview by Steve Marsh at Slate talking to Werner Herzog about his recent release from the Criterion Collection. Werner dishes out some Continue reading An Ear to the Ground

Jammin’: Initial Gut Reactions

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Hello! This is my first post for JAM (be gentle). Jammin’ will be re-occurring theme of my personal insights and opinions about my behind-the-scenes experiences with JAM. – Katie Farritor

When Jess messaged me in March, asking if we could meet up at a coffee shop and chat about the possibility of me joining the non-profit board for JAM Art and Supplies, I had little insight as to what this meeting might actually churn into life.

It was a meeting that fed my creative starvation. A meeting that Continue reading Jammin’: Initial Gut Reactions

How to Enhance Your Scene

Sometimes I am a rambling idiot. Twice this past month two different reporters have asked me, “why do you think it is important to support the arts?”  I spewed on for couple of minutes without articulating exactly why I think it’s important to support the arts, so consider this my practice for the next time someone asks me.

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I find it so obvious and important to support the arts, that the worn-out question turns me into a puddling slob. However, people will keep on asking because it will keep on being important. Another important thing that will not change: People like Continue reading How to Enhance Your Scene

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