• The 2024 Coffee Shop Tour

    The 2024 Coffee Shop Tour

    Month of March - The Boiler Room Coffee Shop, Minneapolis
    Month of April - Sisters Sludge Coffee and Wine Bar, Minneapolis
    Month of July - Caydence Records and Coffee, St. Paul

  • Award!

  • Exhibit in Clear Lake Iowa!

    Exhibit in Clear Lake Iowa!

    I will be taking over the Hanson Gallery at the Clear Lake Arts Center, Clear Lake, Iowa, from May 28 - June 22, 2024. I am nervous and excited!!! https://clearlakeartscenter.org/

    I was reminded by co-workers that this is where Buddy Holly's plane went down. I hope to honor his memory....

  • Doing Yoga will be in an April Group show in Kansas City

    Doing Yoga will be in an April Group show in Kansas City

    This piece is going to the Jones Gallery 1717 Walnut KCMO. 64108 for their April group show. Yay!

  • No Yeah, Yeah No Exhibit at Chicago Fire Arts Center

    No Yeah, Yeah No Exhibit at Chicago Fire Arts Center

    3-12-23 I'll have 2 pieces in the No, Yeah...Yeah, No Show at Chicago Fire Arts Center in George Floyd Square in So Minneapolis.

    The premise is having one work that the artist really loves and the other, well, not so much. This opens March 29th and runs for a month.

  • I'm Workin the Coffee Shop Circuit this Spring in Minneapolis

    I'm Workin the Coffee Shop Circuit this Spring in Minneapolis

    3-3-23 - My recent work will be hanging at Butter Bakery Cafe at 3700 Nicollet Avenue South in Minneapolis until March 21st.

    Then in May, 2023 I'll be in an exhibit at Cafetto Coffee House not far from Loring Park/Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. So when folks have looked at incredibly unaffordable pieces at the Walker they can head over to Cafetto and pick up some abstract work for low low discount prices....

  • Update from Vine Arts Gallery in South Minneapolis

    Update from Vine Arts Gallery in South Minneapolis

    Announcing Our Grand Re-Opening!

    As we all know, it’s been a very long two years: George Floyd, riots, protests, pandemic. People and businesses are still hurting and the road to recovery is long and winding.

    Vine Arts Center, located in the Seward neighborhood of South Minneapolis, was also affected by these events. In early 2020 the gallery closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Then, in the days and nights following the death of George Floyd at the hands of 4 Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020, civil unrest erupted along the Lake Street corridor. On May 29th, embers from a fire at the Hexagon Bar across the street from the Ivy Building sparked another fire on Ivy’s roof, which engulfed several studios. The building's sprinkler system caused extensive damage to the gallery’s wood floors, necessitating total replacement of two layers of flooring, track lighting, ceiling fans, and equipment such as computers and printers. Reconstruction of Vine Arts Center and the Ivy Building in general continues to this day.

    We are confident in the completion of these tasks and are SO excited to announce our GRAND RE-OPENING – FEATURING A MEMBER ART SHOW opening on Saturday, September 17th and running through October 29th. This opening coincides with the annual LOLA Art Crawl. Starting September 24th we will resume our previous Saturday gallery hours of 10am – 5pm. As we get closer to our opening event, we will resume programming work for upcoming shows and events for year 2023.

    We look forward to welcoming back the Twin Cities community to our gallery!

  • A piece of mine will be featured in Artless Bastard Gallery's Untitled Exhibit. Attendees will be tasked with naming the pieces in the show. I am 400 miles away from Green Bay and am not able to make it to the opening, sadly.... I would post my work but I am sworn to secrecy.

  • Yeah You Got a Right

    It's so hard for me to "formally" think of myself as an artist - to say it out loud seems inauthentic and almost fraudulent. I'm trying to get past that, obviously, since I've got a website with paintings that I'm selling.... But the critic in my head remains - "you didn't go to art school - what makes you think you can be an artist or put yourself out there like this???"

    So I look to my heroes for inspiration, one of them being Iggy. The Stooges will always be my go-to group for whatever ails me - they always inform my mood and make me feel alright. Iggy seemed terribly washed up after the Stooges - god he was in rough shape -but he got his shit together in his own way. You didn't hear about him going to treatment, he had his own philosophy about life. He still has his own way of defining success. "Here comes my Chinese rug...." Long may he run. He can put a shirt on now though...just a suggestion.

    For art I just need to apply my punk rock ethos I guess. I didn't know how to play guitar back in the 90s but that didn't stop me from starting a band - I just did it. I didn't know that I could start a second career in my late 50s but what do you know? I just did it. I am lucky to a certain extent, but I believe I change my own attitude which in turn changes my destiny (whoaa profound...have some more coffee, Patti...)

  • Exhibit at Dunn Bros Coffee at Loring Park, Minneapolis

    I have a few pieces hanging at the Dunn Brothers Coffee Shop across the street from Loring Park in Minneapolis

  • I’m in the Minneapolis Institute of Art! (Along with 100s of other artists....)

    I’m featured in the Foot in the Door virtual exhibit. YouTube gives the back story of the MIA's Foot in the Door event.

  • Love vs. Fear Exhibit - Mill City Arts Show

    Love vs. Fear Exhibit - Mill City Arts Show

    This piece was selected for the "Love vs. Fear" Exhibit by the Mill City Art Show which will be up from November 8th through 10th at Inverted Arts Gallery in the Grain Belt Studios, 77 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN.

    Here's the "statement" that went along with the painting:

    Much of my work is a reflection of love conquering fear; I’ve had a fear of putting myself out there as an artist for most of my life and something’s changed within me in the past couple of years. I’m just doing it.... But I’m a person who fervently feels in general that love is always going to win over fear - I have to believe that. I work for the Council on American-Islamic Relations and we see the affects of so much of the bigotry and hatred that abounds right now - it’s fear-based, all of it. Love is more persistent though, I know that, and will win in the end. So I have this general credo and I don’t know if it comes through in my work - I’m not certain what happens when I’m madly ravaging the canvas but I know it is in a spirit of love and joy.

  • Vine Arts Members Show Exhibit - My paintings

    Vine Arts Members Show Exhibit -  My paintings
  • Vine Arts Center Annual Members' Show

    Vine Arts Center Annual Members' Show