Celebrating 35 Years!
In honor of our 35th anniversary, we will be recognizing several of our longest running artists. As a thank you to our valued patrons, we are offering a 10% discount off of our featured artist's work for the entire month.
September's Featured Artist:
Jeselskis Pottery
Michigan City, IN
Over the past 15 years Paul Jeselskis has developed a line of functional and decorative porcelain pottery. His work has won numerous awards and is widely recognized across the United States. He shows at art fairs throughout the Midwest, in Colorado and New England, and he is represented in a number of galleries.
 
Paul first forms his work on a potter’s wheel and then carves and manipulates the surfaces. He uses a high fire porcelain clay body that he has developed, along with a variety of bright colorful glazes that are easy on the eye and durable. Paul fires his work in one of several kilns that he has built, both gas and electric.

Unwilling to be confined to one medium, Paul is also involved in furniture design, painting, photography, and sculpture. He finds it important to keep his work fresh, and each medium stimulates the others. Paul has taught at Indiana University Northwest and has offered workshops in kiln building, glaze chemistry, throwing techniques, and sculptural techniques. He draws upon his extensive knowledge of ceramic history and glaze chemistry for the creation of his classic and artistic pottery forms.

*Enjoy a 10% discount on all of Paul's pottery for the month of September!
Second Sunday:
Dennis Peterka
Waverly, IA
Artist statement :
For me the process of art making is an adventure with the media. Sometimes that process is directed by specific imagery and at other times I let the media suggest the painting---sort of a subconscious to conscious ordering. I would be remiss to say that the natural environment has figured into much of my work. Being raised in the rural Midwest has provided me with an abundant source of subject matter to use as inspiration.
 
Each painting begins as a very physical manipulation of the media. But, just as changes within the elements in nature alter its appearance, so does the process of painting determine the evolution of my work. The initial imagery becomes less and less important. Things appear in a work that are not planned. Some of these "surprises" can become wonderful additions; others not. So, I need to pay attention.

*As our Second Sunday artist, Dennis' work will be offered at a 10% discount for the month of September!

New Artist:
 Robots in Rowboats
Lauren Briere
Austin, TX
Welcome to IAG
Lauren Briere!
Artist Statement: Lauren Briere, in her early 30’s, watches too many movies and eats popcorn as a meal more often than not. She grew up in Wrentham, MA and got her BFA in illustration from MassArt in Boston. She works in Austin, TX now and runs multiple projects from home. Her professional artist’s resume consists of work ranging from children’s book illustration, designer rain umbrellas “Over Our Heads," animated music videos (two of which for the awesomely sweet band, The Weepies), and quirky painting series made for her own amusement. Robots. Lots and lots of robots. 
Lauren Briere - Robots In Rowboats: "Deep Reader Bot" Print
$20.00
Lauren Briere - Robots In Rowboats: "City Guitar" Print
$20.00
Lauren Briere - Robots In Rowboats: "Elefante Bot" Print
$20.00
Lauren Briere - Robots In Rowboats: "Caboose Bot" Print
$20.00

New Artist:
Jim Spring
Burlington, IA
Welcome to IAG
Jim Spring!

James Spring has lived in the woods for 35 years. He grew up surrounded by nature, and now lives with his wife Jane in the timber near Burlington. Spring’s connection to nature is evident in his work: He creates intricate illustrations of birds and plant life and is known internationally for his carvings of birds. You can find his “perfectly imperfect” wooden bowls and platters at IAG!

"I spent my childhood out of doors. My grandfather was Frederic Leopold —  Aldo ’s younger brother. Their father, Carl, started a fine wood office furniture factory around the turn of the century, Leopold Desk Co. Their roll top desks are prized even today. So, with the foundation of nature and wood in my life, I moved ahead as an artist, painting water color bird portraits, botanicals, and, on occasion, painting and carving wooden decorative decoys and birds. Each piece is unique. Each type of wood has its own character. There’s a lovely spontaneity as each piece of wood determines its design."
Back to School Coupon!
Valid through Sep 30, 2019
Artist Jake Putnam is partnering with the National Forest Foundation. For each print sold one tree is planted! His art is printed on 100% recycled post-consumer waste paper. This would be like double zero waste.That is just what we like to hear!
Artist News!
Michael S. Ryan
Cedar Rapids, IA

Great News! Mike Ryan is having a solo show here in Iowa City. Don't miss this opportunity to see his gorgeous work!

WHERE: Mercy Hospital
WHEN: Sept. 11th - Jan. 6th
IAG Artist Jac Tilton will be featured at this year's "Traveling Show" put on by the Iowa Water Color Society.

WHERE: La Poste - Perry, IA
WHEN: Show runs from 8/4/19 - 9/22/19
RECEPTION: 9/19/19 - 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coming up next month!

Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour 2019
October 11th, 12th, 13th: 10am-5pm daily

Two of IAG's artists, George Lowe & Carl Homstad will be opening up their studios this October.
George Lowe
Decorah, IA
Carl Homstad
Decorah, IA
Iowa Humane ALLIANCE
Treasure Trek!
IAG is a proud supporter of the Iowa Humane ALLIANCE's annual Treasure Trek event.

Bring the whole family on this fun-filled trek for treasures and help out Iowa's pets at the same time!

WHEN: Sept. 21st 10am-1pm
WHERE: Pedestrian Mall

Gallery Walk

October 4th
5p - 8p

Bill Voxman
Join us for a very special Gallery Walk featuring long time IAG artist and Iowa City native Bill Voxman. Please stop in and say "Hi" and check out some of his newest works!


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