Monday, December 31, 2007

Join a couple of kooky kids for their awesome art opening!


Featuring B&W photography by Ericka Bailie-Byrne


black, white & red tapestries by S.E.D. ( all new pieces that won't be revealed until the opening)

Opening Reception Friday, January 4, 7-10PM

Exhibit runs January 4 - February 1, 2008

The Beat
1414 W 28th St
Mpls, MN 55408
(around the corner from KinhDo at 28th & Hennepin in Uptown)

Erica is an EtsyMN Street Team Member and owner of the fabulous Etsy Shop ELBfoto

See more of her work at &
Questions & comments can be directed to Ericka at

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gift Guide by Minesota 2020

Includes many MN Etsy Street Team Members. Yay!

The gift guide is a companion to an article "Made in MN: The Value of Buying Local this Holiday Season"

Along with online offerings, many of us sell in brick and motor locations, at craft fairs, and home shows. Thus we offer a variety of ways for Minnesotans to buy local. So whether you prefer to pick up and touch a product before purchase or if you prefer to shop from your home, the members of Etsy MN make buying local easy.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

First Friday Art Events in Bemidji

Way up north, there is much going on in the world of hand made. Kerri, Emotional Oasis, is one of the Gallery North artists and next door at Grandma's Attic: Antiques, Collectables, Gift Mall, Jane, Glorious Hats, is one of the vendors. You will often find both Kerri and Jane at the Gallery North Art Center enjoying the music on the Forest Stage. They are always happy to take you on personalized tours of Gallery North and Grandma's Attic and to show you their work up close and personal, too.

Now here is the official information on all of the events to be found this Friday, December 7, 2007 in Bemidji, MN. If you are in the Bemidji area, drop on by.

Gallery North Art Center Open House , Join in on the fun as Mary Knox-Johnson demonstrates one of her interesting paper art projects and artist Terri Honstead shares painting techniques. The Minnesota Forest Stage will feature guitarist and singer Bob Bildon playing great old time songs and for the first time on the Minnesota Forest Stage, Chrissy Allen and Friends. The Christmas Boutique continues with great gift ideas now through December. The Open House is from 2-5:30PM. Enjoy art, music, demonstrations and refreshments to get you in the holiday mood. 502 Third St. NW. Across from the Bemidji Woolen Mills. For more information 218-444-9813.

Bemidji Community Art Center You are invited to the BCAC First Friday Art Walk Opening Reception on Dec 7th from 5 to 7pm featuring an Artist Lecture at 6pm by Natalia Himirska. Main Gallery: “Still Life – Running Life” by Natalia Himirska dedicated to Pacita (this exhibit is made possible in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. Gallery X2 “Variations” by students of Natalia Himirska and Gallery X3 “Drawn to Water” pastel, painting and mixed media work by JoAnn Hovet. The BCAC is free and open to the public. For more information on the BCAC visit us at our new Web Site at Gallery hours are Tues. through Fri. 12 to 5 pm., Sat. 12 to 4pm. Visit us at 426 Bemidji Ave N (Carnegie Library on 5th St) or call us at (218)444-7570

Public Library for December. Bemidji Public Library and Gallery North Art Center presents artist Pam Robinson. Pam continues exhibiting her delightful mixed media art work through the month December. For more information call 219-368-3032.

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee House Nov. Opening Reception Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse proudly presents Bemidji native Mali Mattson, Dec. 7th. Mali will present tendriled and gestural mobiles and sculptures, formed of metal and colorful handmade paper. She currently lives and works as an artist and massage therapist in Menomonie, WI. and relishes every journey home. Join us for the opening reception Fri., Dec. 7th, 4:00-6:00 pm. Exhibit runs through Jan 3rd. 523 Minnesota Ave, Downtown Bemidji. For more information call (218) 444-5282

Great River Gallery Open until 6pm on Dec 7th. The Great River Gallery has set up shop for the Holidays now through Dec 18th at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. Great gift ideas featuring jewelry, glass, ceramics, cards and more...just in time for the Holidays! Hours are Mon to Fri – 11am to 5pm and Sat - 11 to 2pm.

Dunn Bros Coffee November / December Exhibit. Dunn Bros Coffee would like to invite you an Artist Reception for their featured artist Pam Nelson on December 7th from 4 to 6pm. Pam’s show entitled "Through the Seasons" exhibits original watercolors and Geclee's of original watercolors. “Living in Northern Minnesota, I feel definite rhythms of the seasons, which inspire my work. There are a variety of subjects and my objective is to treat them each in an empathetic way.” Also available for purchase at Dunn Bros Coffee is Levandowski Pottery by Aron and Jena Levandowski. Stoneware and Raku pottery made with nontoxic clay and lead free glazes. “Pottery designed with you in mind.” Visit us at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S. or Call (218) 444-5252

Beltrami County History Center Open House, 10AM to 4PM – The Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North, presents "Winter Scenes" an artwork exhibition on display now through January 31st at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW. For more information please contact Wanda Hoyum at 444-3376 or at

Neilson Place First Friday Opening Reception 5:30 - 7pm The North Country Health Services Art Committee is pleased to host a new art exhibit featuring work by Marlon Davidson and Don Knutson. The public is invited to join us at the opening reception on Friday, Dec. 7th from 5:30- 7:00 p.m. at Neilson Place in Bemidji. A brief presentation will be given at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the exhibit, refreshments and conversation with the artists. Having worked for together for decades, Davidson and Knudson’s collaborations have evolved and become a way for the two artists to “express their deep appreciation for nature, for wilderness, for northern forests and an intense interest in the progress of modern art.” Their work will be displayed through the Holidays for the pleasure of residents, staff, families and the community at large. Their work is for sale, and a price list will be available at the reception desk. Neilson Place is located at 1000 Anne St. NW, Bemidj. Any questions, email

Saturday December 8th

Mask & Rose Women's Theater Collective invites you to a concert on Saturday Dec. 8th featuring the Nothin' Flatt Band led by Hank Reitan ( they play each summer at the Wood Tic Theater ) and comedian Ms. Lena from Up North “doncha know”. Located in the Masonic Temple at 501 Bemidji Ave Tickets are $10 at the door and the concert is from 7-9 :00 PM . For more information contact Catie Belleveau at


Monday, December 3, 2007

Handmaidens Craftmas Spectacular!

On Sunday, December 9th, a few fellow Etsy shops will be selling at the The Handmaidens' Minneapolis Craftmas Extravaganza. Click the postcard for more information:


The sale will be held at the Ballentine VFW from 10am-6pm. 2916 Lyndale Ave So, Minneapolis, MN. Hope to see you there!