Talent on display at Cabin Fever Art Show

George and Vonda Oakes of Triple J Creations display their pottery at last year’s Cabin Fever Art Show and Sale.

George and Vonda Oakes of Triple J Creations display their pottery at last year’s Cabin Fever Art Show and Sale.

If you’re looking to interact and visit with over 25 local, talented artists, be sure to stop by the second annual Cabin Fever Art Show and Sale.

This year’s Cabin Fever Art Show and Sale will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mill Ridge Terrace in Cambridge, 235 Fern St. North.

Susan Jacobus, executive director for Cambridge Center for the Arts, explained the art show will feature pastels, painters, photographers, graphite and pottery.

“We will have a wide variety of artists,” Jacobus said. “Everyone is welcome to come to the show and have a nice time and visit with the artists. They will also have the opportunity to purchase artwork if they so desire.”

Besides local artists in the community, GracePointe Crossing residents will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the art show.

Jean Crocker displays her water colors.

Jean Crocker displays her water colors.

“This is really a great partnership between GracePointe Crossing and Cambridge Center for the Arts,” said Julie Tooker, community relations director for GracePointe Crossing. “This really benefits our residents who will be able to attend an art show in their own building. This is really a win-win for everyone. This is a great opportunity for those in the community to see a lot of wonderful art, have conversations with artists and enjoy refreshments.”

Tooker said she and Jacobus held the first art show last year as a way for residents who can’t get to art galleries to enjoy local artwork.

“This show is a way to bring art to people who can’t get out to see it,” Tooker said. “We had a very successful show last year and we are hoping for the same this year.”

Tooker said at last year’s show, the artists would give tips and pointers to anyone who asked.

“We had over 200 people come to last year’s show and they had a great time interacting with the artists,” Tooker said. “This show is really about opening up our community and bringing people together.”

Jacobus said some of the best comments she heard regarding last year’s show was the conversations visitors had with artists.

“People really enjoyed visiting with artists and talking with them,” Jacobus said. “The artists would tell the visitors about the artwork and explain the medium they were using.”

Scott Mund displays his pottery and photography.

Scott Mund displays his pottery and photography.

Tooker said GracePointe residents benefit from the art show.

“The residents gain exposure to something they may not have been a part of before,” Tooker said. “This show is a really good way to bring our community together and have great people exchanging conversation.”

Jacobus said there are several talented artists in the Isanti County area.

“We have the greatest talent around,” Jacobus said. “This show is a great opportunity to meet with local artists, and for artists to talk with each other. We invite everyone to stop by and have a wonderful time.”

The Cabin Fever Art Show and Sale is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts And Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

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