The Springstep Collective thanks you!

We enjoyed seeing everyone who came out for our Pop-Up Gallery last weekend at the St. Paul Art Crawl!!

Huge thanks to Patrick Schneider of Schneider Carpet One for allowing us to take over his warehouse and providing the wine!! We had a great time! If you need flooring, we know a guy!

Drumroll please… Meredith St. Pierre from White Bear Lake is the lucky winner of the beautiful hand forged bowl created by Pieter Maas! Congrats Meredith!! Thanks to everyone who participated in the raffle!

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Press Release

Springstep Collective

Artist group in Minnetonka, Excelsior Area

Panel Discussion at Excelsior Library

October 11, 2017

MINNETONKA, MN – Individual local artists came together in December 2016 to enhance the business side of their art experience.  The artists connected at the Excelsior Library, MN while taking business classes for artists.  The classes taught how to start, maintain and enhance many career oriented aspects of running one’s own business.  These five artists decided afterwards that collaborating while exercising what they learned would be beneficial.  They had a successful art show in May of 2017.  Now they support one another’s endeavors and are returning to the library on October 28th, 2017 to have a panel discussion for other artists attending the same business classes they did one year ago. Artists include: Ellen Sweetman, Pieter Maas, Missy Moore, Steve Holzgreafe, and Diane Pearson.

Thanks to all who stopped by

As a group we truly appreciate all of the support and encouragement.   We hope you had a great time and enjoyed the event.   Please continue to follow us here and elsewhere online for news on any future events.

We would also like to announce Grace Sheely as the winner of the drawing for the original work of art “Good Girl” by Melissa Moore.

Paphiopedilum Hsinying Alien

English botanical watercolor technique starts by applying layers of transparent washes, with a very small brush. Then moving into dry brush technique to continue to build up colors and form.Orchids are a great subject to study and paint because they stay nice as time goes by in the botanical painting process.

I took lots of pictures when I started six weeks ago. These are to use as reference material because the flower changed with time.Watercolor palette, using the “skins”of the watercolor paint. And paint brushes.

Only thing left for me to do…….my signature!