Unique Unusual Paintings and Photography

Event Archives

Current events are now covered in my blog.

Expect the Unexpected, Acrylic on canvas
Expect the Unexpected, Acrylic on canvas,  12″ x 16″

2015

Sept 19-20 Sandy Springs Art Festival – Atlanta, GA sandyspringsfestival.com
Oct 3-December 1 Hemingway’s group exhibit, Marietta, GA http://hemingwaysmarietta.com/
Oct 17-18 Brookhaven Art Festival http://brookhavenartsfestival.com/
Nov 7-8 Chastain Park Art Festival – Atlanta, GA http://www.chastainparkartsfestival.com/
 

This is historical information prior to 2016.

I keep new information of exhibits, art fairs, etc. on my blog

Even older things are below!

 

 

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Minnesota, 2014

Art Show at the Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.  It was comprised of environmental art work with Universal Concepts Art.  I will be in the March 21st ART CRAWL in St. Cloud at the Falcon Bank.

Shortly before I moved to Georgia, my paintings were featured in a  group show of environmental art work at the Waite Park Library in May and June.

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News for April 2014:
Where Water Meets Sky is in the juried show “Rivers” at the St. Cloud Convention Center.
I have two watercolors at the St. Cloud Hospital with the Central Minnesota Watercolorists group.

I have two acrylic paintings in the Hopkins member art show through May 11th at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

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PREVIOUS RECENT exhibits: in the Veranda Lounge at the Pioneer Place on 5th in St. Cloud on 5th Street downtown in St. Cloud, a group show with the Universal Concepts Art group. I have 5 paintings in this show, which is ongoing through mid-March.  Our Art Crawl reception was attended by hundreds!  (They were not there necessarily for us, but they were there).  The Pioneer Place is a wonderful place to have an art show because of their support for the arts and their popular events (theater, music, etc.)

Also see our group exhibiting at the Old Capital Tavern in Sauk Rapids. This is an ongoing show and I currently have 3 paintings in this exhibit. The exhibit is in the upper restaurant area, and in the back hallway.

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Now showing

Art: Out of the Ordinary

A 3-artist show at GRA in Little Falls. Don’t miss this show, showing through February 1st. We are all local area artists and we have a wide variety of styles.

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Above and Below

This is a unique solo show of paintings by Shelly Leitheiser about the world above sea level, and the world below.  This show has approximately 13 paintings in it, all depicting nature above sea level, and some scenes below sea level,  all by Shelly Leitheiser, painted within the last two years. Many are recent. This is a show with environmental themes.  It is on display now through January 31, 2014.

This show is at the Whitney Center in St. Cloud, 1527 Northway Dr, St Cloud, in the Clemens gallery (the biggest main wall)

Dates: December 2 – January 31, 2014.  No reception is possible but visiting hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

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Art: Out of the Ordinary

A 3-artist show in Little Falls, at the GRAA gallery on main street, 122 SE 1st Street, Little Falls, Minnesota

Artists:  Shelly Leitheiser, Kathy Braud, Sandra Driscoll

ProprietaryInformationDETAILThis will prove to be an unusual art show with unique  …. well stop by, and see it for yourself. We are having a reception, with music and refreshments. Postcards going out soon to those on the GRAA list.  (If you want to get on my mailing list, please email me.)

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Exhibition Dates: Jan 4-Jan 31
Reception: Jan 18th 12-2pm

 

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ArtistsUnited-logo-concept-working-A copyI also have paintings on display at the Old Capital Tavern in Sauk Rapids … in an ongoing art display with Universal Concepts Art

This ongoing art show is in the upper restaurant area and in the hallway on the first floor. 

Currently showing in November:  Canary in a Coal Mine, On Thin Ice, and Glacial Melt.

 

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2013 and older . . . .

 

The Millstream Arts Festival in St. Joseph, September 29th.  [Completed Event]

I had lots of art on display at the Millstream Arts Fair.   New art, Abstracts, Environmental, big paintings and small ones, acrylics and watercolor. A big selection for everyone.  See more information and the location on the Millstream website.

Also see my work until September 30th in St. Cloud

St. Cloud Public library — My art work is one half of a two-person show at the local library, through September 30th. This show is free to the public during normal library hours. The title of our 2-artist show is “Kinetic Connections”.  The art group we founded is called Universal Concepts Art and this show will include some of those environmental themes.

CLOSING RECEPTION:  SEPTEMBER 20TH, 4-6pm at the St. Cloud Library:  Free, snacks, public welcome, everyone welcome

Displays of Art of Impact and Universal Concepts art will be included. Come and find out just what the heck those things are all about!

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Currently showing:  NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Festival, Solar Arts Building in NE Minneapolis!

Last weekend to see this art is this one — Through September 30th!

Turbulent Grace by Shelly LeitheiserI have one piece of art in this annual art show.  The purpose of the show is to support artists and to support NEMAA.

Sponsored by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), the Fall Fine Arts Show is an exhibit of more than 140 of our members’ artwork. It’s a great opportunity to view and purchase a vast collection of painting, photography, sculpture, mixed-media art, and much more — all in one location.

The 2013 Fall Fine Arts Show will be held at
Solar Arts Building – 3rd Floor Gallery
711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN  55413

Reception on September 20th. Silent auction, food and other great stuff.  Read more about it here.

 

Art Fairs

These are two juried Art Fairs remaining that I will be a part of for the remainder of 2013. This is your last chance to get some art work that you can see in person at a very good price.   Both art fairs are in Minnesota.  Juried means the quality of art is higher than in crafts fairs.

September 29th:  Millstream Arts Festival all day arts fair in St. Joseph

October: Long Lake Art Festival, Orono, MN in October

MY Art shows coming up:

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December:  Solo show at the Whitney Center in St. Cloud – 12 + paintings

January:  3 person show in water media at the Great River Arts Gallery in Little Falls

February:  CMW group show at the GRAA Gallery in Little Falls

April: Member show, Hopkins Arts Center

May: Off the Wall, solo mini-show at the Hopkins Art Center

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Art A Whirl

Art-A-Whirl is May 17-19 was a lot of fun! It was also a lot of work. Thanks to all who stopped by.
AAW is the biggest Art Crawl in the nation, in NE Minneapolis!   Info here.
I was at the Sheridan Arts School with several other artists.

Date and Time:
Friday, May 17, 2013 – 5:00pm to Sunday, May 19, 2013 – 5:00pm
Location:  1201 University Ave NE, Minneapolis MN

 

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Earth Changes Exhibit

nowayoutfordolphins_andotherlivingwebYou can see my latest exhibit at the Waite Park Public library, where I have 8 pieces with a environmental/climate change theme.  The address is 253 N. 5th Ave., Waite Park, Minnesota.  It’s easy to get to off of third street north.

The paintings there are all on a “cautionary tale” theme, with images of Maya ruins, wildlife turning their backs on humans, Arctic animals wondering where the ice has gone, and more.

This is our future.  Come and see it soon during regular library hours.

This show has been extended!   In fact, I’m adding to it, and the new paintings and the originals will be now on display through the end of June! 

The new paintings will be in the children’s section.

 

 

Where Else to see my work in 2013

I (no longer) have several paintings (newly included) for sale at the Elk River Arts  gift shop and gallery downtown Elk River, at their NEW location, at 609 Main Street.  Join them for their grand opening party on April 20th, 2013.  The Gallery is Open to the Public Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11-5PM.

I (no longer) have several paintings at the GRAA  (the Great River Art Association) store gallery, in downtown in Little Falls, Minnesota. I also have several prints there. The GRAA gallery is on main street in Little Falls, Minnesota, and you can’t miss it. Just go in the store and my work is on the right on the main wall. Other artists are in the gallery too so if you want something else, there is a lot to choose from. All sales in the gallery store benefit the GRAA too.

My art in Little Falls at the GRAA gallery …. is gone.

My two solo shows are over, but you can get a print of any of my art any time, by letting me know you want one. It’s really easy, just use the contact form here.  Or order a print from my Fine Art America website. (Use the quick link widget on the bottom of this page)

Now on Exhibit through April 30th:  Group show with Central Minnesota Watercolorists at the Centra Care Health Plaza, off Hwy. 15 by Hennen’s) directly north of St. Cloud. The date for that exhibit is February 25 through the end of April, 2013.

I’ll have a small exhibit (6-8 paintings) at the Waite Park Public Library in April-June, 2013 in Waite Park, Minnesota, which is off 3rd street north and 5th Avenue.

After that, I’ll be in Art A Whirl, the premiere NEMAA event, on May 17, 18 and 19 in NE Minneapolis. I’ll be at the Sheridan School which will be right in the heart of the AAW happenings.  More details on that to come soon.

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Solo Show at Falcon National Bank

 

Only a few days left to see my exhibit at the Falcon National Bank at 1010 West St. Germain in beautiful downtown St. Cloud. The theme of my exhibit is Endangered and it’s about endangered Life, including humans, including coral, including everything alive on this earth. It’s all endangered by human activity, climate change, pollution, and loss of habitat. But the paintings are colorful and vibrant so these are not depressing to see at all. In fact, they are “pretty,” if I do say so myself.

The show ended on January 4th.  I’m working on more along this vein this winter. But for these, it was probably the only time these paintings will be exhibited together.

You can also see  Polar Struggle, my well known forlorn polar bear painting, at this show. I will have prints of a few of these paintings for sale too.

For purchase information, just email me.

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Shelly’s paintings can also be seen at the Government Center in Little Falls, Minnesota, through January 2nd, 2013. Over 20 Nature and Imagination-themed paintings are on display on the second floor.

Several of Shelly’s paintings are also on display in the Spot Lite Gallery in the retail gallery store at GRAA, Great River Arts Association, in downtown Little Falls. This art work will remain on display until the end of 2012 so go see it ASAP or you’ll miss it.

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Art Sprawl ends on Friday August 24th, 2012.  I have three pieces in it that need your support. One is at the River’s Edge Convention Center, and one is at the Paramount Gallery, both in St. Cloud. I also have a painting in the ART SPRAWL event at the CentraCare health plaza in Sauk Rapids. This is a voting event with prizes, so please visit those venues and vote for my work. More info on the Art Sprawl is here. All venues are free.

The July 19th Art Fair in the Gardens in St. Cloud was a success!

For more historical information on my art career, see my Bio. I have been painting since I was very young, and studied art at the University of Minnesota, and Art Instructions Schools.

 

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