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Studio Moving Sale!

Hey everyone! Changes are happening! After 9 years of being at my beloved studio in the California Building NE, I've decided to move to a Home Studio. I'm having a Special Studio Moving Sale in celebration of this new adventure, to help pay for moving costs, and to make space for new art.

If you'd like first dibs on super affordable art, sign up for my mailing list (link at top of the page). I'll be sending out the newsletter with my new store link in the next couple of days. Keep an eye out! :)

Thank you to everyone that has visited my studio in the Cali building over the past decade! I can't wait to share my new art, book project, and see you all at future events when things open up again. Much Love!

The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings

Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota

Drawing is, in many ways, the most versatile of all artistic mediums. It can serve as the beginning of an idea, the beginning of a more ambitious project, or the beginning of a completed artwork unto itself. Because drawing is so elemental, so direct, such a primary means of expression, it is cherished by artists and audiences for its immediate and intimate access to the possibilities of creative expression.


Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota presents The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings, January 21 – March 28, 2020. This group exhibition surveys a broad range of approaches to drawing, and includes works from a wide variety of geographies, time periods, and esthetic perspectives.

I'm exhibiting two large-scale drawings from my Conjured Memories series. Come out and see some exciting works from many talented local artists and some museum works from Matisse, Rivera, Kollwitz, and more. Curated by Howard Oransky. 

Opening Reception Saturday, January 25th, 2020
6-8pm public program on drawing
8-10pm Opening Reception

Exhibition Dates January 21 - March 28, 2020


View more info on website

#100HEADS Project

Join me on my Messy Daily Drawing/Painting Adventure!
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I'm creating 100 individual heads. It's a fun, casual, and intuitive project to help me stay motivated and to allow more experimentation within my work. Let's see where this goes! #LetsGetSketchy #AllAboard #ItsGonnaGetWeird

None of the heads are in my online store, but if you see something you like and just gotta have, 
let me know.

#ICYMI Sweet N' Low

In case you missed it! - Sweet N Low: An International Show of Cute

A recent group show highlight was Sweet N' Low at Bedford Gallery in California.

An International Juried Exhibition, curated by Evan Pricco, editor of Juxtapoz Magazine and Antler Gallery. The artists selected for Sweet n Low extended the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. From kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes, to Japanese anime and the contemporary Pop Art work of Takashi Murakami, unleash the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth and beyond!

J. M. Culver | The Pratfalls Podcast

Listen to me discuss my background, creative process, and gush over Steve Martin on my first podcast feature: J. M. Culver | The Pratfalls Podcast

Featured Interview: MCAD Alumni Profile

My MCAD Alumni Profile Interview is now up!
Read about my current obsession, my MCAD experience, and how my work has evolved over the years:

Art-A-Whirl Special Studio Inventory Sale

Guess what? I'm opening my studio for Art-A-Whirl! It's been 3 years since I've opened to the public for this event. I'll have *New Artwork* up and a *Special Studio Inventory Sale* going on. My storage is full, and I need to make space for new work. I'm gonna pack my studio walls salon-style and fill the tables. 


Affordable older works from the last 10 years with original art starting at $15 and up. This will include sketches, drawings, collage, paintings, jewelry, and art magnets. Themes include: portraits, nudes, abstracts, landscapes, beach scenes, and surreal/odd pieces.

I'll have some brand new paintings, large-scale works, beach paintings from my last solo show, and some of my #100HEADS portraits will be on display.

I'm also hosting Guest Artist, Kimberly Lang. She will have mixed media portrait paintings and human-animal hybrid sculptures on display.

Come shop affordable original art while enjoying light refreshments, sweet treats, and chill upbeat music during Art-A-Whirl. California Building, Studio #505.

It's probably going to be a long time before I open my studio again and this is the only time I'll have original art at these super affordable prices... so don't miss out! Save the dates & see you soon!

FRI May 18th 5pm-10pm 

SAT May 19th Noon-8pm

SUN May 20th Noon-5pm

California Building

2205 California St NE Studio #505

Minneapolis, MN 55418

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