This weekend : Three shows!

It’s definitely holiday show season! This weekend kicks it off, and you can find redshoes26 at three different spots. At these shows, you can expect to find from redshoes26 lots of State Icons, mini State Icon ornaments, larger matted prints, and more!

Mini State Icon ornaments by redshoes26

Mini State Icon ornaments by redshoes26

Here are the details for this weekend’s shows:

Oct. 31 – Nov. 2
St. Luke Boutique
Thursday, Oct. 31 : 10am – 6pm
Friday, Nov. 1 : 10am – 8pm
Saturday, Nov. 2 : 9am – 3pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
7000 Hinton Ave South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Saturday, Nov. 2
Nokomis Urban Craft Fair
9am – 3pm
Lake Nokomis Community Center
2401 East Minnehaha Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Sunday, Nov. 3
1026 : A Grand Shoppe
10am – 5pm
Julie Swenson Beauty
1026 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


What didn’t fit : Holiday Gift Guide

Some of my favorite local small businesses share what they do in this annual Holiday Gift Guide. You can contact the artists and designers directly for more info on them or their work. Enjoy, and thanks for shopping local!


What: Irely Intimate Apparel is my line of comfortable and pretty knickers with a patented pocket that they roll into, and TowelTopper is a band I designed that wraps around your towel, which secures it to your body.
Exclusive: Receive 10% off your entire order by entering the code redshoes13 at checkout.


What: Hand-pulled color-reduction woodcuts of the natural world, with an emphasis on the complex nature of human relationships with the environment.
Where: My studio, located at 2168 Third St., Suite 2A, in White Bear Lake, MN. I’ll be hosting some events next month, including the White Bear Lake Holiday Open House on Nov. 7, and the Small Business Saturday Studio Sale from 10-4 on Nov. 30. Visit a working artist studio for handmade holiday gifts, woodcuts, and refreshments.


What: Fashion-forward yoga and activewear/lifestyle apparel that’s perfect for making the transition from the studio to dinner with friends. Our garments are made in St. Paul, MN, and our mantra is “I AM enough.” We believe that who you are is exactly who you should be. We recognize the importance of challenging yourself to become the best you possible, but feel that at the end of the day, it is loving yourself, as you are, that can bring you the most peace.
Exclusive: Receive $10 off your first order by using the code RedShoes at checkout in either of the online shops listed above. Offer ends Nov. 11, 2013.


What: My modern jewelry designs are beautiful and affordable. I use ethically sourced materials whenever possible.
Where: Studio #288 in the Northrup King Building, which will be open during Art Attack from Nov. 1-3. You can also find a list of local shops on my website.
Exclusive: Receive 10% off of in-stock merchandise by letting me know you read about it in redshoes news.


What: State Icons, which are digital illustrations in handmade frames, and mini State Icon ornaments, which are even smaller State Icons in tiny metal canisters with glass lids. They are adorned with sparkly wreaths and ribbon. Aww.
Where: At various art and craft shows nationwide, plus at 19 shops, boutiques, and galleries in the U.S. A list can be found on the Contact page of my website.
Exclusive: Purchase three or more State Icon illustrations in the month of November 2013 and receive a free mini State Icon ornament. Just mention you saw this deal in redshoes news, and tell me which State Icon you’d like in your ornament.


What: Oil and acrylic abstract paintings; mixed-media collage; and one-of-a-kind, handwoven items.
Where: The Orchard Art House in Excelsior, MN, which is open Thursday nights in December for a Holiday Bazaar. My new original framed collages on wood, made from torn sketchbook pages and other paper mixed media, will be available, as will colorful, handwoven, full-sized blankets.

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2013 shows schedule

Curious where you can find redshoes26 in person for the remainder of 2013? Here’s a handy schedule that lists the shows I’ll be participating in in the coming months.

redshoes26 show schedule 2013

Come find me and say hi!

The list has grown!

Last week I posted about the new shops that carry work from redshoes26. Well, you can add another to the list! The lovely Minneapolis Club is now selling my Minneapolis Club State Icons, which I made just for them! Find them at their front desk.

Minneapolis Club - State Icon by redshoes26

Minneapolis Club – State Icon by redshoes26

What’s in store? redshoes26!

Several new stores are now carrying State Icons from redshoes26, including those in California, Missouri, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.

Welcome to Missouri Sign by redshoes26

Welcome to Missouri Sign by redshoes26

Find my updated shops list here. Thank you so much to the shop owners and buyers who chose to bring State Icons to their shelves!

Collector, Berkeley

The Foundrie, Chesterfield

Artist Mercantile, St. Paul
CorAzoN, Minneapolis
digs studio, Minneapolis
Gallery 360, Minneapolis
Honeyshine, Minneapolis
i like you, Minneapolis
Museum Shop at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
Mill City Museum Store, Minneapolis
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis
Paper Hat, Minneapolis
Roe Wolfe, Minneapolis
Statement Boutique, Minneapolis
Walker Shop at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
WAM Shop at Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis

Third Street Gallery, Grand Forks
Unglued, Fargo

Sparrow Collective, Milwaukee

This weekend : Saint Paul Art Crawl

It’s that time of year again! Fall means it’s Saint Paul Art Crawl weekend, and you will find redshoes26 once again at J.A. Geiger Studio on the East Side of St. Paul. We’re not in the “general” Art Crawl area, meaning the Lowertown area, but we’re just a short drive up White Bear Avenue! So “crawl off the map” and find two other guest artists in addition to redshoes26—Tracie Thompson and Katherine Salverda—plus the owner of the studio, Josephine Geiger.

Saint Paul Art Crawl
J.A. Geiger Studio
Oct. 4 : 5-10pm  //  Oct. 5: noon-8pm  //  Oct. 6: noon-5pm
1647 Beech St., St. Paul, 55106


This marks the 10th year Josephine has opened her studio for a show, so she’s celebrating with some really fun opportunities and take-aways. If you bring in your Art Crawl postcard, which I may have handed to you at one point in time, Josephine will even give you 10% off one of her art glass pieces. And take it from me: she never discounts her work, so this is a big deal!

I’ll be showing my State Icon illustrations, including new illustrations representing more states, plus my larger State Icon matted prints, mini State Icon holiday ornaments, and postcards.

We look forward to seeing you!


It’s an Artisan Revival!

Today, Oct. 1, from 5–8pm, I’ll be at the Authentic, Affluent, Artisan Revival event at the Minneapolis Club. I’ll be among some impressive small business owners (find the info here)!

I’ll be showing my State Icon illustrations, including the newest one, the Minneapolis Club.

Minneapolis Club - State Icon by Christy Johnson, redshoes26

Minneapolis Club – State Icon by Christy Johnson, redshoes26

If you plan to come, RSVP to the event and mention redshoes 26. When you RSVP, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win prizes, including dinner at the Minneapolis Club, a guest-room stay at the Club, and more. Walk-ins are welcome, but why not get entered to win these fab prizes?

See you tonight!