Love is in the (cold) air

Come celebrate the season of love! The Artist Mercantile in St. Paul is throwing a pre-Valentine’s Day event in February. The Jewelry Trunk Show and Soirée takes place on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7–8.

trunk show at artist mercantile

On Friday from 11am–1pm, take in a lunchtime jewelry trunk show, and while you’re there enjoy samples of fabulous chocolate truffles. The mother-daughter team of DeDesigns Jewelry will show their vintage-inspired collection, which is made from materials such as gold filigree, silver, crystals, and rhinestones.

On Saturday from 7–9pm, you can again find the jewelry of DeDesigns and chocolate, plus you can sample some wine. The evening will also highlight my mixed-media shadowboxes, as well as the work of Sarah Wash, who works in acrylic, pencil, watercolor, and Mod Podge. Both my and Sarah’s collage work will be up at Artist Mercantile through March 8.

Spread the word and come share the love!


Friday, Feb. 7, 11am–1pm
Saturday, Feb. 8, 7–9pm
The mixed-media work of Christy Johnson and Sarah Wash will be on display through March 8.

Artist Mercantile
24 West Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN 55102
The Artist Mercantile offers a wide variety of Minnesota-made art and gifts that are perfect for any occasion.


This weekend : Cleveland Bazaar

I’m headed to Cleveland, OH, this week for this weekend’s Cleveland Bazaar. It’s on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, at 78th Street Studios in the SmARTspace on the first floor. We’ll be there from 10am – 9pm on Saturday and 10am – 6pm on Sunday. Among the 100 crafters you’ll find at the event will be yours truly, redshoes26, as well as Larissa Loden and Colette Paperie.

Welcome to Ohio Sign - State Icon by redshoes26

Welcome to Ohio Sign – State Icon by redshoes26

Below are the details of the event. It’s my last show of the year, so come out if you’re in the Ohio area! After this weekend, I’ll be busy making new things in my studio and taking a well-deserved breather. It’s been such a fun year, and I really appreciate all of your support. Thank you, and have a happy holiday!

Cleveland Bazaar (West Side)
78th Street Studios, SmARTspace (first floor)
1301 West 78th St., Cleveland, OH 44102
10am – 9pm Saturday, Dec. 14
10am – 6pm Sunday, Dec. 15

This week : WAM Holiday Sale & No Coast Craft-O-Rama

It’s another two-fer!

From 3-6pm on Wednesday, Dec. 4, I’ll have my State Icons, mini ornaments, and card boxes for sale at the WAM Holiday Sale, which takes place in the Weisman Art Museum’s Riverview Gallery. You’ll also find at this show jewelry by Larissa Loden, and the work of other local artisans.

Weisman Art Museum - State Icon by redshoes26

Weisman Art Museum – State Icon by redshoes26

Then, from 3-8pm on Friday, Dec. 6, and 9am-5pm on Saturday, Dec. 7, I’ll be at No Coast Craft-O-Rama at the Midtown Global Market in Uptown. I’m so excited for this show! It’s the craft fair of the year for Minnesotans, and I’ve tried for six years to get in. I guess the sixth was the charm! I’m really looking forward to it. You can get all of your holiday shopping done at this one show. Find all of the talented vendors here.

Midtown Global Market - State Icon by redshoes26

Midtown Global Market – State Icon by redshoes26

Bring a friend and some comfy shoes!

This weekend : Renegade Craft Fair – Austin

Renegade Craft Fair is almost here! A show I look forward to because A) it’s super fun, B) I’m successful in it, and C) it’s in Austin, TX, baby!

Renegade Craft Fair Austin

I’ve been to Austin twice now, both for this show (once in the winter, once in the summer), and I just love it. I’ll be traveling down with two other artists who will be participating in the fair, Larissa Loden and Michelle Brusegaard. Larissa and I are sharing a booth at the event, which takes place at the Palmer Events Center. So you can find us together. And Michelle is just right across the aisle from us. A crafter’s dream—to participate in a fun show and be near fun pals.

Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday, Nov. 30 & Sunday, Dec. 1
11am – 6pm both days
Palmer Events Center

See you there!

Get your Craft’za on!

I wanted to give you a quick reminder that this Saturday, Nov. 16, is Craft’za! Last year’s show was a huge success, and I can’t wait to see you all there tomorrow.

Here’s a link to the Grain Belt Bottling House, where the show will take place. redshoes26 will be there with the other awesome vendors from 10am – 5pm. I’ll have with me all kinds of State Icons, new boxed card sets, and mini State Icon ornaments.

There’s free parking, and the event is free to attend. And there will be food trucks! Food trucks!

Bring a friend and come to Northeast Minneapolis!


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

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!