The arctic air may have been in control here in the Upper Midwest this past week, but it’s always warm enough for an art reception – two in fact.

Americas 2011: Paperworks (Jan 10 – Feb 18) at the Northwest Art Center held its artists reception on Wednesday, January 19 in the Hartnett Hall Gallery on the Minot State University campus in Minot, North Dakota.  Dave has two works – Reich and Theremin – from his electronic music series in the Americas exhibit which is celebrating its 40th edition.  The reception featured a gallery talk by juror Victoria Goro-Rapoport to discuss her selections for the exhibition.  Read more about Americas 2011: Paperworks in the Minot Daily News.

Midwest Seasons (formerly Midwest Winter) opened its annual exhibition on Friday, January 21 at the Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Wausau, WI.  The exhibit runs through March 6.  Juror Diane Canfield Bywaters, a professional artist as well as professor of drawing and painting at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, selected work from 45 artists for this exhibit now in its 21st year.  As an award winner in previous years, Dave was pleased to again be among the chosen artists.  This year Fall Birch was selected for the exhibition. Dave and I were able to attend the reception and enjoyed seeing the work, talking with folks from the area, and meeting other artists.

Web Image of "Fall Birch"

Dave Tilton, Fall Birch, (26.5 x 18 inches), Edition of 6, ©2010

Ah, the memory of the toasty warmth of a colorful fall hike … instead, I’m looking forward to a snowshoe journey across a frozen lake.

Be warm.