Question & Answers
Thursday, September 12
Tuesday, October 22
Friday, November 1
Registration Opens Soon
Are you ready for the MCAD Art Sale?
Join us for a panel discussion with past top sellers from the Art Sale as they talk about pricing tips, preparing work, and connecting with buyers. These panelists represent a diverse range of media and price points--there will be information that is unique to their work as well as universal Art Sale tips. Come learn how their experiences can apply to your practice. Be sure to bring your questions for a Q&A!
Sarah Evenson is a genderqueer maker from Denver, Colorado and Providence, Rhode Island. Evenson describes their work as "all over the place," while it stretches from commercial illustration for clients (Hallmark, Coffee House Press, Rain Taxi) as well as humorous screenprints to zines about gender and handmade paper.
Kara Faye Gregory studied fine arts with a focus on printmaking, earning a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has worked professionally in screenprinting ever since, working for MCAD, Elpis, and Track Club Co. Gregory is founder and co-owner of Ritual Print Co. in addition to her own apparel line, KFG Apparel.
Ashley Mary is a Minnesota-based artist who creates abstract paintings that tap into concepts of youth, playfulness, and curiosity through the use of thick textures, vibrant colors, and organic and familiar shapes. Her process is heavily influenced by her collage work, patterns, vintage ephemera, and her background in graphic design. Mary's compositions explore movement, balance, and a light energy she hopes to put out in the world. Her studio practice expands into large scale mural installations nationwide, collaborations, and product design. Mary is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Curiosity Studios, which serves as a creative learning space for those who are "stuck and blocked."
Mat Ollig is an oil painter living and working in Northeast Minneapolis. Ollig's large, multi-faceted paintings are a result of his continued fascination with memory, reality, and perception funneled through the lenses of history and oil painting. Ollig's influences include the movements of Cubism, Postmodernism, and Relational Aesthetics as well as the work of artists such as Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, and Alexander Ross. Ollig's work has been featured nationally, while he was awarded the 2016 & 2018 MN State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant. Ollig also has many paintings in notable permanent collections, including the Hyatt Regency, Schecter Dokken Kanter, Code42, Ogletree Deakins, BI Worldwide, and the Weisman Art Museum.
Bobby Rogers is a photographer and visual artist working in Minneapolis and New York. Rogers earned a BFA in Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He began his career exploring work on mental illness and addiction, while he later became interested in the DIY aesthetics of street culture and its influence on high fashion. Today, Rogers is investigating revolutionary ideologies reshaping Black futurity and works as the official photographer of the Walker Art Center. Most recently, Rogers has worked for Apple, Paper Magazine, Redbull, and City Pages, among other organizations. In 2016, Rogers was named Minnesota Monthly's Top Visual Artists to Watch. In 2017, City Pages named Rogers one of the "Artists of the Year," and The Huffington Post: The Nur 25 included Rogers as one of 2017's 25 "Muslims Breaking Barriers and Lighting Up the World."
Kristin Tipping is an asexual graphic artist and comic creator with an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is known for her strangely endearing and bittersweet work full of fluffy animals, queer feelings, and existential dread. Her work includes the award-winning comic Evil Witch Allie and the short picture book A Book For Sad Pets. She is also a recipient of the 2019 Artist Initiative Grant.
Jared Tuttle is a full-time freelance illustrator and designer based in Minneapolis. Tuttle graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a degree in Illustration. His work is heavily influenced by his tattoo apprenticeship background and formal design education, resulting in a unique style that translates across to his illustrations, branding, lettering, and design projects. Tuttle has worked with brands such as Walt Disney, Harley-Davidson, Burton Snowboards, Minnesota Monthly, Sokol Blosser Winery, University of Minnesota, LSE Architects, Fashion Week MN, and Aegir in Brooklyn, New York.
Save The Dates
There will be two Q&A sessions for all Art Sale participants with Art Sale staff members in MCAD's College Center at noon on Tuesday, October 22, and Friday, November 1. Please revisit tips from Art Sale Top Sellers, pricing guidelines, and past Top Seller alumni profiles.