2016 Signature Artist - Chris Ann Abigt

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Chris Ann Abigt has been commissioned to create the Signature Artwork for Art Center's ArtSplash 2016.

From this incredible artwork, Kevin Kjeldseth of Kjeldseth Designs conceives our 2016 Art Center's ArtSplash logo!

In Chris's words:

"I love and appreciate all artistic mediums and have worked in many. My love and passion, however, is Oil painting on canvas. The colors are pure and alive and the way they blend enables me to get the kind of glow I desire. Whether it's in my traditional work or my contemporary "Splurges" the eventual goal is the same. A piece that draws the viewer to a place similar perhaps to where they've been before but most certainly somewhere they would like to be again!

My Husband says it best in the way he describes my work...

'The art of Chris Abigt brings a fresh look to the world, conveying a new depth of color and warm beauty to the often over looked. She finds great inspiration in the beauty of a simple day wandering about the countryside. Her favorite subjects are the way the landscape unfolds beneath the sky, and the way the morning and evening sunlight mingle with the flowers and trees bringing them to life while emphasizing their simple yet often overlooked attributes.'"

Check out Chris Abigt's website to learn more!

 

2016 Exhibiting Artists

Abigt

2016 Signature Artist
Chris Abigt
Ottumwa, IA
www.chrisabigtart.com
Booth 37

Asuit

Jake Asuit
Cleveland, GA
www.jake2jakecustomknives.com
Booth 60

Bagstad

Tricia Bagstad
Bloomington, MN
2wiredsisters.com
Booth 74

Bartos

Dan Bartos
Yankton, SD
Booth 44

Birocci

Randy Birocci
Hinton, IA
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Booth 61

Booth

John Booth
Minneapolis, MN
Booth 26

Bowman

Darrel Bowman
Bangor, WI
Booth 58

Carroll

2015 Award of Excellence
Melissa Carroll
Pierpont, SD
Booth 34

Christian

Betty Christian
Rhinelander, WI
www.bjchristian.com
Booth 17

Elliott

Roberta Elliott
Cobden, IL
www.velvethammerltd.com
Booth 49

Falk

Pat Falk
Owatonna, MN
www.patfalkartist.com
Booth 1

Farrar

Chrissie Farrar
Tulsa, OK
www.stardustandimagination.com
Booth 53

Foss

Holly Foss
Minneapolis, MN
www.hollysuefossart.weebly.com
Booth 25

Gauerke

Victoria Gauerke
Topeka, KS
Booth 75

Gerhard

Jesse Gerhard=
Robbinsdale, MN
www.Us-craftsmen.com
Booth 11

Gordon

Bruce Gordon
Grundy Center, IA
www.artistbynature.net
Booth 35

Gruchalla

Richard Gruchalla
Duluth, MN
Booth 19

Gussy

RoseAnn Gussy
Roselle, IL
Booth 2

Hairsine

Alan Hairsine
Gaylord, MN
www.sine-scape.com
Booth 32

Hamberg

Barbara Hamberg
Albert Lea, MN
www.desertsnowdesigns.com
Booth 81

Hanna-Kohn

Chaeli Hanna-Kohn
Sioux City, IA
potsychaeli.wix.com/shadygrovepottery
Booth 4

Harries

2015 Award of Excellence
Betsey Harries
Ashland, WI
www.sweetgrasstradingco.etsy.com
Booth 3

Harris

Sophia Harris
Plymouth, MN
Booth 67-68

Johnson

Andrew Johnson
Kansas City, MO
thestitchmaestro.com
Booth 83

Johnson Morris

Morris Johnson
St. Petersburg, FL
Booth 23

Kaihoi

Grant Kaihoi
Rice, MN
Booth 56-57

Keitel

Bill Keitel
Worthington, MN
www.buffalobillfoldcompany.com
Booth 47

King

Tyler King
Council Bluffs, IA
Booth 89

Kremen

Heather Kremen
Minneapolis, MN
www.facebook.com/greeninfinitiglass
Booth 40

Krueger

Daron Krueger
Sioux Falls, SD
www.daronkrueger.com
Booth 16

Larson Earlene

Earlene Larson
Mission Hill, SD
recycledfiberbyearl.wikispaces.com
Booth 43

Larson Ken

Ken Larson
Sturgeon Lake, MN
larsonclayworks.com
Booth 6

Lary

2015 KTIV Festival Favorite
J. Mark Lary
Sioux City, IA
Booth 88

Lazar

Tom Lazar
Brookfield, WI
www.LazarArt.com
Booth 38

Kiaralinda

Kiara Linda
Safety Harbor, FL
Booth 71

Lopez

Gabriel Lopez
Farragut, IA
Booth 73

Lossing

Craig Lossing
Lino Lakes, MN
Booth 85

Lyall

Robert Lyall
Indianola, IA
www.LyallsLabors.com
Booth 18

Macdonald

Gregory Macdonald
Council Bluffs, IA
www.gregmacdonaldstudios.com
Booth 33

Majorowicz

2015 Best 2-D
Mona Majorowicz
Rolfe, IA
www.wildfacesgallery.com
Booth 21

McDill

Layl McDill
Minneapolis, MN
www.claysquared.com
Booth 66

Metzger

Jonathan Metzger
Duluth, MN
www.midnighttoilstudioworkshop.com
Booth 45

Meyerdirk

Greg Meyerdirk
Harris, IA
meyerdirk.com
Booth 93-94

Miller Judith

Judith Miller
Clear Lake, IA
Booth 69

Miller

Sean Miller
Washington, IA
Booth 5

Napier

2015 Award of Excellence
Randal Napier
Grafton, ND
www.NapierPhoto.com
Booth 61

Nelsen

2015 Best 3-D
Ken Nelsen
Maryville, MO
Booth 39

Nelson

2015 Award of Excellence
Gary Nelson
Lindstrom, MN
www.garyalannelson.com
Booth 80

Offutt

Jon Offutt
Fargo, ND
Booth 91

Peterson

Beth Peterson
Parkersburg, IA
Booth 29

Pritchett

Karen Pritchett
Columbia, MO
Booth 13

Qualley-Peterson

Kate Qualley-Peterson
Rogers, MN
www.onqdesigns.net
Booth 36

Quarve

Debra Quarve
Fargo, ND
Booth 70

Rodriguez

Susanne Rodriguez
Sioux City, IA
Booth 9

Ruff

Karen Ruff
Bennington, NE
Booth 46

Rutherford

Rose Rutherford
Omaha, NE
Booth 24

Schroeder

Stephen Schroeder
Waconia, MN
www.schroeder-pottery.com
Booth 10

Schwiesow

Stephen (Steve) Schwiesow
Council Bluffs, IA
www.stephen-schwiesow.fineartamerica.com
Booth 22

Shelby

Todd Shelby
Columbia, MO
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Booth 14

Skeie

Cindy Skeie
Windsor Heights, IA
www.skeiescapes.com
Booth 12

Slothower

Ambrosia Slothower
Sioux City, IA
www.ambrosia-jewelry.com
Booth 55

Smisek

Jamie Smisek
Minnetonka, MN
www.dreamchimes.com
Booth 76

Soenen

Sue Soenen
New Hampton, IA
Booth 92

Sonnek

David Sonnek
Mapleton, MN
Booth 77-78

Tapager

John Tapager
Austin, MN
www.etsy.com/minnesotaironworks
Booth 84

Taylor

Claude Taylor
Washington, DC
www.travelphotography.net
Booth 64

VanMeter

Annette VanMeter
Sioux City, IA
www.rustyspiderweb.com
Booth 59

Vermeer

Jim Vermeer
Humbolt, IA
www.vermeerglassart.com
Booth 86

Von-Glan

Leroy von Glan
Norfolk, NE
Booth 72

Warren

Desiree Warren
Kansas City, MO
www.eightyacresart.com
Booth 83

Washa

Jason Washa
Dodgeville, WI
www.pinecliffwoodworks.com
Booth 63

Weiss

Adam Weiss
Fort Calhoun, NE
www.adamweissart.com
Booth 27-28

Weith

Michele Weith
Olathe, KS
Booth 48

Wells

Byron Wells
Mound, MN
www.byronaddisonwells.com
Booth 54

West

Abigail West
Des Moines, IA
www.earthwindandwaterdesign.com
Booth 31

Winterburn

Kathy Winterburn
O'Neill, NE
www.jkontherocks.com
Booth 79

Wright Marnae

Marnae Wright
Ankeny, IA
Booth 15

Wright Richard

Richard Wright
Des Moines, IA
www.rwrightstudios.com
Booth 7

Yakaites

Dale Yakaites
Marshfield, WI
www.DaleYakaitesPhotography.com
Booth 51-52

Miller Thomas

Thomas Miller
Kilkenny, MN
www.lakeviewarts.com
Booth 90

Pearson

2016 SPLASH Artist
Klaire Pearson
Booth 10

Van Wyk

2016 SPLASH Artist
Jacob Van Wyk
Booth 87

 
 

Thank you to our Jurors

Amy Foltz

Professor of Art
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA

Jeff Baldus

Professor of Art
Briar Cliff College
Sioux City, IA

Cory Knedler

Chair of Art Department
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD