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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends!

I hope that the new year brings you fresh perspective and new hope for the possibilities that lie ahead. 

My show at the Iowa State University Memorial Union is available to view entire month of January and until Feb 6. There will be a closing Art Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. More info about the show is featured in “Memorial Union exhibits Ames artist Van Zee’s work” from the Ames Tribune.

Studio Sneak Peeks…

Detail of “From the Center” 40″ x 30″ Melynda Van Zee © 2011

Things are getting underway for the Autumn Studio Tour happening this weekend right here in the studio.  Not only will you be able to see “the real thing” instead of just “sneak peaks”, but you can also visit the studios of several other area artists.  For more information on the tour, check out the Red Rock Arts Alliance

Detail from “You Know My Way” 48″ x 36″ Melynda Van Zee © 2011
Please feel free to come and visit me in the studio during the hours of 10 am- 5pm on Saturday, Oct. 9 and 12 pm – 5 pm on Sunday, Oct. 10.  I’d love to have you stop by and share with you the new pieces I’ve been working on this fall.

Detail from “The Waters” 48″ x 36″ Melynda Van Zee © 2011

You will also have the opportunity to sign up for a Door Prize.  I’ll be giving away this small original T.U.L.I.P. piece titled “Amazing Grace”.

“Amazing Grace” 6″ x 8″ Melynda Van Zee © 2011

The Galerie of Pella closing

The Galerie of Pella will be closing on the 31st of this month. For the next two weeks they are having a “Last Chance” sale where you have the opportunity to purchase a piece of your favorite Iowa artist’s work.

I’ve been working with Steve and Molly at the Galerie here in Pella for over 5 years now. They grew the Galerie from 5 artists in a small gallery space opening right before Tulip Time in 2006 to their current large, spacious home featuring the work of over 45+ Iowa artists. I will miss working with them. I will miss having a gallery in my local town. Together we learned as we mounted shows and celebrated the creativity of so many artists in the area. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity. Endings are never easy, but a natural part of the rhythm of our lives. And, now we look for what is next. We take we have learned and we start a new bend in the journey.

Yah-it is time for a good old-fashioned garage sale!

I’ve done some deep cleaning in the studio and I’m joining I some friends who have a tremendous amount of paper, etc. that they are ready to part with-come check it out on Saturday if you are in Pella, IA! I’m selling plastic organization drawers, decorative stamps, kids stamps, idea books, 5 x 7 albums, foam stamps, handmade painted art journal papers and more. Come and join the fun!

HUGE Scrapbooking/Craft Supply sale at the Pella Memorial Building on Saturday from 8- 1…Paper, stamps, albums, idea books, tools, cricut cartridges and much much more!