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Holiday Glow artists plan open houses for Dec. 4-5

A group of Grand Forks artists are putting together a first-ever progressive art exhibit and show that will feature stops at 12 open houses and continue over two evenings in Grand Forks.

A group of Grand Forks artists are putting together a first-ever progressive art exhibit and show that will feature stops at 12 open houses and continue over two evenings in Grand Forks.

The inaugural (and soon, the organizers hope, annual) Holiday Glow Art Sale & Show will feature 15 local artists showing and selling their work at 12 open houses. The event, free and open to the public, will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5.

Participants will move from one open house to the next. Venues will offer original and affordable art in small, informal and cozy settings with artists available to welcome guests, talk about their work and share holiday treats, a news release said.

"I've often thought the Grand Forks area should have an event similar to, but not an exact copy of, the Fargo area Studio Crawl," Grand Forks artist Jackie Uthus said.

Uthus plans to donate half of her proceeds to Northland Rescue Mission. She believes in the much-needed service of the mission, and this is her way of giving back, she said.


Here is a list of the artists that will be part of Holiday Glow, a little about their work and where Glow shoppers can find them. All locations are in Grand Forks unless otherwise noted.

- Paula Kallinen, watercolor, acrylics, jewelry design, mosaic work on china. Location: 1635 Eighth St. S.E., East Grand Forks.

- Dyan Rey, oil on canvas, oil pastel, graphite. Location: 414 ½ DeMers Ave.

- Tessa Hiney, natural stones, sterling silver jewelry. Location: Picky Girlz, 2860 10th Ave. N., Suite, 200.

- Karla Nelson, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, art dolls, pottery. Also: Sheila Dalgliesh, mixed media. Location: 1111 Shakespeare Road.

- Pat Danielson, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, oil paint. Location: 2607 Ninth Ave. S.

- Jackie Uthus, functional and sculptural pottery, sculptural gourds, gourd clocks, weaving and tapestry, felting, fused glass, designer bags, oil painting, one of-a-kind table and lamp combos. Location: 1109 S. 23rd St.

- Terry Kuntz, handmade soap, stained glass. Also: Laura Look, stamping/paper crafts. Location: 1104 S. 22nd St.


- Tom Perdue, woodcarvings, Santas. Location: 1403 S. 18th St.

- Pirjo Berg, oil and mixed media paintings, drawings. Location: 3297 Desert Star Lane.

- Marian Gates, watercolors, prints, cards; Swedish weaving; UND and assorted purses; decorative pillows; tree ornaments. Also: Carolyn Meisel, watercolor, mixed media paintings; jewelry. Location: 3482 28th Ave. S.

- Connie Hodgson, hand-sculpted, hand-painted home/garden art. Location: 4962 S. Pines Court.

- Kim Wilson, watercolor and mixed media, mixed media sculpture and gemstone and natural materials jewelry. Location: 4919 S. Belmont Road.

Additional information and a printable map are online at www.jackiesart.com/ . Some area businesses have postcard maps available.

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