Monday, December 7, 2015
When the leaves begin to change and fall everyone knows it's time for Friday night lights and high school football. If you are a fan of Totino Grace football this original painting was donated and auctioned off at TG's annual winter auction. The event was a lot of fun for all attendees and this paintings proceeds went to the Lassalian fund to help needy students with tuition needs. If you are a fan of Totino's football program there are some subtle items included in this painting that are all TG.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Watch for next years event for another piece from me celebrating Twins baseball. I have to mention that Diane Forsberg the sales manager at the Capital Grille in downtown Minneapolis really knows how to have an event and do it right. Great job Diane for a great cause.
This event was hosted by the Twins players Roy Smalley and Tim Laudner and their extended families of new and old Twins players. What a great cause and event it was. You can tell by the pictures here how much fun it was for me to be a part of such an extraordinary group of caring people.
The kids who spoke for the boys and girls club were so inspiring and listening to their stories helps to understand what events like this mean to the lives of kids who need help and how the Boys and Girls Club is there to offer assistance when it's needed.
I really look forward to next years event and doing a new piece for the cause.
Friday, May 29, 2015
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Off the Gunflint Trail about two miles via a winding path is a huge obelisk called "Magnetic Rock". It is old, it is strange and it looks way out of place and yes and it will screw up your compass. While visiting this place you can not help feeling that you are standing and looking at something primeval. The area after a recent fire is especially breathtaking.
This new piece is called "Animal Magnetism" and it features four wolves gathered about the magnetic rock. The original painting measures 3'x 4' and is available for sale. Prints will be a part of the "Gunflint Series" Contact steve@bergerfinearts if interested in purchasing the original.
Monday, April 27, 2015
This piece showing the Split Rock Lighthouse will eventually be part of a series called "North Shore" along with the "Little Spirit Tree posted earlier this month. I still have a little work left to do but this piece should be ready by the end of the month. I just wanted to post it because it has been on my to do list to finish for some time.
The Split Rock Light House On Lake Superior is an Icon that has long held it's own majestic presence towering above the lake. This 16x20" signed piece captures a summer day with a little girl feeding gulls and enjoying the view. For now this art will be in the Boundary Water Series and Minnesota Landmark Series on my web site if interested in purchasing.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Thursday April 16th was my first showing in downtown Minneapolis and had just a great time rolling out new art pieces to show. The Tractor Works where the event happened was the absolute perfect place to highlight original pieces from my "Farm Series" collection.
The building was formerly the "John Deere" tractor factory which needed 20' high ceilings and wide open spaces to produce their products but now makes a fantastic place to show art. The show was very well attended with a real eclectic mix of people enjoying wine and great food supplied by Open Technology Systems who also hosted the show. I look forward for another event in Minneapolis sometime this summer.
Friday, April 10, 2015
It is called by the Ojibwe "Manidoo-giizhikens" or "Little Spirit Tree". The earliest record of this tree is by the French explorer Sieur de la Verendrye in 1731 who commented on the tree as a mature tree at that time, making it at least 300 years old. Because it is held as sacred by the Ojibwe they still leave offerings of tobacco as the voyagers and their ancestors did hundreds of years ago to ensure a safe journey on Lake Superior.
If you look closely at this painting you may see a maiden watching over the lake. If interested in a signed print go the "Gunflint Series" category on my web site to purchase.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
This is another custom piece for a coaches gift presented to the head coach after a successful season. It features all the varsity coaches co captains and manager of the Totino Grace football program. Fun piece to do. The finished pencil work measured 18 x 26".
This 40"x40" art is a custom piece for a corporate account that deals with accounting and business financials. Seems like time and numbers falling to the bottom line are what they are all about and this art was a fun way to reflect it. This office also features beautiful earthy colors throughout and this art really brightens up the reception area.
Monday, March 23, 2015
This 16×20 work shows a young women taking a moment to enjoy a stunning sunrise illuminating a barn and creating it’s own glass window drama. You can almost hear the accompanying early morning choirs of bird songs and soothing winds gently blowing over the awakening fields. If you know the farm you can appreciate this scene and what is happening in it. - If you would like to purchase a print follow the link: http://bergerfinearts.com/products-page/farm-series/#sthash.PXvuCiMo.dpuf
This is a new piece I created for the "Make A Wish Foundation" of Eastern Iowa titled "On a Wing And A Wish". This is the second year I have contributed to this great cause and I hope this years art generates some interest for the event. The castle behind here is at Eagle Point Park in Clinton Iowa. It was built in the 1930's and has a commanding view of the Mississippi River down below. If you would like prints of this art just follow the link to my site.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Just finished a new piece for the Boundary Waters Series. This art has a wolf calling out to friends before nightfall. If you have been in the boundary waters you have seen this sky and heard the calls while settling down at your campsite. Always reminds you of how special the place is. The original size of this painting measures 36"x 32" and will be available soon in the "Boundary Waters" and "Cabin Art" sections of the Berger Fine Arts web site.