Article on Permanent

Permanent, the art and design group located in Minneapolis, recently featured an article about my artist selections for the most recent exhibition at XYandZ Gallery. They were kind enough to say a few flattering things about me:

“Tonja, who originally showed her work at XYandZ in January 2010, has had quite a few of her own successes. She recently beat tough competition, proving her printmaking finesse in two major juried print exhibits. Her work is included in the Atlanta Print Biennial International, at Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, chosen out of over 750 applicants from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. Her work was also chosen out of over 300 applicants to be shown in Print U.S.A. 2011 at the Springfield Art Museum.”

You can find the whole article here.

I selected Jennifer Davis and Ellen Mueller for the TWO exhibition. TWO is an exhibition about the connections between artists, for TWO past artists who exhibited at XYandZ Gallery were able to select two artists that they would like to have showcased at XYandZ.  TWO opens with a sale on Friday Novemeber 25th.

Art-A-Whirl with Andy McInnis

Come to Shuga Records during Art-A-Whirl and help support a great local project! I will selling my “Sick Prints”, along with the prints of many other artists who were involved in Sweet Hair, to raise funds for Andy McInnis’ latest project– Screen Printing: On the Cheap.

Don’t know Andy? Well you should: Andy McInnis is an arts educator and screen printing expert who is currently teaching screen printing workshops and printing on-site. He is quickly spreading the word about Screen Printing: On the Cheap, a DIY book project about printing out of your apartment.

So drop by Shuga Records during Art-A-Whirl/Hoolie Fest (May 14th, 15th, and 16th) and pick up some local art to support a great project. Or come to enjoy the educational stylings of Andy McInnis and print your very own t-shirt! Either way, its bound to be a blast.

For more information check out

Print Sale to Support
Screen Printing: On the Cheap

Shuga Records
165 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
May 14th, 15th, and 16th