Reformation 2017

Installation view in the gallery at the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center. 

Installation view in the gallery at the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center. 

Lutheran Art Invitational

For the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Bethany Lutheran College Art Department invited 26 artists, two filmmakers and three writers to celebrate with works of paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, video and writings. Some of the artists are faculty members at Bethany Lutheran College, Wisconsin Lutheran College, or Martin Luther College. The other artists are alumni from these schools.

This exhibition is on display in the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota, from October 1 until November 22, 2017. A gallery talk on “Luther, Vocation and the Arts” is scheduled for October 26, at 7:00 pm.

Participating artists: Nathan Beilke, Anna Biedenbender, Jeff Bukowski, William Bukowski, Paul Burmeister, Charis Carmichael Braun, Jesse Cordes, Kristen Gjerdstet, Annette Hartzel, Lance Hartzel, Jason Jaspersen, Chad Lindemann, Karyn Lukasek, Ben Lundsten, Jim Matson, Jonathan Mayer, Don Moldstad, Eric Ouren, Andy Overn, Kurt Shrader, Erik Soule, Joey Steinbach, Paul Trapp, Alicia Ulm, Missy Vandermause, Anne Wendland, Malia Wiley, Denice Woller; with participating writers: Paul Burmeister, Tim Schmeling, Luke Ulrich.

Reformation Reformed

This invitational exhibition at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN celebrates the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation, on display Oct. 19 through Nov. 15, 2017 at the Concordia Gallery. Curator Keith J. Williams explains, "Martin Luther saw issues in his church and chose to try to reform the institution with an earnest intent to help foster a new relationship to spirituality among the people. Concordia University’s Reformation Reformed invitational exhibition asks Lutheran artists to envision works of art that creatively project forward the concept of ongoing 'reformation' into an unknown future."
Concordia Art Center at 1301 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN   (Frontispiece: Junker Jörg, 1521, Intaglio, Diego Lasansky,(2015)

PALETTE at Abend Gallery

June 15th - July 8th, 2017    ■    Opening Reception: June 15th, 6-9pm    ■   1412 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202    ■   Curated by Dina Brodsky & Trek Lexington


Participating Artists: Liz Adams-Jones, James Adelman, Erin Anderson, Steven Assael, Daniel Bilodeau, Luis Borrero, Maya Brodsky, Charis Carmichael Braun, Zach Brown, Sue Bryan, Garrett Cook, April Coppini, Diana Corvelle, Benjamin Craig, Cara DeAngelis, Dimitri Desiron, Michelle Doll, Daniel Doubrovkine, Heidi Elbers, Christian Fagerlund, Shauna Finn, Julien Gardair, Nick Gebhart, Jennifer Gennari, Alonsa Guevara, Andrew Haines, Eben Haines, Joshua Henderson, F Scott Hess, Rafael Hoekstra, Caitlin Hurd, Kieran Ingram, John Jacobsmeyer, Yunsung Jang, Marshall Jones, Kit King, Evan Kitson, Brandy Kraft, Maria Kreyn, James Kroner, Shawn Krueger, Andrew Lenaghan, Amber Lia-Kloppel, Tim Lowly, Daniel Maidman, Brian Mashburn, Adam McGalliard, Anna Mogilevsky, Tun Myaing, Jessica Pisano, Kim Power, James Raczkowski, Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund, Matt Rota, Nicolas Sanchez, Denis Sarazhin, Raphael Sassi, Victoria Selbach, Josh Suda, Maria Teicher, Mark Trujillo, Emilio Villalba, Melanie Vote, John Wellington, John Wentz, Timothy Wilson, Zane York, Miles Yoshida


No Net Ensnares Me

To create art is also an act in self-sufficiency, intelligence, and courage ... and the eleven women artists in No Net Ensnares Me assert their own independent wills to make. Fastidious technical knowledge, exploration of materials, and emphasis on craft and skill demonstrate that these artists, and their artworks, speak in a voice as clear as Jane’s.

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Nasty Women Exhibition

I am pleased to be included in the Nasty Women RI Exhibition hosted by Hera Gallery in Wakefield, Rhode Island. The "seminal" Nasty Women Exhibition which originated in Queens NY was started Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore as a "group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights."  

The Nasty Women RI Exhibition is also a fundraiser to benefit Madre, an organization that helps women all around the globe fight for their rights. The Nasty Women RI curatorial & support team at Hera Gallery includes Andrea Sepe, Jackie Lemmon, Nycole Matthews,  Mara Trachtenberg, and Sharlene Santos.

Small Matters of Great Importance: PAPER+ART

I'm pleased to have 3 pieces of artwork included in the Edward Hopper House's Annual Juried Small Works Show. The theme of this year's juried show is artworks on and works of paper. The exhibition was juried by Michelle Donnelly, Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Exhibition on view: November 19, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Selected Artists: 
Roeya Amigh, Susan Barrett, Gaby Berglund Cardenas, Sophie Tusler Byerley, Susan Capizzi, Charis Carmichael Braun, Jane Chernack, Marian Christy, Jane Cowles, Chris Ekstrom, Catherine Graham, Colleen Ho, Saralee Howard, Shabnam K.Ghazi, Carol Kazwick, Carole P. Kunstadt, Loo Lin, Gwenn Mayers, Trina Merry, Kathleen Mooney, Gabrielle Moss, Lydia Musco, Kristin Pesola, Peter Schachter, Omer Shalev, Barbara Simonson, Marilyn Szabo, Amy Tingle

1st Annual Portrait Show - Jo Hay Open Studio

I'm pleased to be participating in the 1st Annual Portrait Show at the Jo Hay Open Studio gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. With merit awards juried by distinguished painter Anne Packard, Jo Hay Open Studio is donating 25% of all sales to the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, whose mission is to understand and protect our coastal environment and marine ecosystems. 

Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 6-9pm at 167 Commercial Street, Provincetown MA.

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Earth Impermanence

Seen through a feminine lens, climate and culture change, cohabitation, dominance, sacredness of place and perception are re-examined. The ensuing dialogue between these artists works encompasses the tension perched between permanent and impermanent.

On view through October 3, 2016. 

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Exhibit Honors New Ulm Interior Designer

NEW ULM — Christine Carmichael was an interior designer with a zeal for enlivening run-down structures. She served as lead interior designer and project coordinator for The Grand Center for Arts and Culture in New Ulm. Charis Carmichael Braun will unveil her oil portrait of Christine during a reception honoring the late interior designer in the 4 Pillars Gallery, "Christine Carmichael: A Life by Design."

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Juror Award - Representational Art in the 21st Century

I am so pleased to announce that my work, "Andrew in the Woodpile (Daemmerung)" has been selected as a Juror Award by the curator James Lancel McElhinney in the Representational Art in the 21st Century exhibition at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

McElhinney selected "artists charting new territories, expanding the representational canon through the process of observation" and I am honored that my painting was recognized as such among the outstanding artists selected for the exhibition which included colleagues Diana Corvelle and Noah Buchanan. See the entire exhibition.