MPLSART Sketchbook Project Exhibition

MPLSART Sketchbook Project Exhibition

Gamut & MPLSART present a group exhibition of artists featured in the MPLSART Sketchbook Project

MPLSART Sketchbook Project - MPLSART and Gamut Gallery present the MPLSART Sketchbook Project Exhibition. The exhibition has no defined theme, only a set of guidelines – works had to be new originals and available for under $500. Many artists drew inspiration from their sketchbook pages. In addition to featuring 35 original works, the exhibition will also be an opportunity to see the five original sketchbooks first-hand before going to auction at St. Paul based Revere Auctions.

FEATURING: AK Garski, allison anne, Annie Hejny, Ben DiNino, Betsy Alwin, Black Daze, Christopher E. Harrison, Christopher Carr, Christopher Aaron Deanes, Colee Recke, Derek Meier, Destiny A. Davison, Hend Al-Mansour, Jamie Owens, Jennifer Davis, Jesse Quam, Jon Reischl, Kar-Keat Chong, Kelsi Sharp, KJ, Krista Anderson-Larson, Kristine Fretheim, Leeya Jackson, Lizardman, Lora Hlavsa, Nicholas Alan Straight, Niky Motekallem, Reggie LeFlore, Philipo Dyauli, Reid Olson, Russ White, Sean Ferris, Stacey Combs, Tony Cheng, Tyler Faketrap

Members Only & Press Preview Night:
Friday, April 9th // 6-9pm
A VIP Preview Night for Gamut Gallery Members:
• 45 minute reserved tour sessions
• 10 visitors per tour
• Masks required
• Temperature taken upon entry
• Please stay home if you are feeling unwell

Public Opening Night:
Saturday, April 10th // 5-9pm • $7
• 45 minute reserved tour sessions
• Pre-sale tickets required
• 10 visitors per tour
• Masks required
• Temperature taken upon entry
• Please stay home if you are feeling unwell

The 2020 MPLSART Sketchbook Project is a unique survey of the Twin Cities visual arts community during one of the most challenging years. 68 local artists contributed 120 pages of original work to a series of five traveling sketchbooks. The sketchbooks have been compiled into a beautiful 88 page hardcover book available for presale via Kickstarter March 2nd with all net-proceeds split among the featured artist.

When the sketchbooks were near the end of their travels, MPLSART connected with Gamut Gallery to host a pop-up exhibit to showcase the five original sketchbooks. Collaboratively, the concept evolved into a full length exhibition, featuring new works from a wide selection of the artists contributing to the project.

Given the magnitude of artists and limited wallspace, an open call was sent to all 68 artists and the first 35 to respond would have the opportunity to showcase an original work in the exhibition. In less than 24 hours, the roster filled up with established and emerging artists, creating an eclectic exhibition featuring muralists, studio artists, street artists, graphic novelists, collage artists, and more. Gamut attendees may recognize familiar names that have been on exhibit at Gamut in the past, and can look forward to 13 new artists who will be exhibiting their work in the gallery for the first time.

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