Thursday, February 12, 2015

"The Slow Dime" Spoils

"Caught In The Grip Of The City"
Acrylic on Canvas, 2012

But it seems common amongst many my age because we were coddled and conditioned by someone at some time to think that no matter what everything would work out perfectly, and if it didn’t someone would take care of us. This is a time of trophies the size of milk cartons awarded simply for showing up to the spelling bee, and I’ve experienced these spoils in perpetuity. It’s a problem for any child, because it will carry over into adulthood and worsen exponentially. No one should hold a false sense of entitlement, but often times you don’t realize that until you meet the individuals in the real world who eclipse that notion for you very quickly.

These are not tales of woe intended to encourage empathy, because I am certainly not the hero of my stories. I was, and still can be a self-important asshole. I don’t like that about myself and am putting forth great effort into changing it. I take full responsibility, but never being told ‘no’ by anyone in my life or that I wasn’t good at something didn’t help anything. I’ve done stupid, irresponsible things and have taken advantage of people, have embarrassed others and myself and feel terribly about it in hindsight. I’ve been arrogant and altogether unkind. But the older I get the more I recognize the finite amount of time we have to make an impact in the best way possible.

-Excerpt from "The Slow Dime," 2015
 Available for purchase HERE through March 1st, 2015.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"Maude"



"Maude"
Giclee' Print on 80 lb. Archival Paper
Open Edition Print
Hand-Stamped

11" x 11" (includes white border)

$40

Monday, November 24, 2014

Everybody Needs To Eat.


Recent article in The Argus Leader regarding the holiday project with The Banquet Sioux Falls.

100% of proceeds go to feeding the hungry for the holidays.

Prints are available through December 1st, 2014. 


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Plot


"Plot"

24 x 18"
Archival Quality Giclee' Print
Signed, Numbered Edition of 100


$200

Friday, October 24, 2014

"Waste Not." Fine Art For A Cause.



The holidays are quickly approaching and we are excited to spend time with our friends and family, indulging in an abundance of food, drink, and gifts. Unfortunately for far too many individuals, they aren’t afforded even one of the three aforementioned luxuries. Many go without on a consistent basis. The Banquet Sioux Falls is a place where no one is denied. If you are in need, they are ready and willing to help.

Recently local artist Shaine Schroeder sat down with the Executive Director of The Banquet, Tamera Jerke-Liesinger, to formulate an idea for a unique approach to giving this holiday season.

Given the burgeoning art scene in and around Sioux Falls, it was decided it would not only be nice to feed those in need, but also for those who donate to have something that will last a lifetime that you may give to a friend, loved one, or even hang on your very own wall.

The Banquet Sioux Falls and Shaine Schroeder are proud to announce the release of a brand new work of fine art entitled “Want Not”, that was produced specially for the season, and draws a parallel to the cause we are bringing attention to.

“Want Not” features the likeness of an adult crow comforting her child in their time of need. And although they may not have the necessary means to acquire the things that most do, there is still a smile on both of their faces. They have nothing to fear because they have one another, and in terms of importance, that aspect is paramount.

All too often we forget what is important and take for granted what many have never experienced.

The print itself measures 11 inches x 17 inches and is hand-signed, stamped, dated and numbered by the artist. It is an archival quality giclee print produced in a limited quantity of 100, and will never again be reproduced once the edition is closed. Cost per print is $65 (includes tax, shipping & handling, and production cost.) And 100% of the profits will be donated directly to The Banquet Sioux Falls.

To give an idea, your $65 purchase will cover the cost of 25 meals at The Banquet. Given that they serve 400-550 people at an evening meal, this will make a big impact. $65 pays for 16 gallons of milk; on a given week The Banquet uses 225 gallons of milk.

Please help us in spreading the word about one of the most crucial causes there are. Tell a friend, or family member. But most importantly, tell yourself that you’ve made an enormous difference in the lives of others this holiday season.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Scavengers


Thanks to Amy and Jess over at JAM Art & Supplies for the write-up.

Check it out HERE.