Artists in Residence

Each poem sent will be set to artwork. Here are some of the artists who’ve had their worked on Poem by Postcards:

Kara Hendershot is our featured artist for July 2016 with ‘You and Me in the Big Wide World’. Hendershot creates abstract figurative narrative paintings of the quiet, solitary, and widely misunderstood side of human existence. Hendershot began her career in 2004 in Lowertown, St. Paul, MN. She is active in the Twin Cities arts community through the exhibition of her work, the development and promotion of local arts organizations, and project collaborations with fellow local artists. She has served on the Board of Directors at Saint Paul Art Collective, as a Board Member at Altered Esthetics Gallery in Minneapolis, and as a mentor for the youth organization Free Arts Minnesota. Hendershot’s work is included in numerous individual private collections locally and nationally. She has received an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her work was featured in Studio Visit, a national juried publication, in 2013 and 2010.

Brandon Kuehn‘s artwork is not about documenting or creating unusual phenomena so much as it is about providing viewers with a shared mental experience and tapping into a primal location in our psyche. Brandon captures that moment of recognition, an area where we instinctively try to comprehend what is happening, and thus reconcile the significance of what we are seeing (with out the aid of preconceived notions or previous experiences). Viewers are not witnessing the unknown in the painting as much as experiencing the unknown areas of their own minds.

Jes Lee Shimek‘s artwork layers photographs of our world and composes them into images of new places and realities. She draws inspiration from cyberpunk novels where characters often find themselves existing in a digital reality that is based on places in our world, but contains layers of other times and places. These images are shown as traditional framed prints and as handmade books.

While Poem by Post does not have an open call for submissions for artists, we’d love to see your work. Send us your information in the contact form and we’ll take your work into consideration.

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