Cats look so peaceful when they sleep. Nonsense. They are plotting cat crime.
If you live with cats, you are a victim of cat crime. You wake up to find socks missing, valuable glass in pieces, stray outdoor animal and plant life on the stairs and in the middle of the living room. Depending on the quality of your laundry detergent, you may find cat hair on fresh sheets, and evidence of your white cat’s nap on your black t-shirts. Cat crime is everywhere and all the time.
Visit the police precinct
None of your cats will own up to these felonies, so you may eventually go to your local police precinct to see a photo array of neighborhood cat criminals. Good luck with that.
Cat Crime, Mugshotz and Mugshots
This piece was originally called “Mugshotz,” until I realized that the clever misspelling would be defeated by Search Engine Optimization, so it is now “Mugshots.”
Why celebrate cat crime? Recycling.
I made the original (16×20) mixed media piece from 12 four-inch cat faces that I painted for the 2015 Cat Video Festival in Saint Paul. I packaged them with magnets as “Cats-on-the-Fridge.” They were spectacularly unsuccessful and all but two came home with me. After sulking for a while, they begged to go out into the world again. Not that they didn’t like me, you understand, but they were bored. Here they are. The original, subject to availability, is $120 plus the actual cost of shipping. Contact me directly.
Prints and cards
Prints (8×10 and other sizes to order) and cards are available through The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. Come to the Market for the art and stay for the fabulous food. For anyone NOT in the Twin Cities, find prints and cards at ETSY.
Thanks to my pals at Vine Arts Center for pointing me to Accent Fixtures, one of my favorite stores in Minneapolis, and saving me a road trip to Hudson WI and ton of money.
I need a gridwall
One of the great joys of The Art Business, is finding new (to me) tools, techniques, and ways to display and sell my work. The combination of seeing a gridwall-well-used at Powderhorn Art Fair and having one at the Walker Cat Video Festival persuaded me that I needed at least one gridwall for art shows.
Success! In one quick trip to Accent Fixtures, I got 2 gridwalls, 2 sets of gridwall feet, and lots of gizmos with which to hang stuff on them. Each gridwall was $20, and they fit nicely into The Art Car.
Look through the grid and see some of my past
Look through the grid and see a set of vintage car ads that hung on my office walls from the long-ago days when I worked in the car business.
Yes. The first cat video festival was at the Walker. The next year it moved to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Last year it was back at the Walker. This year it is in the brand-new CHS Field in Lowertown Saint Paul.
Lots of Cat Art
Much as I would like to bring every last piece of cat art that I’ve ever produced, there is a two-hour sales window. If you get distracted by Cat Yoga or the other activities before the show which begins at 8:30, all of the images below are available as blank greeting cards. $4 each plus tax. Postage included. Prints matted to 11×14 are $30 plus tax and shipping. Max-the-Cat, the model for many of these images, reminds me that he has a lot more cat pals. He also reminds me that I should do a better job of posting this art to susangainenartist.com or to etsy or zazzle.
Cats-on-the-Fridge: new original art
4×4 original paintings packed with their own refrigerator magnets. They will be at Cat Video Fest.
Max-the-Cat urged me to make a postcard to promote my (his) cat art:
With Minnesota statues requiring at least one artist on every block and at least one art festival on every weekend, this weekend (August 8-9) is The Annual Three-in-two-days Art Festival Weekend. I will be with my friends at Powderhorn with the Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market.
Powderhorn Park is beautiful, uncrowded (even when filled with artists). 34th & 15th Ave, Minneapolis. Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-5.
Yes — free transportation takes you everywhere. Follow this link.
I have lots of new cat images because I’ll be at the 4th Walker Cat Video Festival on August 12 at the new Saints’ stadium. New cats! New birds! New abstracts ranging from calming to crazy! Cards are $4 each and tiny original paintings that fit into 5×7 frames are $15 each. I know that everyone doesn’t have space for 4-foot paintings. But everyone (and this means you!) has space for 5×7 inches.
For more information about the images below, click on the picture.