International Artist Day

Apparently today is International Artist Day. My request as an artist on International Artist Day is for a full year of subsidized dedicated studio time. Think someone will grant my wish?

I’m really not one for all these self-declared holidays, but the following list of celebratory suggestions from the Artist Day’s website is worth sharing:

    1. Visit a gallery and explain why you’re there.
    2. Purchase a piece of art to support an artist.
    3. Visit an artist’s studio.
    4. Take an artist out to lunch and explore their world.
    5. [And the perfunctory] Come up with your own ideas to participate.

I’m figuring on visiting the Art Farm in Marquette, Nebraska this afternoon for their Fall Harvest. Does that count as a gallery? And just for kicks the following is a painting from my dad’s store.

Van Peen painting

This is one of the better (and more colorful) ones he’s has for sale at the moment in his Milestone Gallery. It’s signed Van Peen.

About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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