Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

Temporary gallery closings

Update:  Out of concern for everyone’s health regarding COVID-19, these galleries which had exhibits including my work have been closed for the time being. Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy (Bettendorf, IA) – gallery closed until (at least) April 1, 2020; check … Continue reading

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Products with a purpose (sticky post)

To find products to benefit: The ALS Association Iowa Chapter: See my blog post Cards to help fight ALS for information on “Family and Friends: Cards to support The ALS Association Iowa Chapter,” a set of notecards to raise money … Continue reading

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Illinois homestead

This has been a fun project to recreate the homestead where my client and her siblings grew up in rural Illinois. She went on a quest to get me photos of the house in sunlight, which became quite a journey … Continue reading

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Hard Won, Not Done

Friend Mary helped me transport two paintings and a sculpture to Muscatine Art Center for their exhibit “Hard Won, Not Done,” works by 24 eastern Iowa women artists commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, … Continue reading

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Christmas glow

Thank you to everyone who came to the Eastside Artists Show and Sale, and to everyone who donated bras to help Free the Girls! I could feel the joy of community as guests enjoyed the show. It began my Christmas … Continue reading

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Video interview

University of Iowa student Grace Wenstrom interviewed me for a project and created the professional-looking video embedded below. Grace is a Pre-Law student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She describes how the video came to be: “I … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Eastside Artists 2019

Update: This year’s Iowa City Eastside Artists Annual Show and Sale has ended. Thank you to everyone who stopped by! Previously: Getting ready for the Eastside Artists show, my apartment looks like this, with projects everywhere! I enjoyed pulling out … Continue reading

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Bird bra bonus

Update: This year’s Iowa City Eastside Artists Annual Show and Sale has ended. Thank you to everyone who stopped by! Previously: Birds — especially chickens — are a favorite subject of mine to liven up color mixing lessons. After our … Continue reading

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Let it Show

Jeanette and I demonstrated watercolor techniques with the assistance of a young art student at the opening event for the “Let it Show” exhibit at Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy in Bettendorf. The exhibit is open now through December during … Continue reading

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Painting and donating

I’m pleased to be offering classes at Iowa Artisans Gallery, and my first class there was also a fundraiser! Part of the proceeds went to Free the Girls, an international non-profit that collects new and gently-used bras of good quality … Continue reading

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