Sunday, December 21, 2014

Delicate Beasts 2

Delicate Beasts (2)
new work by Ingrid Restemayer and Christy Puetz

407 East Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

January 16 - Feburary 14, 2015

Opening reception with the artists:  January 16, 6-9pm
2nd reception:  February 6 (First Friday) 6-10pm
A vicious beast?  A gentle giant? Or is it an animal at all?  Decide for yourself when you see “Delicate Beasts (2)” @ Modified/Arts in Phoenix, Arizona, the second exhibit in traveling series of new work by artists Christy Puetz & Ingrid Restemayer.

Christy and Ingrid studied Fiberarts together at the University of North Dakota in the 1990’s. They have a history of over 20 years collaborating & exhibiting together.  Dedicated to the use of methods and materials traditionally associated with craft, they explore the boundaries and reconceive how craft materials are seen in the fine art world.


both sold

for more information, please contact Christy via this blog or

Email: info(at)modifiedarts(dot)org
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Telephone: (602) 462-5516
407 East Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1918
Local First staff:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Gallery staff:
First Fridays 6-10pm
Third Fridays 6-9pm
Saturday 12-4pm
By appointment, scheduled via E-mail.

Youth Workshop Series @ Shemer

Youth Class (9-15 year olds) @ The Shemer
Meet for 3 sessions from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Class Description:

Use Japanese Anime and Manga characters as an inspiration to create a sculptural figure and fuzzy felted animal.  Each character will be made with a variety of materials and techniques:  The figure with wire, clay and mixed media; the animal with wool that you will felt.
felted wool (fuzzy animal) example
                                                      Anime and Mange figure examples
lastly, we will create a dimensional diorama for your figure and felted animal to interact and live.  Bring your imagination!
Your diorama may have an underwater, nature, outer space or any other theme you choose.

To Register for the class:

A $20 fee payable to the instructor will cover supplies.
YOUTH CLASS - For Ages 9-15
Saturdays 10am - 1pm
1/24/15 - 2/7/15
3 sessions
Shemer Art Center & Museum
5005 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
Tel: (602) 262-4727

Monday, September 15, 2014

Amazing Exhibit

The Delicate Beasts exhibition 
in Minnesota was a huge hit!
The 2-D stitched and printed pieces on the walls are by Ingrid Restemayer, the 3-D pieces are mine.

rabbit sold

piece sold

piece sold

piece sold
many pieces are still available

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Animal, creature or beast?

A vicious beast? A gentle giant? Or is it an animal at all? Decide for yourself when you see “Delicate Beasts” an exhibition of new work by Christy Puetz & Ingrid Restemayer.
Dedicated to the use of methods and materials traditionally associated with craft, artists Christy Puetz and Ingrid Restemayer explore the boundaries and reconceive how craft materials are seen in the fine art world.
Christy Puetz’s recent sculptures are beautifully grotesque little creatures. Holding poses that seem frozen in time, each piece is covered with combinations of glass beads, felted wool, dried paint slabs, silk cocoons and other found elements. The materials and exaggerated body parts cause the animals to appear in a state of transformation, or shedding. Because of the “true to life” scale and the colorful, delicately beaded surfaces viewers are drawn in for a closer look.
Ingrid Restemayer’s latest works include gentle etchings of beastly animals like buffalo, elephants and octopi collaged and hand-embroidered. The etchings themselves are intimate studies of individual animals’ expressions and organic movements captured in a still, illustrated moment of individual personality. The images are small. Their size dictated by the etched substrate – discarded retail gift cards. Pairing the tiny portraits with spans of running stitches or French knots also brings each one of these studies to a place of gentle meditation.
This inaugural opening of “Delicate Beasts” takes place at the Northrup King Building in the heart of the vibrant Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

Day of the Dead workshops

Adult workshop coming up October 21 and 23, 2014
Scottsdale Artists' School

10/21/2014 & 10/23/2014 6:30PM - 9:30PM on Tuesday and Thursday
$95 + $25 Materials Fee
         SKILL LEVEL
All levels
Class Description:  Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a family-focused Mexican holiday, celebrated around the world on the 1st and 2nd of November in connection with All Saints Day and All Hollow’s Day.    This fine-craft based class will include the history and symbolism behind this beautiful cultural tradition.  Students will be creating a variety of mixed media projects inspired by the arts, alters, and remembering of loved ones. Over this two day class students will complete three projects.  The Day of the Dead inspired projects will include:  painted ancestor banners, embellished Ofrenda boxes, and symbolic Wishing Wands.  Participants may want to bring photocopied images of their own ancestors to include on their ofrendas.  All other materials will be provided for the class.

                                                                                                                                                        Scottsdale Artists’ School
3720 North Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251       (480) 990-1422

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Northrup King Exhibit, Minneapolis

Sent the last box of art for the Delicate Beasts exhibit in Minneapolis.  The exhibit will be held 
in the Northrup King Arts Building's 3rd Floor Gallery, 
in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.
Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 4th, 2014, 5-9pm
Collector Event:
Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 5-9pm
Northrup King Arts Building
1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Barney, beaded sculpture



This exhibit will travel to:
  •  Modified Arts, Phoenix, Arizona, January-February, 2015
  • My animals to LUX art center, Lincoln, Nebraska, May-July, 2015
  • Riverviews Art Center, Lynchburg, Virginia, September, 2015

Monday, August 4, 2014

Youth Academy artwork

Summer camp at Scottsdale Artist's School has come to an end.  I worked with over 250 students teaching sculpture.  Here are a few examples of their amazing work.  

I am offering a sculpture class for 9-14 year olds late August-October, Wednesdays from 4-6pm.  
see their website for registration and details:
Anime inspired sculptures


Felted wool masks

felted wool creatures

up-cycled materials robots

planetary rings weavings