Horst Wolf talked about the kinds of art people like most. Landscapes sell better than other genres. Horst showed examples of his own work, including landscape, figurative, and abstract (giclees, as the originals have been sold). Horst related that when he tried to sell figures (nudes) in Brookings it did not go well and he was obliged to place them in out of town galleries.
Horst is well into his "Abstract Period" and absolutely having a ball. Unfortunately the abstracts haven't been selling as well as his previous work (possibly because most of them are still in his basement).
Jeanne's husband Tod invisioned a style of painting that he wanted Jeannie to try - but it just wasn't what she wanted to do. So Tod learned to paint and did it himself. You can now see his work at A Wild Bird and Backyard General Store in Brookings. But that's not the end of the story... together they are now known as Steele and Steele and have been creating paintings together - on the same canvas - Tod on the left and Jeanne painting on the right! You can see a wonderful video of them painting together on their website -- ipaintanimals.com.
Lynette McPherson told the history of her Sock Machine - a revolutionary invention that helped to provide socks for soldiers in the First and Second World Wars.
Lynette's machine was built in 1914 and at that time socks were not mass produced, but knitted one at at time at home. It took many hours to hand knit a sock, but the machine could make one in 45 minutes or less.
Cecilia Johnson read an excerpt from her published book "Secrets in Stone".
Artistic License will resume next April at Brian Scott Gallery in Brookings.