mixes artwork to
match your personality"
- Jason Messinger, Artist and Art Critic
This dynamic design duo gravitates to all things of color, texture, shape and story. They believe in satisfying one’s senses with images and objects that have been created from passion. While not expensive in terms of monetary value, they are priceless to those who experience them.
For nearly two decades Shelley has put her love of art into curating exhibitions and events that run the gamut ranging from renowned, to regional, to up-and-coming artists.
With Peet’s ethereal guidance, Shelley is now bringing collections of Affordable Original Art to those who value the spirit, talent and creativity of artists but thought one could not or should not “spend that much” money on art. Now you can “invest a little” in artwork and not break the bank.
“Pictorials: The Art of Photography at the State Journal-Register”
A collection of photographs that exist somewhere between standard documentary shooting and fine-art photography, taken by photographers of the Springfield, Illinois local newspaper, The State Journal-Register.
Caldecott Award-winning Illustrator and New York artist, Javaka Steptoe displayed his work, conducted workshops at the Boys and Girls Club and participated in citywide events as part of the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Springfield race riots that lead to the inception of the NAACP.
“Warhol, Dead at 21”
Six artists created commemorative, Warhol-inspired work for the one night, pop-up exhibition that took place 21 years and 21 days after Andy Warhol’s death. The gallery space itself became an interactive installation weaving contemporary works with news articles, vintage images of and by Andy Warhol, and performance art.
Photographs and video by Joshua Hester’s first visit to Nairobi’s infamous slum, Mathare Valley, were on display and later auctioned to raise money for Mathare Community Outreach, a grassroots, nonsectarian, interdenominational Christian human development program whose mission is to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children and their families living in Mathare Valley.
“Partners on Paper”
A citywide, collaborative exhibit among the Illinois State Museum, Springfield Art
Association, University of Illinois Springfield, Prairie Art Alliance and Robert Morris
Gallery featured artists’ work on and with paper. Robert Morris Gallery featured the work of Richard Shipps who also conducted demonstrations and artist’s talks.
“Made In Illinois”
Each of the 4 exhibitions was a carefully curated collection of work from members of the Illinois Artisans Program, Illinois State Museum, and featured a range of media including metals, glass, wood, paint, jewelry and ceramics. Time-honored techniques ranged from metal forging and wood working to delicate pencil drawing.
“Otto Neumann: Modern Degenerate”
An exhibition that showcased over 70 works by German artist Otto Neumann, who lived through both World Wars and was labeled a “degenerate” by the Weimar Republic. Much of his work reflects on his participation in the medical trials of Dr. Hans Prinzhorn. The work belongs to the Rothschild collection.