In 2013 Lisa Albinson & I, started an artist collective out of our home in Minneapolis. Inspired by Gertrude Stein's legendary Salon (27 rue de fleures) in the 1930s, we hand selected a variety of visual artists and writers to generate an exclusive, art-focused community.
Gertrude, the genius that she was, recognized incredible talent, and created space for artists whose work is frequently done in isolation to find community. She corralled Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Matisse, etc into her midst and they together chiseled one another into greatness.
Now a year old, we are running strong, chiseling one another to be the best artists we can be.