Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Recent news: Juried into the Wisconsin Visual Artists group as a Professional status member.
Juried into the 2016 Richeson75 Animals. Birds and Wildlife Exhibition as Meritorious Entry.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

2 works accepted into the American Academy of Equine Art's Fall Showcase 2016

I just received the acceptance email from the American Academy of Equine Art for 2 of my graphite drawings. "Old Order Amish" and "Wind Power". I am looking forward to exhibit, wishing I could be in Lexington/Georgetown in the fall. American Academy of Equine Art 2016 FALL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION
American Academy of Equine Art, Inc.
In Partnership with Scott County Arts and Cultural Center
117 North Water Street - Georgetown, KY
September 16 - October 31, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Leslie Zantow, Finalist in the Fairtastic Wisconsin State Fair Poster Competition for 2016; Now that the winning poster for the Wisconsin State Fair has been revealed, I am taking the opportunity to post my entry in the poster competition. I was one of 4 finalists. Rozan Henning won the competition with her design. The theme this year was "Animals at the Fair". I had a great deal of fun designing the poster. I was thinking of a child's view of the animals. My personal theme was the animals coming to the fair. The chickens on the road and the pig sitting below the Wisconsin State Fair entry way. Flying pigs and marching horses and cows. It was a lot of fun.

Friday, April 22, 2016

New painting, "Windhorses" oil on board, 18"by24"

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Two new works. "Calling the Oneota Home" Oil on Board. 18" by 24". There is a strong story that goes with this image. The land I lived on for 27 years was full of Native Spirit. A thousand years before the Oneota lived on this land. Its a personal story as I honor their life on that land so many years before.
"Totem, Whistle Call" Oil on Board, 12" by 24". Wolf,Bear,Deer and Spider, each calling their own name to the sound of the sacred whistle.

A little late but a good post nontheless.

A little late posting about my entry into the American Academy of Equine Art's Fall Showcase from September, 2015. Last fall 2 of my graphite works were juried into this show and sold on opening night "Salute" and "Turning the Wheel" both 9" by 12" graphite on Strathmore Rag Paper. Images below. I needed to reformat my computer yesterday and in process do not have easy access to my images. Tomorrow is another day and I can put them up assp. Currently fighting with Facebook. I've been locked out for days. Crazy computer angst. I wasn't even hacked, just reformatted and lost my sign in info. On the pretty good news front, I am one of 4 finalists for the Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Competition. A good deal of time has been spent working on my design and presenting drafts. Today was the final jury and I was told it was a tight jury between my piece and the winning artist's piece. Darn........ So close... My piece will be on display at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds the first 2 weeks in August. It was a fun project, though taxing. I made it very detailed and went though a lot of brushes. Not sure if I can post the image yet, so I won't. Also last summer I was again juried into the New Visions Gallery, Culture and Agriculture exhibit in Marshfield Wi. That's 6 in a row. I'm hoping to get another piece done for this year's upcoming exhibit