Hudson Art Guild is a realityOne thing Rod Stickney knows his way around is color. After studying the art scene in Hudson and the valley, Stickney decided the time was right to share his love of art and color by founding the Hudson Art Guild.
By: Margaret Ontl, Hudson Star-Observer
One thing Rod Stickney knows his way around is color.
The St. Paul native who has called Hudson home for eight years is a color analyst for RR Donnelley. The worldwide company, headquartered in Chicago, has a large commercial printing facility in Chanhassen, Minn.
Stickney is responsible for the perfect color coming off the presses in the form of high-end catalogs, fashion magazines and other publications which demand spot-on color reproduction. It is all about the numbers and Stickney can tell at a glance at the beginning of a press run if something is amiss and why.
His fascination with color started as a young man. He has worked creatively in acrylics, water color, pen and ink since he was 17.
After studying the art scene in Hudson and the valley, Stickney decided the time was right to share his love of art and color by founding the Hudson Art Guild in Dania Hall, 511 Second St.
Artists can rent a space to display their work in the gallery. Pottery, porcelain, photography, oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass blowing and wildlife art will be represented.
“It creates a situation where art is out there at a more affordable price and the artists make more money,” said Stickney. “It is a joint effort.”
Presently, Carol Seefeldt, Seefeldt Photography; Brandon Kidder, artist and illustrator; Doug Cummelin, Minnesota Scenic Photography; Steve Lambrides, photography; Elaine Fredirick, landscape artist; Rod Stickney, wildlife artist; Lynnea Schwieters, porcelain pottery and Pauly Cudd, Art Glass by Pauly have work for sale at the gallery.
“It is just a way for customers to see a lot more art and to see the hidden art come out,” said Stickney.
Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, contact Stickney at (651) 528-9740.