Jess

The classroom was transformed into a dressing room for the models that day in 2018, complete with a make-up artist, changing rooms, racks with the fashion hanging on them. Food for the models, the fashion show director, and events volunteers. We had met Jess, one of the models, at an evening event with her grandmother. Seeing all of it made us wonder…What transforms clothes into “the fashion that is hanging on the racks”? What transforms a person into a model? What transforms a sentence into a reality? These are questions that the day of the fashion show offered answers to. First, we saw the difference sunshine makes in a room. You know how you know when joy is in the room? That’s what Jess embodied the day she walked without her crutches in the fashion show. Long ago she declared that she would design fashion for people with disabilities and then left her crutches behind to walk on the catwalk in a fashion show at The Show Gallery Lowertown. As she was prepped and got ready to walk, she quickly learned and integrated what was needed for this particular fashion show. She so completely changed the chemistry of the dressing room that the fashion director even responded to the excitement and acceptance by declaring that it was precisely because models with disabilities were included. As she walked again and again without her crutches, she taught everyone in the big room to challenge their own fears, to feel the power of each step she took while smiling, waving, and confidently showing off the clothes she modeled and wonder what beauty lies in each of us. At the end of the catwalk, she posed for a picture for Tom, our photographer, each time. And in those photos, Jess captured the dream she knew years ago. She brought her vision, her everyday truth, and her spirit of adventure and courage and shared it with all of us. During our first fashion show, Jess became not only a fashion model but a model for everyone who experienced/encountered her that day. It’s the person in the clothes that make the fashion; it’s their stories that shine through that makes a model and it’s people like Jess, not ever fashion; it’s their stories that shine through that makes a model and it’s people like Jess not ever giving up who change what once was considered impossible.

Excerpt from “The Five Year Book” Written by Tina Van Erp

Display Your Art at Showing with the Saints – Summer 2022


Thank you for your interest in displaying your art with us at the Saint Paul Saints. Please fill out the form below:

Step 1: Apply for Your Art Showing

    Step 2: Submit Optional Donation

    Suggested donation per game is $25, $35 $50 

    Terms and conditions of Showing with the Saints

    Artists will be provided with:

    1. An five foot table and a grid wall system on which to display your art. A black spandex table cover is provided, but artists may also bring their own table cloth or other cover to enhance their display.
    2. A pillar with attached gridwall system measuring approximately 4’ x 5’ on two sides and 2’x 4’ on the front side. Please bring your own hanging items. Please also bring your own s-hooks or other hardware. No hanging supplies are provided.
    3. Artists need to provide their own sign with name and art medium to display. An announcement will be paid during the game letting the fans know there are local artists in Andy’s Gallery.

    Space

    • Andys gallery is under a roof and is half open to the elements. Be prepared to protect your artwork from the elements if necessary. Wind is an issue. All artwork must be displayed on the provided walls and table. No tents are allowed. Additional grid walls, racks or easels are allowed but should be confirmed first by the The Show Art Coordinator, Katie Palmer. Artist understands that no additional display systems will be provided by Andy’s Gallery or CHS Field.
    • Artist understands the artist is responsible for all installation of artwork as well as the removal of the artwork. Artist understands art set up is to be completed two hours ahead of game time. (5pm for 7pm games, 3pm for 5pm games, noon for 2pm games). Artist understands if they cannot be set up at designated time, they should call or text Katie Palmer as soon as they know so she can find replacement artist or pull table. Tables will be pulled 1/2 hour before game time if artist doesn’t show, call or text.
    • Andy’s Gallery or CHS Field is not able to provide a cart or any other form of transport device for art work. Please bring your own dolly, cart, wagon etc.
    • Artists may pull their vehicle up to the side of the road by the dog park near 5th and Broadway (slightly north of the main entrance), but this is not a parking space. The vehicle must be moved promptly.
    • Artists gain entry by speaking with the gate attendant and identifying themselves. After entering the ballpark the Artists then proceed to Fan Services to introduce themselves on the way to the Andy’s Gallery to set up.
    • Artist agrees to exhibit work appropriate for a public space. Questionable artwork will be discussed with the The Show Art Coordinator, Katie Palmer prior to the date of installation. Artist understands The Show Nonprofit maintains the right to request artwork deemed inappropriate to be removed from the exhibition. Keep in mind this is a family venue and kids are present.
    • Artists or any individual under the control of the Artist are required and expected to handle all sales or exchanges regarding the artwork or property of the Artist.
    • The Show Nonprofit and the Saints are not liable for any lost or stolen items or damages to items controlled by the Artist or others under the control of the Artist.
    • Andy’s Gallery is an outdoor space subject to any and all weather concerns.
    • Artist understands that Andy’s Gallery will not require a fee or apply a commission on any sales.
    • Artist agrees to provide own transportation of artwork to to Andy’s Gallery within CHS Field.
    • Artist will be able to enter the ballpark at the front entrance at the far left gate. There is no parking location that will be provided to the Artist. Artist will be provided with two free admissions to the game. A support person to assist with setup, take-down, and monitoring of the exhibit. The Artist is responsible for the behavior of the support person.
    • By checking the box above and submitting this form constitutes acceptance of the agreement:
      • The Artist agrees to all expectations of Andy’s Gallery and CHS Field and understands the role of Andy’s Gallery in the commencement of the Exhibition. The Show Nonprofit has no liability nor is it a party in this agreement. The Artist agrees to review and abide by the supplemental game day information provided.

    Have a great show!

    Display Your Art at St Paul Farmers Market after Saint Games 3pm-9pm – Summer 2022 Artists Market

    St. Paul Summer Artists Markets Sign up!

    Dates: June 12, July 17, July 31, August 14, August 21, Sept. 18

    Time: 3pm-9pm

    Step 1: Apply for Your Art Showing

      Step 2: Submit Required Donation

      $50
      $45 (Lowertown Artist)
      $35 (Artists who will also be volunteering)

      • The Artist agrees to all expectations of The Show, farmers market space and Big River Pizza and understands the role of The Show’s in the commencement of the Exhibition. The Show has no liability nor is it a party in this agreement. The Artist agrees to review and abide by any supplemental event day information provided.
      • The Show and Big River Pizza are not liable for any lost or stolen items or damages to items controlled by the Artist or others under the control of the Artist.
      • The St. Paul Farmers Market is an outdoor space subject to any and all weather concerns.• Artist understands that The Show & Big River Pizza will not require a fee or apply a commission on any sales.
      • Artist understands that The Show & Big River Pizza will not require a fee or apply a commission on any sales.
      • The Artist will be able to park next to their assignedlocation that will be provided to the Artist.
      • The Artist is responsible to provide their own tables, chairs, tents, extra lighting and other display items.
      • The Artist agrees to set up at 2:30 each day and take down at 9pm each day.
      • The Artist agrees to pay the non refundable $100 for Jazz Fest 6/25
      • These events will happen rain or shine, If payment is not upon signing up, the Artist’s spot will be fortified and given to the first artist on the waiting list.

      Display Your Art at St Paul Farmers Market during Jazz Fest – June 25th 2022 3pm-10pm

      The Twin Cities Jazz Fest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of bringing communities together to enjoy and appreciate the art form of jazz and inspire new generations of youth. What started as a small one­-day event in downtown Minneapolis 23 years ago has grown into one of the largest free civic jazz festivals in the upper Midwest. The festival is located in and around Mears Park in the Lowertown neighborhood of downtown Saint Paul. There are three outdoor stages at Mears Park and one outdoor stage next to the Farmers Market. In addition, over 15 St. Paul venues have jazz programed all three days as well as music after the outdoor stages end. The Jazz Fest is a walking event. For more information about the event, visit https://www.twincitiesjazzfestival.com/

      Step 1: Apply for Your Art Showing

        Step 2: Submit Required Donation of $100

        Terms and conditions of St Paul Farmers Market during Jazz Fest

        • The Artist agrees to all expectations of The Show, farmers market space and Big River Pizza and understands the role of The Show’s in the commencement of the Exhibition. The Show has no liability nor is it a party in this agreement. The Artist agrees to review and abide by any supplemental event day information provided.
        • The Show and Big River Pizza are not liable for any lost or stolen items or damages to items controlled by the Artist or others under the control of the Artist.
        • The St. Paul Farmers Market is an outdoor space subject to any and all weather concerns.• Artist understands that The Show & Big River Pizza will not require a fee or apply a commission on any sales.
        • Artist understands that The Show & Big River Pizza will not require a fee or apply a commission on any sales.
        • The Artist will be able to park next to their assignedlocation that will be provided to the Artist.
        • The Artist is responsible to provide their own tables, chairs, tents, extra lighting and other display items.
        • The Artist agrees to set up at 2:30 and take down at 9pm.
        • The Artist agrees to pay the non refundable $100 for Jazz Fest 6/25
        • These events will happen rain or shine, If payment is not upon signing up, the Artist’s spot will be fortified and given to the first artist on the waiting list.

        CALL FOR ART! The Bakken Museum in conjunction with The Show is excited to announce a Community Art Exhibit at The Bakken Museum.

        The Bakken Museum is located at 3537 Zenith Avenue
        South, Minneapolis, MN 55416.

        https://TheBakken.org

        Theme: “Connection”
        “Relationship”, “attachment”, “link”, or “circuit”, this theme
        can go in as many different directions as the artist can
        imagine.

        The “Connection” exhibition will be on display April 1, 2022-
        July 31, 2022.

        All Minnesota artists are welcome to submit art. Artists from
        marginalized backgrounds are especially encouraged to
        submit.

        -Open to artists in all mediums in 2-d, mixed media, textiles,
        or written word.

        -All work must be original.

        -Works must be ready to hang with wire hangers (no sawtooth hangers please), and paper artwork must be framed.

        Dates and Required Artist Information:
        -Deadline for submission is March 13, 2022.

        -Each artist may submit 1 piece no larger than 20” X 24”

        -Email a picture of your piece and the following
        information to:
        jodijanzart@yahoo.com:

        Artist name and contact information
        *optional-please tell us if you are from a marginalized
        background.
        Name of the piece, size and price
        Medium(s) used to create the piece

        Notifications:
        Will go out during the week of 3/20/2022

        Drop off dates:
        Bring art to The Bakken located at 3537 Zenith Avenue
        South, Minneapolis, MN 55416 on either: 3/29 from
        10AM-2PM or 3/30 from 1-5PM. You must drop off your
        work before 5PM on 3/30 or it won’t get hung.
        (If you!re unable to drop off artwork at these times, let us
        know ahead of time and we can make alternative arrangements).

        Pick up dates:
        8/1 from 12PM-2PM or 8/2, 2022 from 12-5PM. If you won’t
        be able to pick up your pieces during these times, let us
        know ahead of time. We won’t be able to store them for you
        and can’t be responsible for them.

        Please email questions to Jodi at:
        jodijanzart@yahoo.com or call: (612)-801-1323.
        We look forward to your “Connection” submissions!
        Best, Jodi Janz

        Our mission is to promote diversity and create an environment
        where all artists are welcome regardless of training and background.
        https://theshowgallerylowertown.org/