Exciting news: Courage Center of Mpls. will use two of Jean's images in the Christmas card collection, 2016.
One of Jean's recent mixed media assemblages was selected in an international competition. The winners appear in a new hard bound book published in 2014 by Northlight Books, Cincinnati, OH. Look for Incite 2, Color Passions on Amazon or in your local bookstore.
Jean Haefele is a mixed media/watercolor artist living in Chaska, Minnesota. Her work has been displayed at shows and galleries throughout the country. Many of her images have been licensed over the years for use on greeting cards, clothing, promo material and other products.
She was named "Artisan 2011" in the mixed media/collage and assemblage category by Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.
Jean is a scavenger and is able to incorporate most anything she finds from found objects and rejects to natural materials into her work. All pieces visually encourage the viewer in for a closer look.
The work is refreshingly varied. Jean is as comfortable working abstractly as representationally. Her watercolors are generally more realistic .
SHOW SCHEDULE - 2017
May 6 - Elk River Arena, Arts and Crafts Fair
June 2-4 - Edina Art Fair 50th & France
July 8 - St. Kate's, St. Paul
July 15 - Stockholm, WI, Art Fair
July 22 - Clear Lake, IA, Art Sail
Sept 9- 10 - Centennial Lakes, Edina
Sept 16-17 - Marine on the St. Croix
Oct. 14-15 - Red Wing, Fall Festival of the Arts
Oct. 21 - Ruttger's Lodge Oktoberfest (Bay Lake)
Nov. 4 - 60 on 50th, Burroughs School, MPLS.
Nov. 18-19 - Plymouth Creek Ctr. 14800 34th Ave N.