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Best in Show!!!

Upcoming shows:
More shows will be added as we get notification of acceptance.
Lon Brauer is a full-time contemporary figure and landscape painter
living and working in the St. Louis, MO area.

Spring shows and events

March 23-25                Bayou City Art Festival, Houston, TX

April 18-28                    Augusta Plein Air Art Event, Augusta, MO

May 11-13                        Art Fair at Laumeier

May 19-20                      Broad Ripple Art Fair (on wait list)

We hope to see you this spring!

Lon Brauer
Djuana Tucker

New works from the Big Cedar Lodge Paint-out

These were done at the Big Cedar Lodge Plein Air Paint-out, Oct 12-15.

Done with one weekend, on to the next!

We had a lovely time at Art in the Park in Highland, IL, especially since Lon won the award in the oil/acrylic category.  That’s always fun!  Sales were slow but they were about what we expected.  The organizers were great to the artists, and we had a great time hanging out with the friends we’ve made the past few months on ‘the circuit’.

Now we’re getting ready for the plein air event at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, MO next weekend.  A couple days of painting for Lon and a couple days of  lolling about for me – what could be better??!!??  The show is on Saturday evening from 5-8,  so if you’re in the area be sure to stop by and visit – andy maybe buy a painting or two.  :)



Headed to Highland!

We’ll be in Highland, IL at Art in the Park this weekend for our last show of the season.  Please come visit us!  Its sure to be a lot of fun.  :)


Fun at the Shaw Neighborhood Art Fair

Home from KC

The Zona Rosa show in Kansas City was pretty much what I expected.  The people walking through were just going to see a concert or happened to be there shopping anyway and weren’t art buyers.  We managed to sell a couple paintings and a few prints, so it wasn’t a total loss.  The artists we met were great but needless to say, we won’t do that show any more.

Onward and upward!  :)


Going to Kansas City, Kansas City here we come

Heading to Zona Rosa Arts Festival tomorrow. If you live in the Kansas City MO area, please come out and see us!

Art Festival times are Friday, Sept 16, 5-10, Saturday, Sept 17, 10-10, and Sunday 10-6.

Art Fair at Queeny Park recap

The Art Fair at Queeny Park was a success.  We sold a painting and a few prints at the show and a couple more paintings after the show.  We made some new friends as well, which is always nice, and won an award of excellence – also very cool. 

Here’s a pic of our booth at Queeny.  The second and fourth paintings on the left outside wall are the two that sold last week.

We had to alter the booth QUICKLY when we got there since it was a 10′x8′ space rather than the 10′x10′ of most shows.  That meant taking off one of our panels and rethinking how to reconfigure the lights.  Luckily, Lon is great at thinking on the fly and he was able to pull it together and it didn’t look like we’d ever had a problem.

All considered, it was a good show and we’ll keep it on the list to possibly participate again next year.


Progress, August 23

Its been a successful day working on the booth.  I pinned fabric up on the walls this morning and it looked like this:

Booth with fabric on the panelsSo I hemmed the side panels (the back wall gets some more work before I make the fabric cover for it) this afternoon and put velcro on the walls this evening.

Lon picked up some track lighting today!  I found it on Craigslist last night and while he was out he got it for just $15.  It was a pretty fantastic deal and we were both really happy with it.

Here’s the booth now, with the lighting up and the fabric pinned on one wall.

Booth with lighting 8-23

We added a rug too.  This is all going on in Mom’s back yard, since the panels were stored in the trailer she has over there.  Her neighbors have GOT to be wondering whats going on.  Our neighbors are used to seeing unusual things in our backyard, but this is a first over there.  No one has asked anything yet though.

We’ll be back on it tomorrow evening.  :)

Art fair booth progress

Art fair booth in June 2011This is how the art fair booth looked at the show at The Summit shopping center in Louisville, KY. in June.





Lon was busy most of the day updating the booth, mostly getting the panels to be more stable.  I think he’s going in a good direction.  This is where it stands tonight:







The pipes overhead are new.  They help hold the structure together and will be the framework for the lighting.  Speaking of which, you don’t happen to know where we can get some cheap or free track lighting, do you?  We’re looking for some rather quick-like since we have our first show over Labor Day weekend.

The wood panel at the front will be transformed into a display wall and there will be a matching one on the other side.  These should give a very elegant and eye-catching look to the booth.

Tomorrow should bring some major changes to the look of the thing.  I sure hope the rain holds off for a while so we can leave it up to work on it at least another day.

Djuana’s intro

Good Morning!  I’m Djuana (pronounced doo WAH nah), the at-large person of Lon Brauer Studios.  I manage the website and blog, help out at art fairs, and generally hang out with Lon as much as possible.  I still have three kids at home so my time is limited, but I try to be available as much as I can.  We work it out.  :)

We’re getting ready for our first fall art fair season.  This year we’re going to be at The Art Fair at Queeny Park in Manchester, MO Sept. 2-4 , the Zona Rosa Arts Festival in Kansas City, MO Sept. 16-18, the Shaw Art Fair in St. Louis, MO Oct 1-2, and  Art in the Park in Highland, IL Oct 8-9.  We’re excited about being in the shows but there’s a lot of work to do over the next couple weeks to pull a nice-looking booth together. Its going to be busy around here for a while.