Events and Shows

Art Shows
 

SOUTH DAKOTA BOOK FESTIVAL

09/24/2016 - 10/22/2016

Brookings, SD

Meet oogles of wonderful artists and get signed books at the South Dakota Book show. This event is open to the public.
Exhibitors Hall 2nd floor fo the Children's Museum of South Dakota in Downtown Brookings.

I will bethere to sign" Where's Petunia?" " Samson's Gift" and I will also be selling giclee reproductions of my artwork and note cards.

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FMVA Studio Crawl

10/01/2016 - 10/02/2016

39 studios in the Fargo-Moorhead Aea

STUDIO CRAWL - OCTOBER 1-2 SATURDAY/SUNDAY 12:00 -6:00 P.M.
Sponsored by the FMVA * Fargo-Moorhead- Visual Artists

Stop by the.Plains Art Museum in September and see a piece by each artist and pick up the STUDIO MAP.
Or link on to www.FMVA.org to learn more.

I recommend the South Fargo studios as their are several wonderful artists on the south side close to me. I hope you can visit here and see what I am up to. This year I will be demonstrating on some of my new works in progress.

FEATURED ARTIST

10/08/2016 - 11/16/2016

JEAN STEPHEN GALLERIES, MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Exhibition of New Work by Ellen Jean Diederich October 8th - November 16th.
Ellen Jean Diederich will be at the OPENING Saturday October 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please stop by and see me at my opening, or the show at your convenience. I have been hiding some special new paintings just for this event.


JEAN STEPHEN GALLERIES
4811 EXCELSIOR BLVD
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55416

FMVA Holiday Art Show

11/11/2016 - 11/12/2016

Moorhead Center Mall, Moorhead, MN

Holiday Art Show, November 11-12
10:00 - 8;00 Friday and 10:00 - 5:00 Saturday.
My booth is located near Herbergers.
Stop by the Moorhead Center Mall on Nov. 11-12 for the FMVA Holiday Art Sale. Buy art from FMVA members in a comfortable, festive environment, and stay to hear from artists about their craft. This is also the perfect time to pick up my holiday notecards and a signed copy of my new book "Samson's Gift." My booth is located near Herbergers.


Hope to see you there!


Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase FARGO

11/18/2016 - 11/20/2016

FARGO STILL AT SCHEELS ARENA IN FARGO INSTEAD OF DOWNTOWN FARGO DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase at Scheels Arena in FARGO ND
November 20, 21, and 22
Friday November 18, 4 pm- 9 pm
Saturday November 19, 9 am- 5 pm
Sunday November 20, 11 am- 4 pm

Stop by to see all these local and growing business in the North Dakota Community for a variety of their products. Ellen will have her new 2016 calendar cards books and her book "Samson Gift". See Ellen's new 2016 calendar Celebrating 30 years of profession painting is a 14 month calendar and history. " Samson's Gift " won a 2015 Illumination Gold Medal for Gift/Keepsake/Specialty Bible category for Christian literature and is getting great reviews. See the Bismarck Tribune's review on "About this Artist " on this website.
Here is the link if you want to look at the article here.
http://bismarcktribune.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/samson-s-gift-a-great-book-for-kids/article_a22d4d1a-3463-50b0-90e3-d4950b604d61.html


Holiday Open House,

12/09/2016 - 12/10/2016

Ellen's studio/home

Holiday Open House December 9-10 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.
Celebrate original art and see Ellen's New Paintings.
I will have everything available here at my studio, so just ask if you can't find something you are looking for. Email ahead any special inquiries to ellen@givinity.com

Stop by Ellen' Studio
3374 Maplewood Court, Fargo, ND 58104 701-235-4241
We have refreshments and treats, beautiful art and music and many specials.


 
Workshops
 

Creative Watercolor Techniques Workshop

10/03/2016 - 10/06/2016

FARGO HOLIDAY INN

Creative Watercolor Techniques workshop with Ellen Jean Diederich
This class is designed to explore technique and design to create new imagery. Previous painting experience is required. The two primary lessons are on working wet & wet in watercolor and the grid. We will be adopting all types of water- media including, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, watercolor pencil, metallic paints. Please join us and add your insight to the painting process.

Email ellen@givinity.com or 701-235-4241 to receive a syllabus and registration form.

Paint Samson's Portrait - Children's Watercolor Class

10/19/2016 - 10/19/2016

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center 24 N Main Ave, New York Mills, MN 56567

STORY TIME & WATERCOLOR CLASS (1 DAY ONLY)
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center AGES 7-12
Wednesday October 19th 5:00-6:30 P.M.
Sign up by visiting the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Call (218) 385-3339 or Email info@kulcher.org
$30 for members and $33 for non members.

Center Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Fridays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed Sundays/Mondays/Tuesdays

Join author and artist Ellen Diederich for a special story-time and art project. Diederich is the author of Samson's Gift, and she will incorporate watercolor art instruction with the story. Art supplies are provided and children will get a free signed copy of Ellen's Gold Medal award winning book "Samson's Gift".

Paint Samson's Portrait - Children's Watercolor Class

12/01/2016 - 12/01/2016

MacRostie Art Center 405 1st Avenue NW , Grand Rapids, MN 55744

STORY TIME & WATERCOLOR CLASS (1 DAY ONLY)
MacRostie Art Center AGES 7-12
Thursday 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Contact MacRostie Art Center by calling: (218) 326-2697 or email: info@macrostieartcenter.org
$25 MAC members and $35 non-members

Center Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: Closed

Join author and artist Ellen Diederich for a special story-time and art project. Diederich is the author of Samson's Gift, and she will incorporate watercolor art instruction with the story. Art supplies are provided and children will get a free signed copy of Ellen's Gold Medal award winning book "Samson's Gift".

Using Colorful Darks to Create Powerful Paintings

12/02/2016 - 12/04/2016

MacRostie Art Center 405 1st Avenue NW , Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Using Colorful Darks to Create Powerful Paintings
With Ellen Jean Diederich
December 2-4 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at MacRostie Art Center
Contact MacRostie Art Center by calling (218) 326-2697 or email at info@macrostieartcenter.org
$240 MAC members and $250 non-members

Center Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: Closed

High contrast in values is one of the most effective ways to make your paintings eye catching. The trouble is students, and even professional artists, often feel nervous about placing a strong dark into their painting. Often times a strong dark can muddy your color palette or be used incorrectly and make your piece seem off, further validating the tendency to avoid dark values. Yet often times at a juried exhibition the paintings with a strong value range are the award winners. This workshop focuses on coordinating color dominance and effective value contrast to increase your success.

 
All images Copyrighted by Ellen Jean Diederich. All rights reserved.

3374 Maplewood Court, Fargo, North Dakota 58103 • ellen@givinity.com
phone 701.235.4241 • toll-free 866.221.5860 • fax 701.280.2016