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New paintings by Jennifer Davis and Michael Soltis

March 18- Apr 4, 2020

I'll be in attendance for the opening reception on March 19th!

Sign up HERE for Rubine Red Gallery's Collector Preview List to get an early peek at the paintings.

I'm showing a whole bunch of paintings at Gallery 120, the gallery at Inver Hills Community College- 

some recent and some brand new.

Feb 15, 2022 - March 14, 2022

  •  Minnesota Artists Penny Press at SooVAC in Mpls

On Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 Alyssa Baguss will be at Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis with the 

Minnesota Artists Penny Press

An old-school penny pressing machine featuring art images from four MN artists.

Stop in from 1-4 pm to create keychains, jewelry, and zipper pulls with penny artwork by

Kelly Abeln, Julie Buffolohead, Jennifer Davis and Ruthann Godollei

(I'll be stopping by at 1 if you wanna say "hi!")

Bring 4 quarters per pressed penny! Or you can get change at SooVAC.

Peep some photos of the pennies, the machine and the earrings I made via my Instagram.

Order the set of 4 pressed pennies for $10 via DM/Venmo via @AyssaBaguss

  •  2022 "Get Lucky Annual Fundraiser at SooVAC in Mpls, MN

This is the 14th year in a row I have donated a painting Soo Visual Art Center's annual gala fundraiser event, Get Lucky!

This year I chose "Two Horses" - I think it is kinda silly and fun- but it def has a claustrophobic nervous energy that seems to be going around these days.

Tickets are available to attend in person at timed entry slots (Fri Jan 20th, 5:30-10pm) 


BID ONLINE FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME (1/27 11am - 1/29 11:30pm!)

Full details on how to participate at

  • My paintings are on the wall at Wellness Minneapolis

All of the paintings that kept me company in my studio during the pandemic (and served as my Zoom background) are headed to

Wellness Minneapolis for their "Art Heals Residency."

On view through Oct 20, 2021

  •  My New Mural

Back in May, I painted a "Happy Farm Animals" mural at the new Herbie Butcher's Vegan Fried Chicken restaurant in South Minneapolis. 

I posted a bunch of process snapshots and videos on my Instagram and I just got my hands on some professional photos of the space by Photographer Ryan Seimers.

Check out here! The restaurant is currently taking orders from their walk-up window only...but if you bring a mask and ask nicely they might let you in to see the mural. ;0) (You can peep it through the windows too.)

  •  Joyful World Mural Park at the MN State Fair

Yep, I'm going to be LIVE PAINTING at the Minnesota State Fair. 

Curated by Tricia Heuring (of Public Functionary) and presented by Forecast Public Art for the Mn State Fair, the Joyful World Mural Park will feature 12 artists making 12 large-scale paintings LIVE at the fair! 

(And yes, I'm really nervous about Covid/Delta so get your shots or stay away, please!!!)

More details coming SOON!

  •  Enormous Tiny Art Show #30

I made six, new, little (6x9") paintings for the 30th(!!!) installment of the Enormous Tiny Art show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH.

The show opens Fri, Sept 3rd but they are available online NOW!

(The "sold out" round animal portraits you see there now are from the last show.)

p.s. I am also doing a solo show at Nahcotta in Sept! More on that soon...

  •  Cult Of Meow V

The show goes live on : 12 PM EST on September 11th, 2021.

I'm showing two new cat clocks and two little round kitty portraits in this annual group exhibition celebrating our enduring love of cats.

Sneak peek via my Instagram.

  •  The List

I've been invited to join "The List"  

A beautifully curated collective established to support small businesses.

This is a great place to #ShopSMall as 100% of the proceeds go to the artisans and many are offering discounts via the site.

Check out the makers:

  •  Salut 6 Coaster Show at Nucleus Portland

100s of hand-designed, 4x4" cardboard beverage coasters by various artists


Full scoop and purchasing instructions:

Sneak Peek at my paintings for the show via my Instagram

  •  MplsArt Sketchbook Project

"The MPLSART Sketchbook Project was launched in Fall 2020 as a way to connect artists in the Twin Cities and give them a much-needed financial boost. Artists have played particularly important roles in our community over the past year in spite of all the challenges we have faced.

The project is a unique survey of the Twin Cities arts community during 2020.  68 artists contributed 120 pages of work to a series of five traveling sketchbooks. By supporting this Kickstarter campaign, you will be helping us share these historic sketchbooks with the world through the release of a beautiful hardcover limited edition book collecting the work of all 68 artists. All of the net proceeds from the project will be divided among the contributing artists."

Check it out: MplsArt Sketchbook Project Kickstarter

  •  MplsArt Sketchbook Project Exhibition at Gamut Gallery

"Opening this Saturday 4/10/21, the MPLSART Sketchbook Project Exhibition!

Gamut Gallery will be filled with new works created by 35 of the 68 talented local established and emerging artists who were featured in the five traveling sketchbooks of the 2020 project. This eclectic exhibition features muralists, studio artists, street artists, graphic novelists, collage artists, and more. Attendees will also have an opportunity to see the five original sketchbooks first-hand before going to auction at St. Paul based Revere Auctions. Gamut currently has limited  occupancy and is requiring pre-sale tickets to attend the opening night due to their Covid protocols."

Original works of art ($500 or less!) from 38 MN artists in conjunction with the release of the MplsArt Sketchbook Project book (see above.)

April 10- May 8, 2021, at Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis. 

Reserve your spot for the Covid-safe opening reception on Sat 4/19 here.

Check out my painting for the show via my Instagram.

  •  Enormous Tiny Art Show #29

I've just shipped out 9 new miniature critter paintings to Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, NH for the 29th iteration of the

Enormous Tiny Art Show.

(UPDATE: The paintings are available online now: My page is here.)

  • Tiny Showcase Print Release 

On Tues, Jan 16th, Tiny Showcase will release a limited edition print of my painting, "Hissy Fit!"

A portion of the sales of these prints is going to the organization of my choosing: Juxtaposition Arts in Mpls!

Get yours here.

  •  "Friends" online/book exhibition by Rosalux Gallery

I was honored to be invited to submit to this special show by my friend, Terrence Payne, from Rosalux Gallery.

This online group exhibition features artists/friends exploring the topic of friendship during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is also available as a BOOK! Order a copy here. (Sign up at to receive $35 off!)

  •  SooVAC's Annual Artist's Holiday Shop 

I support Sooo Visual Art's Center's decision not to host their annual art shop extravaganza due to Covid-19.

My heart hurts for the gallery (and the community who will miss the show so much!)

They are working on a webpage that will direct buyers to the individual artist's websites. (Stay tuned!)

Make a donation or become a SOOVAC member to show them some love:

Mar 5 - 28th, 2021

I don't even know what I am going to make for this show yet but I will post a link here as soon as I am done! ;0)

If you visit my page now you can see my works from the last iteration of this show.

A group show featuring 30 artists.

Nov 14 - Dec 2, 2020

View the entire show online here or view my work from the show here.

  •  IHCC- Gallery 120 Holiday Group Show

THE BAD NEWS: Covid-19 has dashed plans for my winter solo exhibition at Gallery120 at Inver Hills Community College.

THE GREAT NEWS: The Gallery is hosting an 

ONLINE ART SALE with 40% of proceeds to benefit IHCC Student Art Scholarships!

Check out all of the paintings, jewelry, pottery and textiles here. (I have four paintings in the show.)

To make a purchase, enter your contact info, item # and contact info here and a checkout link will be sent for completing the purchase.

I made 10 little, handpainted, vintage Burwood Swallows. The whole show is online now here.

  • 2020 Art Is My Weapon

NOTE: Due to stupid Covid-19 this show has been canceled

Cargill Hall Exhibition Space at the Minneapolis Central Library (Downtown)

Opening reception Wed, Apr 8, 2020 - show runs through 5/28/2020.

A group exhibition aiming to use art and creativity to spark social change and bring humanity back to the issue of gun violence. 

I'll have two brand new hand-painted paper shooting targets in the show. I never make these anymore unless it is for John Schuerman and Nikki McComb, the curators of this exhibition! ;0)

June 12- July 3, 2020

"Salut" is a friendly expression used toward one's companions before having a drink. In conjunction with our gallery and bar, a group show of about 1000 coasters will be on display in the gallery.

NOTE: Due to stupid Covid-19 this show is online only-

Coasters ($60 each!) will be available for purchase June 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (PST) - Online at 

  • Interview: Spirituality & Health Magazine

Me and my art are featured in the Sept/Oct Issue of Spirituality and Health Magazine! Check it out on newsstands everywhere or online here.

  • "Endangered" Rhino TShirts

I'm so excited to announce this amazing art/fashion collaboration with Right Justified Fashion (and tons of other ridiculously talented humans) to bring you our "Endangered" Rhino Tshirt (with part of the proceeds benefitting The World Wildlife Fund!) 

More info here- or just hurry up and order one now over here! ;0)

  • Rubine Red Gallery in Palm Springs

I'll have three new, large paintings at Rubine Red Gallery in Palm Springs!

Take a peek here.

  • Paintings at the Birchwood Cafe

I have 12 original paintings on the walls of the Birchwood Cafe, in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN, through March 8, 2020.

Stop in for some Real Good Food! 

All of the paintings are available for purchase in my Etsy shop and if you can't see them in person you can take a peek on my blog.

  • 2020 "Get Lucky" Annual Gala Fundraiser at SooVAC in Mpls, MN

I have donated my "Good Dog" painting to for Soo Visual Art Center's annual gala fundraiser event, Get Lucky.

Always a fun party with art, artists, food, cocktails, music and a silent auction featuring many local favorite artists and businesses.

Saturday, January 25th, 2018 7pm-11pm

Tickets available here.

Can't attend in person but want to bid on the art? You can do so online! Find out how here.​

I painted my first large-scale mural back in October. Trapeze (Champagne Bar! Uptown Minneapolis!) is NOW OPEN!

(Added bonus: my friend Amy Crickenberger Oeth have an art show on the walls at the adjacent Barbette restaurant.)

Get over there! ;0)

Full scoop on my blog.

  • Hai Hai Mural - and FREE PRINTS!

In May I finished my SECOND large scale mural- at Hai Hai restaurant in NE Mpls. If you snap a pic of the mural, tag Hai Hai on Instagram and show it to your server you get a FREE print of my artwork based on the mural design. Full scoop and some peeks here.

November 29 - December 29 2019, with an opening reception on December 6th, 5-7pm.

I'll have seven new paintings in this group show: "As a way of ending the year on a note of gratitude and generosity, we donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of each piece to an organization of the artist’s choosing"​​​​

  • Post-It Show 15 at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles

Over 400 artists created 3000+ Post-It art pieces for this EPIC art show. (Search #PostItShow on IG to see!)

I made 6 post-it sized paintings for the exhibition. Peek here.

Dec 7-15, 2019

Sales begin Sat Dec 7th at 2pm at Giant Robot 2  in LA!

More details here.

  • Soo Visual Arts Center Annual Holiday Shop

Dozens of local (MN) artists will line the walls with affordable/giftable handmade works of art. Skip the junk from the mall- buy handmade/local and support the local art community instead! I'm contributing hand-painted, found, thrift store stuff...and other surprise goodies??? They'll be posting peeks on their Facebook event page (coming soon!) and I'll post peeks of my work on my Instagram. ​

  • Cult of Meow, Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

September 7 - December 7, 2019 (Opening reception Saturday, September 7th 7 - 9pm)

A group show featuring cat-themed artwork.

Preview the entire show online now here- password: catscatscats​​

Come visit me for my pop-up at the Birchwood Cafe on Sun, Dec 8th from 3-7pm.

I'll have original paintings (on the wall through Feb 2020), giclee prints, mini prints, greeting cards, hand-painted sculptures, hand-painted wall clocks, screen-printed T-shirts, paint-poured earrings, Custom Pet POrtriat gift certificates, and whatever else I can come up with between now and then.

Facebook event page with all the details here.

More info on my blog.

Oct 4 - Nov 15, 2019 (Opening reception Saturday, Oct 4, 6 - 8pm)​

  • Barbette in Minneapolis, MN

I have 21 original paintings on display at Barbette (restaurant) in Minneapolis- alongside 20 framed collages by Amy Crickenberger Oeth.

It's a cozy/delicious place for brunch, lunch, a nice dinner or happy hour! Peek at the art here.

(I regularly rotate new paintings into the mix! Everything on the walls at Barbette is also in my Etsy shop.)

  • Book Cover Art

My painting, "Hand", is featured on a new non-fiction book from Spout Press in Minneapolis! 

"Earth Angels" by Carolyn Holbrook is available online Oct 1st.

  • Collect Call 4 at Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

"Frogs" from my 2014 solo show, Joyride at Public Functionary, is now on view at Soo VAC for their "Collect Call 4" exhibition (which showcases the art collections of local art enthusiasts.)
Show opens Fri 9/13/19.

  • Drop In at Modist Brewing, Mpls, MN

Join us on Friday, July 19th at Modist Brewing for the 3rd Annual DROP IN- a free event celebrating art, skateboard, and music!

Over 75 different artists have created unique pieces of art on skateboards. All pieces of artwork will be up for 3 weeks and all will be up grabs.

Show runs through Aug 9th.​​​

I'm pleased to announce that Visual Index is now carrying a selection of my original paintings and open edition prints!

  • Cactus Garden at Gristle Gallery, NY

I'll have two paintings in this super fun group show. (Dear universe, pretty please send me a plane ticket!)

See a preview of the exhibition here (the password is: prickly)

May 11 - July 6, 2019

opening reception Saturday, May 11th 7 - 9pm

  • Retold at Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

"Throughout history, artistic and literary movements have often gone hand in hand. Today we encounter stories constantly whether on a page, screen or through our headphones. With that in mind, Nahcotta has invited a group of artists to make work inspired by a story that has had a lasting impact on their lives, whether it be a podcast, a childhood book, a greek myth, etc."

I have chosen "The Husband Stitch" by Carmen Maria Machado.

The show opens Friday, June 7th, 5-7pm. 

View the entire show online here!

I'm excited to return to the gallery at the Bloomington Art Center this spring for a three-woman show with DC Ice and Karen Brown .

All of the paintings from the show are now posted on my blog!

Opens Fri. Apr 5, 2018 (Show runs through 5/3/19)

  • I Am Kindness at Canopy in Mpls

"A special evening in which MONEY HAS NO VALUE and kindness prevails. That means complimentary drinks, complimentary food, and you can purchase art by doing good in our Minneapolis community.

You can "purchase" the artwork by volunteering 15 hours of your time to the cause of the artist's choice: I chose an LGBTQA organization for my cactus painting!

More info/free tickets via Facebook event page.

Friday May 3, 2019, 6-9pm at Canopy in Mpls.

  • Easter Egg* Hunt (*Not That Kind)

A self-guided art discovery hunt throughout the entire mall at Rosedale Shopping Center. Featuring Art Installations + Experiences by 50 Mn Artists- including me! Fun for all ages! Faccebook event page will full details here.

  • Enormous Tiny Art Show #25

I'm showing a bunch hand-painted, found dog heads (like these) in the 25rd installment of the Enormous Tiny Art Show !

All of the works will be available soon in their online shop soon- you can always shop their previous shows here!

Opening reception and sale: Friday, March 1, 5-8pm

Show dates: March 1-31 


  • "Get Lucky" Gala Fundraiser at SooVAC in Mpls, MN

I have donated my "Push/Pull" painting to for Soo Visual Art Center's annual gala fundraiser event, Get Lucky .

Always a fun party with art, artists, food, cocktails, music and a silent auction featuring many local favorite artists and businesses.

Saturday, January 26th, 2018 7pm-11pm

Tickets available here .


I made a framed 22x30" painting (on Yupo paper) for this cat-themed, group art exhibition. Opening Oct 19 at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS. Show runs through 12/21.


The Post It exhibition in December of 2017 featured original art from hundreds and hundreds of artists on nearly 3,000 Post Its and continues to be one of the most popular exhibitions at GR2.  

For anyone who has been to a GR Post-It Show opening you know how much fun it is!

You can check out #postitshow to see what the shows look like and see my contributions here .

Opens 12/1/18.

  • Soo Visual Arts Center Annual Holiday Shop

Dozens of local (MN) artists will line the walls with affordable/giftable handmade works of art. Skip the junk from the mall- buy handmade/local and support the local art community instead! I'm contributing hand-painted, found, thrift store wall hanging stuff: a rhino head, a bunny head, a buffalo head, a bird on a branch and...??? They'll be posting peeks on their Facebook event page and I'll post peeks of my work on my Instagram.


at Co Exhibtions in Minneapolis. Opening Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7 PM – 11 PM (Through Jan 19.)

Participating artists: Jenna Blazevich * Liz Born * Jennifer Davis * Sarah Reed McNamara * Nicole Marroquin * Shelly Mosman * Meghan Lionel Murphy * Carla Rodriguez * Maria Cristina Tavera * Martzia Thometz * Nicomi Nix Turner * Tara Zanzig 


  • Reversible Bird/Dog Prints

from my printmaking residency at the Lawrence Arts Center in KS are now in my shop!


  • Solo Exhibition in NC

"Strange New World", my exhibition of FORTY new paintings opens Fri 9/7/18 at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. View the entire show online via my blog.



I'm almost finished painting SIX YARDS of black silk for an BIG collaboration with clothing designer Shenandoah Baur for Shelly Mosman's upcoming FASHION EVENT at Workshop in NE Mpls on Sat 9/29/18. Info on the FB event page and tickets here. Here's a sneak peek of the work in progress. 

***UPDATE: more event process pics here.


  • Enormous Tiny Art Show #23 at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH

I'm showing a bunch hand-painted, found horse heads in the 23rd installment of the Enormous Tiny Art Show!

All of the works are now available in their online shop here!

Opening reception and sale: Friday, March 2, 5-8pm

Show dates: March 2 - April 1 


  • The Growler

My art is on the cover of issue #55 (May 2018) of The Growler magazine.

You can read their "Artist Profile: The wonderfully strange works of Jennifer Davis" online or grab a free copy at your local (MN) taproom.


  • "Artists In the Kitchen"

"A collaborative project at Textile Center, "Artists in the Kitchen", an exhibition in partnership with Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. Women in the culinary and restaurant fields face the same uphill charge that women in the arts do—lack of representation, recognition, and stature for our work. So please join us in recognizing the abundance of local culinary and visual art talent in the Twin Cities by being part of this festive winter project!"

I'm soooooo excited that I am paired with Arywn Birch and Teresa Fox, the Boss Ladies of Glam Doll Donuts!!! 

Opening on March 21, and run through May 19, 2018.


  • Art-A-Whirl 2018

I'll be putting the finishing touch on my NEW MURAL at Hai Hai (restaurant) in NE Mpls during their "Hai Hai Parking Lot Party at Art A Whirl."

Food and craft cocktails from Hai Hai and Hola Arepa, Fulton Beer tent, live music in the street at Grumpy's NE, Ice Cream across the street at Crepe & Spoon and -Yep- I'll be LIVE PAINTING! lol Stop by and get a mini-print of my mural design!

Full details here .


  • Seward Garage Sale Days

Me and my pals are hosting our third annual garage sale for Seward Garage Sale Days. I'll be there slinging my prints (starting at $15 a pop) and other arty gems. My BF Brad will be there with his Ebay goods and my friend Shen is a toy designer- she'll have tons of brand new adorable soft toy samples. All kinds of good stuff- CHEAP! Come thru! Details here.



I'm so excited to share my big giant 74' mural! (Painted with the help of my partner in crime, Brad Senne!)

It's next door to Barbette in Uptown, Mpls- at "Trapeze" the soon to open Champagne bar.

I hope to have a little celebration there when it opens in a month or so...stay tuned for details.

Here's a sneak peak.


  • The Growler Magazine

My art is on the cover of issue #55 (May 2018) of The Growler magazine.

You can read their "Artist Profile: The wonderfully strange works of Jennifer Davis" online or grab a free copy at your local (MN) taproom.


  • "Winterland" at Light Grey Art Lab

I'm showing a new series of 8 little "taxidermy" smiling dogs at 

Winterland Exhibition + Pop-Up at Light Grey Art Lab (event details)
"An exhibition about makers and their craft"
Opening Reception: Friday, January 26th • 7 - 10pm

My artwork from the show is available online here.


  • Root & Star Magazine

My painting "Bird/Dog" is featured on the inside front and back covers (It's reverisble!) of the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Root & Star Magazine.

It's an amazing art and activity filled magazine for kids age 3-8.

Grab a copy here for $8.


  • 2017 MSP Chinook Book Cover Art

I did the artwork for the 2017 Chinook Book Minneapolis/St Paul and it is available now!

A subscription for the app/book will get you hundreds of coupons for local sustainable businesses. (Free 30 trial!)


  • "Chromatic" at Alto Gallery in Denver, CO

A group show with monochromatic themed works, produced by shorts for Alto Gallery.

I did my best to stick to the theme...two hand-painted shooting targets: a blue vampire and a green lagoon creature.

The show opens February 16th and will run through March 15th. 


  • "Get Lucky" Gala Fundraiser at SooVAC in Mpls, MN

I have donated my "Rabbits" painting to for Soo Visual Art Center's annual gala fundraiser event, Get Lucky.

Always a fun party with art, artists, food, cocktails, muisc and a silent auction featurein many local favorite artists and businesses.

Saturday January 20th, 2018 7pm-11pm

Tickets available here.


  • Hotbed 2017

An art auction, curated by The Jealous Curator, to benefit Planet Hope and their mission to provide outreach and educational resources to homeless, abused, and terminally ill children. ♥

The event will be hosted by Sharon Stone and Todrick Hall.

See my painting from the exhibition here.


  • ArtCrank 10th Anniversary Exhibition

I'm honored to show my 2010 ArtCrank poster for ArtCrank's 2017 "Greatest Hits" Exhibition.

Details here.

Saturday, July 8 at 4 PM - 10 PM at Fulton Beer Taproom.


  • "Art is My Weapon" at Gamut gallery in Minneapolis

As we grieve the recent gun-related tragedies in this country, let us come together as a community to discuss gun violence through conversation, spoken word performance, and art. A group show featuring 25+ artists...

Oct 19 - 28, 2017


  • "Culture Weapon" at Space 360

I'm honored to be part of this exhibition City Pages calls "One of the 20 Best Events of the Season"!

Curated by John Schuerman.

Oct 20-29, 2017


  • Burlesque & Friends Holiday Sale in Mpls

Saturday, December 9 from 2 PM - 10 PM at CO exhibitions (Stinson & Broadway in NE Mpls)

I'll have prints of many sizes, hand painted thirft store goodies for wall/tabletop, handmade earrings, pet portrait gift certificates, greeting cards, t-shirts...and whatever else I can rustle up between now and 12/9. See you there?

Here is the FB event page with more details.


  • Soo Visual Art Center's Annual Holiday Shop

Forget the cheap, scrap-heap bound junk from the malls- shop small art objects and handmade goods form local/MN artists!

Soo Visual Arts Center (behind Bryant Lake Bowl in Uptown Mpls)

Dec 1- 24, 2017

Wednesdays 11-5pm

Thursdays – Fridays 11-7pm

Saturdays and Sundays 11-4pm


  • Rosalux Gallery 15 Year Anniversary Exhibition

Rosalux Gallery, a collective, has invited all members past and present to participate in their 15 Year Anniversary Exhibition. I was a member from 2002-2007 and I look forward to re-joining dozens of my ol' "family" members for this HUGE exhibition.

Reception: May 13th, 7-10pm :: Exhibition: May 13th-28th

A book about the history of the gallery and featuring the artwork of dozens of members is available for purchase/reading here.


  • Art A Whirl 2017

I'm participating in Art A Whirl, the worlds largest self-guided, annual, open studio crawl- in Northeast Minneapolis!

I'll be showing a selection of paintings at Burlesque Gallery!

Friday, May 19th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday,  May 20nd -  Noon-8:00 p.m.

Sunday May 21st- Noon-5:00 p.m.


  • $25 prints via Tiny Showcase

8x8" prints of my painting "Sweetest Fruit" are available now via for just $25!

Part of the proceeds from sales of my print will go to Free Arts Minnesota.

"Free Arts Minnesota is a non-profit organization that creates curriculum and holds weekly art mentorship sessions with children who have experienced poverty, homelessness, abuse or mental illness. The organization works to give hope and inspire a more positive future through the healing power of art. $250 dollars from the sale of Jennifer's artwork will be donated to the organization."


  • Arc show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH

A fun group show featuring a wide variety of painted 16" arc shaped wood panels. I'll have two in the show.

Preview my paintings for the show via my blog.

The entire show is available for purchase/preview online now via

Show dates: April 7 - 30

Opening reception: Friday, April 7, 5-8pm


  • Fox Tax Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Opening Reception: January 14th: 6:30-10 pm
Show runs through April 22nd

Info/photos via my blog.


  • Hand-Painted Sloth Test Prints

I am all sold out of my sloth and Maneki Neko print edition but have just released a batch of 14 hand-painted, one-of-a-kind test prints via my Etsy shop.


  • Get Lucky 2017

Soo Visual Arts Center's Annual Fundraising Gala and Silent Art Auction.

Preview the artworks, bid online or get tickets to attend the party in person at

(I donated my Tiger painting.)


  • Pssssst!

My work is featured in the inaugural exhibition of The Jealous Curator's brand new art gallery:

Read all about it here.


  • ONE DAY ART SALE in Mpls

with my friend and fellow artist Amy Rice at her gorgeous studio in the California Building in NE Mpls on Sat, Dec 10th (for the building’s monthly “Second Saturday” self-guided studio crawl.)
Amy will be selling her "A Nice Nest Press" line of prints, soft goods and home decor.
I’ll have prints, original paintings, painted sculptures, hand-made paint earrings and more!


I made 10 little paintings on paper…$75/each.
Opens Fri, Dec. 2 at 11 am.
Check out their Facebook Event Page for info, hours and previews.


  • Printmaking Residency at Lawrence Art Center in KS

I recently completed a weeklong printmaking residency at the Lawrence Arts Center in KS.

Photos from my time as a resident artist are on my blog and the prints we created are in my shop!


  • "Enormous Tiny Art Show" 20!

This is about the zillionth time I have participated in this show (okay there have only been 20 so far) but I like to try something new each time.

Attend the show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH in person on Friday, Sept 2nd, 2016, 5-8pm or visit the online portal NOW to view HUNDREDS of small affordable, works. I painted CARS!


  • Delightful 10 * Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice at Track29 Gallery in Mpls

Amy and I are so excited abou this show! It will mark the 10 year anniversary of our first 2-gal show.

Recption Thurs June 23, 5-9pm (Show runs through Oct 2nd.)

Facebook event page here.


  • Screaming Hand 30th Anniversary Show Finale in Santa Cruz!

I've been invited to show my "Screaming Hand" painting at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

(I booked my flight immediately!)

Aug 5- March 26, 2016

Reception Fri, Aug 5.


  • MN4MN's "Blank Canvas" 2016

FRIDAY 9/23/16 at Public Functionary in Minneapolis.

10 models, 10 artists, 10 photographers, Artistic Collaborations, Live Fashion Presentation, fun fun!

Event page here, tickets here.


  • Cocktails at the Castle: A Different Way of Seeing

at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. Friday, September 16 at 7 PM - 11 PM

Tickets and more info here.

Facebook event page here.

(Im doing an outdoor art installation!)


  • "What Goes Around" at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH

A group show featuring paintings on 12" round wood panels.

See all of the art online here. April 2016


  • "Enormous Tiny Art Show" 19!

This is about the zillionth time I have participated in this show (okay there have only been 19 so far) but I like to try something new each time.

Attend the show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH in person on Friday, March 4, 2016, 5-8pm or visit the online portal after that date to shop the show online. HUNDREDS of small affordable, works.


  • The Umbrella That Travelled the World

A group art show featuring a rainbow umbrella as muse.

At Galleria of Edina: May- Aug 2016.

Redeption with the artists Thurs, May 19 at 6pm.

Info about the project here. Event info here.


  • Kit & Ace: The Wall

My three giant bear head wall hanging sculpture thingys are on display at Kit & Ace's the North Loop (Minneapolis) location through Aug 2, 2016.

They're throwing a little cocktail hour viewing shindig on Thurs, May 26, 2016.

The event is free but PRETTY PLEASE RSVP here.


  • Jennifer Davis: Love Heals at SpotSpa Uptown (Mpls)

Thurs, July 17, 2016 form 6:30 - 8:30pm.

Facebook event page here.

I'm showing 12, new original 6x6" paintings that I created for Spot Spa's "Love Heals Tune-In Deck."

(They're like tarot cards that can be used for meditation. More info and sneak peeks here.)


  • Screaming Hand 30th Anniversary Show

"In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, we have invited over 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image."

Reception: Friday, May 20th, 2016 5-10pm at CO Exhibitions in NE MPLS- or stop by during Art A Whirl 2016!

Facebook event page here.

Featured Artists include: Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Bigfoot, Michael Sieben, John Lucero, John Munnerlyn, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Natas Kaupus, Eric Dressen, Thomas Campbell, Sean Cliver, Mark Gonzales, Benny Gold, Jason Jessee, Mark Widmann, Makoto Yamaki, Skinner and many more. The tour stop at CO Exhibitions will feature exclusive contributions from a selection of artists curated by Burlesque & Cal Surf including Jake Keeler, Jennifer Davis, Michael Gaughan, Cole Chlouber, Michael Cina, Ben Peterson, Taylor Kline, Dave Moreira, Jared Tuttle, Patrick Smith, Jamie Owens, and Paul Hartman.


  • The Man Who Fell to Earth: A Tribute in Art

20+ artists created original works to celebrate David Bowie.

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Sat, Apr 30 from 7pm- midnight at Gamut Gallery in Minnapilis.

Preview of my art for the show and more info here.


  • "Friends and Strangers: A Portrait Collection" at Ditch Gallery in Minneapolis, MN

I have four paintings in a new group show at Ditch gallery in Minneapolis!

Opening reception Thursday 1/21/16 from 6 PM. - 9 PM. Facebook event page here.


  • "Get Lucky" at SooVac in Minneapolis, MN

I have donated this painting to Soo Visual Arts Center's annual fundraising gala event, Get Lucky!

Saturday January 23rd, 2016, 7-11PM

Tons of art, artists, food, drinks, music and fun!

Tickets available at


  • "ETA: Enormous Tiny Art Show 18"

I have six, new, little, round paintings in the 18th installment of The Enormous Tiny Art Show.

Opens Fri, Sept 4, 2015 at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH.

The artwork is online NOW!


  • GrayDuck Gallery in Austin, TX

I just shipped two huge boxes of new paintings to GrayDuck Gallery in Austin, TX.

They'll be on display at the McNay Museum Art Fair (on Fri, Sept 11) in San Antonio and then they'll head back to GrayDuck in Austin, for a mini-show in their Decoy Gallery in October.
I've been posting peeks at my new paintings over in my Facebook album.


  • Stripe Tease in Chicago

I am touring as the set designer for the Walker Art Center Commissioned dance/music show by Choreographer Chris Shcliching. Chicago will be our 5th City. Nov 20 & 21 at the Storefron Theater. Tickets and more info here.


  • Foxglove Market & Studio in St. Paul, MN

Starting in November I will have a selection of paintings at Foxglove Market & Studio on Grand Ave in St. Paul. Stop by if you're in the area or check out the paintings online via my blog.


  • Soo Visual Arts Center's Annual Holiday Market in Minneapolis, MN

Once again this year I'll be participating in this fun, annual artists market featuring affordable (most things under $200) handmade art and gift items from local artists. Visit for details.


  • "Tomodachi & mtTape Exhibition and Launch Party"

"Please join TOMODACHI at our Mall of America location for a special art exhibit and launch party featuring artwork created with Japanese washi tape brand, mt masking tape, co-presented with Minneapolis contemporary art space Public Functionary. Come down, celebrate with us and see some amazing artwork!"

Opens Sat, Aug 29, 2015. More info and a photo of my "painting" from the show via my blog.

Facebook event page:


  • "Animal Dreams"

I was invited to contribute three paintings to "Animal Dreams: Of the Earth, Water, Sky and Imagination" 
at ArtStart Gallery in Rhinelander, WI. 

My paintings honor Wisconsin's state bird and flower (Robin/Viola sororia), state fish (Muskellunge) and of course...a Badger!
On view through 8/22/15.

See my paitings from the show here.


  • "Stripe Tease" at Walker Art Center

"Stripe Tease: Chris Schlichting with Alpa Consumer and Jennifer Davis" at the Walker Art Center is a thing that is happening Feb 19-21, 2015!

Read all about it and get your tickets here.

"Named Best Choreographer in 2013 by City Pages and steadily gaining national attention, Chris Schlichting creates beautifully designed, meticulously constructed dance worlds combining movement, visual art, and music. Building on a commission for the Walker’s 25th-anniversary celebration of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 2013, he collaborates with rock/pop guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird) and his band Alpha Consumer, which includes Mike Lewis and JT Bates, whose repetition of musical phrasing is a perfect foil for Schlichting’s movement art. The collaboration also features Minnesota-based visual artist Jennifer Davis, whose collages and paintings strike a magical balance between childlike playfulness and dark yearnings."


  • Art Basel Miami Beach

I'm showing 14 hand-painted paper shooting targets, 5 framed paintings and one fancy, custom painted handbag at Miami Design Market.

Full scoop via my blog:


Presented by White Matter at Phone Booth Gallery in Los Angeles, CA

Opening: Saturday, November 8 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Artwork inspired by the original inkblot psychology tests Rorschach created and used in his own practice.
Each artist was given one inkblot image from the 10 originals to use as inspiration for their own unique piece.


at Helikon Galllery in Denver, CO

Opening: Saturday, November 1 at 6:00pm - 10:00pm

" showing of inspiring and influential artists from across the country, with over two dozen artists included. Muses is a showcase of contemporary illustration, painting, drawing, digital art, and sculpture..."


  • "Jealous Curator: From Blog to Book to Gallery" in Walnut Creek, CA

at Bedford Gallery at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA

December 7, 2014 - February 1, 2015

"This winter the Bedford brings the blogosphere into the gallery with a show curated by the internationally renowned blogger, The Jealous Curator. This show is designed to enlighten, inspire, and chase away creative blocks that inhibit the artist in all of us."


  • Lil Bub x Yetee Gallery

A charity art show celebrating Lil Bub!

Full scoop at

Preview my painting for the show over at my blog.


  • CSA: Community Supported Arts

It's just like a regular CSA but instead of fresh food crops you get shares of fresh/surprise ART throughout the season!

I'm excited to announce that I am once again participating in the CSA: Community Supported Arts program by Springboard for the Arts. 

Check out a PBS NewsHour segment about the project (and spy my Fox print from the inaugural season in 2010) here.

Join the fun and order your share for yourself- or as a gift that keeps on giving throughout the season- here.

* UPDATE- see my blog post about the hand-pulled octopus prints I made for this project here.




Creative Block * Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists

By Danielle Krysa (AKAThe Jealous Curator) is now on bookstore shelves!

I was honored to be interviewed for this book and to create my own little "get unstuck" exercise for readers. The interviews in this book are so great- fascinating, funny and full of insight. I want to try all of the projects! Take a peek inside the book via and preview my "project" for the book via my blog.


"RX for a beautiful life", indeed! This cute new shop has a wide variety of housewares, hand-made things, jewelry, etc. Oh, and ART! My paintings are happy to be on display amid such beautiful people and things. I mean WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT THESE CUTIES?!?


  • Enormous Tiny Art Show 14

at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH.

For this installment I made a bunch of painted thrift store thingys like this and this. All of my painted knickknacks for the show are available online here.


  • iPhone Cases and Vinyl Wall Murals

I have 3 new iphone cases and 3 large scale vinyl wall murals available via The Wallery


  • FreeHand

Some of my artwork is featured in Helen Birch's new book, "FreeHand: Sketching Tips and Tricks Drawn From Art"

Take a peek inside via Amazon.


  • DIY Gig Posters

My little pink bat print is featured in this new book, "How To Create Your Own GIG POSTERS, Band Tshirts, Album Covers & Stickers"(click to order via Amazon.)


  • Where My Art Lives Now * Part 2

Every so often one of my lovely patrons posts/sends me a photo of my art in their home. I just love seeing where my art lives now and thought I'd share a few of the photos on my Blog. Always fun to peek into other people's spaces, yes?

Click here to take a peek.


  • "Maypole" prints for $20!

Prints of my painting, "Maypole", are now available via Tiny Showcase! limited edition of 100, 7x7" (plus border for framing) and Just $20 each. (Also available framed.) $250 from the sale of this print will go to the charity of my choice: Springboard for the Arts Artist Emergency Relief Fund




A 10 year retrospective to show the progression of my work, process photos/slideshow to show how I make my paintings, and an interview.


  • Poketo Wallet

I designed a wallet for Poketo. $20 each. Order one here.

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