Swiss Days

You never know going in to an art show if you'll find success.  Sometimes an artist feels successful if they simply break even (we know how that feels!)  Sometimes it's a lot better than just breaking even.

We are so happy that Swiss Days was a success for us this year.  In fact, it was our best show yet.  We are so grateful that their are people out there that can afford artwork and support us in our small business so that Jeremy can continue with his passion of creating unique and original pieces of art. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  What a blessing it is to our family to be able to pay our bills while Jeremy works at something he loves.

Now, enjoy some photos from our Swiss Days experience.  Be careful not to look directly at Larry's white legs as you might be blinded;)

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Murals in Downtown Logan

Last fall, we shared with you a few images from our photo shoot at The American West Heritage Center. At the time, I couldn't share what the images were for or what they would be.  Shrouded in mystery, I know!  But, the time has come (since the city of Logan has approved it, yay!) to share what we're doing!

The building on 22 East Center is being entirely renovated by our colleague and friend, Andrea McCulloch of Milieu Designs.  On the side of the building, she has planned a 25'x25' canvas mural that will be rotated out every few months.  The first painting, Baby Steps, will be done by Jeremy and it will be a painting of a baby (Yep! OUR cute baby Viggo!) taking his first steps!:)

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from that day!

It's not always easy keeping a 1 year old happy during a long photo shoot! The pictures don't show it, but it was actually quite cold and we would bundle up that little cutie in a pioneer blanket between takes.  We had such a fun time working together on this as a family.  In fact, around the corner (which you can't see in this photo) our little girls were holding a bounce card to help light up the scene.  Talk about a family effort! 

As of right now, we're not sure exactly when the mural will be put up.  Jeremy is still working on creating the original painting that the mural will be made from.  I'll let you know when I find out anything and keep you updated. Until then, join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram let us know what you think of this exciting new adventure!

Saint George Art Festival 2015

We headed down south to the St. George Art Festival last week.  We didn't know what to expect, it was our first time there.  We have been to several art festivals, including Summerfest in our local Logan, Utah and Swiss Days in Midway, Utah so we sort of expected the same.  But, there were some key differences at the St. George festival that made it stand out for us. 

Zion's Light

First, the atmosphere just seemed a little more chill.  It may be because it's a smaller show, less tents and more room to maneuver between tents with your big ol' stroller or what not.  Or, it may be because parking was easy to find and there were no cumbersome "2 hour parking only" signs (like at Summerfest) or bus-loads of people being shipped in (like at Swiss Days).  

So, the atmosphere was nice and relaxed and secondly, it was very kid-friendly.  Maybe this is just the way Saint George is all the time, but our kids absolutely adored the Carousel in the downtown square and the water park and splash pad.  The city of Saint George has done an excellent job at making their downtown family-friendly and other cities could definitely take a page out of the St. George handbook.

The city of Saint George awarded Jeremy a purchase award for his painting Zion Reflections. That was a fun surprise.

Climbing at Pioneer Park was a fun way to spend the evenings after the show.  Jeremy is totally obsessed with rock climbing so this was a great place for him.  The weather was very nice, especially compared to our hometown that had high temps in the 50s..bbrrrr! 

Hello, from Jeremy

Hello, from Viggo

The girls are so good about helping with the baby.
Viggo: King of the Rock

Ingrid: Queen of The Rock

Jeremy: Looking Manly

Just thought this pic is cute...double chin:)
It was a little weird for us celebrating Easter in a hotel room but the Easter Bunny found us there and the kids loved it.

Happy Easter!

Thank you St. George Art Festival for a great Spring Break!  Looking forward to next time!

For information on next years show, you can follow us on Facebook HERE and you can follow the Saint George Art Festival HERE.

New Testament Artwork

       Jeremy has been creating some beautiful new Bible artwork.  We've had such a wonderful experience working with our really amazing models.  Each of the models brought with them something to these photo shoots that made these paintings really come to life for us. Jeremy has spent a lot of time in the New Testament studying in an effort to make everything accurate.  He has a few more religious paintings in the works, so be sure to look for those in the coming months. 
       First, The Raising of the Daughter of Jairus, found in Mark Chapter 5.
The Raising of the Daughter of Jairus by Jeremy Winborg
Prints Available

      One day Jairus, a ruler of a synagogue, fell at the Savior’s feet. Jairus said that his 12-year-old daughter was very ill. He begged Jesus to come and bless her. He believed that Jesus could make her better. Jesus started to follow Jairus home, but He stopped to heal a woman. As He was talking to her, someone came to tell Jairus that it was too late—his daughter was dead. 
       Jesus heard what was said. He told Jairus not to be afraid but to believe in Him. Then Jesus went with Jairus to Jairus’s house. The house was filled with people who were crying because of the little girl’s death. Jesus told them the girl was not dead but was sleeping. The people laughed at Him. They were sure the girl was dead. The Savior had everyone leave the house except His disciples, Jairus, and Jairus’s wife. They went to the room where the little girl was lying. Jesus took the girl by the hand. He told her to get up. She stood up and walked. Her parents were amazed. 

Secondly, Jeremy has painted The Blind Man of Bethsaida found in Mark 8:22-25
The Blind Man of Bethsaida by Jeremy Winborg
Original Available
 22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.

 23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.

 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

 25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

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Gala Fundraiser @Winborg Masterpieces to benefit Cache Valley for Hope

We're all very excited about this fundraising gala we are hosting on December 12th.  We've been flying around like busy little bees organizing food, music, all the logistics to make for an amazing event!

We're excited to be raising money for Cache Valley for Hope Cancer Foundation, a charity that is very near and dear to us.  Cache Valley for Hope provides monetary support and services to people of Cache Valley, Utah who are suffering from cancer.  We're glad to be able to help them!

The evening of December 12th will be a party!  We will have several items for a fun giveaway.  We will have yummy food and a live band.  We will have a silent auction of some great art.  We will have the artists there that night creating new works of art that will be auctioned off at the end of the evening.  It's going to be really fun and a great way to give back to the community.  Not only will a portion of the proceeds of the evening go to Cache Valley for Hope but a portion of all sales from Winborg Masterpieces Gallery will be donated for the entire month of December.

We hope to see you all there!  Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you think would be interested!  Thank you!