Connie Norman
Connie Norman

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Plains and Peaks Great Lakes In-flight Magazine December 2009

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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It was an honor to be asked to be featured in Peaks and Plains Great Lakes In-Flight Magazine, but then I found out I was chosen to be on the cover, I was thrilled.  Thank You Peaks and Plains!!!!

Among Friends Too

Friday, November 20th, 2009

It’s that time of year again. We are having our Among Friends Show and Sale. This year it will be at 714 Sun Valley Dr. Saturday, December 5, from 12 – 7.

Check out Chad’s and Maura’s Blogs.

Creative Spaces: Art For The Home

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Reception Tuesday November 24, 5- 7.

“Creative Spaces is an annual favorite at the Lincoln Center. The focus of this exhibition is on the artful home. From furniture to flower vases, these unique objects will allow you to express your own style and set your home apart. All objects are available for purchase, created by local, regional and national artists.”

I am very excited to be a part of this fabulous functional exhibition, please stop by to see everyone’s artwork.

New Representation

Thursday, June 11th, 2009



I am happy to announce that I am now represented by The District Gallery in Park City, Utah.

They will be having their grand opening and reception, June 27, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  1205 Iron Horse Dr. Park City, Utah.     435 . 649 . 3445

I hope to see you there.

I will have five pieces in the gallery, which three are below.

For more information please visit their website

Artful Home Spring Preview Catalog 2009

Sunday, March 1st, 2009
Artful Home Spring Preview 2009

Artful Home Spring Preview 2009

Please order you own Artful Home Catatlog at

Just before we left for Ethiopia the Artful Home Spring Catalog came out. The catalog came out on January 29, and we were on the plane January 31. I didn’t have time to really enjoy it or share it with friends and relatives. So here it is my big debut in The Artful Home Catalog, page 15, and 20. I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of this beautiful catalog.

Please check out the for amazing artwork. I happy to be included with all the incredible artwork they represent.

Artful Home Spring Preview 2009 page 14 & 15

Artful Home Spring Preview 2009 page 14 & 15

Artful Home Spring Preview Catalog page 20 & 21

Artful Home Spring Preview Catalog page 20 & 21

My bowl is on the top left coffee table.

Minnesota Scholastic Art Award

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

I just finished jurying the Minnesota Scholastic Art Award, hosted by MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design . It was a big job looking at over 1200 pieces of artwork made by 7th through 12th graders separated into 6 categories: Painting, Drawing, Ceramics/glass, Printmaking/Mixed Media, Photography and Video/Film/Animation. . It was really nice to see another state’s student artwork. Here are a few of my favorites.

American Style February 2009

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Artists Who Teach Advertisement in American Style

Artists Who Teach Advertisement in American Style

A few months ago I was added to I was thrilled about being accepted the website, and my excitement is still growing. This month I am apart of the Artist Who Teach advisement in American Style Magazine!!!

I was told that the ad was coming out in January. In my sleepy state this morning I was flipping through the new American Style, and I was shocked awake to see my vessel in the magazine. It was a fun way to wake up!

Thank You to The Among Friends Supportors!!

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Gina a happy shopper!!

Gina a happy shopper!!

Emma showing her Grandmother some of Maura's beautiful pots.

Emma showing her Grandmother some of Maura's beautiful pots.

I wanted to say Thank You to everyone who came down to the Among Friends Art Show and Sale at the Historic Plains Hotel! We had an amazing turnout! Thank you to our friends who braved the wind, the cold, and the snow, and to the people who set out on treacherous roads to drive over the hill from Laramie, to support us.

The Among Friends Five: Chad Blakely, Maura Jacobsen, Eric Lee, Lynn Newman, and myself, are extremely pleased how our first holiday sale turned out. We’ve decided to make it an annual event. I hope to see all of you again next year.

Our reception seemed for me to be a great celebration of a year of art making, coming off our lovely and successful holiday sale this past weekend, I realized how nice it was to talk and reconnect with friends, neighbors, collectors.
Thank you, Thank you again!!

Among Friends News Release

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Here is Maura’s news release that didn’t get published in the paper. :( She did such a nice job of writing it up I wanted it to be published somewhere. I wish I would have thought of it earlier. Oh well next year I’ll be more on top of things!!!

“Among Friends Art Exhibit” brings local artists together for the Holiday Season

CHEYENNE, WY – Five award-winning artists under one roof! “Among Friends Art Exhibit and Sale” will feature work by local artists Chad Blakely, Maura Jacobsen, Eric Lee, Lynn Newman and Connie Norman. All artists live in the Cheyenne area and convey five very distinct styles to the show. There are, however a few common threads that link them and bring the show together into one spectacular event. A contemporary edge, strong use of color, and text unify this diverse group.

Chad Blakely’s work is influenced by his love of pop culture, comic books, and toys from his childhood. The black and white ink drawings with the subtle use of color represent the memories of his youth that seem distant yet vibrant. Chad has been teaching in Cheyenne for the past nine years and is currently teaching art at Carey Junior High.

Eric Lee’s inspiration comes from musical lyrics and poetry. His techniques involve collage, oil pastel and integrating new art media such as Mylar film and stencils to create text. Many of his images come from driving the highway and listening to music. Eric has been teaching for the past eight years and he is currently teaching art at Central High School.

Maura Jacobsen has been a studio potter for the past ten years. All of her work is hand thrown and hand painted stoneware. It is made for everyday life. The fun patterns and sayings are a reflection of where she lives and the silly things her children say. She loves to take images from life, simplify them, paint in a little color, go against the rules and make people smile.

Lynn Newman’s paintings are about the use of color to investigate the nature of our western landscape. He likes to create an emotional response by the use of expressive brushwork and dynamic color, in ways that relate to everyday experiences. “I hope that individuals can easily identify with my work – each in their own unique way. This, for me, is the nature of art.” Lynn has been teaching for the past 20 years and is currently the Art Coordinator for Laramie County School District #1; he also teaches at Central High School.

Connie Norman is fascinated by the rhythmic qualities created by color, texture, and patterns. “All my life I have struggled with writing; now my pottery is completely covered in text, allowing me to experiment in different art forms, and face fears through my art medium.” Her greatest satisfaction comes from thoroughly filling surfaces with color and finely detailed decoration in a spirit that is playful and whimsical. Her attempt is to make the environment an expressive participant and to address the importance of aesthetics in our daily lives. Connie Norman has been teaching for the past nine years and currently teaches art at Carey Junior High.

The Exhibit and Sale will take place at The Historic Plains Hotel on Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th from 10am to 7pm in the Powder River Room. All exhibited artwork will be available for sale at any time during the event. Come enjoy the art on display, or take some home for your very own.

Among Friends Holiday Art Exhibit

Thursday, November 13th, 2008