The Trapper’s Daughter & The…..
The day we have all been waiting for is finally here!!!
It is my great pleasure today, on April 25th 2015, to present to you for the first time,
Wow, isn’t she a beauty??
After their long sail along the Lake Superior coast, the Trapper’s Daughter, Bear &
Raccoon are finally able to relax on the shore near a big campfire. With beautiful bright
embers floating toward the starlit sky, this print … read more
Day 5! Day 5! Day 5!
Today is the last day of our countdown before we reveal the NEW Trapper’s Daughter
print for 2015!!
We kick off today’s countdown with a truly incredible print from 2013,
“The Trapper’s Daughter Crosses the Height of the Land as Winter Fades From the
Woods & Waters.”
“The Trapper’s Daughter and the Spring Moose” came into the gallery like
a hurricane. We could hardly keep this image on the walls and in the bins
after … read more
Day 4 of Our Trapper’s Daughter Adventure!
Day 4 of our Trapper’s Daughter adventure beings with the winner of our 2014 Summer
Solstice Trapper’s Daughter Bracket Competition….
In 2010, Rick Allen decided to try something new. With 26 different wood blocks, and
26 individual passes through the press, Rick and his famous helper Janelle, the Warrior
Printress, worked their tails off on this one!!!
But wait…. there’s MORE!
The Kenspeckles decided to add a beautiful moon to the Long … read more
Day 3 of our Trapper’s Daughter Voyage!
We commence day 3 of our Trapper’s Daughter voyage with the eighth image
in Rick Allen’s series….
Back in 2009, you could hear all of our jaws collectively drop, “KER PLUNK,” as we
viewed “The Trapper’s Daughter Takes the Otter Slide” for the first time. What a
beauty! Rick Allen really went to town with this gem.
One of my favorite parts about Rick’s prints is that so often they spark a wonderful,
rich memory. … read more
“The Trapper’s Daughter & the Second Day”
We kick off day two of our Trapper’s Daughter countdown with Rick Allen’s 4th image
in this enchanted series. Released in 2006, this beauty is a gallery staff favorite:
Our first glimpse of the Trapper’s Daughter out of the winter, we see her strong,
axe wielding arms and bare feet. A vision of strength and courage, she crosses
the lake atop two loons. When looking at the clouds, I can’t help … read more
The Trapper’s Daughter & the Unwritten Story
This year’s Gallery Hop Earth Day Celebration at Siiviis in Duluth will be
unlike any other event before! Why, do you ask? Well my friends, because
this year’s celebration is truly a dream come true. On April 25th, the ladies
of Siiviis, along with the Kenspeckles of the Kenspeckle Letterpress present
A THIRTEEN year retrospective featuring all 17 of the Trapper’s Daugher
breathtaking appearances in print, including this year’s truly amazing addition
to … read more
Day three of Sivertson Gallery’s 12 Days of Christmas is an ode to our favorite
North Shore tree, the birch!
Since we love birch SO MUCH here in the Northwoods, perhaps it is time to take
a cue from our friends in Northern Europe. In this region of the world, as well
as Russia & China, birch sap is sometimes used in the manufacture of wine and
However, if you’re feeling less ambitious and would rather simply sip out … read more
There are few displays of color that affect me the same was as staring at the big open
water of Superior early in the morning, but a beautiful gemstone that sparkles and
shines is right up there! There is something absolutely memorizing about a rich piece
of Opal. Similar to a cleansing dip in the big lake, the opal is said to bring its water
energy to enhance self-esteem and sense of self-worth to the wearer. And don’t even
get me started on Monica’s choice in Labradorite, with its purples, greys and … read more
Welcome to Day ONE of Sivertson Gallery’s 12 Days of Christmas!
We could not have kicked off this journey with anyone other than the one
who started it all, our painter in the bright red suspenders – Howard Sivertson!
Howard’s work has captivated the joy & beauty of the North Shore for many,
many years. Through watercolor, oil and his unparalleled storytelling, Howard
is able to transport you to a world long ago. Whether it be to the home of an
early pioneer on the North Shore, the canoe … read more
When I was first introduced to Trollbeads, it was the Scandinavian connection that first
peaked my interest. The delicate, silver Dala Horse bead, Thor’s Hammer and the adorable
photos of the Danish Family members who ran the company, I felt right at home. Trollbeads,
even the name evokes images of mossy rocks, streams and the smell of the deep forest.
I was hooked.
As the time has passed, and my love for Trollbeads becomes an addiction, my bracelet has
transformed from Scandinavian … read more
As summer starts to wind down and back to school advertisements flood our
newspapers, radio and television, I am often brought back to the time when
I, too was heading “back to school.” Back to school with new gym shoes,
brightly colored notebooks and a bunch of freshly sharpened pencils. Life
was good! In elementary school, I always eagerly awaited the “free read”
time of day. A time when all us little kiddos had full authority to browse the
children’s section of the school library. If there … read more
Today is the 12th Day of Gifting! Can you believe it? Tomorrow is the last Elfin’ Saturday before Christmas! On this final day, we thought long and hard on who we would feature. He or She had to be a slam bang finish to a truly incredible list of artists. I think you will all agree, we could not have chosen a better artist for Day 12. With great pleasure, I introduce … read more
On Day 11 of our 12 Days of Gifting, we bring you Nancy Seaton‘s Fused Glass Totems and Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s Raku fired pottery!
Most notorious for her watercolors, Nancy Seaton expanded to beautiful fused glass totems in the early spring of 2013. When put near the window, these totems come to life. With the unique designs and gorgeous colors dancing in the light, her totems are a … read more
On Day 10 of the 12 Days of Gifting, we introduce the jeweler responsible for all of our jewelry dreams… Monica Hansmeyer of Seven Sister Design!
Monica Hansmeyer is just plain… COOL! If you have had the pleasure to meet the woman behind Seven Sister Design, you know what I mean. With a friendly smile, farm girl charm and jewelry to die for, it’s easy to see why her jewelry has more devoted fans than we can … read more
Day 9 is focused on wood, wood-like products, faux wood painting, birch ceramic mugs…. You get the idea! In this day of Wood, let me mention the three groups of artists to be highlighted; Larch Wood, Grant-Noren, and Lenore Lampi.
Larch Wood, based in Nova Scotia, specializes in “end-grain” cutting boards that are praised as works of functional art. Their small, select group of crafts people work exclusively with the native Eastern Canadian … read more