Selective Focus: Carly Jandl

Carly Jandl is an artist still exploring all the options, currently working in painting and jewelry. She also helps others get their work in front of an audience by hosting pop-up events. This week in Selective Focus we get a close-up view of her small-scale artwork and bigger goals.

CJ: Northern Exposure Art is an ever-changing endeavor. My passion began with acrylic painting, and slowly continues to morph as I find other projects to satisfy my creative brain. I am currently focused on commissioned paintings, crafting rainbow earrings, and designing logos. I basically take whatever my creativity tells me to do and run with it.

Foggy Treeline

I really found my footing with painting after instructing classes at On the Rocks Art Studio for a few years. I took that experience and knowledge and slowly formed my own styles and techniques. After about 10 years of finding my place in the art world, I’ve achieved my dream of being a freelance artist and business-owner.

Rainbow Earring “Rastafarian”

Rainbow Earring “Earthy”

Over the past few months, fellow artist and friend, Halee Schlangen of Curious Metals and I founded Superior Artisans, an artists’ collective in which we organize pop-up sales for fellow makers to join and sell their wares. We hold them monthly at different locations around Duluth with a focus on breweries and cideries due to the open spaces and attraction of delicious beverages!

Wood slice painting of the lift bridge

I am overwhelmed at the welcoming atmosphere Duluth artists create and am thrilled to be a part of it. I’ve formed many friendships along the way, and can’t wait to see where my arts adventure continues to take me.

Always inspired by my exposure to the North, my work reflects the beautiful area in which I’ve chosen to plant my roots.

You can find my work at Adeline Inc., Makers Mercantile, The Big Lake Life, and online:

Keep track of Superior Artisans’ upcoming events where you can find my work and the work of many other talented locals by following their Instagram or Facebook pages!

Wood slice painting commissioned for a friend’s wedding

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