Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crop Art on television

No-one got kicked off the island for using non-Minnesota-native seeds. But reality television came to Crop Art this year.

Fashion-advice program, "What Not To Wear" recorded a segment at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair, and Crop Art was part of it.

The segment airs on TLC, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 8 p.m. Central time. (Please check your local listings.)

A portrait of the hosts of the show, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, was done by in seeds by Minnesota crop artist, Sandra Fjerkenstad-Budel. The piece was also entered in this year's Minnesota State Fair Crop Art contest.

The television show has something to do with shopping and fashion. But tune in to see Sandy's excellent seed art!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Crop Art gag cartoon

My friend, Lance Ward, did this crop art-themed gag cartoon. Thanks, Lance!

Lance is the editorial cartoonist for the Woodbury Bulletin, though they foolishly do not feature his cartoons online. For shame! Lance's decidedly adult comics appear on his Tatertot Diaper Man / Scars website.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Crop Art how-to video

Take a look at Kim Cope's guide to making crop art! See Kim making her 2011 State Fair entry, "Catcher In The Rye," featuring a portrait of Twins catcher Joe Mauer. See Kim graduate from the Seed Academy. See Kim's seed storage methods. Kim's cat does an excellent job of assisting. Check it out! It's great stuff!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Peeps Crop Art

It's a wonder someone didn't think of this before! Peeps and crop art together. Kinda wrong, kinda great -- like the combination of bacon and chocolate. Good job, Kate!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Iowa State Fair crop art

A report from crop artist Teresa Anderson who went seeking crop art in another state -- and found it.

Joel and I went for a very short trip to Des Moines this week to visit the Iowa State Fair. There were almost no competitions to view (except livestock), no shade, and almost ALL the food came from the same national vendor (saw at least a dozen identical Walking Taco! stands).

I knew they didn't have a crop art competition, but they did have some crop art sponsored by the soybean and corn industries which looked as if it had been done by kids (but mostly wasn't). I thought you might be interested in the photos.

Too bad they don't have an "Out of State" category!

Click photos for larger view.

Monday, July 18, 2011

2011 crop art deadlines

Get working on your crop art for this year's Minnesota State Fair.

Entry deadline: Friday, August 12, 4:30 p.m.

Delivery deadline: Monday, August 22, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

I'd recommend you read the rulebook before filling in the entry form.

Download the rulebook. (PDF)

There are two ways to fill in the entry form.

Fill in an entry form online.

Or download an entry form to mail in. (PDF)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Call for seed pack artists

[Note: I got this in the email today. The deadline -- for any new seed art -- is impossible, of course. But if you have any existing art that might fill the bill, give it a try. --David]


Every year we choose 16 new artists to design our seed packs. I would love to have a seed mosaic artist participate this year. If you know any crop artists in the Northeast could you pass along our call for art?

here is the link for submission guidelines. It's quick and easy to enter but submissions are due Sunday May 1st at the latest.

Thanks and stay seedy!

Ken Greene
Hudson Valley Seed Library

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MNArtists interview with Liz Schreiber has a nice interview by Katie Czarniecki with crop artist Liz Schreiber.

The interview mentions "MN Made" -- a Saturday, April 9 event at the Walker Art Center that Liz is participating in.

And this has something to do with the "The Spectacular of Vernacular" show on view at the Walker through May 8.

You can see some of Liz's work on