Saturday, February 4, 2017

On the Road to New York and Hong Kong

Last week, I delivered three of Jimmy's paintings to my fabulous friends at ArtServeMN. Bob Lindell and staff have been shipping Jimmy's work for years. Bob is seasoned in the art world and has taught me much over the years. He installs and ships artwork for museums, collectors and artists. I am so proud that he purchased two of Jimmy's pieces and they hang at ArtServeMN. So, lovely.

Jimmy Reagan's "Man of the World."
Jimmy's painting, "Man of the World" 
is heading to Studio 26 East Village 
where it will be processed and sent onto 
Hong Kong with the gallery 
and other artists. This will be 
Jimmy's first showing in Asia. 
We continue to learn as we go. 
















Jimmy's painting, "Man with Sad Face" 
has been well traveled after spending 3+ months in Milano, Italy for ArtExpo Milano. He has also graced the cover of TOSCA Magazine. 

Jimmy Reagan's, "Man with Sad"




Jimmy Reagan's, "Girl from France"

 "Man with Sad Face" and "Girl from France" will be part of the AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, CHELSEA in March. Hope that they are well received! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Jimmy Reagan's Bow Tie and Pocket Square make their TV Debut with FOX 9 Sports personality Ron Johnson

On November 18th, 2016, I met Ron Johnson.  Ron is a former Minnesota Gopher Football player and retired NFL receiver.  He's a current KFAN radio personality, FOX 9 Vikings Gameday LIVE anchor, businessman, go getter, husband, father and all around great guy. Ron volunteered his time as a "Shoe Guy" for the U of MN FashionFest in November. This is a fundraiser for the department of Pediatrics benefiting the Masonic Children's Hospital. We've been supporters for 20 years.

As I understand the story, Ron stuck up conversation with some my Through Jimmy's Eyes models (aka my kids) at the event. He heard about Jimmy's story and liked the fashion we were presenting on the runway. Ron came up to me asking to buy one of Jimmy's pocket squares. He was also eying a bow tie. After chatting with Ron, it seemed to me that he should have both. I offered him a bow tie as a gift.  He suggested that he wear it on the run way as my 8th model. Of course, we were thrilled and he quickly made arrangements to be my 8th model.  I met him behind stage to tie his bow tie. After the runway, Ron told me that he'd like to wear Jimmy's bow tie and pocket square on air for the Vikings vs Colts game at US Bank Stadium on December 18th and he would need me to come to the game to tie his tie. No problem, I can tie a bow tie!

The models backstage at FashionFest with Jack and Ned
Tying Ron's bow tie in the KFAN suit at US Bank Stadium



So, on Sunday, December 18th, 2016,  I went to US Bank Stadium to tie Ron's bow tie. We watched the behind the scene activity and the show. Ron proudly wore Jimmy's bow tie and pocket square based on Jimmy's painting, Italian Coast."

Ron and Ben Leber LIVE
Hobie Artigue, Ron Johnson, Ben Leber and Pete Bercich



Ron signing autographs on game day

Thanks Ron! Your smile is contagious. 


Friday, December 9, 2016

Award winning Author and Speaker Caryn Sullivan writes about Jimmy Reagan




Many thanks to Caryn Sullivan for her support and interest in Jimmy.  She will be at Sunfish Cellars on December 10th to sign copies of her book "Bitter or Better". 



Monday, November 28, 2016

Jimmy Reagan UPDATE!



Artist Jimmy Reagan December SALE
Jimmy will be exhibiting in Hong Kong in March with Studio26NYC at the largest art sale in Asia as well as he will be exhibiting at BG Gallery in Santa Monica, CA in June.
Man of the World - Hong Kong 2017
Barbara - BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Blue Man with Pipe - OMLOG 2017 Brochure

Girl with Hat - Berlin, Factory Art Gallery, OMLOG 2017 Brochure

If that wasn't enough, the Swiss art storage, shipping and cataloguing company, OMLOG, has used two of Jimmy's images in their new brochure. Jimmy's painting, "Girl with Hat" graces the cover of the brochure. Wow, is this great! Hope you can make our December event! We look forward to seeing you! 

Location: Sunfish Cellars
803 Sibley Memorial Hwy. (Hwy. 13), Lilydale, Minnesota 55118

Thursday, December 8th from 10AM to 6PM
Friday, December 9th from 10AM to 7PM.
Saturday, December 10th from 10AM to 8PM with wine tasting from 4PM to 8PM.
Feel free to contact Peg Schneeman Reagan if you'd like to meet at an alternative time. 612-269-9897
Learn more about Jimmy at www.throughjimmyseyes.com.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Jimmy Reagan - YouTube video - the making of "Man of the World" - Off to Asia


Here is a video link to the making of Jimmy's painting, "Man of the World." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zQgB5eG2Tc

Direct eye gaze is a hallmark of Jimmy's work. Detail of "man of the World".



Jimmy Reagan's, "Man of the World."

Saturday, November 12, 2016

"Man of the World" is heading to Hong Kong with Studio26NYC - Hong Kong Art Basil

Jimmy Reagan's painting "Man of the World"

What's in a name......."Man of the World" is a traveling to Asia to be part of Art Basil Hong Kong.  As of next spring, Jimmy will have exhibited on three continents.....North America, Europe twice and now Asia.  I've been asked how these opportunities have arisen? Jimmy has a presence on the web and his color speaks to people. We've been contacted by galleries from around the world interested in what Jimmy is doing. His color speaks to the viewer. There is a freedom in his work that is appealing to the viewer. There is a uniqueness in his work.

For years when Jimmy was distressed he'd say, "you're different from the rest, you're different from the rest."  This was always so sad to hear. Until I realized that this is exactly why his artwork is unique. He's unencumbered by what others think of his work....there is freedom in this thinking. When I told him that he was right that he is different from the rest and that makes his artwork unique. I said to him, "Jimmy, if you were the same as everyone else, you're artwork wouldn't stand out." You're unique and this is a good thing. He rarely repeats that line now.

We're grateful for his success and hope that he continues to work in a way that is both meaningful to him and his viewers.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Introducing Jimmy Reagan's new Handbag!

Jimmy's new handbag - "Ann"

Jimmy's painting "Girl with Orange Hat"
The new bag "Ann" is a detail of Jimmy's painting
"Girl with Orange Hat".