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Totally Kids fun furniture & toys is proudly featuring the art of Studio Dog Star for the month of June.  Stop in and see the colorful paintings by local artist, Jenn Nicholson Paskus.

dogs art at Totally Kids fun furniture and toys

Erin gone to the dogs at Totally Kids fun furiture and toys

Look, our Erin has totally gone to the dogs!

Big Dog at Totally Kids fun furniture and toys

Jen received an art degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1995, with a concentration in painting and printmaking.  Her love of dogs continued with her dog walking business from 1995 to 2003, where most of the inspiration for her work came from.

Jen uses vibrant colors to reflect the emotion and joy that animals bring to our lives.  Her abstract palette and stylized forms capture their character and represent the connection that people feel with their pets.

Along with Jenn’s collection, she is able to create custom paintings for people and their pets.

Visit to learn more about Jenn’s work.

Minnesota’s Got Talent!  If you know of other local artists interested in displaying their work at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys, have them contact Kate, our marketing coordinator.  She can be reached at 952-881-2425 or



Showcase your talent and wares. There is no admission fee to attend or exhibit.

Local artisans and crafters are invited to apply for the Totally Kids Artisans Market
handmade arts and accessories for kids, which will be held indoors on Sat., Jan. 15, 2011 and Sun., Jan. 16, 2011 from 11 AM-4 PM

at 7876 Portland Avenue South in Bloomington, MN.

Items for kids truly HANDMADE by you ~ including wall hangings, pottery, jewelry,
holiday items, photography, baby and kids’ gifts, baskets, paintings and prints,
scarves and other fiber and fabric items, and more.

Artisans must reside and produce their work within a 200-mile radius of Totally Kids

Applications are due by December 15 for consideration. Questions: Contact Kelly Stone,

All items are to be hand made by the artisan who must be present for the entire market
day. Artisans will determine a fair retail price for their goods and can not set higher than
Etsy or at their web site. Totally Kids will handle the transactions; process the sales,
collect the sales tax and package the items. There will be a 30% gallery fee for items
sold. Checks for 70% of each artisan’s sales will be mailed seven days after the market
ends. Set up will be 2 hours prior to store opening.

Hot cider and cookies will be served through out the market days.

Vendors and product representatives should not apply.

7876 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55420
Give us a call!