Inspired 2016 Book—Inspired by Brigitte Pruchnow

Munich Artists created an art book called Inspired 2016.

For the first book, artists created an art piece inspired by this artwork by Brigitte Pruchnow.

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Inspiration art piece by Brigitte Pruchnow

A group of around 26  Munich Artists created art pieces based on Brigitte’s artwork.

The following is the tentative list of artists involved (A final list will be shared on the project page when all artwork has been submitted):

Hazel Ang
Anna Blumenkranz
Devaney Claro
Britta Eriskat
Christine Friebe
Emmy Horstkamp
Elizabeth Hughes
Manuela Illera
Angela Josupeit
Christina Corell
Anette Koch
Maximilian Lueckenhaus
Corinna Naumann
Berit Opelt
Niala Orsmond
Simona Petrauskaite
Brigitte Pruchnow
Elke Reis
Alexandra Ritter
Isidora Romani
Gabriele Rothweiler
Rainer Schmitten
Ines Seidel
ursula Singer
Allun Turner
Michaela Wuehr
The book will be published as an A4 Landscape. If you are interested in a copy of the book, please let me know.  We are only printing a limited number.  You can email me if you are interested. The cost per book will be 50 Euro.  We will only print one run per Inspired book.
If you are interested in purchasing an original piece of artwork from the book, please contact the artists directly.
We will continue working on the inspired series.  For 2017, we will be inspired by a physician’s comment about pain.

Some Art You Might Never See – Rainer Schmitten Pixels

Here are two pieces of artwork you will not see at a Munich art fair, a Munich exhibition or at the Friday Gallery after December.

Rainer Schmitten

The first piece is by Rainer Schmitten.  It is very expensive.  It takes up the whole wall of his hallway.  It is way too big for his house.  It deserves a new home with lots of room to actually see the image.

When I walked up the stairs, I saw blocks of colour but I could not tell what the image was. Rainer suggested I take a photo.

When I looked at the photo, I was surprised, “Oh my goodness, It’s a woman licking her lips.” The only artwork I’ve seen from Rainer were his abstracts and some pen and ink illsutrations. Rainer said he thought about doing something more intimate but now he is glad he didn’t because he has two small children and he wants to keep his house appropriate for children.

The approximate size of the piece is 3 M x  3 M. Rainer lives in a traditional Bavarian styled house with three levels and no huge rooms or walls except in the narrow hallway. This piece deserves to be showcased on a wall and appreciated from the right distance.  Do you have a big house with large enough walls to hold a 3M piece of art?  If you do, contact Rainer and buy this piece.  For around 25k Euro, it can be yours.

Rainer Schmitten with his Pixel Painting.

Jenny Schminke

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Jenny Schminke Portrait Series

I met with Jenny Schminke last week and bought  a set of animal portraits which are now residents at the Friday Gallery.  This is  one of the pieces dismantled.

If you are interested, stop by the gallery and have a peek. Manuela Illera is also at the gallery painting during the month of December. I asked her to paint a painting and she is painting a painting.  I will post photos in the splaining section after she sends me her 500 word post about her process.

Here is my schedule for the rest of this week:

Wed – 900 – 1500 at Frauenstrasse 18

Thursday – Visiting an artist. If you want to see me on Thursday, I will be working in Sendling after my meeting with a talented Munich artist.

Friday – 900 – 1400 at Frauenstrasse 18

NOTE: If you have an art piece that is too big to exhibit in a Munich gallery but you want people to know about it, please let me know and I will talk about it.  I will only post photos with price tags.  Don’t make me guess about the piece. give me exact information including a price. If the collectors love it, they will pay what you are asking or negotiate you to a price they are willing to pay.   You can also send me some cash if a collector buys it because Munich Artists wants your money to do creative things (like the stuff on our projects page.)

PS  The last time I talked about Rainer and Jenny in the same post was during our Art in the Park project last summer.

PSS.  Do you know the story of the poster of the dog in my feature shot?  She has been missing since 2014 and her poster was everywhere for almost a year.   Man’s best friend lost in Munich.



We Tweaked our Logo and other Munich Artists Updates



It may go through a few more tweaks but for now, we’ve removed the Munich Artists name from the logo so that we don’t look like we are stuttering on the website.

Rainer Schmitten came to the Friday Gallery/Atelier/brain storming center at Frauenstrasse 18 to discuss our Autumn Art book project. Rainer will now be in charge of the “autumn” art book product line so that we can start selling card sets and limited edition prints in August 2015.

We completed a marathon week of work for Munich Artists. I find that when I’m busy working on projects, the website takes a backseat. Sorry about that.  If you want to get daily news from Munich Artists, we post on Instagram and Facebook.

Currently I’m writing several proposals for Munich Artists. If there is an event that you feel we should get involved with, please let me know and I will send in a proposal.

We are now on the last 6 days of the 30 days Munich Artists drawing challenge. We will be having an exhibition of drawings in July.  You are welcome to participate for the last six days because we believe it is better to do something late than never.






Artists Hanging Out in the Park – Exhibition and Workshops June 12 – 18th


Here are the list of artists from Munich Artists and Kunst in Sendling that are participating on our joint exhibition and workshops sponsored by the City of Munich, Germany.

Artists involved from Munich Artists:

Emmy Horstkamp |

Suzanna Treumann |

Jenny Schminke |

Ewald Wildtraut |

Brigitte Pruchnow |

Rainer Schmitten | Rainer Schmitten Website

Artists involved from Kunst in Sendling:

Niko Jahn I Malerei I

Katrin Nodop I Fotografie I

Berit Opelt I Transfer-Lithografie I

Christophe Schneider I Fotografie I

Monika Vesely I Schmuck  & Objekte I

Barbara von Taeuffenbach I Schmuck & Objekte



Munich Artists Drawing Challenge Day 4 – Kitchen Still Life

Munich Artists Day 3 – Food From Childhood

Munich Artists 30 Day Drawing Challenge – Day 2 – Schweinehund

The First Munich Artists Stammtisch May 2015

Last night we organised our first Munich Artists Stammtisch.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss our current projects and to get feedback from artists regarding our current plans and what they want to achieve over the next year. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing our projects on the website and placing open calls for two of them.

The following Munich artists attended our first stammtisch:

Rainer Schmitten
‘Scotland’, mixed media on canvas, 140 x 175 cm, Rainer Schmitten 2015

Rainer Schmitten

Roy Hessing

Roy Hessing

Andreas Hirsch

Andreas Hirsch

Hubert Juranek

Hubert Juranek

Berit Opelt

Berit Opelt

Markus Maria Wendland

Markus Maria Wendland

Chris Tomas

Chris Tomas

Angela Smets-print-2015

Angela Smets

Munich Artists Sonia Boening

Sonia Boening



Julia Rößle


Maximilian Lueckenhaus

Nasser Ash

Florencia Chueke

Ursula Singer


Emmy Horstkamp Plan B Dorothy 2015 collage
Emmy Horstkamp

Monday for Munich Artists – Lets Play Catchup About What Munich Artists are Doing

  • Organising Groups to Create Fine Art books –  a Munich artist decided he wanted to create fine art books and approached us to help create small groups to work together on fine art books.  Always up for collaborations, we organised the first band of artists which met on Saturday.  The artists currently involved in a black and white fine art book are:
    • Brigitte Pruchnow
    • Rainer Schmitten
    • Emmy Horstkamp
    • Adriana Hernandez
    • Isi Dina
    • Britta Eriskat
    • Jelena Opačak
    • Newsha Djavadipour-Sigari
    • Birgit Abt
      • Update About the book: The book got stallllllled.  I’m trying to get the images back so I can incorporate them into the January video.
  • More fine art book groups will be created and each group will be focusing on a different style of art book.  If you are an artist and would like to be involved in an art book, please let us know.The Munich Artists Weekend Newsletter is once again postponed due to my inability to write on the weekend.  This change from Monday to Friday is not going smoothly. I’m hoping that I get into the groove by this weekend. (Keep your fingers crossed.)
  • Terri Lloyd is an artist working with clay. Here is a piece she made while experimenting for her art piece that will be on display for the Munich Creative Group exhibition Fernweh which will be exhibiting November 7th through the 9th in Schwabing at atelier Caveau Tengstrasse 25.