I’m as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth
Kristina Johnson
September 30th - October 14th, 2023

Opening reception 
September 30th, 2023
3 - 6 pm

1900 Columbus Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Park on street.
Follow driveway to backyard.

Saturdays & Sundays

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Kristina Johnson, Director
Jehra Patrick, Founder

Sweetheart Market 02
Virtual Sale
Febrary 12th-14th, 2021

Emma Beatrez
Stranger & Co.
Rachel Collier. x Wacks Co.
Benjamin Merritt
Bree Meyer
Sarah Nicole
August Schultz
Forrest Wasko
Wretched Flowers 

Waiting Room x backroom present the second annual Sweetheart Market. This year we are doing things a little differently and going completely virtual. Head over to our sister-site, backroom, to see the full catalog of artwork available at this years sale! We have handpicked goodies and artwork from our favorite shops and artists. Join us in celebrating yourself, your loved ones, and art! 

About the Artists

Emma Beatrez 

Emma Beatrez is a transdisciplinary artist from Minnesota. They graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2020 with a MFA in Interdisciplinary studio art. Beatrez received their BFA with an emphasis in oil painting at North Dakota State University in 2018. Their recent work deals with ritual, body, proxemics, desire, and simulation through material, light, sound, and scent explorations.

Stranger & Co.

Stranger & Co. is a small, woman-owned shop focused on making high quality design accessible and fairly priced. We primarily represent artists and designers who are women, people of color, lgbtq, and immigrants. Our ethos is one of inclusion, accessibility, and visibility.

Rachel Collier & Wacks Co.

Rachel Collier handcrafted a new line of candleabras. These multifunctional and refillable candleholders will accentuate any interior with a dash of whimsy and sparkle. She’s even got all your wax needs covered by locally sourcing a handful of alluring scented votives, sticks and tealights from Wacks Co.

Benjamin Merritt

Benjamin Merritt is a printmaker based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work affirms & celebrates the experience of chronic illness & disability through text and printmaking. In the printing studio, he creates copperplate etchings, scraping away & altering the copper to show a long history of marks on the final print. His markmaking is visceral on the paper, a translation of lived experience into inscription.

Bree Meyer

Bree Meyer is a self-taught artist based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. When she isn’t jammin’ with her band, Double Grave, she’s creating captivating weavings on her floor loom. 

Sarah Nicole

Twin Cities-based artist Sarah Nicole specializes in quiet contemporary watercolor painting and bodily sculpture. The intimacy of her work invites closeness with the viewer that reveals an inventive complexity. Her emphasis on an overall beautiful but poignant aesthetic seduces a sense of empathy or thoughtfulness for a suggested human presence.

August Schultz

August Schultz is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Minneapolis. They work mainly in screenprinting and hand-cut text. They will also photograph your wedding if you ask nicely.

Forrest Wasko

Forrest Wasko is an artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work investigates multiple vernaculars present in photography; specifically within observational photography, snapshots, and found images. Wasko also works with a vast variety of formats and photographic processes to create photo-objects, series, and books.

Wretched Flowers

Wretched Flowers is a collaboration between two artists using ceramic, textiles, foraged floral design, and digital media to raise questions about ethnobotany and interspecies collaboration. All of our plant material is either foraged or harvested on our property in New Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.