Calendar

DEADLINES AND CALENDAR

Calendar of Events

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January 2020

  • Jan 8-31 Traveling Exhibit in Roseau Library
  • Jan 12 Winter Fantasy Show  11-2pm, Ralph Engelstad Arena Lobby Thief River Falls.
  • Jan 13-31 Winter Fantasy Show at NWMAC Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in TRF.
  • Jan 15 Deadline:  Individual Grants:  Artist Project ($1,500 for adults)
  • Jan 23 Grant Writing Session in Greenbush Library at 4:00
  • Jan 27 Grant Writing Session in Crookston Library at 4:00
  • Jan 29 Grant Writing Session in Stephen School at 4:00
  • Jan 30 Grant Writing Session in Hallock Library at 4:00

February 2020

  • Feb 1 – 28 Winter Fantasy Art Show at NWMAC Gallery at Northland Comm Tech College in TRF.
  • Feb 1-28 Traveling Art Exhibit in Roseau Library
  • Feb 5 NWMAC Grant Panel Meeting at 4 PM through zoom.  Email to receive a link.
  • Feb 12 Grant Writing Workshop from 1-2 pm, at NWMAC.
  • Feb 28 Deadline Call for Entries into Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit
  • Feb 28 Deadline Nominations for Artist of the Year and Arts Advocate of the Year (always the last day in February), this includes Northwest Star Award for $5,000.
  • Feb 28 Artist Reception from 6 to 8 pm. Winter Fantasy Exhibit, NWMAC Gallery at Northland Comm Tech College in TRF.

March 2020

  • March 1 Deadline: Arts Legacy Grants: regular (up to $10,000)
  • March 1 Deadline: Arts Project Grants: regular (up to $3,000)
  • March 1 – 31 NWMAC Gallery at Northland Comm Tech College in TRF.  Technology Art Exhibit
  • March 1 – 31 Traveling Art Exhibit in Hallock Library
  • March 16 NWMAC office closes indefinitely due to COVID.
  • March 19 Virtual Arts Advocacy Day
  • March 26 NWMAC Grant Panel Meeting at 5 PM through zoom.  Email to receive a link.

April 2020

  • April 1 – 30 NWMAC Gallery at Northland Comm Tech College in TRF.  Technology Art Exhibit. See virtually due to COVID
  • April 1 – 30 Traveling Art Exhibit in Hallock Library.  See virtually.
  • April 2 NWMAC Grant Panel Meeting at 5 PM through zoom.  Email to receive a link.
  • April 9 NWMAC Board Meeting at 5 PM through zoom.  Email to receive a link.
  • Northwest Art Exhibit, Red Lake Falls. POSTPONED due to COVID
  • Northwest Art Exhibit Reception and Of the Year Awards, Red Lake Falls, POSTPONED due to COVID

May 2020

  • May 1 First Friday
  • May 20 Northwest Minnesota Arts Town Hall virtual meeting from 3 to 4 pm.

June 2020

  • June 5 First Friday
  • June 18 NWMAC Board Meeting at 5 PM through zoom.  Email to receive a link.

July 2020

  • July 3 First Friday
  • July 31 Deadline:  TARP Training Applications Due. Training is in August.

August 2020

  • Aug 6  TARP training 6:30-9:00
  • Aug 7 First Friday
  • Aug 10 TARP training 6:30-9:00
  • Aug 10 Northwest Art Exhibit art drop off day at Warren Rec Center.
  • Aug 12 Northwest Art Exhibit at Warren Rec Center open to public 10:00AM- 8:00PM.
  • Aug 13 TARP training 6:30-9:00
  • Aug 13 Northwest Art Exhibit at Warren Rec Center open to public 10:00AM- 8:00PM.
  • Aug 17 Northwest Art Exhibit at Warren Rec Center open to public 10:00AM- 8:00PM.
  • Aug 17 NWMAC Board Meeting at 5:00 through zoom.  Email for link to join.
  • Aug 17 TARP training 6:30-9:00
  • Aug 18 Of the Year Awards Presentation, Riverside Park, Red Lake Falls.
  • Aug 19 Northwest Art Exhibit at Warren Rec Center open to public 10:00AM- 8:00PM.
  • Aug 20 Northwest Art Exhibit at Warren Rec Center open to public 10:00AM- 1:00PM.
  • Aug 20 TARP training 6:30-9:00
  • Aug 24 TARP training 6:30 – 9:00
  • Aug 25 Northwest Art Exhibit at Warren Rec Center open to public 10:00AM- 8:00PM.
  • Aug 26 Northwest Art Exhibit at Warren Rec Center open to public 10:00AM- 4:00PM.
  • Aug 26 Northwest Art Exhibit Reception in Warren at Rec Center.  Program at 5:00 PM.

September 2020

  • Sep 1-30: NWMAC Gallery at Northland Comm Tech Collage in TRF.  Vacant, no exhibit yet due to COVID.
  • Sep 1 Deadline: Arts Legacy grants general operating for non-profit arts organizations in our service area.
  • Sep 1 – 30 Arts Legacy Grants: Artist Residency in Schools ($2,100) first come, first served with no deadline.
  • Sep 1-30 Quick Turn Around $500 grants for individuals.  First come, first served with no deadline.   Disaster relief for missed gigs in this category.
  • Sep 4 First Friday
  • Sep 17 Grant Writing Workshop:  Individuals at 3:30 pm, online or in person at our office. RSVP required.
  • Sep 24 NWMAC Board Meeting at 5:00.  Canceled.
  • Sep 28 Grant Writing Workshop:  for anyone at 3:30 pm, online or in person at our office. RSVP required.

October 2020

  • Oct 1-31:  NWMAC Gallery at Northland Comm Tech College in TRF.  Rock and Beau Bakken of Hallock painting exhibit.
  • Oct 1 – 31 Arts Legacy Grants: Artist Residency in Schools ($2,100) first come, first served with no deadline.
  • Oct 1-31 Quick Turn Around $500 grants for individuals.  First come, first served with no deadline.   Disaster relief for missed gigs in this category.
  • Oct 2 First Friday
  • Oct 10 Deadline: Individual entries in 5th Artists of Northwest Minnesota booklet.  Email director@nwartscouncil.org for form. (deadline extended to Nov 10)
  • Oct 14 Grant Writing Workshops: For Schools 3:30 pm, Organizations 5 pm. Online or in person at our office. RSVP required.
  • Oct 14 Minnesota’s Creative Northwest: Tending the Creative Soul zoom call on second Wed of each month from 5:00 – 6:00.  Email to receive link trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com.
  • Oct 15 NWMAC Board Meeting:  5:00 through zoom.  Email director@nwartscouncil.org for link to join and receive an agenda.
  • Oct 28 Grant Writing Workshop:  Individuals 3:30 pm, Organizations 5 pm. Online or in person at our office. RSVP required to director@nwartscouncil.org
  • Oct 28 Deadline:  Individual Artist Grant for $5,000.  Application in our online system under Grants. (this deadline was extended)

November 2020

  • Nov 1-30:  NWMAC Gallery at Northland Comm Tech College in TRF.  Rock and Beau Bakken of Hallock painting exhibit.
  • Nov 1 Deadline: Arts Equipment for Schools (only deadline in the year) of up to $3,000
  • Nov 1 Deadline: Arts Legacy Grants regular of up to $10,000
  • Nov 1 Deadline: Arts Project Grants regular of up to $3,000
  • Nov 1-30 Arts Legacy Grants: Artist Residency in Schools ($2,100) first come, first served with no deadline.
  • Nov 1-30 Quick Turn Around $500 grants for individuals.  First come, first served with no deadline.   Disaster relief for missed gigs in this category.
  • Nov 5 First Friday
  • Nov 10 Deadline: Individual entries in 5th Artists of Northwest Minnesota booklet.  Email director@nwartscouncil.org for form. (deadline was extended to Nov 10 from Oct 10)
  • Nov 11 Minnesota’s Creative Northwest: Tending the Creative Soul zoom call on second Wed of each month from 5:00 – 6:00.  Email to receive link trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com.
  • Nov 15 Deadline: Individual Artist Grants for $1,500

December 2020

  • Dec 1 Deadline: Call for Entries for Black Lives Matter exhibit
  • Dec 1-31 Arts Legacy Grants: Artist Residency in Schools ($2,100) first come, first served with no deadline.
  • Dec 1-31 Quick Turn Around $500 grants for individuals.  First come, first served with no deadline.   Disaster relief for missed gigs in this category.
  • Dec 4 First Friday
  • Dec  9 Minnesota’s Creative Northwest: Tending the Creative Soul zoom call on second Wed of each month from 5:00 – 6:00.  Email to receive link trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com.

January 2021

  • Jan 1 First Friday
  • Jan 1-31 Arts Legacy Grants: Artist Residency in Schools ($2,100) first come, first served with no deadline.
  • Jan 1-31 Quick Turn Around $500 grants for individuals.  First come, first served with no deadline.   Disaster relief for missed gigs in this category.
  • Jan 8-31:  NWMAC Gallery at Northland Comm Tech College in TRF.  Black Lives Matter exhibit.
  • Jan 13 Minnesota’s Creative Northwest: Tending the Creative Soul zoom call on second Wed of each month from 5:00 – 6:00.  Email to receive link trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com.

February 2021

    • Feb 1-28 Arts Legacy Grants: Artist Residency in Schools ($2,100) first come, first served with no deadline.
    • Feb 1-28 Quick Turn Around $500 grants for individuals.  First come, first served with no deadline.   Disaster relief for missed gigs in this category.
    • Feb 1-28:  NWMAC Gallery at Northland Comm Tech College in TRF.  Black Lives Matter exhibit.
    • Feb 5 First Friday
    • Feb 10 Minnesota’s Creative Northwest: Tending the Creative Soul zoom call on second Wed of each month from 5:00 – 6:00.  Email to receive link trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com.
    • Feb 28 Deadline Call for Entries into Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit
    • Feb 28 Deadline Nominations for Artist of the Year and Arts Advocate of the Year (always the last day in February), this includes Northwest Star Award for $5,000.

 Rolling deadlines

  • Quick Turn Around Grant for local individual artists who need disaster relief from missed gigs.  $500.00 grants.
  • Arts Legacy Grants: Artist Residency in Schools ($2,100) first come, first served.
  • Arts Legacy Grants: General Operating (varies).
  • Individual Grants:
    • Quick Turn Around Grants (up to $500 for adults) first come, first served.
  • Selection of exhibiting artists. We are looking for artists interested in exhibiting during 2020. Contact Mara at director@nwartscouncil.org.

All tentative deadlines will be held only if sufficient grant funds are remaining. Please call or e-mail to confirm that tentative deadlines will occur. Any questions can be directed to Arts Council Director, Mara Hanel 218-745-8886 or director@nwartscouncil.org . Grant applications are available on-line in our Grants section. Please see the Quick Lists page for details and additions. Please call to confirm meeting dates since some dates change due to conflicts with receiving a quorum of members.  People can also join board meetings by calling our conference call line.  Please call ahead to 218-745-8886 to receive meeting materials and learn procedure and phone policies.  The call in information is on the agenda cover page. All tentative deadlines will be held only if sufficient grant funds are remaining. Please call or e-mail to confirm that tentative deadlines will occur. Any questions can be directed to Arts Council Director, Mara Hanel 218-745-8886 or director@nwartscouncil.org . Grant applications are available on-line in our Grants section.  Please see the Quick Lists page for details and additions.

Note: Previous year calendars have been edited to include just exhibit locations and important training.  All meetings and grant deadlines are removed.

2019

  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit. We Are Water Dec  – Jan 18.
  • We Are Water Exhibit UMC from Jan 19 – March 4.
  • We Are Water Reception and Program January 25 at Kiehl Auditorium, UMC.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit. Fresh Voices Jan 18 to March 15.
  • Springboard’s Work of Art Training, Warren. Feb 15 and 16, Mar 8-9, April 13.
  • Northwest Art Exhibit, Badger. March 18-31.
  • Northwest Art Exhibit Reception and Of the Year Awards, Badger, March 31.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit: Cathy Forgit (textiles) and Jean Honl (rosemaling) Mid-March to May.
  • Theater Tech Workshop, Warren. April 6.

2018

  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit. Tree Spirits: Works in Wood by Regional Artists, Dec 23 – Feb 10.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit. Deb Aune, Feb 15 – Mar 31. Artist reception February 24 during the Art & Wine Walk.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit: Portrait Exhibit,  April 5-May 19.  Reception during Art and Wine walk on May 19.
  • NW Minnesota Art Exhibit, April 18-28, Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls.
  • NW Minnesota Art Exhibit Reception Saturday, April 28, Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls at 3:00 pm.
  • Arts Expo April 28 at the Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit: Judy Szklarski Paintings, Thurs, May 24 – Sat, July 14. Reception date during Art and Wine Walk.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit: Inklings by Jill Levene. July 19-August 26.  Reception on Aug 11.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit: Visual Art by Ivy Bailie Aug 11- September 2018.  Reception on Aug 11.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit SKIN Artists Reception, Saturday November 3, 1-5PM, NWMAC Gallery, Riverwalk Gallery

2017

  • Riverwalk Gallery Exhibit: Dale A. Mackowick until Jan 15.
  • Riverwalk Gallery Exhibit:  Megan Sugden, Kittson County Skies from January 18-March 5.  Reception Feb 11.
  • Riverwalk Gallery:  New Hues: An Exhibit of COLOR. River Walk Artist Gallery Exhibit in East Grand Forks, March 8-April 23.  Reception on April 22 during Art and Wine Walk.
  • World Fest:  Anda Union from China (Inner Mongolian folk musicians), Arts Midwest World Fest. School residency and community concert. March 12-18. School residency March 13-17. Public concert at Lincoln High School, Thief River Falls at 7pm on March 18.
  • NW MN Art Exhibit, April 20-30. Norman County West School Library, Halstad, MN.  Reception April 30.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery:  Christine Foster of TRF: Hope and Freedom:Mending the Soul Art Exhibit at River Walk Gallery, April 26-June 17.  Art and Wine Walk reception June 17.
  • Riverwalk Gallery: Equality and Respect for All Exhibit, June 21-August 19.  Art & Wine Walk Reception August 19.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit. August 24-October 28. Past & Present Passages, Paintings and Drawings by Lucille Nelson; 30 Bowls in 30 Days, Pottery by Janet Johnson.  Art & Wine Walk Reception October 28.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit. Jeanne O’Neil, Nov 2- Dec 16.
  • Riverwalk Artists Gallery Exhibit. Tree Spirits: Works in Wood by Regional Artists, Dec 23 – Feb 10.

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