Warren, Mn – The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce the Literary Arts Exhibit at our gallery in Riverwalk Artists Gallery in East Grand Forks.
Books and publications by twenty-four authors from around the seven counties of northwest Minnesota will be on display for the public to view and peruse in our comfortable gallery in the Riverwalk Centre Mall.
Authors include novelists, poets, biographers, and children’s storytellers from Warroad and Wannaska to Climax and Fertile and many places in between.
As an added bonus, the Arts Council will sponsor a Writers Workshop on Saturday, June 20th at the EGF Campbell Library that is open to all writers by reservation. Cost is $20, and includes lunch.
Our featured writers will meet with participants in a round-table discussion to address writing and publishing questions and techniques you’ve always wondered about!
Call the Arts Council office by June 12th, or register below:
A Reception and Book signing for the authors will be held Saturday, June 20th, 1:00-5:00 pm at the gallery, 211 Demers Avenue in Riverwalk Centre Mall, East Grand Forks, across the street from Cabela’s and next to Mamma Maria’s Restaurant.
Share this information with friends and relatives, and come out to see this fabulous literary extravaganza!
Here are links to some of the LOCAL, GREAT Author’s we have for this exhibit!
With many thanks to Elwynn Ruud, Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is proud to share some of the recent pictures from COMPAS Residency Artists in Northwest Minnesota.
Schools involved in this picture gallery include Tri-County in Karlstad and the Roseau Schools Pioneer Days. Artists involved include Aimee Bryant (Acting), Duane Barnhart (Cartoonist), and Ross Sutter (Instruments).
COMPAS Artists Regularly come to Northwest Minnesota to inspire students and share their talents. This video was made in 2013 at CAMP ART in Hallock with videographer John Akre. Maxine Regalado and Sarah Budziszewski directed and animated this piece.
It has finally arrived! Northwest Minnesota Arts Council proudly presents the latest rendition of our “Artists of Northwest Minnesota” booklet! This directory lists visual artists, photographers, and fine craft artists who answered our call for entries. It also features art sites and arts groups within our 7 county service area.
We started taking entries for this booklet from area artists and arts organizations back in the spring of 2014. We want to give special thanks to Chris Lane of Newfolden for his hard work on the design, layout and typography, as well as Bradner Printing of Crookston who answered the call for printing this important arts publication.
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Executive Director Mara Hanel writes,
Art enriches our homes, offices, public spaces, and our wardrobe. We invite you to contact one of our local wrists and purchase their original artwork. Our artists play an important part in building our communities. They are small businesses trying to grow and prosper in our area. Your support is important.
This booklet will be available at area libraries and retail locations, or you can request a copy be sent to you directly. All artists and organizations who paid their entry fee will be notified when the booklets are ready to be distributed.
The list of winners is here! Juror Kimberly Forness Wilson of Grand Forks was kind enough to take on the monumental task of judging all the great art we received. Judging took place the morning of April 23rd and we can’t wait to see all of the winner’s and hand out their cash awards at our Art Exhibit Reception May 04, 2015 starting at 5:00 PM.
Kimberly Forness Wilsonis “an award-winning multi-media healing artist,” whose art is exposed in several private and public collections over the world (from Saudi Arabia to the Hawaiian Islands), including Rochester’s Ronald McDonald House. Among her many recognitions she has received the NoVac’s 2012 “Artist of the Year” Award, the Mayor’s Choice Award—Grand Forks (ND), and several Manhattan Arts International Awards. She has a studio in Grand Forks, North Dakota.