Category Archives: Exhibit and Showcase

2020 Annual Art Exhibit Will be In Red Lake Falls August 12-26

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual Art Exhibit will take place in Red Lake Falls at the Unity Bank North at 210 Main Ave N. The exhibit will open on Wednesday, August 12 through August 26. Please stay tuned for times.

Please note that this exhibit was delayed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Adult and student artists from our 7 county service region — Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Rosea,u and Red Lake counties — have entered into this art exhibit and will be competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards.  Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror.  They will be recognized and receive their check at the Artist Reception.

NWMAC Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Hallock — Experience it Virtually

Traveling Art Exhibit Is Currently at Hallock Public Library

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. This year the exhibit includes 10 original pieces of art by regional artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is at the Hallock Public Library until April 28. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 the library is currently closed. We have created a video of the exhibit to all you to view it until the library re-opens. To view the video click here.

The NWMAC Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Hallock

The 2019-2020 Artists and Artwork: 

Mary Magnuson, Red Lake Falls, “Twilight in the Taiga” (Painting)

Amber Lee, Hendrum, “Koi” (Watercolor)

Peggy Branden, Karlstad, “The Beast” (Wood Block Print)

Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “The Graduates” (Photograph)

James Blix, Thief River Falls, “Woodland Composition I” (Photograph)

Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Barn” (Photograph)

Christine Foster, Thief River Falls, “Ice House Morning” (Painting)

Jill Levene, Warren, “-42.22C,” (Mixed Media)

Ying Sriyota, Badger, “The Champion” (Painting)

Elliot Chapman, Crookston, “Grain Elevator” (Photograph) 

The 2019-2020 Traveling Exhibit Schedule*:

May 10–June 28, 2019 Godel Memorial Library, Warren
June 29–August 31, 2019 East Grand Forks Campbell Library
September 1–Nov 2, 2019 Ada Public Library
Nov 3–Jan 4, 2020 Red Lake Falls Public Library
Jan 5– March 1, 2020 Roseau Public Library
March 4–April 28, 2020 Hallock Public Library

*The start and end dates at each location are approximate, depending on weather, venue hours and other circumstances that may occur to prohibit travel. For specific library hours, please contact each location before planning your visit, especially if you are planning on bringing a group.

For more information about the Traveling Exhibit or our other exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, call our office at (218)-745-9111 or contact Kelsey at (218) 688-0078 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com

Illuminations: an Evening of Art Through Ink, Photography, and Song

Join Andy Hall, Trey Everett & Annie Fitzgerald for an artist exhibit, reception & performance at Sweetlight Gallery on February 28th from 4:30 to 9:00pm. Annie Fitzgerald will play two sets of her original music from 6:00-6:30pm & 7:30-8pm. Prints will be available for sale. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

About Andy:
Andy Hall, owner of Sweetlight Gallery will be showcasing his most recent photographs from Autumn 2019 as well as displaying many of his most popular Landscape, Floral and Still Life images. There will also be a small selection of images from his previous exhibition The Fournet Experience. In 2019 Andy started offering “Metal Mounted” prints in addition to canvas gallery wraps and traditional paper prints. He has a number of these stunning metal mounts on display currently. Andy also teaches Beginner and Intermediate photography classes at his gallery. (www.sweetlightphoto.com)

About Trey:
Trey Everett will be showcasing his most recent work from the past 11 months. “Since March of last year I have been delving into local and international political and editorial illustration work. Working with the Crookston Times I submit an illustration each week which keeps me on my toes and has helped me hone skills of translating ideas in my head into images on paper, which can be very challenging!”

Some of Everett’s latest work also includes images for the Revised Common Lectionary Year A that runs from December 1, 2019 to November 26, 2020. For this series Everett has been working on and developing a style of pen and ink art called Neo Traditional. “It’s a bold, realistic stylized art that incorporates nature symbolism. Neo Traditional is also recognized as a tattoo style art work.” Everett will be showing a wide variety of his pen and ink artwork from past years as well. (Instagram: @treyeverettcreates)

About Annie:
Annie Fitzgerald’s music has been described as “a blend of Tori Amos’ intellectual appeal, Sarah McLachlan’s mystical charm and Edie Brickell’s baroque spirit” (Jamsphere). Honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as an artist to watch, Fitzgerald released her second album You & Me & the Sun on June 1st, 2018. Produced by Danny O’Brien (The Farewell Circuit, Dem Yuut), the album finds Fitzgerald joining gifted Minneapolis musicians and shaping a textured folk-pop sound mixed with the raw vitality of rock-and-roll. Since her first release In Good Time, Fitzgerald spent time a part of the NYC Indie scene, started a family, and welcomed a move back to her home state of MN and a newfound sense of space to create. You & Me & the Sun explores connection, vulnerability, love, and sparks in the span of time navigating the balance between motherhood & her life as a songwriter. (www.anniefitzgerald.com)

Call for Art Exhibits at Minnesota State Capitol Gallery

Call issued for art exhibits in Minnesota State Capitol Gallery
The Minnesota Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee is looking for Minnesota artists or organizations who would like to display their work in the Capitol’s gallery space, located on the third floor of the Minnesota State Capitol.

Proposed exhibits may be in any visual medium, including paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fabric, paper, book arts, printmaking, or any performance medium, including dance, music, spoken word, storytelling, or any other form of artistic expression that can be reasonably and appropriately accommodated in the Capitol.

Legislation passed in 2018 established parameters for art to be considered by the committee. Art exhibits should “tell Minnesota stories and engage people to: (1) reflect on Minnesota history, (2) understand Minnesota government, (3) recognize the contributions of Minnesota’s diverse peoples, (4) inspire citizen engagement, and (5) appreciate the varied landscapes of Minnesota.”  Proposals will need to meet at least one of these criteria to be eligible.

No compensation will be provided to artists or art organizations for display of their work, and sales of works are prohibited while on display in the Capitol.

Applicants may apply at http://bit.ly/Capitolart, and are asked to submit images of their proposed work via cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Adobe CC or similar. 

Those with limited access to the Internet may request a hard copy of the application form by contacting
Vic Thorstenson at victor.thorstenson@state.mn.us or (651) 201-2770.
Hard copy forms and electronic or hard copy images may be submitted in mail or delivered in person to:
MN Capitol Art Advisory Committee, 50 Sherburne Avenue, Suite 200, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Attn: Vic Thorstenson.

The deadline for proposals is March 20, 2020.