The Saint Paul Art Crawl opens this Friday, April 26, and the Minnesota State Arts Board in partnership with the Regional Art Councils is proud to present, A Creative Investment, Celebrating 10 Years of Legacy Art and Impact. The exhibition highlights the breadth of arts engagement, featuring works by all ages – kindergartners to older adults – and all abilities, all supported by the state’s arts and cultural heritage fund. Thirty-five grantees, from 30 communities from around the state, with nearly 100 art pieces (painting, mosaics, textiles, pottery, sculpture, photography) are featured. Its theme is that all Minnesotans are creative, and all benefit from the arts.
There is an opening reception this Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Arts Board. In addition, the exhibition is on the website. Works are categorized by community. Works from our region include the Badger Community Wall, In Progress –Fresh Voices from Crookston, and nine canvases from the We Are Water workshops.
The Zehlian’s are planning their annual Art and Wine Walk in Thief River for Thursday, June 20th and they are looking for more artists. Are you interested in participating? Email Jodi at email@example.com for more information and to sign up.
We are offering visual, writing and performing artists an enhanced listing that goes beyond our artist booklet or artists who want to market themselves further.
Your own page on our website that includes how to book you, buy your work or services.
Information about your art and what you are offering or selling to the public on a kiosk located in a public place TBD.
The opportunity to have a piece of art in an exhibit that features artists of our artist booklet.
This is a chance to go the extra step in promoting your art and services. Visual artists will have an image of their art included in the listing. Performing artists can include a video of their performance. The public will be able to view your information and look or listen to your work on our website and on a kiosk/computer station. They will also be able to read more about you and find out how to book your band for a show or purchase your book if you are an author.
Interested? If so, you need more information. The cost is $50. As always, you can use Paypal on our website donations page to pay.
Even if you have a listing in our artist booklet we need you to complete the forms to ensure that the information is up-to-date. Coordinate the drop off of your piece of art with Stephanie Olson, our Showcase Specialist. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to help you connect with the people who can hire you, show your artwork, or purchase your work!
Information Needed for Artists of Northwest Minnesota Enhanced Listing • Briefly describe what merchandise you have to sell, group similar items by headings, this should not be a list of all your pieces for sale just an overview of what you have available. • If you have items you have created for sale please list whether you are looking for local retail outlets, have your own studio store, or sell by personal contact, etc. • If you are a visual artist who excels at public art pieces please provide a sample of your work and write a brief description • If you are a literary or performance artist and have a presentation you regularly perform please provide a description. Include a link to a video on YouTube if you like.
Please reach out with any questions or to submit your information for the listing! email@example.com or 218-745-9111.
To see a list of the artists in our listing visit this page on our website.
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is excited to announce the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit Winners. Student and adult artists residing in a seven-county region including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau and Red Lake recently entered into the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit and competed for $2,300.00 in cash awards. The winners were recognized at the Northwest Minnesota Artist Reception in Badger, Minnesota on March 31. To view a video of the entire exhibit click here.
Exhibit cash award winners were chosen while the exhibit was on display at the Badger Community Hall in Badger from March 20 to 31 by qualified juror and Region 2 Arts Council Grants Manager Holly Alcott. “I was completely humbled and joyfully impressed by the amount of talent. There were so many incredible creative works it was very difficult to choose the award winners. I applaud the creativity, talent, originality, and technical experience of all the artists that participated, both students and adults,” Alcott said.
Exhibit Awards include:
1stPlace $500 Elizabeth Rockstad of Ada in fine craft mosaic “Seasons”
2ndPlace $300 Andy Hall of Climax for photography “Snowy Pasque Flower”
3rdPlace $200 Connie Nelson of Hallock in acrylic painting “Tail Light”
Merit $100 Debbie Aune of Gatzke in watercolor painting “Busy Streets on a Cold Day: Badger MN”
Merit $100 Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla in pottery “Nesting Bowls: My Little Beauties”
Merit $100 Irene Bertils of Crookston in drawing “Prayer”
Merit $100 Peggy Branden of Karlstad in print “The Beast”
Merit $100 Tammy Hansen of Newfolden in acrylic painting “Golden Hay Harvest”
People’s Choice $100 Debbie Aune of Gatzke
1stPlace $300 Logan Johnson of Crookston in sculpture “Because I Could”
2ndPlace $150 Adriana Isum of Crookston in painting “Serenity”
3rdPlace $100 Amber Lee of Hendrum for painting “Koi”
Merit $50 Madilyn Race of Goodridge for sculpture “Chowing Down”
Merit $50 Elysa Christensen of Crookston in mixed media “Fifth Dimension”
Merit $50 Anissah Novacek of Greenbush for drawing “Live Aid”
Merit $50 Phenix Glessing of Ada for tea set sculpture “Apple of My Eye”
Merit $50 Elliot Chapman of Crookston for a photography “Grain Elevator”
People’s Choice $50 Logan Johnson of Crookston
A dozen exhibit pieces of art were chosen to be included in the Traveling Art Exhibit, which will travel this next year to area libraries. Watch for the schedule to be announced and for it to arrive in your community.
Andy Hall, owner of Sweetlight Gallery, will open co-exhibition The Fournet Experience Andy will be displaying still photographs that he created while exploring the interior of Crookston’s historic, architectural gem. The still images will be set amongst architectural salvage pieces from the Fournet Building. Sarah Wagner will be joining Andy with her 360° Virtual Reality panoramas that give you a sense of being inside the building. The Fournet building was built in 1885 from the designs of Grand Forks architect, J.W. Ross. Over the years, the building has been both residential and commercial. Tenants have included a law firm, a grocery store, a dental office, a hardware store, a liquor store and in 1907 the Fournet building opened the first furniture store in NW Minnesota. Andy and Sarah were fortunate to have captured a small sampling of the beauty of this historical building and are excited to bring it to you. The Fournet Experience opens Tuesday, April 2nd 5-9PM and continues through May 25th during regular business hours.
Sweetlight Gallery 119 N Main St. Crookston, MN 56716 Refreshments and light appetizers will be provided.
Due to safety concerns, this event is not appropriate for small children/toddlers/babies.