Category Archives: Exhibit and Showcase

Fosston: Traveling Mini Art Exhibit

059The Mini Art Exhibit is now residing at the Fosston Public Library through October 2nd.
The Mini Art Exhibit features works from our Regional Art Exhibit held annually in the spring.  2014 saw the exhibit take place in Middle River, Minnesota.
On display, you will find 15 pieces of original art from both amateur and professional artists.  The pieces include pottery, sculpture, paintings, pen and ink and much more!
The art exhibit will travel to:
  • Roseau Public Library October 3-November 7
  • Warren Godel Library November 7-December 3

Artists include:

Adult artists: Susan Neufeld, Beltrami; Alberta Johnson, and Jan Osborn, Thief River Falls; Mollie Rae Miller, Roseau; Annethea Novacek, Greenbush

Student Artists: Brandi Lee, Halstad; Jaydn Rosell, Climax;  Elijah Neufeld, Beltrami; Skye Tillotson, Ada; Samantha Kraulik, Wannaska; Caleb Richardson, Thief River Falls;  Kiara Anderson, St. Hilaire; and Bryan Sanchez, Julie Ibanez, and Brooke Panzer, all of Crookston.

 

 

Using All Available Tools

Chris Lane is the NWMAC Featured Artist of the Month at the River Walk Artists Gallery in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

This is a great example of using the tools that NWMAC makes available to artists in promoting their business.

Chris utilizes his blog and his website with wonderful pictures of the gallery and links to the Pioneer 90.1 website for the interview he did with Ron West.  As a featured artist, NWMAC works with Pioneer 90.1 to schedule radio interviews  to reach an even wider swath of audience.

Great blog post!  Bravo!

Brief interview and photos of the exhibition | Chris Lane Photo.

Featured Artist: Unseen Splendor

 

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Photographs by Chris Lane of Newfolden, Minnesota

September 5th-September 28th, 2014

Art & Wine Walk: September 20th 1p-5p

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Unseen Splendor brings you into a secret, more intimate place, where you see minute details of flowers, as captured by macro photography. Always seen as a natural form of beauty, flowers are typically viewed from a certain, comfortable distance. These images, primarily of so-called weeds, are meant to show the inherent beauty of seemingly unnoticed things in the world.

Formerly, a traditional media artist, Chris Lane has focused more on photography in recent years. He now owns a photography and graphic design business and creates artwork as frequently as his schedule allows.

The Unseen Splendor exhibit, opening September 5th, will be featured during the Art & Wine Walk, Saturday, September 20th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the NWMAC gallery, located inside the River Walk Artists Shop & Gallery at the Riverwalk mall near Mamma Maria’s Restaurant, across Demers Avenue from Cabella’s in East Grand Forks.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For more information call the Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com.

 

Featured Artists: Drawn + Needled!

10414516_877029658991091_137525728504845841_nThe Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce a new showcase opening in our East Grand Forks gallery this week titled Drawn and Needled. The drawings of Brett Lysne of Moorhead, MN, and needle felting of Candace Osborn of Ada, MN will be featured from August 6 to August 31, 2014.

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Brett Lysne is a visual artist who works in drawing, printmaking, artist books, and writing. Born in Fargo and raised in Crookston, Brett attended college at the University of Minnesota, Morris for studio art with an emphasis in printmaking. He earned his MFA in printmaking and drawing from Washington State University, and has participated in artist residency programs in Washington, Vermont, Finland, Minnesota, and at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Currently he lives in a farmhouse near Moorhead, MN. Lysne’s exhibited work features “text-based drawing projects” created out of his “desire to clarify and organize complex memories, sentiments, and connections,” he writes.

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isc_90x90.2160183985_30z2Candace Osborne grew up on a farm in northern Minnesota which she says, “gave me an appreciation for nature and wildlife, as well as a love of domestic animals.”  She showed artistic ability “probably as soon as I could hold a pencil.”  Candace pursued both art and nature in college, earning a degree that lets her teach both Biology and Art. She taught in Nebraska before moving back to Ada with her family. Candace says, “Drawing led to painting, sculpting clay led to carving, and the combined skills have emerged in felting.” Her needle felted animals and nature scenes are skillfully reproduced with wool in miniatures of authentic wildlife.

 

The Drawn and Needled exhibit, opening August 6th, will be featured during the Art & Wine Walk, Saturday, August 16th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public in the NWMAC gallery, located inside the River Walk Artists Shop & Gallery at the Riverwalk mall near the Blue Moose Restaurant, across Demers Avenue from Cabella’s in East Grand Forks. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  For more information call the Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com.

 

RWAG Featured Artists: Nibs and Knives

 

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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to announce the opening of the new exhibit, Nibs and Knives featured in our East Grand Forks gallery fromJuly 12 to July 31, 2014. The pen & ink drawings of Trey Everett of Crookston, and the woodcarvings of Tom Brosseau of Thief River Falls, will be showcased.

 

IMG_0900Trey was a contributing artist to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s 2013 Community Supported Art program. His inspirational pen & ink “holy doodles” are “images that came to mind from meditating on scripture passages, books, past events, conversations with friends and family, and from simply trying to be attentive to God in my everyday life,” he says. Trey also facilitates healing through art sessions throughout the northwest Minnesota region.

 

Tom Brosseau has always enjoyed working with wood, beginning wood carving when he was about 19 years old. His love of the outdoors inspired him to carve birds and wildlife. Then a few years ago he “picked up a chainsaw and tried [his] hand at carving with it” and discovered he loved it. Through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Tom received grant money to purchase tools and expand his carving work.

 

The Nibs and Knives exhibit, opening July 12th, will be featured during the Art & Wine Walk, Saturday, July 19th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public in the NWMAC gallery, located inside the River Walk Artists Shop & Gallery at the Riverwalk mall near Mamma Maria’s, across Demers Avenue from Cabella’s in East Grand Forks. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  For more information call the Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com.