Here are some current and upcoming exhibits (including calls for art)!
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is sponsoring an Impact of Technology Art Exhibit at the NWMAC Art Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. Because of COVID-19, it may not be possible to view this exhibit in person. To experience the exhibit virtually, visit https://youtu.be/Cho2V0f7O-k.
Nothing impacts our daily lives more than technology. It connects us to people across the globe, makes life easier, improves efficiency, and aids communication. But we can’t ignore the negative effects on our society, as well. The following artists are showcasing their digital art. Some use the juxtaposition of diving into the deeper meaning of technology, while still using traditional methods.
Artists with work in this exhibit include:
Chris Kirchner of Warren, has created a sculpture series, which includes everyday technological devices that have been modified or contain concealed toy weapons. “These odd juxtapositions and larger than life size scale serves as playful metaphors, drawing attention to the absurdity of our often unfounded and irrational fears.”
Andrew Youngblom of Thief River Falls said that many of his pieces “investigates psychological states and exploring the digital frontier and finding one’s identity in the Information Age.” Andrew is the art teacher at Lincoln High School. Some of his students with pieces in the exhibition include: Devan Wagner – Unknown Statu(r)e & The Panoptical Maturation of Young Girls, Jadeann Forsberg – Absent Mind, Avery Highness – Cry About It, Can You?, & G.I.R.L.
Janet Swenson, a teacher from Kittson Central in Hallock, and her Advanced Computer Apps class are showcasing student videos where the objective of the assignment was to choose a poem that demonstrated their feelings about something important to them; to incorporate music, video & background into a short movie. Her students include: Kaitlin Driscoll – Hometown Forever, Mitchel Docken – Deer Hunting Time Is Here Again, Alex Lindegard – The Way Through the Woods, Grace Lamberson – The Joy of Cooking, Nick Gjerde – Winter’s Coldest Wintery Wind, and Matthew Stewart – Christmas Time. To view a compilation of clips from these videos, visit: https://youtu.be/-J0kkp2-4tE.
The NWMAC Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30-5:00 P.M. and at other times when events are held at the college. To visit the gallery, enter through Door B near the library. Visitor parking is free in front of the business office. Please check if the college or gallery is open before visiting. For more information about the 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.
Apply for the Northwest Minnesota Arts Exhibit — Open Now
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce their latest “Call for Entries” for the 2020 Annual Art Exhibit. The deadline to submit your art work is February 29, 2020!
This year, the annual Art Exhibit will be in Red Lake Falls in April after Easter. Stay tuned for specific dates!
Artists from our 7 county service region can enter into this art exhibit and will be competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards. Artists must reside in Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau, or Red Lake counties to be eligible. Both adult and student artists are encouraged to enter. 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. The Artist Reception will be held on April 29 at 5PM in Red Lake Falls. The specific location will be announced soon.
Click for more information, including the exhibit entry rules and directions. If you would like the application mailed to you, please contact our office 218-745-9111 or email Mara. The application must submitted no later than February 29, 2020. There is a teacher spreadsheet available by emailing Mara. Teachers can also submit a Word file with student work samples to ease the process.
Here are some main pages on our website that you can click into from our navigation on the left.
We encourage you to enter with our on-line system! Login in the upper right corner of our website. And create a user or use your past Login. The link below takes you directly to the Login.
If you would like to use Paypal, you will find the link on our main donations page here
NWMAC is also accepting nominations for our “Of The Year” Awards. Awards will be presented at the Artist Reception in Red Lake Falls. For more information, click here.
SORENSON GALLERY IN FOSSTON FEATURES POTTERY BY LISA MATHIESON THROUGH OCTOBER
The Sorenson Gallery, located within the Fosston Library and Arts Center, is currently displaying the gorgeous pottery, beautiful glass jewelry, and vivid wildlife drawings by artist, Lisa Mathieson. The display will be up through the month of October and can be viewed during regular library hours. To learn more about Lisa, you can visit her website at www.lisacmathieson.com.
Lisa’s Bio and Artist Statement
“I was fortunate to have been born into a family that valued the arts. As a young adult, I received a classical training in music. With this, came the rigorous demands for daily practice, and the fierce, utterly consuming need for self control during performances; I credit these qualities for having fine tuned me, they tempered me into the artist that I’ve become.
In my 20s, I traded my horn for a paintbrush. I received a degree in Fine Arts from Bethel University in 1988. In the following years I studied studio lighting—darkroom techniques at MCAD. I took graduate courses in poetry at the University of Minnesota.“
ARTIST RECEPTION ON JULY 16, 5PM-7PM
The Sorenson Gallery, located at the Fosston Library Arts Center, is showing the beautiful paintings done by artist, Pam Kerssen, through the month of July. You can see Pam’s paintings during regular library hours. Most of her paintings are available for purchase, so you may be lucky enough to take your favorite one home at the end of the month. The public is invited to a reception for Pam on July 16th from 5pm-7pm, where you can meet Pam, see her paintings and enjoy some refreshments.