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 this July. Please stay tuned for specific dates and 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.
The artist reception and program will be held at the American Legion in Red Lake Falls. Of the Year Award Winners will also be presented during the program. The public is encouraged to attend. The reception and program will be free of charge.
The Sorenson Gallery, located at the Fosston Library Arts Center, is currently showing beautiful stained glass mosaic pieces created by artist, Dee Dee Narum. Her exhibit will be up through the end of June and can be seen during regular library hours. Dee Dee’s mosaics are available for purchase.
There will be a reception on June 18th, from 5pm-7pm, where you can enjoy some refreshments and meet Dee Dee. Dee explains how she got started creating stained glass mosaics, “After taking a traditional stained glass class, I had a large amount of left over small bits and pieces of glass and someone suggested mosaics.
I love working in anything that is “bits and pieces”, that is why stained glass mosaics is a favorite medium. I love the stained glass look with the flexibility of mosaics. I’m able to repurpose old windows, frames and doors to use as a base.
I’ve been working in mosaics for over a decade and I never get tired of the new ideas I can find.
My bits and pieces love also extends to quilting which I see as a very similar style in a different medium.”
The NWMAC has one more day of Work of Art training. This was rescheduled due to a winter storm in April. We are excited for this jam-packed day of training at our office 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN 56762.
Naomi from Springboard for the Arts will again lead the sessions. There are four sessions all within this one day.
9-11:30 AMLegal Considerations Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business.
12-3:30PMFunding: Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring traditional and new models for generating value, resources, and revenue. (everyone can eat their lunch as we go over the material, this is 3 workshops worked in one) Grant writing: This workshop is designed to help individual artists and small arts groups to understand and prepare strong grant applications. Business Plan Essentials: Learn how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly language, to help you organize all the various aspects of your artistic practice and make informed business decisions.
Please let us know if you plan to attend so we have enough food and handouts. Cost is $30.00 for people who haven’t attended any other Work of Art Workshops with us.
This is a great opportunity — take advantage of it!
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 email@example.com.
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! firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (NWMAC) welcomes you to visit the We Are Water Art Exhibit, now on display in Kiehle Auditorium at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
Artworks were created by area residents during workshops that were held throughout the region this fall. Participants were encouraged to create using the theme “We Are Water” as inspiration. In a similar spirit to our Equality and Respect for All workshops, participants were provided a 12×12 canvas, supplies and instruction to create a piece of art around this theme. Water can be a source of recreation; it keeps us alive; it is used for daily life. Participants were encouraged to bring snippets or photographs or anything else they might want to use as material, medium, or inspiration. The workshops and exhibit are part of a larger We Are Water MN project that spans the state of Minnesota.
To view the We Are Water Art Exhibit, please visit UMC any weekday.
On Friday, January 25 an artist’s reception was held to view the canvases and other works in the statewide We Are Water MN project. Ten years of Clean Water, Land and Legacy funding (Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008) was also celebrated with special guest speakers.
About We Are Water MN: West Polk County Soil and Water District in Crookston was selected to host the impressive We Are Water MN traveling exhibit from January 20 to March 4, 2019. Other sites include St. Paul, Bemidji, Duluth, Austin, Northfield, Grand Rapids and Onamia. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council worked in collaboration with leaders in Crookston to compliment this family friendly, interactive Humanities Commission exhibit with our own local art creations.
What is the We Are Water MN traveling exhibit?
West Polk County Soil and Water District in Crookston was selected to host the impressive We Are Water MN traveling exhibit from January 20 to March 4, 2019. Other sites include St Paul, Bemidji, Duluth, Austin, Northfield, Grand Rapids and Onamia.
We Are Water MN explores the connections between the humanities and water through an exhibit, public events and educator resources. Visitors reflect on local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota with space to add their own stories. By creating relationships around water, we are creating networks that can promote positive social norms, and share a vision for and participate in water stewardship. The website on We Are Water MN shares stories from people in Minnesota relating to this theme. To read these stories visit https://mnhum.org/we-are-water-mn/