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Traveling Art Exhibit visiting Thief River Falls Library

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to sponsor the Traveling Art Exhibit which is visiting northwest Minnesota communities this summer and fall. This month the exhibit is now visiting Thief River Falls Library. This year’s Traveling Art Exhibit includes original artwork by fourteen regional adult and high-school artists, and began its journey at the NWMAC’s juried Regional Exhibit held at Roseau City Library, Roseau MN in April and May of this year.


Artists selected this year to participate in the Traveling Art Exhibit are:

Adults: LaVonne Forsberg, Loreen Hanson, Alberta Johnson, and Bert Foster of Thief River Falls; Alicia Spilde of Karlstad; Ann Novacek of Greenbush; Irene Bertils of Crookston; Janet Johnson of Malung; Judy Szklarski of Stephen; and Margaret Ehling of Red Lake Falls.

Students: Breana Pruneda, and Izabel VonRueden of Climax-Shelly H.S.; Jessica Lynn Ross, Fisher H.S.; and Kylee McFadden, Marshall County Central H.S.

Thief River Falls Librarian Emily Savageaue in front of the exhibit

Artwork selected for this exclusive traveling exhibit is a collection of diverse subjects in a variety of visual media including: acrylic painting, photography, pencil drawing, watercolor painting, glass mosaic, and mixed media. Pieces were chosen for originality, distinctive style, and presentation.


The Traveling Art Exhibit is now on display at the Thief River Falls Public Library, 102 First St. E., Thief River Falls, MN from August 3rd through September 14th. Call (218) 681-4325 for Library hours. The exhibit is scheduled to visit the following libraries through the summer and autumn:

Ada Public Library May 20 – June 28
Hallock Public Library June 28 -Aug 3
Thief River Falls Public Library Aug 3 – Sep 14
Red Lake Falls Public Library Sep 14 – Oct 12
Warren Godel Memorial Library Oct 12 – Nov 30


Beauty in Glass Jodi Peterson

Jodi Peterson — Beauty in Glass

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to present Beauty In Glass, an exhibit of glass art by Jodi Peterson, of Halstad and Moorhead, Minnesota. Peterson’s original decorative and functional artworks will be shown in our East Grand Forks gallery Wednesday, August 3, 2016, through Sunday, August 28, 2016. Her works include 2-dimensional wall pieces, 3-dimensional plates and dishes, and wearable art.



Ms. Peterson, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth with BFA and BAA degrees, earned her MLA degree at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, and has taught high school and middle school art for many years. As the Art educator in the Norman County West high school, she has helped her students participate in the NWMAC regional exhibit each spring.

Jodi writes about her focus on glass: “Glass is an exciting medium. I have been working with glass for over 15 years, and started Wolfnest Glassworks about the same time I fell in love with glass. I blow glass occasionally, but mostly slump, fuse and do flame worked pieces from beads to small sculpture. Slump glass is pacing glass on a mold/form and heating it up to a temperature that relaxes the glass into a mold. Fused glass is melting glass together at certain temperatures. Flame worked pieces are made using a torch and melting glass into the desired shape.” IMG_2606


Beauty In Glass is available for viewing during gallery hours: Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall, East Grand Forks, across Demers Avenue from Cabela’s. Parking is available in the large lot next to the Blue Moose.

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We welcome private showings, and are happy to answer any question. For more information call the gallery coordinator at 218-965-4216, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com; or call the arts council office at 218-745-9111.

Please visit the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council website at: http://www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org for more information.



RWAG: Pics & Pottery – Ron Woolever & Kathy Comstock



Ron Woolever – Photography

Kathy Comstock – Pottery

River Walk Artists Gallery 

March 09, 2016 – April 24, 2016

Artist Recption March 12, 2016 3:30pm – 5:00pmIMG_0628

Warren, Mn – Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce “Pics & Pottery,” with Photographer Ron Woolever and Potter Kathy Comstock.

IMG_0615The exhibit will open March 9th at the Arts Council Exhibit Space at River Walk Artists Gallery in East Grand Forks.  Gallery hours are: every Wednesday through Saturday 2 – 8 p.m. and Sundays 2 – 5 p.m.

There will be a reception for both artists on Saturday March 12, 2016 between 3:30pm to 5:00 pm.  Please come out and join the artists.



Call to Artists: Captivating Clay


JUROR: Sarah Millfelt, Executive Director

at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis


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  1. The competition is open Minnesota ceramic artists 18 years of age or older.
  2. Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration, and up to 2 images for each piece (one complete photo plus one detail or alternate angle).
  3. All artwork must be available for sale and available during the time of exhibition.
  4. The artwork exhibited must be the same piece(s) submitted for consideration.
  5. Submitted artwork must not exceed 36” in any direction.
  6. The artwork entered should be prepared for professional display and not so fragile as to be potentially dangerous to the work or others when shipped/displayed/handled with reasonable care.
  7. Artists are responsible for cost of shipping selected work(s) to the Gallery Saint Germain (GSG). Artists are responsible for their own insurance for shipping to GSG and during the time that artwork resides there. GSG will assume cost and shipping insurance for the return of any unsold work.
  8. For good image quality and a fast upload, your image files should be sized at and no larger than

2500 x 4200 pixels or 300 dpi

  1. Work must be at least 50% clay to be eligible for entry

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Submissions to Captivating Clay will only be accepted through email only: studio@ paramountarts.org

Submissions must be received online by midnight, January 02, 2015.

Entry Fee

The cost of entering is $30 USD for up to 3 works ($10 USD per piece). All major credit cards, checks and cash are accepted. Entry fees may be made online at paramountarts.org


From the successful entrants, four awards will be selected:

Best of Show Award: $400

1st Place Award: $300

2nd Place Award: $200

3rd Place Award: $100

Sales Commission

Artists will receive 60% commission of their work sold during exhibition, while GSG will retain 40%.

Exhibition Schedule

By applying all applicants agree to the following schedule if selected to exhibit:

Applications due January 02, 2015

Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than January 08, 2015

Work to be received by Gallery Saint Germain by January 16, 2015

Work exhibited in Gallery Saint Germain, January 21 – February 28th, 2015

Questions about your application?

For questions about submission information please contact mgohman@paramountsarts.org

Your completed entry form/payment/images must be received on or before January 02, 2015.



Phone number:




PLEASE SEND ALL ENTRIES TO: studio@paramountarts.org

4th Annual Winter Holiday Exhibit

4th Annual Winter Holiday Art Exhibit!


18 regional artists are participating this year from all over Northwest Minnesota.  There are paintings, ceramics, pottery, repurposed wood, wood carvings, photography and so much more!

Visitors will enjoy viewing hand-crafted ceramic tiles and pottery glazed to celebrate the season; watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings expertly depicting family and holiday themes; photographs capturing sparkling winter moments; and even found objects styled into whimsical sculptures.

Artists include:

Exhibit#3_120114Erin Nelson, Branda Baumer, Jessica Pribula, Julie Elick, Deb Aune, Carolyn Meisel, Kim Wilson, Courtney Jacob, Karen Engevik, Kathy Comstock, Robin and Lorrie Foster, Kate Hammer, George Rinde, Kathryn Rynning, Dave Bruner, Frank A. Joen and Ron Woolever.

Exhibit#5a_120114An artists reception is scheduled for Friday, December 12th from 6pm-7pm at the gallery.   A drawing will be held for the participants to select a winner for a Community Supported Art Box, worth over $225.00.

This exhibit will run through January 11th, 2015.  Holiday hours are:Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 9:00 p.m., and Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Art Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Walk Mall, 211 Demers Avenue, East Grand Forks, MN 56721, just north of Cabella’s and east of the Blue Moose Restaurant. Park in the large lot to the north, and come in the mall door: we are the first door on the right!

Hope to see you join us!