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“of the Year” awards open, nominate an artist or arts advocate!

Nominations Now Accepted for

“Of the Year” Awards

 including

Northwest Artist of the Year Award $500

Northwest Arts Advocate of the Year Award $500

Northwest Star Award for $5000!

NWMAC is accepting nominations for our “Of The Year” Awards. The nomination form is on our website.

Three awards are given each year to recognize artists and arts advocates within our region who stand out in terms of artistry or volunteerism in the arts. Many times people serve in both roles. Our Arts Advocate of the Year award is $500.00 and often goes to a local leader who lives in the area where the artist reception will be held.  But anyone is eligible to be nominated.  Arts includes all disciplines.

Our Artist of the Year award can be given to any discipline artist including visual, performing, or creative writing who are emerging or at a mid-way point in their artistic endeavors. It is a cash award of $500.00 to use however they see fit.

Artists can only receive our Northwest Star Award once, as a lifetime achievement award. This award is for $5,000.00 and can be a wonderful gift to those who have chosen a hard career path related to artistic expression.

Our deadline for nominations is always Feb 28 each year. Please consider nominating someone who you view as a deserving candidate from our seven county service area in northwestern Minnesota. Persons who believe their nominee would qualify for this award and have questions should contact the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council office at (218) 745-9111 or email mara@nwrdc.org for more information.  Again, the deadline for nominations is February 28, 2019.

Awards will be presented at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Exhibit  Reception on Sunday, March 31 in Badger, Minnesota at the Community Center. For more information about the Arts Exhibit click here.

Funding for Northwest Star and Northwest Artist of the Year comes from The McKnight Foundation.  Funding for Northwest Arts Advocate of the Year comes from the Minnesota State Legislature.


NWMAC Annual Holiday Art Exhibit

WINTER HOLIDAY ART EXHIBIT!

DECEMBER 2, 2015 – JANUARY 10, 2016

RECEPTION: DECEMBER 12, 2015

ErinNelson_IfYouGiveAMoose

RIVERWALK ARISTS GALLERY – EAST GRAND FORKS

3:30PM – 5:00 PM

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to announce a seasonal Winter Holiday Exhibit in our gallery in River Cinema Mall. The exhibit showcasing thirty-five holiday-themed artworks by nineteen artists from northwest Minnesota and the Grand Forks area opens Wednesday, December 2, 2015, and will be on display through Sunday, January 10, 2016.

RConsing_WinterDaysEndFeatured works include whimsical pieces, including the oil painting “Snowman Fun” by Sue Ouellette, “If you Give a Moose a Candy Cane,” an acrylic painting by Erin Nelson of Grand Forks, and a mosaic-encrusted chair by Elizabeth Rockstad of Ada, Minnesota. The exhibit also includes sublime landscape photographs by Raul Consing of Grand Forks, watercolors by LaVonne Forsberg of Thief River Falls, and glassworks by Jolene Juhl of Greenbush, MN.

ERockstad_MosaicChairOther participating artists are: Brenda Baumer, East Grand Forks, oil painting; Elisa Boushee, Grand Forks, acrylic painting;  Phyllis Kalliokoski, East Grand Forks, watercolor; Lynne King, Alvarado, photography; Carolyn Meisel, Grand Forks, acrylic painting; Courtney Olson, Crookston, acrylic painting; Jan Osborn, Thief River Falls, acrylic painting; Jessica Pribula, East Grand Forks, acrylic painting; Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, photography; Leanna Sandahl, Thief River Falls, acrylic painting; Betsy Saurdiff, Grygla, reductive printmaking; Dale Sickels, Grand Forks, watercolor painting; Alicia Spilde, Karlstad, mixed media; and Karlee Westrem, East Grand Forks, acrylic painting.

A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, December 12th, 3:30 to 5:00 pm at the Arts Council gallery inside River Walk Artists shop and gallery. The event will be open to the public and is accessible. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend to meet the artists.

Gallery hours are Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 pm, and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall, East Grand Forks, across the street from Cabela’s and next to Mamma Maria’s Restaurant. Parking is available in the large lot next to the north mall door. We are the first door on the right.

We welcome private showings, and are happy to answer any questions. For more information or private showings, call 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.