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Northwest Traveling Art Exhibit at Red Lake Falls

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 visiting the Red Lake 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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Adults: Margaret Ehling of Red Lake Falls; Irene Bertils of Crookston; Judy Szklarski of Stephen; LaVonne Forsberg, Loreen Hanson, Alberta Johnson, and Bert Foster of Thief River Falls; Alicia Spilde of Karlstad; Ann Novacek of Greenbush; Janet Johnson of Malung; and Students: Jessica Lynn Ross, Fisher H.S.; Breana Pruneda, and Izabel VonRueden of Climax-Shelly H.S.; and Kylee McFadden, Marshall County Central H.S.

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The Traveling Art Exhibit is now on display at the Red Lake Falls Public Library, 105 Champagne Ave SW, Red Lake Falls, MN 56750 from September 14th through October 19th. (Note that the exhibit will be in Red Lake Falls one week longer than earlier advertised to accommodate visitors.) Call 218-253-2992 for library hours. The exhibit is scheduled to visit the following libraries through the summer and autumn:

Red Lake Falls Public Library Sep 14 – Oct 19
Warren Godel Memorial Library Oct 19- Dec 7

 

 

NWMAC 2015 Star Artist, Artist & Arts Advocate Winners!

 Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Announces 2015 Artist and Arts Advocate of the Year Winners!

2015 Of The Year

Warren, Minnesota (April 16, 2015) – Three awards are given each year to recognize artists and arts advocates within our region that stand out in terms of artistry or volunteerism in the arts.  Many times people serve in both roles!  Our Artist of the Year award can be given to artists 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.

2015 NWMAC Program

Our deadline for nominations is always Feb 28 each year.  Please consider nominating someone that you view as a deserving candidate from our seven county service area in northwestern Minnesota.  If the artist or arts advocate is not chosen their nomination remains active for a couple years for consideration.

Artists will be recognized via our website at www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org, our Facebook page and other various means of media communication including radio interviews with Pioneer 90.1. Awardees will received their awards at the 2015 Northwest Minnesota Annual Spring Art Exhibit May 04, 2015 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. The reception starts at 5:00 PM.

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The Winners of the 2015 Northwest Arts Awards include:

Jim and Jan Strandlie of Thief River Falls – $500.00 Award Winner

jim and jan strandlieThe Strandlies have been awarded the 2015 Arts Advocate of the Year for their active work in the arts for over 25 years. They were instrumental in helping the Thief River Falls Community Arts Council, both on stage and behind the scenes. They had a storytelling radio program titled, “Root Cellar” on the NCTC station. They have also been on the forefront establishing the “Norwegian Heritage Week” in Thief River Falls. The Strandlies are a prime example of what it means to be a strong arts advocate and are very deserving of this award!

Margaret Anderson of Lancaster – $500.00 Award Winner

Anderson, MargaretMargaret Anderson is the 2015 Northwest Artist of the Year. Her discipline is watercolor painting, and disciplined an artist must be in such a demanding medium. Margaret has been recognized professionally because of her expertise. She has won numerous awards and is an inspiration to other artists within the local Artist Unlimited visual arts group. Margaret has been a steady, solid, very talented presence in the region for decades. Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is excited to honor her with this award.

Karen Engevik of Roseau – $5000.00 Award Winner

Karen Engevik plateKaren Engevik of Black Horse Pottery and Tile has been selected as the 2015 Northwest Start Artist of the Year. Karen has been dedicated to her craft for the last 13 years and puts many miles on travelling to various art shows in the tri-state area. She collects awards and sells pottery along the way. She is President and co-founder of Artists on Main in Roseau. Karen’s passion and dedication to her fine craft makes her an admirable winner of this lifetime achievement type award! She can be reached at http://bhorsepottery.com and is also on Facebook.

Funding for the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council comes primarily from the Minnesota State Legislature. This “Of the Year” award program of NWMAC is made possible with McKnight Foundation funding. The arts advocate award is made possible by State of Minnesota general allocation funding. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is one of eleven regional arts councils in the state. All eleven councils work together and in collaboration with the Minnesota State Arts Board to provide arts services, staffing, and grants. The McKnight Foundation is another funding source helping all eleven regional arts councils promote and serve artists in Minnesota.

Contact:

Mara Hanel

Executive Director, NW MN Arts Council

109 S. Minnesota St.

Warren, MN. 56762

(218) 745-9111

www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org

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RWAG: Featured Artists-Janet Johnson & Bruce D. Flaig

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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce the opening of Natural Renditions, the new exhibit of artworks by native Minnesotans at our East Grand Forks gallery. New ceramic work by Janet Johnson of Malung, Minnesota, has been paired with nature photography by Bruce D. Flaig, of Fertile, MN. These touching works will be featured throughout the month of October from Wednesday, the1st until Friday, the 31st, 2014.

FlaigJohnson_9aJanet Johnson grew up in northern Minnesota, and recently retired from teaching Visual Art and English classes in grades 7 – 12 in Warroad. Janet exposed her students to many mediums and opportunities to show their work, and she developed her own community and artistic skills, too. Janet has served on the statewide Arts Best Practice and Quality Teaching networks to help art teachers better connect and collaborate. She has also participated in the NWMAC Community Supported Art program, works with the Region 1 Arts Council, and strongly supports arts at the Roseau County Fair. Janet is a skilled ceramist who recently received a grant from the NWMAC to furnish her studio with a new kiln and potter’s wheel.

FlaigJohnson_7aMinnesota native Bruce D. Flaig has degrees in chemistry, physics and meteorology; however his passion is photographing nature in all its forms. Although he’s lived in seven states and two foreign countries, Flaig says he “has photographed in a bunch more” for over twenty years. His work has been published in many magazines including Birder’s World, Bird Watcher’s DigestWild Bird, Ranger Rick, and Outdoor Photographer. While his collection of images now numbers over 60,000, the Arts Council gallery will be featuring eleven framed prints and a video of a collection of Bruce’s finest works.

 

FlaigJohnson_4FlaigJohnson_2aThe Natural Renditions exhibit will be featured during the Art & Wine Walk, Saturday, October 18th, 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 Cabela’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.

 

Art in the Park, Roseau Minnesota

images-10The  Roseau Area Art Association is hosting their annual Art in the Park July 20, 2014.

The event will be held at the Pioneer Farm and Village.

Art in the Park is a juried show featuring exhibits of art creations from local and regional artists, demonstrations, activities, music, food and more!

Visual artists!  Do you want to be involved and have never done this before?  You can submit your photos of your work along with an application to Julie Elick at Artists on Main or call (218) 242-5254.

If you have additional questions about Art in the Park, or if you need an application form, contact Janet Johnson at (218) 242-0698.

***More Grant Opportunities!***

GRAND MARAIS ART COLONY ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Residency Description 

**Application Deadline: February 16, 2014**

The Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Residency Program is a two-week residency for artists. It is designed to provide artists with uninterrupted work time in a quiet natural setting and to support the development, creation, and production of new, original works.

The residence will take place March 31 – April 14, 2014. The selected artist will be provided with workspace in the Founders Hall Visual Arts Studio and offsite lodging. Additionally the Resident will be required to offer two Open Studios and one hands-on Learning Activity so the public can see the creative process at work.

Grand Marais, Minnesota is a vibrant Lake Superior harbor community that has long supported the arts and is home to many artists. The mission of the Grand Marais Art Colony (GMAC) is to nurture creativity on the North Shore. With this mission in mind, the resident is asked to participate in a community component that will include two open studios and a community outreach project of the artist’s choosing. Art Colony staff will assist the artist in implementing the community events.

Eligibility 

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

About Cook County and Grand Marais 

Cook County is made up of a series of small towns, each with a unique personality, linked together by the ancient Sawtooth Mountains, the pristine Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area and the rugged shores of Lake Superior. For generations, artists have flocked to this area to savor its grandeur and explore the surrounding boreal forest. At the center of Cook County is Grand Marais, a quaint harbor village with eclectic galleries and shops, restaurants, and a wide array of accommodations to suit your needs. Fall in love with small-town hospitality, be inspired by the landscape, and develop a life-long relationship with the North Shore.

Grand Marais Art Colony 

The longest-lived art colony in Minnesota, the Grand Marais Art Colony, began in 1947 as a summer refuge for artists seeking study in the wilderness. Birney Quick, one of the region’s acclaimed artists and a faculty member from the Minneapolis School of Art (now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design), came to this remote town to create the Outdoor School of Painting.

Since that time, the Grand Marais Art Colony has cultivated a relationship between outdoor inspiration and artistic pursuit inspired by the surrounding wilderness and Lake Superior. Featuring year-round classes for the novice to professional artist, high-quality studio access, and seven inclusive events and exhibits, the facilities include visual arts, clay, glass, and printmaking studios. The Art Colony is a sanctuary for the creative spirit, providing beginning to professional artists guidance, exploration, and space to grow.

 

FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK has upcoming application deadlines for all of our artist opportunities in 2014.

Franconia’s competitive fellowships, internships, and metal casting residencies offer opportunities for artists to live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork in a 30-acre sculpture park.  While in residence, artists are encouraged to challenge themselves to achieve new visions, work on a massive scale generally unattainable in an indoor studio or exhibition space, and engage with the public as they are creating new work.

ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS deadline: February 8, 2014

• Up to $5,000 to produce new artwork.

 

INTERN ARTIST deadline: February 28, 2014

• 2-3 months in a challenging and inspiring environment.

 

IRON ARTIST & IRON INTERNS deadline: March 22, 2014

• Intensive residency and outdoor exhibition opportunity.

EGF Campbell Library Presents

“Northern Exposures”

Juried Photography Exhibit

 The East Grand Forks Campbell Library presents the “Northern Exposures” a juried photography exhibit March 3-April 5. The exhibit will feature artists throughout the region exhibiting their color or black and white photographs. Photographs are juried for prizes. All awards will be presented at the exhibit opening and reception on March 3, 6:30-7:30. Also, awards for the Campbell’s 2014 Poetry Contest will be presented with the 1st place poet reading from the winning poem at the reception.

Call 218-773-9121 for more information.

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EGF Campbell Library Presents

Campbell 2014 Poetry Contest

 

The East Grand Forks Campbell Library presents Campbell’s 2014 Poetry Contest sponsored by Glamorous Reruns.  Poetry contest entries can be submitted from December 30, 2013 and must be postmarked no later than February 20, 2014. Entries may be e-mailed to ascherer@egf.mn by midnight February 20, 2014.

Pick up full guidelines at the library or go online: www.egflibrary.org.  Winners of the poetry contest will be announced at the “Northern Exposures” photography exhibit opening on March 3, 6:30 at the Campbell Library.

Call the library for more information: 218-773-9121.

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EGF Campbell Library Hosts Spy Academy

 

EGF Campbell Library hosts Spy Academy January 27, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Become a wiz with the spy arts while diffusing a minefield, completing catapult basic training, mastering the art of disguise and participating in the EGF Police Department fingerprinting session. Campbell Library invites all 1st-5th future spies to be a part of Spy Academy. Call 218-773-9121 for information and to register or visit the library online at www.egflibrary.org.

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