**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.
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.
EGF Campbell Library Presents
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.