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ARTic Lights & Libations: Looking for area artists to sell their art

ARTic Lights & Libations

Downtown Hallock

Saturday, December 16 from 5 – 8pm

Head north for a night of fun and experience Hallock’s holiday lights, art and spirits. Area artists will be selling art at various businesses throughout the town (Zedge Beauty Lounge, Younggren Photography, Bean and Brush, Kittson County Enterprise, and Bakken Boots). Artist include Connie Nelson, Rock Bakken, Megan Sugden (Kittson Co Skies), Loren Younggren, Alicia Spilde, Alaina Terwee (YaYa), Caylie Nicholson and more. The Art’s Council will also be selling art from our community supported art collection. Visit Revelation Ale and Far North Spirits for locally produced libations. Hop on the Tour of Lights at the transportation hub Revelation Ale. Transportation provided by C&M Ford for the Tour. Shamrock Lanes will be hosting Rock N Bowl for the kids.

Are you an artist or do you know someone who might be interested in selling their art during this event? The organizers are welcoming additional artists. Please contact Alaina Terwee at yayaclay1@gmail.com.

Bemidji Sculpture Walk Looking for Artists

Be a part of the 19th Annual Sculpture Walk, Northern Minnesota’s premiere public art venue, downtown Bemidji, Minnesota. This program has become a foundation of Bemidji’s downtown and a highly anticipated venue for tourists year round.

Selected works are installed and displayed for 12 months in highly visible curated outdoor locations throughout downtown Bemidji.

The Bemidji Sculpture Walk Board is a working group comprised of area artists and art lovers. They curate over 50 outdoor art installations throughout the city, some of which are permanent or on extended loan. The main program is the annual juried show of new sculpture that they inaugurate each year in May.

Their jury selects 20 new works from regional and national artists who submit their entries by February 1. New work proposals and group projects are also considered each year.

All jury-selected artists receive a cash honorarium of $300, plus consideration for three cash prizes which are awarded at the annual artist reception during the weekend of spring installation.

All artwork will be advertised as for sale or loan unless otherwise specified by artist. Due to high visibility and tourism rates in Bemidji, sculptures are frequently discovered by visitors to our downtown and works are purchased each year.

The BSW does reserve a 25% commission on all successful sales of displayed art made during the contract year.

2017-2018 DATES

Submission Deadline for Spring 2017 Sculpture Walk Program

February 1, 2018

Installation Downtown Bemidji 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

May 18-19, 2018

Reception Downtown Bemidji 5:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 19, 2018

CASH AWARDS

$300 Honorarium awarded to all 20 jury-selected artist participants each year.

$500 Honorarium awarded to participants with 2 or more works accepted in the same program year.

$1000 People’s Choice Award decided by public
online poll.

$500 Critic’s Choice First Place Award chosen by select jury.

$250 Critic’s Choice Runner-Up Award chosen by select jury.

For more information:  http://www.bemidjisculpture.org/

Last stop for the NW Traveling Art Exhibit

NW Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Warren

The Traveling Exhibit is in Warren at the Godel Memorial Library until January 8. Exhibiting artists can pick up their art in Warren at the NWMAC office after January 8.

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is proud to sponsor the Traveling Art Exhibit which will be visiting northwest Minnesota communities throughout 2017. The Traveling Art Exhibit includes original artwork by fifteen regional adult and high school artists. It began its journey at the NWMAC’s juried Regional Exhibit held at Norman County West High School, Halstad MN in April of this year.

Artists selected this year to participate in the Traveling Art Exhibit are:  Adults: Paulette Christianson of Badger, Macy Larson of Euclid, Jill Levene of Angus, Lucille Nelson of Argyle, Elijah Neufeld of Beltrami, Susan Neufeld of Beltrami, Alicia Spilde of Karlstad and Judy Szklarski of Argyle; and Students: Josiah Dyrud of Thief River Falls, Chey Gerber of Halstad, Kendra Jensen of Goodridge, Ellie Manomai of Fertile, Jordan Nelson of Goodridge and Taylor Wynn-Skalet of Halstad.

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, portability, and presentation.

The Traveling Art Exhibit is currently on display at the Godel Memorial Library in Warren  until January 8, 2017. Visit www.nwrlib.org for library hours. The exhibit was on display at the following libraries this year:

Hallock Public Library, May -June 13, 2017
Warroad Public Library, June 14–July 27, 2017
Roseau Public Library, July 28–Aug 29, 2017
Red Lake Falls Public Library, Sept 1–Oct 20, 2017
Thief River Falls Public Library, Oct 21–Nov 15, 2017
Warren Godel Memorial Library, Nov 16–Jan 8, 2018

For more information call the NWMAC office at 218-745-9111; contact the exhibit specialist at 701-360-0805, or email kata_6@hotmail.com

Give to the Max Day is November 16!

Give to the Max Day is set for Thursday, November 16, 2017!

GiveMN links donors with organizations that are working to make Minnesota a better place. Its online giving website, GiveMN.org, enables charitable giving any time and any place, allowing people to donate with ease and enthusiasm. GiveMN brings innovation, energy and fresh ideas to Minnesota generosity.

Consider donating to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council promotes, stimulates and supports arts activities in Northwest Minnesota.  We provide arts services, award grants, advocate for the arts, and help to promote art appreciation and participation through our 7 county service region.

NWMAC services Polk, Pennington, Marshall, Kittson, Red Lake, Norman and Roseau counties in Northwestern Minnesota.

Funding for our programs comes primarily from The Minnesota State Legislature.  We, along with the other 10 regional arts councils, work with the Minnesota State Arts Board to provide arts services, staffing and grants.

We also receive funding from the McKnight Foundation.  This allows our organization to help artists grow and prosper through their continued financial support and leadership training.  Their funds help to promote and showcase our artists’ art.

We are always looking for ways to partner and grow and to diversify our Arts Council and our funding. To give to the Arts Council click here