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Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Red Lake Falls

 

NWMAC Traveling Art Exhibit at the Red Lake Falls Public Library

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Red Lake Falls

The NWMAC sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. The exhibit includes 15 original pieces of art by regional adult artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is currently at the Red Lake Falls Public Library until January 4.

Hold On by Alicia Spilde, Karlstad, MN
 The 2018-2019 artists & artwork includes:

Margaret Anderson, Lancaster, “Great Blue Heron,” Painting

Paulette Christianson, Badger, “Tranquility,” Drawing

Margaret Ehling, Red Lake Falls, “Where the Wild Things Are,” Mixed Media

LaVonne Forsberg, Thief River Falls, “Apple Blossoms,” Painting

Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Lighthouse,” Photography

Loreen Hanson, Thief River Falls, “Weathering the Storm,” Painting

Therese Jacobson, Alvarado, “Stippled Squirrels,” Drawing

Jill Levene, Tabor, “Bernadette,” Drawing

Stephanie Olson, Thief River Falls, “Grandmothers,” Painting

Janet Osborn, Thief River Falls, “The Forgotten,” Drawing

Kay Rosengren, Hallock, “Etude,” Painting

Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “Tibetan Herding Family,” Photography

Betsy Saurdiff, Grygla, “Monochromatic Blue Platter,” Ceramics

Alicia Spilde, Karlstad, “Hold On,” Mixed Media

Judy Szklarski, Argyle, “Washington’s Pacific,” Painting

At the Lighthouse by Bert Foster, Thief River Falls MN

 

The 2018-2019 Traveling Exhibit Schedule:

May 11–June 28, 2018  Godel Memorial Library, Warren
June 29–August 31, 2018  East Grand Forks Campbell Library
September 1–Nov 2, 2018  Ada Public Library
Nov 3–Jan 4, 2019  Red Lake Falls Public Library
Jan 5– March 1, 2019  Roseau Public Library
March 2–April 27, 2019  Hallock Public Library

You may contact us for more info about the Traveling Exhibit at (218) 745-9111 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.

Support NWMAC on Give to the Max Day Nov 15

Once again, we are raising money though Give to the Max Day. 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.

GiveMN is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit GiveMN.org today to support the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Art Opportunity Request for Qualifications

Water Themed Sculptures & Mural

Public Art Opportunity

in Grand Rapids

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The Arts and Culture Commission received a Downtown Business Corridor Grant from the MN Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation to develop a highly visible and creative project that generates excitement, encourages citizen engagement, and engenders visible improvements. The Arts and Culture Commission’s projects will consist of three sculptures and one mural. The Commission would like to use this public art initiative to acknowledge and honor either:

  •  the significant relationship that historical and contemporary Ojibwe and/or Dakota people have with this area, OR
  • the local flora, fauna, and natural elements that are important to the region’s ecosystem and communities

The Mural Project

One artist/artist team will be commissioned to create one mural in downtown Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission is facilitating the design and creation of a mural to be located in downtown Grand Rapids. The budget for the mural is $20,000. This do-not-exceed amount must include all fees, materials, transportation, installation, storage, permits, and insurance. More information about the site will be made available to the selected artist[s].

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be experienced visual artists or artist-led teams residing in the state of Minnesota, with special preference given to artists from Northern MN.
  • Applicant must provide evidence of producing at least two commissioned public art projects of a similar scale and budget within the past ten years.

The Sculpture Project

This Request for Qualifications is for the three water-themed sculptures. Water plays a critical role in the community’s quality of life—from the Mississippi River, to the many lakes in the region, water is central to the City’s natural beauty and recreational opportunities, as well as to public health and safety. In addition, it is important to honor the significance that water has had for the region’s diverse communities and, in particular, critical for Ojibwe and Dakota people, who understand that “water is life.” Knowing what a watershed is, where our water comes from and goes to, and how we can each play a role in preserving its function and value is important, but rarely understood.

This public art initiative will raise awareness of both the many water resources available to Grand Rapids, and the everyday actions citizens and businesses can take to improve water quality.

One artist will be commissioned to create three sculptures which will be sited throughout the City.

The budget for all three sculptures is $30,000. The selected artist/team can determine the budget for each artwork, as long as the total for all expenses does not exceed this amount (must include all fees, materials, transportation, installation, storage, permits, and insurance). More information about the sites will be made available to the selected artist[s].

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Please submit all RFQ materials via email to: tpagel@ci.grand-rapids.mn.us. All materials must be received by 4 p.m., CST, Monday, November 26, 2018. No RFQs will be accepted after this time. If you need clarification or further information, contact Tom Pagel, City Administrator at: tpagel@ci.grand- rapids.mn.us or 218.326.7626

Please visit https://www.cityofgrandrapidsmn.com/9-articles/847-arts-and-culture-commission-looking-for-artists for more information about both projects.

Handcrafted Bags Created by Area Artist Bonnie Hagen

Bonnie Hagen is an artist at En Liten Svensk Shoppe with a flair for color, design and detail

Bonnie’s Story:

“I grew up admiring my godmother who could sew anything without a pattern!  She inspired me at an early age to use my imagination and create beautiful things to wear as well as different accessories.

When I retired, I decided I needed something to keep me busy and started creating purses, weekend bags, traveling bags and water bottle bags.  I have approximately 16 different varieties of bags that I love to make.  My greatest pleasure is picking out the fabric and designing a special bag with that print or design in mind.  If I’m having a bad day, a quick trip to the fabric shop to just admire and feel the fabric sets me right back into feeling good about the day. “

You can read more about Bonnie and the bags here.

You can find Bonnie’s bags at En Liten Svensk Shoppe, 101 Main Avenue North, Roseau. You can  reach her at (218) 242-0894 or bonniehagen48@gmail.com.

Jayne Flaagan: Local Author Featured at Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery

 

Jayne Flaagan and Ella

 

Looking for local reads?  Books by local author Jayne Flaagan are now on display at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery.  Her books make up an eight part series about Ella the dog.

Jayne Flaagan grew up in North Dakota and made the big move to Minnesota many years ago. She lives with her husband and her goofy dog named Ella. She also has three great children.

Books have always been a huge part of her life and reading to children is something that she feels is critical to every child’s learning experience. Between her jobs and raising her children, she estimates that she has probably read over a million books to children over the years!

Jayne Flaagan grew up on a farm with a Husky for a pet and she has many fond memories of him. When it was time to get a dog for her own family, she knew that it had to be a Husky. Huskies are fun, lovable and have lots of energy! Ella is the second husky that she and her family have had the joy of including in the family.

Ella has provided so much joy and entertainment for her own family that Flaagan decided she wanted to share Ella with other families. Thus, “Ella the Doggy” book series was born!

To view Jayne’s books, please visit the NWMAC Gallery at 211 DeMers Avenue, East Grand Forks, MN 56721(located within the Riverwalk Artists Gallery.)  The gallery is open Thursday–Saturday, 2:00–8:00 P.M.and Sunday, 2:00–5:00 P.M. Jayne Flaagan’s website can be found at www.ellathedoggy.com and you can reach her atdjflaagan@gra.midco.net.

Jayne will also be featured on Tuesdays with Mara on Pioneer 90.1FM on Tuesday, November 6 at 3:05 pm.

For more information about this display, look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, or if you are an artist interested in exhibiting a body of work with NWMAC, please contact Stephanie Olson at (218)688-1256 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.  This exhibit is made possible with funding from The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in Minnesota to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.  To view more information on the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council look to our website or Facebook page.  Please sign up for our e-newsletter on our website home page to see the latest news and grant announcements.  Email director@NWArtsCouncil.orgor call 218-745-9111 to reach our office during regular business hours.