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City of Viking is Seeking proposals for Art Honoring veterans

The City of Viking, Minnesota, working through a Veteran’s Memorial Committee, will be developing a site to honor their communities’ veterans; past, present and future. They are seeking proposals for art that honors veterans that can be transferred to granite or other material that will withstand our weather. The art will need to either be captured electronically and lazered onto the stone, or etched. Clear uncluttered images are best for transfer. Proposals of other types of art are also welcomed as long as the result would be weatherproof, and large enough to be the centerpiece of our memorial.

Project Description: The vision is to select a site along the main street of Viking, and develop an area to commemorate veterans. The site will include a pathway lined with veteran commemorative bricks, garden and plant area, benches and an art centerpiece. This call is for a proposal for the centerpiece.

Goals: Their goal is to publicly thank their veterans, and give their citizens and visitors a place to contemplate the sacrifices that have been made to maintain freedom, and be exposed to quality art.

The proposal should include the following:

  1. A description of the artwork that is proposed. i.e. pencil drawing of “ ”, mosaic, oil, etc.
  2. The artists proposal for the final piece, i.e. artwork lazered, etched, etc., recommendations on size, if the proposed artwork is the final piece, description of size, etc.
  3. Memorial wording may be included, but is not required. If describing a completed piece, location of wording can be included.
  4. Artist’s proposal for use of the “original” if it is art to be transferred.
  5. Photos of other art pieces completed by the artist, and general qualifications.
  6. Artist’s fees.
  7. Name, address, and phone number.

They are seeking artists who are located in the northwest region of Minnesota. Only Minnesota artists will be considered.

Deadline: Proposals must be received by June 15, 2019.
Address: Proposals must be submitted via email to vikingdiner@mncable.net or mailed to Cheryl Peters, P.O. Box 112, Viking, MN 56760.

Selection Process: The Viking Veterans Memorial committee will seek input from local veterans, citizens and the Viking City Council, and notify all entrants of the selection by July 15, 2019. Please send any requests for additional information to vikingdiner@mncable.net.

Traveling Art Exhibit

Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Godel Memorial Library in Warren, MN

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. The exhibit includes 10 original pieces of art by regional artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is currently in Warren at the Godel Memorial Library until June 28.

Artwork featured in the NWMAC Traveling Art Exhibit 2019

See below for the schedule for the year.

The 2019-2020 Traveling Exhibit Schedule*:

May 10–June 28, 2019  Godel Memorial Library, WarrenJune 29–August 31, 2019  East Grand Forks Campbell LibrarySeptember 1–Nov 2, 2019  Ada Public LibraryNov 3–Jan 4, 2020  Red Lake Falls Public Library**Jan 5– March 1, 2020  Roseau Public LibraryMarch 2–May 2, 2020  Hallock Public Library

*The start and end dates at each location are approximate, depending on weather, venue hours and other circumstances that may occur to prohibit travel. For specific library hours, please contact each location before planning your visit, especially if you are planning on bringing a group.

**Tentatively scheduled

The 2019-2020 Artists and Artwork: 

Mary Magnuson, Red Lake Falls, “Twilight in the Taiga” (Painting)

Amber Lee, Hendrum, “Koi” (Watercolor)

Peggy Branden, Karlstad, “The Beast” (Wood Block Print)

Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “The Graduates” (Photograph)

James Blix, Thief River Falls, “Woodland Composition I” (Photograph)

Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Barn” (Photograph)

Christine Foster, Thief River Falls, “Ice House Morning” (Painting)

Jill Levene, Warren, “-42.22C,” (Mixed Media)

Ying Sriyota, Badger, “The Champion” (Painting)

Elliot Chapman, Crookston, “Grain Elevator” (Photograph)

You may contact us for more info about the Traveling Exhibit at (218) 745-9111 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.Updates can also be found on our website, www.nwartscouncil.org.

Enhanced Artist Listing

We are offering visual, writing and performing artists an enhanced listing that goes beyond our artist booklet or artists who want to market themselves further. 

What’s included?

  • Your own page on our website that includes how to book you, buy your work or services.
  • Information about your art and what you are offering or selling to the public on a kiosk located in East Grand Forks in a public place. 
  • The opportunity to have a piece of art in an exhibit that features artists of our artist booklet.

This is a chance to go the extra step in promoting your art and services. Visual artists will have an image of their art included in the listing. Performing artists can include a video of their performance. The public will be able to view your information and look or listen to your work on our website and on a kiosk/computer station. They will also be able to read more about you and find out how to book your band for a show or purchase your book if you are an author.

Interested? If so, you need more information. The cost is $50. As always, you can use Paypal on our website donations page to pay.

Donations

Even if you have a listing in our artist booklet we need you to complete the forms to ensure that the information is up-to-date. Coordinate the drop off of your piece of art with Stephanie Olson, our Showcase Specialist. Her email is stephaniemolson@gmail.com.

We want to help you connect with the people who can hire you, show your artwork, or purchase your work!

Information Needed for Artists of Northwest Minnesota Enhanced Listing
• Briefly describe what merchandise you have to sell, group similar items by headings, this should not be a list of all your pieces for sale just an overview of what you have available.
• If you have items you have created for sale please list whether you are looking for local retail outlets, have your own studio store, or sell by personal contact, etc.
• If you are a visual artist who excels at public art pieces please provide a sample of your work and write a brief description
• If you are a literary or performance artist and have a presentation you regularly perform please provide a description. Include a link to a video on YouTube if you like.

Please reach out with any questions or to submit your information for the listing! keggerling@gmail.com or 218-745-9111.

Bemidji sculpture walk

Celebrate 20 years of public art in Northern Minnesota

20th Annual Call to Artists!

It’s a 1999-2019 Bemidji Sculpture Walk Celebration Event this Summer

Be a part of the 20th Bemidji Sculpture Walk 

This is Northern Minnesota’s premier public art venue, on the streets of downtown Bemidji, Minnesota for twenty years now. This program has become a foundation of Bemidji’s downtown and a highly anticipated venue for tourists year round.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary in addition to great public art installations and the artist reception, they will be hosting a community celebration, complete with music, art performances, and great food and drink, all downtown Bemidji this June for the 20th Anniversary Arts Festival.

  • Receive a $500 honorarium plus consideration for several cash prizes
  • Attend the annual Installation and Reception downtown, May 17-18
  • 20th Anniversary Community Celebration, June 2019
  • Get your submission in now! First Call Deadline is February 1
  • To apply visit their website here