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Board Members Needed for NW Regional Arts Council

Support the arts in your county and our region by becoming an Arts Council board member! The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council has openings for two representatives from Norman County. We are also looking for three at-large members who can be from any of our seven counties of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Red Lake, and Roseau. Board members will serve for a three-year term from Summer 2019 until June 2021 with the option to add an additional 3 year term afterwards.

As part of the Council you will become familiar with arts groups and individuals who are making the arts happen throughout our seven county service area in Northwest Minnesota. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed to the vitality of the arts in our part of Minnesota.

The Council meets five times a year usually in Warren, MN. The Council reviews and approves arts grants and arts policy and arts services for seven counties in Minnesota. You must be confident on a computer and have Internet access to be a board member since communication happens between meetings by email and websites.

For more information and to receive a nomination form for yourself or a friend, contact Mara Hanel, NWMAC, at 218-745-9111; or email her at mara@nwrdc.org. General information on the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council including the nomination form can be viewed at www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org in the About Us section.

Springboard Work of Art Training

The NWMAC has one more day of Work of Art training. This was rescheduled due to a winter storm in April. We are excited for this jam-packed day of training at our office 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN 56762.

Naomi from Springboard for the Arts will again lead the sessions. There are four sessions all within this one day.

Schedule:

9-11:30 AM Legal Considerations
Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business.

12-3:30PM Funding: Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring traditional and new models for generating value, resources, and revenue. (everyone can eat their lunch as we go over the material, this is 3 workshops worked in one)
Grant writing: This workshop is designed to help individual artists and small arts groups to understand and prepare strong grant applications.
Business Plan Essentials: Learn how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly language, to help you organize all the various aspects of your artistic practice and make informed business decisions.

Please let us know if you plan to attend so we have enough food and handouts. Cost is $30.00 for people who haven’t attended any other Work of Art Workshops with us.

This is a great opportunity — take advantage of it!

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 East Grand Forks at the Campbell Library until August 31.

Traveling Art Exhibit at the Campbell Library until August 31

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.

Parenthood Art Exhibit at Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery in East Grand Forks

Come to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Gallery in East Grand Forks at the Riverwalk Centre (movie theater mall) to see the new Parenthood Art Exhibit. This collection is meant to explore and celebrate parenthood and is open between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We have gathered art created by northwest Minnesota artists that is related to parenthood through its very creation (made by parents and their children), art that involves parenthood in its content, functional art that lives in the everyday of parenthood, and art that cracks open parenthood—and childhood—just a little bit more. 

Artist Therese Jacobson’s painting captures a scene with her daughter cooking with her granddaughter. Therese explained that this “is what parenting is all about. Children learn from involvement. This was a very meaningful, joyful and calm moment.”

Art Work in Parenthood Exhibit at NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks, including a painting by Therese Jacobson.

Artists featured in the exhibit include Therese Jacobson of Alvarado, Trey Everett of Crookston, Susan Neufeld of Beltrami, Loreen Hanson of Thief River Falls, Jan Osborn of Thief River Falls, Paulette Christianson of Badger, Alicia Spilde of Karlstad, Peggy Brandon of Karlstad, Jill Levene of Warren, Irene Bertils of Crookston, Nick Reitzel of Karlstad, Barb Kota of Warroad, and Kelsey Brateng of Thief River Falls.

Parenthood Exhibit at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks

The Parenthood Art Exhibit will be on display from May 5 through June 23 at the NWMAC Gallery at 211 DeMers Avenue, East Grand Forks, MN 56721 (located within the Riverwalk Artists Gallery.) The gallery hours are Friday–Saturday, 2:00–8:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00–5:00 PM. Before you make a special trip to East Grand Forks, just see this exhibit, double check that the gallery is open (email stephaniemolson@gmail.com). 

There will be an artists’ reception held on Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. This is held in conjunction with the Art and Wine Walk. Light refreshments will be served. The Art and Wine Walk is located in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Participating businesses feature an artist showcasing their work, while offering wine and appetizers. The Art and Wine Walk has a small participation cost if you want to attend the entire event. However, the public is welcome to come to our gallery to support the artists without choosing to participate in the official Art and Wine Walk. Take advantage of the opportunity to view the art on display and for sale at the Riverwalk Gallery. In addition, Riverwalk Artists is currently looking for members. Don’t miss an opportunity to join Riverwalk as an artist member right now!

Artwork in the Parenthood Exhibit at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks.

For more information about this exhibit 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.