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Interested in a free winter artist residency in Central Mexico?

360 XOCHI QUETZAL DEADLINE: August 7, 2016
for Free Winter Artist Residency in Central Mexico

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency Dec 14, 2016 – Jan 13, 2017.  Winter applications are due August 7, 2016 thru CAFÉ www.callforentry.org so apply today!

They also have a personal residency program for artists and writers who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 6 months).  Spaces are still available for August – December. Write 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com for dates in 2016 – 2017.

More information on their new website: http://www.360xochiquetzal.com,  visit the 360 Xochi Quetzal Group Facebook page, or follow on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzalunnamed-2

NWMAC 2015 Star Artist, Artist & Arts Advocate Winners!

 Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Announces 2015 Artist and Arts Advocate of the Year Winners!

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Warren, Minnesota (April 16, 2015) – Three awards are given each year to recognize artists and arts advocates within our region that stand out in terms of artistry or volunteerism in the arts.  Many times people serve in both roles!  Our Artist of the Year award can be given to artists who are emerging or at a mid-way point in their artistic endeavors.  It is a cash award of $500.00 to use however they see fit.  Artists can only receive our Northwest Star Award once, as a lifetime achievement award.  This award is for $5,000.00 and can be a wonderful gift to those who have chosen a hard career path related to artistic expression.

2015 NWMAC Program

Our deadline for nominations is always Feb 28 each year.  Please consider nominating someone that you view as a deserving candidate from our seven county service area in northwestern Minnesota.  If the artist or arts advocate is not chosen their nomination remains active for a couple years for consideration.

Artists will be recognized via our website at www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org, our Facebook page and other various means of media communication including radio interviews with Pioneer 90.1. Awardees will received their awards at the 2015 Northwest Minnesota Annual Spring Art Exhibit May 04, 2015 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. The reception starts at 5:00 PM.

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The Winners of the 2015 Northwest Arts Awards include:

Jim and Jan Strandlie of Thief River Falls – $500.00 Award Winner

jim and jan strandlieThe Strandlies have been awarded the 2015 Arts Advocate of the Year for their active work in the arts for over 25 years. They were instrumental in helping the Thief River Falls Community Arts Council, both on stage and behind the scenes. They had a storytelling radio program titled, “Root Cellar” on the NCTC station. They have also been on the forefront establishing the “Norwegian Heritage Week” in Thief River Falls. The Strandlies are a prime example of what it means to be a strong arts advocate and are very deserving of this award!

Margaret Anderson of Lancaster – $500.00 Award Winner

Anderson, MargaretMargaret Anderson is the 2015 Northwest Artist of the Year. Her discipline is watercolor painting, and disciplined an artist must be in such a demanding medium. Margaret has been recognized professionally because of her expertise. She has won numerous awards and is an inspiration to other artists within the local Artist Unlimited visual arts group. Margaret has been a steady, solid, very talented presence in the region for decades. Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is excited to honor her with this award.

Karen Engevik of Roseau – $5000.00 Award Winner

Karen Engevik plateKaren Engevik of Black Horse Pottery and Tile has been selected as the 2015 Northwest Start Artist of the Year. Karen has been dedicated to her craft for the last 13 years and puts many miles on travelling to various art shows in the tri-state area. She collects awards and sells pottery along the way. She is President and co-founder of Artists on Main in Roseau. Karen’s passion and dedication to her fine craft makes her an admirable winner of this lifetime achievement type award! She can be reached at http://bhorsepottery.com and is also on Facebook.

Funding for the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council comes primarily from the Minnesota State Legislature. This “Of the Year” award program of NWMAC is made possible with McKnight Foundation funding. The arts advocate award is made possible by State of Minnesota general allocation funding. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is one of eleven regional arts councils in the state. All eleven councils work together and in collaboration with the Minnesota State Arts Board to provide arts services, staffing, and grants. The McKnight Foundation is another funding source helping all eleven regional arts councils promote and serve artists in Minnesota.

Contact:

Mara Hanel

Executive Director, NW MN Arts Council

109 S. Minnesota St.

Warren, MN. 56762

(218) 745-9111

www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org

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NWMAC 2015 Annual Spring Art Exhibit

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council

2015 Annual Spring Art Exhibit

April 22 – May 04

Ralph Engelstad Arena–Thief River Falls

 

artlogo1Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Spring Art Exhibit is almost ready to be unveiled.  This year, the art exhibit will be at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.  Exhibition dates are April 22-May 4.

Art pieces from over 100 professional, amateur and student artists streamed in from around our 7 county service region.

Students submitted art work from Crookston, Greenbush-Middle River, Goodridge, Grygla, Badger, Climax-Shelly and Norman County West.  Other schools involved include Thief River Falls, Kittson Central, Marshall County Central, Fisher, and MTS Minnesota.

We expect to have a total of 100 individual artists with over 150 art pieces in this years show!  We are very excited for you to see what our local artists have accomplished!

Each artist is up for a cash award, as in previous years.  Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror.  They will be recognized and receive their award at the Annual Spring Art Exhibition Reception, May 4th.

NWMAC 2015 Spring Banner

We will have recognition for our special award winners who were selected from a pool of publicly nominated candidates.  The 2015 Star Artist of the Year is Margaret Anderson of Lancaster, Minnesota.   The 2015 Arts Advocate of the Year are Jim and Jan Strandlie of Thief River Falls, Minnesota.  The 2015 Northwest Star Artist is Karen Envick of Roseau, Minnesota.

Also on May 4th, we will have a special guest from Mn Citizens for the Arts, Sheila Smith.  She will be discussing the Creative Mn report which was released in February of this year.  Come out and see how the arts are impacting local communities in Northwest Minnesota!  Sheila Smith will be speaking at 5:15pm.

Make plans to join us!

4th Annual Winter Holiday Exhibit

4th Annual Winter Holiday Art Exhibit!

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18 regional artists are participating this year from all over Northwest Minnesota.  There are paintings, ceramics, pottery, repurposed wood, wood carvings, photography and so much more!

Visitors will enjoy viewing hand-crafted ceramic tiles and pottery glazed to celebrate the season; watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings expertly depicting family and holiday themes; photographs capturing sparkling winter moments; and even found objects styled into whimsical sculptures.

Artists include:

Exhibit#3_120114Erin Nelson, Branda Baumer, Jessica Pribula, Julie Elick, Deb Aune, Carolyn Meisel, Kim Wilson, Courtney Jacob, Karen Engevik, Kathy Comstock, Robin and Lorrie Foster, Kate Hammer, George Rinde, Kathryn Rynning, Dave Bruner, Frank A. Joen and Ron Woolever.

Exhibit#5a_120114An artists reception is scheduled for Friday, December 12th from 6pm-7pm at the gallery.   A drawing will be held for the participants to select a winner for a Community Supported Art Box, worth over $225.00.

This exhibit will run through January 11th, 2015.  Holiday hours are:Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 9:00 p.m., and Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Art Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Walk Mall, 211 Demers Avenue, East Grand Forks, MN 56721, just north of Cabella’s and east of the Blue Moose Restaurant. Park in the large lot to the north, and come in the mall door: we are the first door on the right!

Hope to see you join us!

NWMAC: 4th ANNUAL WINTER HOLIDAY EXHIBIT!

Exhibit9_aHoliday Time is almost here!  NWMAC is pleased to bring another EXCITING WINTER HOLIDAY EXHIBIT to Northwest Minnesota!

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? 

There are two ways to submit your works:

1. You can fill the entry form at the end of this page.  (Fill in your name and contact information, title of your work, medium, and price, and upload a photo or link to your creative submission.)

2. You can E-MAIL your name and contact information, title of your work, medium, and price, and upload a photo or link to your creative submission to tmjacobson16@gmail.com.

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NWMAC Winter Holiday Art Exhibit is open to ALL artists for submissions and there is NO FEE to enter. Entry forms can be found here.

What we are looking for: 2D work, 3D work, compositions (written and musical), and video!  Enter today!

How do I participate? 

HolidayArtwork+GiftsaSubmit your work to the Arts Council Gallery by emailing: Your Name and contact information (email, phone, address), with title of your work, medium, price (if for sale), and a photo or link of your submission to tmjacobson16@gmail.com The dates for dropping off approved submissions at the gallery are Saturday and Sunday, November 29-30th.

May I show more than one piece?

Yes! Each participant may submit up to two pieces for the Winter Holiday Exhibit!

When can I drop off my piece?  

Delivery dates ofapproved submissions at the gallery are Saturday and Sunday, November 29-30th. The gallery is located in the River Walk Mall in East Grand Forks (across from Cabela’s).

Can I have more time than that to drop off my piece? 

If you need more time, special arrangements can be made to drop of works on December 1st or 2nd by appointment. Call 218-965-4216, or email tmjacobson16@gmail.com.

When do I need to pick up my piece? 

Works must be collected by Sunday, January 11th between 2 and 5 p.m. In case of difficulty, or weather emergency, special arrangements may be made by calling 218-965-4216, or the Arts Council office: 218-745-9111.

Can my piece be sold?  

Yes. Include a price with your artwork title, medium, and your contact information. Interested customers will be asked to contact you directly to purchase your work, and may take the work at the end of the exhibit.

How many artists have shown work in the past? 

Over the past three years, artists from all over northwest Minnesota from Hallock to Ada to Roseau to Fosston, and from the Grand Forks area have participated in the annual Winter Holiday Exhibit. About thirty artists have shown their works, but the exhibit is open to all artists and performers.

Is there a cost to participate?

WntrHldayExh111412baNo! But you might be a winner! A CSA box of various artworks by local artists will be given to one lucky participant! All you need to do is be a part of the exhibit! If you have TWO pieces in the show, you have two chances to win! The winner will be selected on Friday evening, December 12th, 6:00 pm, at the Arts Council and River Walk Gallery in East Grand Forks.

NORTHWEST MINNESOTA  WINTER HOLIDAY EXHIBIT

ENTRY FORM

Please PRINT and COMPLETE the ENTRY FORM below, or send the information requested below to the gallery curator at:  tmjacobson16@gmail.com.

Click here to go back to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.

Directions for completing the entry card:  

  1. Fill in the boxes in the top section legibly.
  2. You can enter up to two pieces of artwork. 
  3. There is NO ENTRY FEE.
  4. Please title your work. 
  5. Write your category and a general description (like black and white photo, or oil pastel, or original clay) in the following boxes. 
  6. For size, give the general dimensions of height, width, and depth.
  7. If you are interested in selling your work state the price, otherwise state NFS. 

     8.  An entry sample (photo) must be submitted for each piece listed. Make sure your samples are labeled with your name and title; or Entry A/Entry B if untitled.  You can e-mail work samples to tmjacobson16@gmail.com.   

    9.   For more than two submissions, please send the information requested for each piece to tmjacobson16@gmail.com

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Winter Holiday Exhibit will take place between December 01, 2014 and January 11, 2015.  All works must be submitted by November 27th.  Works must be dropped off at the River Walk Artists Gallery on November 29-30, 2014 between 2p-5p.  Special arrangement can be made if you need extra time.  Please contact Therese at 218-965-4216 or the Arts Council Office at 218-745-9111.

ENTRY FORM

Mail by November 25, 2014 to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council • 109 South Minnesota St • Warren, MN 56762.  Email Entry form to tmjacobson16@gmail.com

Artist Name

Home Phone

Address

Work Phone

City

State/Zip

Email

Web Site

If you are a student please fill in your age  and school’s name 

Artist’s Signature: ________________________________

Please do not use my art on any publicity materials.  

Title A:

Title B:

Main Category:

                                           

Main Category:

                                           

Medium Materials:

Medium Materials:

Size framed:

Size framed:

Price – if for sale:

Price – if for sale:

Entry Sample required

(take a picture of your artwork if it is not a photography piece, print out a copy and attach to this form.)

Entry Sample required

(take a picture of your artwork if it is not a photography piece)

enclosed

enclosed

Originality

completely original piece of art

 

Originality

completely original piece of art

 

mostly original: attach explanation

 

 

mostly original: attach explanation