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Using All Available Tools

Chris Lane is the NWMAC Featured Artist of the Month at the River Walk Artists Gallery in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

This is a great example of using the tools that NWMAC makes available to artists in promoting their business.

Chris utilizes his blog and his website with wonderful pictures of the gallery and links to the Pioneer 90.1 website for the interview he did with Ron West.  As a featured artist, NWMAC works with Pioneer 90.1 to schedule radio interviews  to reach an even wider swath of audience.

Great blog post!  Bravo!

Brief interview and photos of the exhibition | Chris Lane Photo.

Featured Artist: Unseen Splendor


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Photographs by Chris Lane of Newfolden, Minnesota

September 5th-September 28th, 2014

Art & Wine Walk: September 20th 1p-5p

10414516_877029658991091_137525728504845841_nRiver Walk Artists Gallery, East Grand Forks, Mn.

Unseen Splendor brings you into a secret, more intimate place, where you see minute details of flowers, as captured by macro photography. Always seen as a natural form of beauty, flowers are typically viewed from a certain, comfortable distance. These images, primarily of so-called weeds, are meant to show the inherent beauty of seemingly unnoticed things in the world.

Formerly, a traditional media artist, Chris Lane has focused more on photography in recent years. He now owns a photography and graphic design business and creates artwork as frequently as his schedule allows.

The Unseen Splendor exhibit, opening September 5th, will be featured during the Art & Wine Walk, Saturday, September 20th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the NWMAC gallery, located inside the River Walk Artists Shop & Gallery at the Riverwalk mall near Mamma Maria’s Restaurant, across Demers Avenue from Cabella’s in East Grand Forks.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For more information call the Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com.


NWMAC Featured Artists

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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce we will have 2 Featured Artists at River Walk Artists Gallery and Shop in East Grand Forks, Mn from March 26 through April 27, 2014.  Sherri Kruger of Badger Minnesota and Lynne King of Alvarado, Minnesota will be sharing their artwork with us.

Everyone is invited to attend an artist reception at River Walk Artists Gallery Saturday March 29, 2014 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

Table Sherri KrugerSherri Kruger is a glass artist creating wonderful mosaic items of every shape and size, out of stained glass, recycled metal and cement.  She has participated in many shows and won just as many awards, including Best of Show at the Grand Cities Art Show in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  She is a member of Artist’s on Main in Roseau and displays her works there and she is also the Art Club Advisor at Badger High School.


hangin on Lynne KingLynne King hails from Muncie, Indiana but made Northwest Minnesota her home a few years ago.  She is a photographer with a keen eye for landscapes that tell a story, wildlife, and birds.  She also loves “old things” and is inspired by barns, houses and cars.  As a former librarian, she is of the firm belief that a picture is worth a thousand words and a good story is hard to resist!

Both Artists have benefitted from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council by either receiving grant money or they have participated in workshops designed to help artists with their business.

We are happy to have both Sherri and Lynne as the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Featured Artists for March!

As always, the River Walk Artists Shop and Gallery is free and open to the public.  They are open Wednesday through Saturday from 2:00 pm to 8:00pm and on Sundays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

If you would like more information about the Picture This! Exhibit or the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, please call our offices at (218) 745-9111 or email Therese: tmjacobson16@gmail.com

***More Grant Opportunities!***


Residency Description 

**Application Deadline: February 16, 2014**

The Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Residency Program is a two-week residency for artists. It is designed to provide artists with uninterrupted work time in a quiet natural setting and to support the development, creation, and production of new, original works.

The residence will take place March 31 – April 14, 2014. The selected artist will be provided with workspace in the Founders Hall Visual Arts Studio and offsite lodging. Additionally the Resident will be required to offer two Open Studios and one hands-on Learning Activity so the public can see the creative process at work.

Grand Marais, Minnesota is a vibrant Lake Superior harbor community that has long supported the arts and is home to many artists. The mission of the Grand Marais Art Colony (GMAC) is to nurture creativity on the North Shore. With this mission in mind, the resident is asked to participate in a community component that will include two open studios and a community outreach project of the artist’s choosing. Art Colony staff will assist the artist in implementing the community events.


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

About Cook County and Grand Marais 

Cook County is made up of a series of small towns, each with a unique personality, linked together by the ancient Sawtooth Mountains, the pristine Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area and the rugged shores of Lake Superior. For generations, artists have flocked to this area to savor its grandeur and explore the surrounding boreal forest. At the center of Cook County is Grand Marais, a quaint harbor village with eclectic galleries and shops, restaurants, and a wide array of accommodations to suit your needs. Fall in love with small-town hospitality, be inspired by the landscape, and develop a life-long relationship with the North Shore.

Grand Marais Art Colony 

The longest-lived art colony in Minnesota, the Grand Marais Art Colony, began in 1947 as a summer refuge for artists seeking study in the wilderness. Birney Quick, one of the region’s acclaimed artists and a faculty member from the Minneapolis School of Art (now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design), came to this remote town to create the Outdoor School of Painting.

Since that time, the Grand Marais Art Colony has cultivated a relationship between outdoor inspiration and artistic pursuit inspired by the surrounding wilderness and Lake Superior. Featuring year-round classes for the novice to professional artist, high-quality studio access, and seven inclusive events and exhibits, the facilities include visual arts, clay, glass, and printmaking studios. The Art Colony is a sanctuary for the creative spirit, providing beginning to professional artists guidance, exploration, and space to grow.


FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK has upcoming application deadlines for all of our artist opportunities in 2014.

Franconia’s competitive fellowships, internships, and metal casting residencies offer opportunities for artists to live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork in a 30-acre sculpture park.  While in residence, artists are encouraged to challenge themselves to achieve new visions, work on a massive scale generally unattainable in an indoor studio or exhibition space, and engage with the public as they are creating new work.

ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS deadline: February 8, 2014

• Up to $5,000 to produce new artwork.


INTERN ARTIST deadline: February 28, 2014

• 2-3 months in a challenging and inspiring environment.


IRON ARTIST & IRON INTERNS deadline: March 22, 2014

• Intensive residency and outdoor exhibition opportunity.

EGF Campbell Library Presents

“Northern Exposures”

Juried Photography Exhibit

 The East Grand Forks Campbell Library presents the “Northern Exposures” a juried photography exhibit March 3-April 5. The exhibit will feature artists throughout the region exhibiting their color or black and white photographs. Photographs are juried for prizes. All awards will be presented at the exhibit opening and reception on March 3, 6:30-7:30. Also, awards for the Campbell’s 2014 Poetry Contest will be presented with the 1st place poet reading from the winning poem at the reception.

Call 218-773-9121 for more information.


EGF Campbell Library Presents

Campbell 2014 Poetry Contest


The East Grand Forks Campbell Library presents Campbell’s 2014 Poetry Contest sponsored by Glamorous Reruns.  Poetry contest entries can be submitted from December 30, 2013 and must be postmarked no later than February 20, 2014. Entries may be e-mailed to ascherer@egf.mn by midnight February 20, 2014.

Pick up full guidelines at the library or go online: www.egflibrary.org.  Winners of the poetry contest will be announced at the “Northern Exposures” photography exhibit opening on March 3, 6:30 at the Campbell Library.

Call the library for more information: 218-773-9121.


EGF Campbell Library Hosts Spy Academy


EGF Campbell Library hosts Spy Academy January 27, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Become a wiz with the spy arts while diffusing a minefield, completing catapult basic training, mastering the art of disguise and participating in the EGF Police Department fingerprinting session. Campbell Library invites all 1st-5th future spies to be a part of Spy Academy. Call 218-773-9121 for information and to register or visit the library online at www.egflibrary.org.