The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is sponsoring an Impact of Technology Art Exhibit at the NWMAC Art Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. Because of COVID-19, it may not be possible to view this exhibit in person. To experience the exhibit virtually, visit https://youtu.be/Cho2V0f7O-k.
Nothing impacts our daily lives more than technology. It connects us to people across the globe, makes life easier, improves efficiency, and aids communication. But we can’t ignore the negative effects on our society, as well. The following artists are showcasing their digital art. Some use the juxtaposition of diving into the deeper meaning of technology, while still using traditional methods.
Artists with work in this exhibit include:
Chris Kirchner of Warren, has created a sculpture series, which includes everyday technological devices that have been modified or contain concealed toy weapons. “These odd juxtapositions and larger than life size scale serves as playful metaphors, drawing attention to the absurdity of our often unfounded and irrational fears.”
Andrew Youngblom of Thief River Falls said that many of his pieces “investigates psychological states and exploring the digital frontier and finding one’s identity in the Information Age.” Andrew is the art teacher at Lincoln High School. Some of his students with pieces in the exhibition include: Devan Wagner – Unknown Statu(r)e & The Panoptical Maturation of Young Girls, Jadeann Forsberg – Absent Mind, Avery Highness – Cry About It, Can You?, & G.I.R.L.
Janet Swenson, a teacher from Kittson Central in Hallock, and her Advanced Computer Apps class are showcasing student videos where the objective of the assignment was to choose a poem that demonstrated their feelings about something important to them; to incorporate music, video & background into a short movie. Her students include: Kaitlin Driscoll – Hometown Forever, Mitchel Docken – Deer Hunting Time Is Here Again, Alex Lindegard – The Way Through the Woods,Grace Lamberson – The Joy of Cooking, Nick Gjerde – Winter’s Coldest Wintery Wind, and Matthew Stewart – Christmas Time. To view a compilation of clips from these videos, visit: https://youtu.be/-J0kkp2-4tE.
The NWMAC Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30-5:00 P.M. and at other times when events are held at the college. To visit the gallery, enter through Door B near the library. Visitor parking is free in front of the business office. Please check if the college or gallery is open before visiting. For more information about the exhibit or our other exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, call our office at (218)-745-9111 or contact Kelsey at (218) 688-0078 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.
Be a part of the 21st Bemidji Sculpture Walk! This outdoor art walk program has become a foundation of Bemidji’s downtown and a highly anticipated venue for tourists year-round. Consider applying with your own work or sharing this with an artist or arts organization you know.
Artists are offered a $500 honorarium plus consideration for several cash prizes for each accepted work. Artists may submit up to 3 works separately, for separate consideration.
Here’s a quick timeline:
First Call in November
Submission Deadline is February 1
Jurying takes place March 12
Acceptance Notification will be sent March 16
Annual Artist Installation/Reception is on May 15 and 16
To apply visit https://www.bemidjisculpture.com/#call-to-artists
Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications for 2019 artist opportunities including fellowships, artist in residence, intern artists, hot metal residency, and arts administration internships
2019 Artist Fellowships @ Franconia Sculpture Park
Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought was possible. Each artist undergoes a transformation, leaving with a renewed focus, new skills, and lifelong connections.
Artists working in three-dimensions are invited to submit ambitious project proposals for the FSP/Jerome Fellowship program (open to MN & NYC artists) or the Open Studio Fellowship Program (open to artists worldwide). Sculpture, site-specific, multi-media, and installation work are considered. Artists are in residence at Franconia during their fellowship. Residencies start as early as April 1, lasting a minimum of 4 weeks and up to 3 months depending on the nature of the project. Installation must be complete by September 15. Up to 9 artists or artist teams will be awarded funding support, ranging from $3,500 to $7,000, to create and exhibit new work in a public outdoor setting.
2019 Intern Artist Opportunities @ Franconia Sculpture Park
Franconia invites dedicated, career-bound and emerging artists to apply for the Intern Artist Fellowship Program. Intern Artists are provided room, board, outdoor studio space, creative & technical guidance, and professional development resources in exchange for daily support in park & exhibition maintenance; education & outreach programming; and fellowship artist assistance. Intern Artists are in residence 2 to 3 months and are encouraged to create a new sculpture for exhibition at Franconia.
Deadline: February 9, 2019
2019 Hot Metal Residency @ Franconia Sculpture Park
Hot Metal Interns arrive July 18 and are joined by Hot Metal Artists on July 25. During the residency, you will participate in bonded sand mold-making workshops, and work together on a pour crew for the community Iron Pour on August 3 and the Artists-in-Residence Pour on August 10.
Cost for the residency is $450. The fee is waived for interns in exchange for daily assistance with pour preparations and educational workshops. The fee for artists includes outdoor studio space, up to 2,000 lbs of sand and 300 lbs of iron, tools required for large-scale work, equipment, engineering, and staff support. Artists and interns camp on-site and participate in Franconia’s daily cooking and cleaning schedule. All artists are expected to bring hand tools, safety equipment, and small power tools. Work made during the residency and pour will be included in Franconia’s Hot Metal exhibition.
Deadline: March 9, 2019
Arts Administration Internship @ Franconia Sculpture Park
Franconia Sculpture Park’s Arts Administration Internship provides ‘hands-on’ immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles NE of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia provides residence and workspace to emerging and established artists in a 43-acre sculpture park.
There are two different types of administrative interns. Program interns will support Franconia’s education & public programing. The Development intern will work directly with the development manager to support fundraising campaigns. Both interns work closely with Franconia’s staff so interns have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences.
This type of internship is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers. Primary responsibilities include assisting staff with day-to-day operations of the artist and education programs and may include helping with research; social networking outreach; marketing and publicity; graphic/web design; photography; database management; and assisting with activities that help promote Franconia and enhance public participation.
Arts Administration Internships are unpaid and last two to four months. This internship is flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate other commitments and varying time frames. We require a commitment of at least 16 hours a week for locally based interns who commute to Franconia. Interns who stay in residence at Franconia (free room & board) contribute at least 35 hours per week.
Franconia agrees to work with the intern to fulfill any necessary academic requirements and address any identified learning goals/objectives.
Qualifications Applicants should be a dependable, organized, friendly, detail-oriented, flexible individual possessing strong written and verbal communication skills, and able to manage multiple projects and work independently. Word processing skills are required, graphic and/or web design skills are preferred. Applicants are expected to have strong communication skills and represent the organization in a professional manner.
• Education: Must possess an undergraduate degree or be currently studying towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in nonprofit administration or development, art history, arts administration or related field.
• Experience: The candidate must be confident working with the public and managing volunteers in a busy setting. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are requirements for this position.
• Software: (Some training provided) MS Office, Google Docs. Experience with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software is a plus, but not required. Some experience with Adobe Creative Suite desired.
• Compensation: Funds are not available through Franconia at this time but if in conjunction with a college or university funding is often available through career services. Room & board may be available in exchange for a minimum schedule of 35 hours per week working at Franconia.
• Education Credit: We work with all higher education institutions to ensure you will receive credit for your experience, if applicable. To help offset travel and personal expenses, some schools or private individuals may sponsor internships. To learn more about intern sponsorship click here.
Please note: Administrative Interns do NOT receive studio space nor is their artwork included in the exhibition. If you are interested in a studio-based internship, please apply for the Intern Artist Program.
Availability Franconia is open to accommodating individual schedules for a well qualified candidate. Schedules will be determined on an individual basis. The Administrative Intern Program is a minimum of 10 weeks and up to 6 months in duration.
2019 ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT — DEADLINE FEBRUARY 28 TO APPLY!
Apply for the Northwest Minnesota Arts Exhibit — Open Now
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce their latest “Call for Entries” for the 2019 Annual Art Exhibit. The deadline to submit your art work is February 28, 2019!
This year, the annual Art Exhibit will be in Badger at the community center and runs from March 18 through March 31, 2019.
Artists from our 7 county service region can enter into this art exhibit and will be competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards. Artists must reside in Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau, or Red Lake counties to be eligible. Both adult and student artists are encouraged to enter. Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror. They will be recognized and receive their check at the Artist Reception. The Artist Reception will be on Sunday, March 31.
Click for more information, including the exhibit entry rules and directions. If you would like the application mailed to you, please contact our office 218-745-9111 or email Mara. The application must submitted no later than February 28, 2019. There is a teacher spreadsheet available by emailing Mara. Teachers can also submit a Word file with student work samples to ease the process.
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