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Searching for new Showcase Specialist: deadline June 1

Are you interested in joining the team at Northwest Minnesota Arts Council?  We are hiring our contract workers for FY 2019!

NWMAC’s three contract positions:

  • Showcase Specialist
  • Promotions/Marketing Specialist
  • Networking/Training Specialist

Each contract is a maximum of $16,000 from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.  The pay scale is specialist at $25.00 per hour and a government rate for mileage reimbursement.  These positions are flexible based on your own schedule to complete the work listed in the contract.  You work from your home on your personal equipment.  You are not an employee.

Right now, in May, our office is receiving letters of interest and resumes from candidates to be considered for these three positions.   We are especially searching for the Showcase Specialist since that position will be vacant.   Note:  Our gallery is in East Grand Forks so distance from EGF will be a factor due to budget constraints.

How to apply?  Write a letter that states your interest and qualifications to complete the tasks, and send your resume.  You can email your information to Director@NWArtsCouncil.org or mail your information to our office at NWMAC, 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN  56762.   All materials are due by June 1, 2018.    All contracts will begin July 1, 2018.

Showcase Specialist tasks:  (Please email our office for a more detailed list of tasks if you are interested.)

  • Riverwalk Gallery:  Coordinate eight different gallery showcases and receptions in East Grand Forks.   Update the publications section of our gallery with new brochures and printouts, etc.
  • Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit:  Assist with the display set-up and Artist Reception for the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit in Badger in April 2019.
  •  Traveling Show:  Select pieces, arrange tour,  move the exhibit throughout the library locations.  Distribute booklets.
  • E-newsletter:  Create a monthly artist opportunities e-newsletter in Constant Contact.
  • Media:  Design marketing pieces, press releases and media announcements for showcase projects .
  • Artist Training: Share information with artists on our training and opportunities.  Bring forward ideas for more workshops/training for artists based on their feedback.
  • Three anticipated extra activities outside our region: Rural Arts and Culture Summit in Bemidji MN in June 2019.  Arts Advocacy Day in St Paul in February 2019.  RAC’s of MN Staff Retreat in St Cloud in August of 2018.  All these events need contract staff to write to the board for approval of pre-approved maximum for time/travel used within contract or in additional to contract.
  • Provide a print-out of your completed work activities for Arts Council meetings in Nov and June that includes statistics/evaluation, pictures, and upcoming events.   Attend the annual meeting in June if available to present.

Promotions Specialist tasks:

  • Continual website updates and coordination
  • Continue to develop and increase our promotion on social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.
  • Attend the NWMAC Artist Reception annually to take pictures and post to our social media about the event. Attend other events locally as schedule and budget permits to promote and announce our/their activities.
  • Complete a once a month e-newsletter with information for organizations.
  • Improve the NWMAC on-line directory, Artist of NW Minnesota booklet, and include only updated relevant information.
  • Arrange for one artist or arts leader monthly to talk about their artform on our radio spot as a feature. Coordinate all weekly radio guests and our staff including communication with the radio station and guests to ensure that they are informed and available.
  • Work with the Training Specialist to market workshops through our e-newsletter, flyers to libraries/arts locations, word of mouth, and press release announcements. Inform participants about workshop specifics and provide technical assistance to individuals involved in the process of business development.
  • Continue to create a platforms and campaigns for individuals and businesses to give charitable donations to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council through GiveMN.
  • Work with groups to get their information into Explore Minnesota Tourism. Learn the Explore Minnesota Tourism system.  Put NWMAC announcements on the site.
  • Use Remind App for announcements.
  • Create two six-month reports for the NWMAC Board of Directors on statistics related to promotion and marketing. Attend the annual meeting in June if available to present.

Training Specialist tasks:  (email for a detailed list of tasks)

  • Teaching Artist Roster Training: coordinate and conduct Fall 2018 training sessions in Warren and Roseau.
  • Theater Tech training and theater skills training day/conference coordination
  • Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshop series in Warren.    Coordinate and attend.
  • Minnesota’s Creative Northwest network meetings in Thief River Falls monthly for one hour, and branching out to more communities throughout the contract year.  Coordinate/attend.
  • Report on progress at Nov/Dec and June meetings of NWMAC.  Attend the annual meeting in June if available to present.

 

Warren MacKenzie Pottery Showcase

Exciting Pottery Event Coming to Stephen!

An exhibit of internationally renowned, 91-yr old, Minnesota potter Warren MacKenzie’s work is being brought to the Art Center in Stephen for a FREE event on Thursday, August 13 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.  The Arts Center is located next to the Stephen/Argyle school at 500 School St, Stephen, Mn.

Warren MacKenzie throws a bowl. Photo cred: Mark Markley www.pbs.org
Warren MacKenzie throws a bowl. Photo cred: Mark Markley
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4:00 to 5:30 –  Mark Lambert will be doing a presentation which will include a slide show and a demonstration of some hand-building methods that will appeal to both the seasoned potter and to the beginner, as well as to those who wish to just “see how it’s done”!

 

5:30 – Refreshments and a light meal.

6:00 –  Open house reception. Time for anyone to visit with Mark Lambert about the pottery art form and to view the exhibit of Warren MacKenzie’s work.

7:00 – A wonderful documentary screening of the 91-yr. old potter at work in his shop and telling his story in his own words.

 

imagesThe Warren MacKenzie pottery will be on display at the Stephen Art Center.  On Friday August 14th from 9a – 11a and Monday August 17th from 2p – 4p the Art Center will be open for viewing.

Viewings will also be available by appointment only.  Please be sure to check the signage at the front of the building for further information.

If you have friends from elsewhere with an interest in pottery, please invite them to come! Come for the entire event or as much as works into your schedule!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Call for Artists: Textiles

CALL FOR ARTISTS: TEXTILES

Fish Quilt:  Julie Baird Pattern: 'Untitled' by Karen Stone
Fish Quilt: Julie Baird
Pattern: ‘Untitled’ by Karen Stone

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is looking for creators of high-quality hand made quilts in our 7 county service area for an exhibit in August.HoneySweetPinwheel

What we are looking for:

  • Baby quilts
  • Table Runners
  • Cozies
  • Bags
  • Full-sized quilts
Grandmother's Fan Quilt Quilted by: Darlene- Canada
Grandmother’s Fan Quilt
Quilted by: Darlene- Canada

Please submit your information and samples of your work by June 26, 2015.

Send an email to tmjacobson16@gmail.com

 

 

BricksSteppingstonesPlease include the following information:

1. Your name
2. Address
3. Email/phone
4. Type of quilt: 

  • Baby quilt
  • Table runner
  • Cozy
  • Bag
  • Full-sized quilt
  • Other….

5. Photo of item submitted (up to 2 items)

If you would like more information please call NWMAC Office: (218) 745-9111.

 

Warren: Traveling Mini Art Exhibit

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The Traveling Mini Art Exhibit sponsored by the Northwest Regional Arts Council (NWMAC) has arrived at its final destination in Warren, MN.

After traveling to regional libraries throughout the summer and autumn of 2014, it has now arrived at the Godel Library at 314 E. Johnson St. The origin of this year’s Traveling Mini Art Exhibit was NWMAC’s annual Regional Exhibit held in Middle River, Minnesota in April 2014.

JulieIbanezThe 2014 Traveling Mini Art Exhibit includes original paintings, mosaic, drawings, pastel, prints, and clay pottery, including Jan Osborn’s adult-merit-award winning pen & ink drawing of the Settler’s Cabin at Old Mill State Park. Other subjects include wildlife, self-portraits, and objects to warm one’s memory, all wonderfully rendered with design, color, and creativity.

JanOsborneSettlersCabin-1Artists whose work was chosen for the mini exhibition are (adult artists): Susan Neufeld, Beltrami; Alberta Johnson, and Jan Osborn, Thief River Falls; Mollie Rae Miller, Roseau; Annethea Novacek, Greenbush; and (student artists): Samantha Kraulik, Wannaska; Caleb Richardson, Thief River Falls;  Kiara Anderson, St. Hilaire; Bryan Sanchez, Julie Ibanez, and Brooke Panzer, all of Crookston; Brandi Lee, Halstad; Jaydn Rosell, Climax;  Elijah Neufeld, Beltrami; and Skye Tillotson, Ada.

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council would like to thank all the participating artists for submitting their talents, and all the libraries who hosted this year’s Traveling Mini Art Exhibit for making this exhibit possible for people of the entire northwest region to enjoy!

The Traveling Mini Art Exhibit will be appearing appearing at Godel Memorial Library until Wednesday, December 3rd during regular library hours.

For more information contact the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council at 218-745-9111.

 

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