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RWAG: FUNctional Art!

Functional Art

July 1 – August 2nd

Artists Reception:

Jul 11, 2015 1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Riverwalk Artists Gallery


The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to announce the opening of a Functional Arts Exhibit, Wednesday, July 1st. Functional art is creative work which may be used in and around the home. The functional pieces showcased were made by artists of northwest Minnesota and will be on display in our cool gallery in East Grand Forks’ Riverwalk Centre Mall.

FunctArt_062915b_Showcased pieces in this Functional Art show include textiles, pottery, glass, and wood items. Rugs woven of sheep’s wool or bison roving created by Carol Johnson of Lake Bronson, Cathy Forgit of Crookston, and Aliza Olson of Roseau are being shown.

Betsy_PorcelainBowlNewly created porcelain and ceramic bowls, plates and mugs by Robin and Lorrie Foster of Red Lake Falls, and Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla are included, as are ceramic pieces by Mary Ann Laxen of East Grand Forks. Jolene Juhl of Greenbush is presenting her newest fused glass plates.

A hand-painted desk by Lois Edman of Alvarado makes its debut in this show.Bag+Bowl+Pendants

The artists will be featured Saturday, July 11th, 1:00-5:00 pm during the Art and Wine Walk, at the NWMAC gallery, 211 Demers Avenue in Riverwalk Centre (River Cinema) Mall, East Grand Forks, across the street from Cabela’s and next to Mamma Maria’s Restaurant.

The Functional Art Exhibit will be on display in the NWMAC gallery inside River Walk Artists Shop and Gallery from Wednesday, July 1 to Sunday, August 2, 2015. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 3:00 to 7:00 pm, and Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall. Park in the large lot to the north and enter the mall door: we are the first door on the right.

Functional Art: Call to Entry

By: Therese Masters Jacobson

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 1.35.00 PMFUNCTIONAL ART

Do you create art that is

  • used in your household?
  • that is worn as clothing?
  • is used in some functional way?


Then YOU create…

…FUNCTIONAL ART…Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 1.35.09 PM

and we are looking for you!

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is looking for high quality Functional Art by artists from our 7-county region: Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties to feature in an upcoming summer 2015 exhibit.

Submit your functional art for our exhibit by May 29th!

Send an email to tmjacobson16@gmail.com

Include the following:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Email/phone
  • Type of functional art: pottery, rug, box, plate, clothing, belt,             handbag, furniture…
  • Medium: ceramic, textile, wood, paper, leather….
  • Photo of item submitted (up to 2 items)

Deadline for submissions is May 29, 2015