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Upcoming Grant and other Deadlines

Grants for Public Art — Due May 1

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Individual Artist Grants for $1,500 — Due February 10

The NWMAC is has extended our deadline for individuals to ask for $1,500 grants.  The deadline now is February 10! This is the main category that individuals use to support their artistic business or advice their technical skills. This category is for non-hobby artists. Support for Individual Artist Grants comes from the McKnight Foundation.

Public Art Projects — Due February 10

The NWMAC would like to fund some public art projects.  Do you have experience with Public Art? Let us know by February 10 if you are interested in projects in our area.  We will be gathering information from interested artists, including examples of your work and budgets. We plan to share this information with interested organizations like cities and schools.  Let’s create some public art!

Arts Legacy Grants, Arts Project Grants and Arts Equipment for the Schools — Due March 1

There is a March 1 deadline for Arts Legacy Grants and Arts Project Grants, as well as for Arts Equipment for the Schools.

Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit Sign

This year, the deadline for the NW MN Art Exhibit has been extended until April 15 due to June dates for the showcase.  The exhibit will take place in Warroad.  This allows more time for artists to create work.  The application is open online for you to submit work whenever you are ready.  The Artist of the Year deadline will be extended until April 15, as well. 

Peonies & Players: A Photography Exhibition Featuring the Work of Kathryn Rynning and Scott DCamp

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce Peonies & Players: A Photography Exhibit featuring the work of Kathryn Rynning and Scott DCamp.

NWMAC Peonies & Players Photography Exhibit

This exhibit allows you to follow Kathi’s life changing trip through the People’s Republic of China in search of peonies and experience athletic moments through Scott.

The exhibit is open from Wednesday, January 13 until February 28 at the NWMAC Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. You can also view the exhibit virtually here.

Scott resides in Thief River Falls. His years as an athlete and of professional photography work are evident as he captures the perfect moment in his series of athletes in action. He explains, “Photography goes hand-in-hand with my career as a print journalist and it has been a part of my life for more than 20 years. What began in college as a required class in black and white photography has evolved into a passion. I have an appreciation for all types of photography, but I truly love sports.”

Photography by Scott DCamp

Scott’s photos in this collection were all taken since 2017, when he was promoted to sports editor of the Thief River Falls Times. These photos represent a sampling of his work during his first four years as sports editor.

Photographer Scott DCamp — Walkoff Celebration

“For this show, I chose photos that show emotion and action. 
There are challenges that are unique to each sport such as depth of field and lighting. Much like the athletes competing, I improve as the season moves along and do my best work in the postseason. “

Photographer Kathryn Rynning

Kathryn lives in Kennedy, Minnesota. When asked about how this collection came to be Kathryn explained, “this photo exhibit was the culmination of a lifetime of desires. As a child I admired my grandmother’s peony garden and helped her care for it. I also read many books by Pearl S Buck about China and thought I could go there as a missionary, like my mother’s cousin who served in Nepal. Well, that didn’t quite work out, but….”

About her photography journey, “Of my parents 6 children, I was the one most often wanting to take photos on the family brownie camera, a dinosaur next to my camera of today. I am in retirement with a little more time to go back to those desires of my youth. I have a lovely camera with a micro lens, and printer, so I am in control of the color, size, cropping, etc. of my work. My passion for flowers is satisfied as a volunteer gardener for my church and our community garden and of course my flower gardens at home. Thus, I often grow my photo subjects. I have been very fortunate to travel, and always wondering what is over the next hill, has given me many subjects as well. Thus, a journey to China/Tibet to look for peonies in the wild was a fulfillment of many dreams.”

You won’t want to miss this photography exhibit!

The NWMAC Gallery is located at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. The gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-5 PM and at other times when events are held at the college. Enter through Door A. Visitor parking is free and at this time in the large end lot.  

For more information about our exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, or if you are an artist interested in exhibiting a body of work with NWMAC, please contact Trey Everett at (218) 280-4917 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.  This exhibit is made possible with funding from The McKnight Foundation. Please sign up for our e-newsletter on our website home page to see the latest news and grant announcements.  Email director@NWArtsCouncil.org or call 218-745-8886 to reach our office during regular business hours.

Art Exhibit Entries Needed

FosstonExhibitStudent2-GabeHanson-PeopChoicGabe Hanson, People’s Choice Northwest Art Exhibition 2013 Fosston, Mn.




Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibition

Warren, Mn (February 2, 2014)- The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2014 Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibition will be Wednesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 27 in Middle River at the Middle River Community Center.  Every year, artists from all around the area participate in this event.

Last year’s show in Fosston was featured on Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s website, Facebook page and was broadcast on YouTube. Over $1600.00 of prize money was awarded to participants.


Rock Bakken, 1st Place Adult Exhibitor Northwest Art Exhibition, 2013 Fosston, Mn.




Adult artists, high school and college students with permanent residency in the Minnesota counties of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau are invited to participate.  Each participant can enter up to two pieces of artwork.  The work must have been completed within the last five years and must not have been accepted into a previous Northwest Minnesota Arts Exhibit.  Exhibit rules, restrictions and entry forms can be found on www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org under the “Art Exhibit” tab or by contacting Mara at (218) 745-9111.  She can also be reached by email at mara@nwrdc.org if you have any questions or need more information.

Due to reduced funding at the Arts Council, there is a small entry fee.  The fee is $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults.  This program is sponsored in part by funding to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council by the McKnight Foundation and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.  The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is one of eleven regional arts councils in the state.  All eleven councils work together with fiscal agents of the Minnesota State Arts Board to provide arts services, staffing, and grants.

Entries for the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibition must be received by February 28, 2014.


Mara Wittman

Executive Director, NW MN Arts Council

109 S. Minnesota St.

Warren, Mn. 56762

(218) 745-9111