Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota Special Events
120 WEST 3RD AVENUE   PO BOX 626    GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA 55604    218-387-2737   arts@boreal.org

Artist Services


Artist services connect artists with a vibrant creative community and vital resources in order to help them grow their practice, advance their career, and develop sustainable lives as artists. Some services require orientation and/or are subject to fees. Call for more information. 


Professional Development Classes
Studio Access and Other Opportunities
Residency Series


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CLASSES
Click on the individual class for full description and details:

Stay tuned for Fall, 2017 class details

STUDIO ACCESS & INDEPENDENT RESIDENCIES
Select dates are available for independent residencies and cooperative studio access on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis for Art Colony members. Experience our professional studios (Clay, Kilnformed Glass, Jewelry, Printmaking, and Multi-use) and find uninterrupted space and time to focus, rejuvenate, and be inspired. Artists are encouraged to call for availability and cost.

Art Colony studios include the following equipment: 

CLAY STUDIO
Wheels: Seven electric Brent C | Kilns: Two Skutt electric, one wood-fire raku | North Star Slab Roller | Extruder | Peter Pugmill

GLASS & JEWELRY STUDIO
Kilns: One 24 x 42-inch Genesis, one 23 x 23-inch Olympic, four 7-inch Calderas Durable cement counters | Three grinders | One Taurus 3-ring saw | Flex shafts | Basic jewelry toolkits | Small torchwork capabilities

FOUNDERS HALL VISUAL ARTS STUDIO
Superb north lighting | High ceilings | 980 square feet of suspended hardwood floors Easels | Drawing horses

PRINT STUDIO
Takach 40 x 72-inch etching press | Vandercook Number 4 proof press | Copper etching facility | UV exposure unit & light box | Vent hood for aquatint

ARTIST PROJECT EQUIPMENT
Epson Perfection photo scanner | Epson Workforce all-in-one Inkjet printer, copier, and scanner | Professional photo equipment | Tent rental | Professional mat cutter

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Participation in annual Member Show and Sale | Juried and invitational sales opportunities | Grant writing assistance | Use of art resource library

RESIDENCY SERIES

Through the residency series, the Art Colony provides artists with independent work space in professional studios and a stunning landscape. An environment of creative freedom supports the process and development of new works, allowing for a combination of aesthetic inquiry, creative risk-taking, experimentation, and artistic development.

JURIED ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
Two concurrent juried residencies are available each spring, one in the Founders Hall Multi-use Studio and one in the Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio. Juried residents are provided with two weeks of independent studio access, loddging, and a weekly stipend. Residents may choose to provide a community engagement component (optional) for an additional stipend.

Click here for details on applications, dates, etc.

INVITED ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
Invited artists are granted to an artist who is mature in practice and has experience with residencies and/or working on in-depth independent projects. The artist is selected as part of a committee process and offers a community engagement component during the residency, introducing the community to a specific aspect of their expertise and artistic practice.

2017 Invited Artist-in-Residence: Holly Swift. Click HERE for full details regarding Holly's residency.

MENTOR RESIDENCY WORKSHOPS
Work on independent projects under the guidance of a mentoring artist in a class setting. Experienced required for all classes.



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