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:

ARAC Grant Writing Assistance | Nov 8 and Jan 23
Book Read and Discussion: Wired to Create | Jan 24 and Feb 21
Professional Development for Artists | Feb 4 and Feb 11
Develop Your Portfolio: Hire a Professional Photographer
Feb 22 and March 2
The 100DayProject | Jan 21 - April 30


/// 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 in 2017, 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.

Applications for the March 7 - 19, 2017, residencies will be made available September 30, 2017. 

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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