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March 2012 Newsletter

News-03/01/2012-09:45 AM

News, upcoming classes and events from Grand Marais Art Colony
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Upcoming Events  

Opening Reception
Friday, March 23 @ 6pm
 Exhibit on Display:
March 23-April 1 
The Spring Theme Exhibit is an annual collaborative event hosted by the Art Colony & the Spirit of the Wilderness Church that encourages artists to create new work in response to the varied theme.

Over 60 artists reflect on the effect of intense seasonality, nature's rhythmic insistence on emergence & the extreme dichotomy of darkness & light.
Friday, March 23 @ 6pm
Opening Reception & Guest Lecture
: with Wayne Roosa Click here for more details... 
Open Daily
with extended evening hours on:
Tuesday, March 27 from 4-7pm with live music by Gina Macy
Thursday, March 29 from 4-7pm with live music by Amanda Hand 
Arts Festival 
Grand Marais Arts Festival
Looking for artists & artisans to submit work to the jury application process for the 22nd Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival.  Application Deadline: March 16

Download an application.
Artist-in-Residence with Hazel Belvo 
April 9-22  
Join us on a spring adventure with Hazel Belvo as she undertakes a major body of large-scale work at the Art Colony. She will open the studio and her heart, intellect, and creative process to the community through public lectures and daily open houses.


Call for Artists

Grand Marais Arts Festival call for artist to submit work to the Grand Marais Arts Festival jury application process. Deadline: March 16  

Edina Public Art Committee 
a committee of the Edina Art Center Board, invites sculptors from Minnesota and throughout the U.S. to submit proposals for the 2012-2013 Edina Promenade.  Deadline: March 15

Chinook Book cover contest 
Each winner will receive $500 and their art will be featured on the cover of the 2013 Chinook Book in both print and mobile, released in September 2012. Chinook Book is sold at local retailers and by hundreds of local school and nonprofit groups as a community-oriented fundraiser. Deadline: March 16

in Minneapolis is accepting submissions for future exhibit on the walls of the cafe.Deadline: April 1


Flow Art Space in Minneapolis announces a call for "Retro," a group show to be held from June 6 - 23, 2012. Actual or imaginary imagery or repurposed items from an earlier time are eligible for entry. All media will be considered. Work may be For Sale or Not For Sale. Deadline: April 17.


Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) is currently accepting applications from individuals wishing to serve on its Board.  Deadline: April 27  Download a board application form at    


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News:  The Art Colony awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant!
Course Catalog 2012    

The Art Colony recently received a Festival Support Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board again for the 2012 Grand Marais Arts Festival. One of only 16 organizations to receive the grant and the only one in Northern Minnesota. This grant is a major contributing factor to the success of this festival. To find out how to participate in this great annual festival, click here.

Got Friends? 
Course Catalog 2012Of course you do! Please share the good word about the Art Colony with your friends, family and neighbors. Contact the
Art Colony if you know of coffee shops, galleries, friends, etc. that would be willing to share our 2012 catalogs with others. Looking for people in the Twin Cities area, Twin Ports, Wisconsin, Iowa, the Dakotas and beyond!
Life Drawing: Wednesday nights 6:30-9pm
Drop-in Fee: $12/session | pre-register for session II $80

Session I: March 7 - April 4
  (ongoing since January)

Session II: April 25 - June 13 

Practice the fundamentals of art, enhance design and drawing skills and strengthen hand-eye coordination.  Open to all mediums. 18+ unless accompanied by/with permission of an parent or guardian.
Spring Fever...Let the creativity flow.

March 1: 5-8 pm

Tuition: $10   





Pots for Painting   

Joan Farnam

March 5-April 9 : 6 Mondays: 6 - 8pm

Tuition: $115 / Supply Fee: $25  



 Still Life in Pastel   

March 10-11 & 12; 2 or 3 days; 9 am - 4 pm  

Tuition: $150/$225 / Supply Fee: varies

Introduction to Glass Fusing
March 29 - April 19; 4 Thursdays; 6 - 8:30 pm
Tuition: $120 / Supply Fee: $75




Open Print Studio  

March 29-June 28; Last Thursday of the Month; 6-8:30 pm  

Kelly Dupre & Jerry Riach
Pre-register: $8/session
Drop-in: $12/session

Supply Fee: varies

April 3 - 24; 4 Tuesdays; 6 - 8:30 pm
Neil Sherman
Tuition: $95 

Mosaic Art
April 3 - 24; 4 Tuesdays; 6 - 8 pm
Tod Sylvester
Tuition:  $75 / Supply Fee: $22

Intermediate Clay
April 17-May 22; 6 Tuesdays; 6-8pm  
Ann Ward
Tuition: $115 / Supply Fee: $30  

  Open Glass Studio
April 26 - May 3; 2 Thursdays; 6-8:30pm
Sharon Frykman
Pre-register: $10/session
Drop-in: $15/session 
Supply Fee: varies

The Shape of Shadows
April 30-May 9; Mondays & Wednesdays; 6-8pm
Sue Robinson
Tuition: $75 / Supply Fee: $28

Grant Deadlines
 MAR. 2: The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) Next Step Fund for Individual Artists
MAR. 5: Arts Learning grants for organizations applications due
McKnight Next Step Fund
MAR. 30: 2012-2013 Artist Fellowships for Photographers Information and Technology Sessions
MAY 2: Fresh Filmmakers + Script-to-screen Combo Grant

Employment Opportunities

Program Assistant - Arts Midwest / Deadline 03/09/2012

Administrative Assistant - Arts Midwest / Deadline 03/09/2012

Installation Internship: FLO(we){u}R - The Soap Factory / Deadline 03/20/2012

General Manager, Fitzgerald Theater - American Public Media / Deadline 03/15/2012

Composition and Songwriting Department Head - McNally Smith College of Music / Deadline 03/15/2012


For more employment opportunities visit: 

Artist Support:
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council: 
Health Care reimbursement for NE MN artists.  The Artist Fund has a new, accessible medical reimbursement program for artists and their family members.  For more info:
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 West 3rd Ave
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
(218) 387-2737

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