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June 2012 Newsletter

News-06/06/2012-11:54 AM

News, upcoming classes and events from Grand Marais Art Colony
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  • Upcoming Events
  • News
  • Classes
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Call for Artists & Job Openings

Upcoming Events 

Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire
Traveling exhibit at the Art Colony
May 25 - June 27, 2012 

On display in the Mini Gallery. Gallery Reception and Documentary Screening to be held on June 22.

FREE Workshop
with Robert Brisco & Jason Trebs will occur on June 23. Space is limited, please pre-register. More Info... 
72 Artist Booths, Hands-on Activities, Artist Demonstrations, Live Music & More!

Only a few weeks away. Mark your calendars & tell your friends!

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Call for Artists
MacRostie Art Center seeks submissions for a juried Art Show. .Deadline: June 8. 


OEUVRE, a Duluth-based online magazine is seeking submissions from all over the state

Looking for short fiction, serial fiction, poetry, photography, essays, and reviews of books.  Offering compensation only for reviews and interview pieces with artists that are 1500 words (reviews) or 2500 words (interviews) minimum.  For more info click here

"Drawing Club: A Collaborative Coloring Book"
For this limited edition series, you are invited you to rip out a page, color it for yourself, hang it on your wall, photograph it and share it by uploading your images to the Drawing Club Facebook page. The coloring books will be available in the Walker Shop and online for $10.  


Volunteer Opportunities
Grand Marais Art Colony: If you have time, expertise or know those who do, please contact Kristin at
  • Art Book Library Organizer
  • Historical Photo & Document Sorter
  • Website Developer (Wordpress)  
Grant Opportunities

Fellowship program references  


Bush Fellowship program applications



Minnesota Film and Video Grant Program 

AUG. 10
St. Louis Park
Arts & Culture grants for artists applications (


Employment Opportunities

For 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: 

Got Friends? 

Of 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.

Looking for people in the Twin Cities area, Twin Ports, Wisconsin, Iowa, the Dakotas and beyond!

There are nearly 15 hours of daylight this time of year allowing for plenty of time to work in the studio AND still get outside!

With over 70 classes this summer, now is a great time to think about refreshing your skills, learning a new process or opening the door to the creative process.

If nothing else, come up to be inspired by the North Shore landscape for a few days. Our professional studios are available for rent.
Print Studio gets a facelift
The Art Colony's print studio is in the midst of being renovated. New counters, sinks and equipment are being added daily. Look forward to improved efficiency and new printmaking programming in 2013.

Print Studio renovations are being made possible thanks to a grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation.

Upcoming Classes

Quick Paint: The 45 Minute Outdoor Sketch
June 9 - 10
Todd Voss
Tuition: $150 

Youth Masterpieces
June 11 - 13; 3 half day sessions;
Session 1 (ages 5 - 8): 9 am - 12 pm;
Session 2 (ages 9 - 12): 1 - 4 pm
Sandi Pillsbury-Gredzens
Tuition:  $115 / Supply Fee: $17

Jewelry: Three Approaches
June 12 - 26; 3 Tuesdays: 6 - 8pm
John Franz
Tuition: $60 / Supply Fee: $40

Fused Glass Jewelry
June 16 - 17   
Peachie Schmid
Tuition: $150 / Supply Fee: $55 

Acrylics 101 - FULL
June 16-17 
Liz Sivertson
Tuition: $190 / Supply Fee: $33

Geometry of Art & Design
June 16 - 17
Tom Westbrook
Tuition: $150 / Supply Fee: $14 

A Still Life a Day
June 18-22
Sally Nystrom
Tuition: $425 / Supply Fee: $28


Litho Prints Made Easy
June 22 - 24; Fri: 6-9pm, Sat & Sun: 9am-4pm
Matt Kania
Tuition: $190 / Supply Fee: $20 

Glass Beads
June 23 - 24
Gretchen Lisdahl
Tuition: $150 / Supply Fee: $55 

Wildlife Study in Oil
June 23 - 24
Stephen Krasemann
Tuition: $150

Introduction to Alkyd Painting
June 25 - 27
Sandi Pillsbury-Gredzens
Tuition: $225 / Supply Fee: $22

Color Theory
June 28-29
Jon Neuse
Tuition: $190 / Supply Fee: $10 

Pop-Up Field Guide to Wildflowers
June 29-July 1
Shawn Sheehy
Tuition: $300 / Supply Fee: $17 

Abstract Drawing & Painting
June 30 - July 1
Jon Neuse
Tuition: $190 / Supply Fee: $10 
For generations, the Grand Marais Art Colony has nurtured a vibrant artistic community on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Your support is critical to the health of the Grand Marais Art Colony
Please consider membership today.

The Grand Marais Art Colony is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, making your donation tax-deductible.
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 West 3rd Ave : PO Box 626
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
(218) 387-2737

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