Grand Marais Art Colony News, Grand Marais, Minnesota
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Join us for Plein Air Grand Marais!
08/08/2012-03:11 PM


You are invited to participate in Plein Air Grand Marais
  Course Catalog 2012
You are invited to participate in:  
Plein Air 
Grand Marais 
September 7-30, 2012 
In This Issue
Juror
Awards
Opening Reception
Quick Paint
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List
Plein Air Juror:
Jan Sivertson
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Jan Sivertson, the founder and owner of Sivertson Gallery, will be the 2012 juror for Plein Air Grand Marais! Jan was selected as the juror for her deep appreciation for art, the community and her impeccable taste.

Competition Awards
Main Category
1st Place $400 +  
2nd Place $250  
3rd Place $125

Other Category
Night Paint $75
Quick Paint $75
People's Choice $75
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+ Additional 1st Place award: In the main category will be featured for the month of October in Sivertson Gallery.

Greetings! 

Hello Plein Air Artists! You will be receiving an invitation to participate in your mailboxes next week. If you are eager to register, you can do so anytime over the phone (218) 387-2737 or by downloading the registration form. Details about the competition can be found in this email as well as in the registration form.

We look forward to seeing you all again here along the North Shore of Lake Superior transforming landscapes into art!
Competition Dates: September 7-14, 2012
Plein Air 1With 7 days to explore our 3,340 square miles you can expect to find more than enough inspirational territory. Experience a vibrant art scene against the majestic backdrop of Lake Superior, the greatest fresh water lake in the world, and the Sawtooth Mountains featuring the most vertical relief in the Midwest.

All competition canvas, paper, board (etc) must have the office Art Colony stamp on the back. Stop by the Art Colony anytime between Sept. 7-13 between 9am-4pm to get your materials stamped. For more details about the event, click here. 
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14 from 5-7pm
at the Grand Marais Art Colony
Exhibits Gather at the end of the week with all of the Plein Air Artists as well as the community to celebrate the creative spirit!

Paintings must be turned in by NOON on Friday, Sept. 14 to be included in the exhibit.

Exhibit will remain on display at the Art Colony until September 30. Artwork pick-up is Monday, October 1.  
Quick Paint: Thursday, September 13 at 4pm
at Artists' Point in downtown Grand Marais 
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 Artists are given 90 minutes to complete a painting. With a shot gun start and the North Shores' ever changing weather, it is always an entertaining and fascinating spectacle to watch!

Open Grill on the beach to follow the event (public is welcome to attend). We will provide condiments and chips, please BYO drink & grill-able entree.

Click to view photos & the video from the 2011 Quick Paint.
We hope to see you this year at the 10th Annual Plein Air Grand Marais. Please help spread the word among your friends, family, fellow artists and patrons.
 
Sincerely,
 
Art Colony Staff

Kjersti Vick - Events & Communications Coordinator
Amy Demmer - Executive Director
Kristin Blomberg - Program Assistant 


Print Studio Renovations!
06/30/2012-02:30 PM

The Art Colony's print studio is getting some much needed love by two of our volunteers.

Matt Kania & Jerry Riach have been logging away countless hours building and installing shelving, sinks and more. Thank you guys for all of you hardwork!







Look at the progress made so far!










Print Studio renovations are being made possible thanks to a grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation
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June 2012 Newsletter
06/06/2012-11:54 AM


News, upcoming classes and events from Grand Marais Art Colony
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  • 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 registrar@grandmaraisartcolony.org
  • Art Book Library Organizer
  • Historical Photo & Document Sorter
  • Website Developer (Wordpress)  
Grant Opportunities

JUNE 29
Bush
Fellowship program references  

(bushfoundation.org)     

JULY 9
Bush Fellowship program applications
 

(bushfoundation.org)    

JULY 20

Minnesota Film and Video Grant Program 

www.jeromefdn.org 

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

 

Employment Opportunities

For employment opportunities visit: http://www.springboardforthearts.org 

    

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:  www.artistrelieffund.org 

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!

News 
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

June  
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.
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Grand Marais Art Colony
120 West 3rd Ave : PO Box 626
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
events@grandmaraisartcolony.org
(218) 387-2737 www.grandmaraisartcolony.org


May 2012 Newsletter
05/08/2012-09:17 AM

May 2012 Newsletter


 

News, upcoming classes and events from Grand Marais Art Colony
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In this e-newsletter

  • Upcoming Events
  • News
  • Classes
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Call for Artists & Job Openings

Upcoming Events 

Sharing the Fire:
Traveling exhibit comes to the Art Colony
May 25 - June 27, 2012 
"Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire" is a traveling exhibit that will provide a view into the lives and work of eight Minnesota potters - four pairs of artists whose unique relationships celebrate some of the many ways that knowledge, experience and spirit is passed from person to person in this field.

An exhibit of the work will be on display in the Studio Building's 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. Details to come.
More Info...
SAVE THE DATE
July 14 & 15 
 
Mark your calendars, preparations for the 22nd Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival have begun. We will be announcing the list of participating artists soon!
Grant Info Session for the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council - Monday, May 14
1:30 - 3:30pm

with Grant Officer Sam Black
FREE at Grand Marais Art Colony
 
Calling all artists, artisans and art organizations!
  Join Sam Black from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) to learn more about our regional arts council as well as funding opportunities.  Mr. Black will talk about all ARAC grant programs effective between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 including brief descriptions and deadlines. 

Questions will be welcome throughout, and this workshop will help you understand the several roles ARAC can serve in the seven Arrowhead counties. 
 

This workshop is free and open to the public, but please RSVP by contacting the Art Colony at (218) 387-2737 or registrar@grandmaraisartcolony.org. 

If you have any questions regarding the presentation, contact Sam Black at ARAC at: sam@aracouncil.org
 

   

Call for Artists
 
Minnesota Orchestra seeks artists/sculptors with ideas and an interest in creating something special with the blue tubes that currently line Orchestra Hall's facade.Deadline: May 31. 

 

"Finding Strength" Your Art's Desire Gallery of Art and Framing, Minnesota Recovery Connection and the Recovery Works! will again be celebrating National Recovery Month in September 2012 with a reprise of the clean show. mail@yourartsdesiremtka.com


"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.  

   

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!

News
New life at the Art Colony! 
High Falls, Grand Portage

We always have to wait a few extra weeks for spring here on the North Shore. But it is always worth the wait- spring is here! The rivers are flowing, plants are budding and new life is emerging.

Many of you know already, but for those who do not Art Colony executive director Amy Demmer is due any day now with her first child. While Amy is on maternity leave, Kjersti & Kristin will be
Recent ultrasound of little baby Demmer. What a smile!
holding down the fort. The office is open daily 9am-4pm, stop in to say hello and see photos of the newest addition to the community.

We will be posting on our Facebook page an official birth announcement when it happens.
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.
Art-a-whirl
The Art Colony will have a table during Art-a-whirl in NE Minneapolis May 18-20 in the Grain Belt Bottling Building. Art Colony advocate and artist Neil Sherman will be manning the table.

Got some spare time that weekend? We are looking for Art Colony enthusiasts to help man the table. If you are willing, please let us know!
Watch Hazel Belvo Artist-in-Residence lectures online.
Course Catalog 2012Couldn't make it to the lecture series? Don't worry, we recorded and posted all three lectures on our website.

Click here to select a video. Watch, enjoy & share.

Upcoming Classes

May  
 Open Glass Studio  TONIGHT!
May 3; 6-8:30pm
Sharon Frykman
Tuition: $15 / Supply Fee: varies



May 4-6; 3 days; 9am-4pm
Neil Sherman
Tuition: $225

Course Catalog 2012  Writing Our Stories
 May 17-June 14;
 5 Thursdays; 6-8:30pm
 Mary Ellen Ashcroft
 Tuition: $120 / Supply Fee: $6

 Creative Genius: Mixed Watermedia and Collage
May 26-27; 2 days; 9am-4pm  
Jeanne Larson
Tuition: $190 / Supply Fee: varies

 Torch-Working Glass
May 26 - 27; 2 days; 9am-4pm
Dan Neff
Tuition: $150 / Supply Fee: $33



Play with Clay
May 31-June 28; 5 Thursdays; 6-8pm
Joan Farnam
Tuition: $100 / Supply Fee: $25

Course Catalog 2012Open Print Studio
May 31 & June 28; 6-8pm
Jerry Riach & Kelly Dupre
Tuition: $8 (preregister) / $12 (drop-in) / Supply Fee: varies
 
June 

Soft Pastel Painting,  Felting as Artistic Expression, Quick Paint: The 45 Minute Outdoor Sketch,  Youth Masterpieces, Fused Glass Jewelry, Acrylics 101, Geometry of Art & Design, A Still Life a Day, Lithographic Prints Made Easy, Glass Beads, Wildlife Study in Oil, Introduction to Alkyd Painting,  Color Theory, Pop-Up Field Guide to Wildflowers, Abstract Drawing & Painting 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

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

External Relations Associate - Museum of Russian Art / Deadline  05/11/12 

Executive Assistant to Admin. Affairs - Minneapolis Institute of Arts / Deadline 05/17/12 

Executive Director - QCTV / Deadline 05/21/12    

For more employment opportunities visit: http://www.springboardforthearts.org  

 

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:
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.
logo
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 West 3rd Ave : PO Box 626
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
events@grandmaraisartcolony.org
(218) 387-2737 www.grandmaraisartcolony.org
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April 2012 Newstletter
04/03/2012-09:43 AM

News, upcoming classes and events from Grand Marais Art Colony
Header Spring/Summer

Upcoming Events  


Artist-in-Residence
with Hazel Belvo 
Join us in a spring adventure with Hazel Belvo as she undertakes a major body of large-scale work at the Art Colony. Opening the studio and her creative process to the community through public lectures and daily open houses.

"Dispelling the Mystery & Building Community" Three community presentations on the creative process

April 9: The Language-Visual Content & Meaning
April 16: The Process-Techniques
April 20: The Critique-Community Response

Community Conversations
April 9 * April 16 * April 20 @ 7pm
Daily Open House from 5-6:00pm
Sharing the Fire:
Traveling exhibit comes to the Art Colony
June 1-27, 2012 
"Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire" is a traveling exhibit that will provide a view into the lives and work of eight Minnesota potters - four pairs of artists whose unique relationships celebrate some of the many ways that knowledge, experience and spirit is passed from person to person in this field.

An exhibit of the work will be on display in the Studio Building's 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. Details to come.  

 

SAVE THE DATE
July 14 & 15 
 
Mark your calendars, preparations for the 22nd Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival have begun. We will be announcing the list of participating artists soon!
Grant Info Session for the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council - Monday, May 14
1:30 - 3:30pm

with Grant Officer Sam Black
FREE at Grand Marais Art Colony

Calling all artists, artisans and art organizations!  Join Sam Black from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) to learn more about our regional arts council as well as funding opportunities they have available.  Mr. Black will talk about all ARAC grant programs effective between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 including brief descriptions and deadlines. 

Questions will be welcome throughout, and this workshop should help you understand the several roles ARAC can serve in the seven Arrowhead counties. 


This workshop is free and open to the public, but please RSVP by contacting the Art Colony at (218) 387-2737 or registrar@grandmaraisartcolony.org. 

If you have any questions regarding the presentation, contact Sam Black at ARAC at: sam@aracouncil.org
 

   

Call for Artists
 
Bemidji Sculpture Walk 
In its 14th year, this project has gained great public acclaim and overwhelming responses from community members and visitors alike. All Artists chosen to participate will receive an Honorarium upon completion of sculpture installation. Deadline: April 14

 

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 www.aracouncil.org    

   

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!

Keep in touch with the Grand Marais Art Colony, find us on Facebook & Twitter!
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Green
News
Kristin Blomberg, new Art Colony staff member

New hire at the Art Colony!
  The Art Colony is pleased to announce we have hired a year-round, part-time Program Assistant. Kristin Blomberg, a plein air pastel artist and experienced office wizard, will start on April 2 and will be in the office Sundays-Tuesdays, 9am-4pm. Stop by and say hello! 

With the creation of this new position, the Art Colony now has three staff members and will be open 7 days a week, 9am-4pm.
Over 100 attendees for Wayne Roosa's lecture
A well attended Spring Theme Exhibit
It was a packed house for the opening reception of Rhythms of Darkness & Light. Attendees filled every nook and cranny of the Art Colony for Wayne Roosa's lecture on the theme. Download Wayne's lecture notes from our website.

For those who missed the show- don't fret, you can still get a copy of the booklet with images of all the work as well as artists statements.  Download a copy for free or request hard copy for only $5.
Life Drawing: Wednesday nights 6:30-9pm
Drop-in Fee: $12/session | pre-register for alI $80

 
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.
  
Upcoming Classes:
April & May


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




May  

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



Course Catalog 2012  Clay Garden Art
  May 3-24; 4 Thursdays; 6-8pm
 Joan Farnam
 Tuition: $75 / Supply Fee: $25

Artist-to-Entrepreneur
May 1 - June 5; 6 Tuesdays; 6-9pm 
Joyce Yamamoto
Tuition: $150 / Supply Fee: $30 
  

Oil Landscapes
May 4-6; 3 days; 9am-4pm
Neil Sherman
Tuition: $225
Writing Our Stories
May 17-June 14; 5 Thursdays; 6-8:30pm
Mary Ellen Ashcroft
Tuition: $120 / Supply Fee: $6
 Creative Genius: Mixed Watermedia and Collage
May 26-27; 2 days; 9am-4pm  
Jeanne Larson
Tuition: $190 / Supply Fee: varies

 Torch-Working Glass
May 26 - 27; 2 days; 9am-4pm
Dan Neff
Tuition: $150 / Supply Fee: $33




Play with Clay
May 31-June 28; 5 Thursdays; 6-8pm
Joan Farnam
Tuition: $100 / Supply Fee: $25 



Grant Deadlines
APR. 11:
-Central MN Arts Board (centralmnartsboard.org)
High School Artist Opportunities
-Artist Career Development programs

APR. 20:
-Northern Clay Center (northernclaycenter.org)
Fogelberg Studio fellowships
-McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists
-McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists
-Mid Atlantic Arts (midatlanticarts.org) USArtists International Travel Grants for artists and festivals

APR 27:
-ARAC (aracouncil.info) Small Capital grants for individuals
-Bush (bushfoundation.org) Fellowship program


Employment Opportunities

Consulting Associate - Artspace Projects Inc / Deadline  04/06/12 

Project Manager - The Minnesota State Arts Board / Deadline 04/09/12 

Executive Director - Textile Center / Deadline Open until filled   

For more employment opportunities visit: http://www.springboardforthearts.org 

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:
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.
logo
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 West 3rd Ave : PO Box 626
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
events@grandmaraisartcolony.org
(218) 387-2737 www.grandmaraisartcolony.org
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Grand Marais Art Colony | 120 West 3rd Ave | PO Box 626 | Grand Marais | MN | 55604


March 2012 Newsletter
03/01/2012-09:45 AM


News, upcoming classes and events from Grand Marais Art Colony
Art Colony Panoramic

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.
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Friday, March 23 @ 6pm
Opening Reception & Guest Lecture
: with Wayne Roosa Click here for more details... 
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Open Daily
9am-4pm
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 www.aracouncil.org    

   

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.
Keep in touch with the Grand Marais Art Colony, find us on Facebook & Twitter!
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
News:  The Art Colony awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant!
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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
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
. mrac.org
MAR. 30: 2012-2013 mnartists.org/McKnight 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: http://www.springboardforthearts.org 

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:
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120 West 3rd Ave
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
events@grandmaraisartcolony.org
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January Newsletter
01/03/2012-10:35 AM



News: A new year, a new look

Happy New Year! With the start of a new year we are updating our e-newsletter look. We hope you like it!

We are diligently working on the 2012 course catalog, in the meantime get a jump start on your class planning by visiting the "Classes" page on the website where new classes are being entered daily. You can expect to receive the paper version in the mail in just a few weeks.

While many think of the Grand Marais area as a summer retreat, we think of winter is the ultimate introspective season. With a great curriculum of classes & events you will surely stay warm. As you scroll through this newsletter you will see that the Grand Marais Art Colony is bustling with activity, stoking the creative fire.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW the enewsletter.



Winter Arts Festival 2012
11/30/2011-03:00 PM

Winter Arts Festival : January 30-February 12, 2012

A celebration of snow, creativity and an exploration of the serene winter landscape.

Grand Marais, Minnesota – Few know the glory of winter better than a Northern Minnesotan. The splendor of the glistening winterscape is unmistakable, winter has more to offer than just Christmas and snowstorms.

In its 3rd year, the Winter Arts Festival is an invigorating breath of air in the cool Nordic climate. Comprised of two unique events, the Snow Carving Symposium & Winter Plein Air, rousing artists to dress warm and discover the joy of winter. The Snow Carving Symposium challenges artists to transform simple blocks of snow into ornate works of art. The carvings will be hosted by local businesses throughout Cook County and will be on display February 3-12 (weather permitting).

Winter Plein Air is one of the only outdoor painting events of its kind. Adventurous artists ski across a frozen lake teetering on the edge of the Boundary Waters (BWCA) chasing limited daylight and battling freezing temperatures to capture the scenic landscape. An exhibit of the work will be on display at the Grand Marais Art Colony from February 3-12, 2012. An opening reception celebrating the Winter Arts Festival is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 6:00pm.

Share the story of winter, celebrate the color of white and delve deeper into the creative spirit. There are many ways to be involved in this fun and interactive festival. Be a participant, an observer, a student…just dress warm.

About the Grand Marais Art Colony
For over 65 years, the Grand Marais Art Colony has nurtured the relationship between outdoor recreation and artistic pursuit. Founded as the Outdoor School of Painting, a project of the Minneapolis School of Art (MCAD), the Art Colony has grown to offer a place for emerging and professional artists to seek creative guidance and instruction.

For more information please contact the Grand Marais Art Colony.
www.grandmaraisartcolony.org
events@grandmaraisartcolony.org : (218) 387-2737

120 West 3rd Ave : PO Box 626 : Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WinterArtsFestival




Art Colony wins Touchstone Award for Generosity
10/20/2011-09:07 AM

The Grand Marais Art Colony was recently selected for a Generosity Award from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

(Pictured from L-R front: Sharon Frykman, Gwen Lenz, Amy Demmer, Beth Kennedy; L-R back: Mary MacDonald, Jan Morris, Joan Farnam.  Not pictured: Kristine Bottorff)

Read the following article from the Duluth News Tribune on Oct. 18, 2011

www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/212262/

Published October 18, 2011 -  Duluth News Tribune

Touchstone Award Winners announced at Duluth Ceremony
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation chose four winners from three categories: generosity, civic engagement, and inclusiveness.

Two groups that help feed the hungry, an organization that teaches sustainable practices and a group that brought together people from all 19 bands of Ojibwe on Madeline Island were named winners today of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation’s 2011 Touchstone Awards.

The foundation provided grants in 2009 for the work of each group. In addition, the award carries a $2,500 prize.

The four winners come from three categories: generosity, civic engagement and inclusiveness.

The two winners of the generosity category were the Grand Marais Arts Colony and Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. Winner of the civic engagement category was Sustainable Twin Ports. Winner of the inclusiveness category was the Madeline Island Anishinaabeg Gathering.

“This is work that makes our community stronger and makes our community special,” said Holly C. Sampson, president of the Community Foundation.

“All nine of our Touchstone Award nominees this year offer great examples of the concepts of generosity, civic engagement and inclusiveness. They make this a better place to live.”

The Grand Marais Arts Colony was chosen for its Empty Bowls hunger awareness project, which helps stock the shelves at the Cook County Food Shelf each year. Area artists, students and community members craft ceramic bowls to be filled with soup and bread.

Second Harvest food bank was nominated for increasing food distribution in response to more urgent needs of recent years. From 2008 to 2010, Second Harvest encouraged more local giving, enabling the food bank to distribute 25 percent more food. That meant 4 million pounds of food went to those who most need it, while volunteer hours increased and financial contributions from individuals and businesses increased 32 percent.

Sustainable Twin Ports was honored for helping to create a sustainable community. The group teaches sustainability principles to local businesses and nonprofit groups.

The Madeline Island Anishinaabeg Gathering brought together more than 650 people from all 19 bands of Ojibwe for educational and celebratory event on the island on Sept. 25, 2009. Madeline Island is the sacred center of the Anishinaabeg world, though band members have seldom lived on the island in the past century. The gathering committee organized a day of presentations, traditional performances and feasts that revived that historical spirit. A similar event also was held this fall.

The other five nominees were Range Transitional Housing Inc, for the Hibbing Transitional Housing Project (generosity); the College of St. Scholastica, for its Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice (civic engagement); Friends of the Finland Community, which built a community center (civic engagement); CHOICE Unlimited: BOLD Choice Theatre Company (inclusiveness); and the Duluth Task Force on Police Accountability (inclusiveness).


Prison Art Show Depicts the Rehabilitative Effect of Art
04/20/2011-02:29 PM

“I am Not a Number” Prison Art Show
May 2 – 12, 9 am – 4 pm daily
Opening Reception May 2 at 5:30

See artwork created by prisoners, hear their stories & discover the role art plays in rehabilitation.

Prison Art Show Depicts the Rehabilitative Effect of Art

“I am Not a Number” is the title of the upcoming exhibit at the Grand Marais Art Colony which features art created by inmates at the Stillwater Correctional Facility. The intention of this show is to give viewers an opportunity to discover the role that art plays in rehabilitation while also getting a taste of the human experience of those incarcerated in the prison system.

The Pie Place Restaurant is sponsoring the exhibit which is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 – 12. According to Kathy Rice of the Pie Place, after meeting the art director of the program, Bill Murray, “the Restaurant started contributing supplies to the Stillwater Art Program, encouraging artistic expression of the inmates.” The restaurant staff continued to be inspired by the talented art work emerging from the program and felt the need to share it with others. The Pie Place approached the Grand Marais Art Colony about hosting the show and the exhibit was born. “These men used art as a way to express their raw feelings and emotions. That is the essence of artistic creation and it has transformative powers. I look forward to seeing what they created,” said Amy Demmer, executive director of the Grand Marais Art Colony.

Over the winter the inmates have been actively preparing for the show by creating new pieces and writing artist statements about their work which will hang with a photo of themselves next to their artwork.

Bill Murray will be the featured speaker during the Opening Reception on May 2 at 5:30 p.m. In addition to teaching the Art Program at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, he is a nationally recognized watercolor artist and owns the largest collection of Prison Art Work in the United States. 25% of the exhibit proceeds go to the Restorative Justice Program at the Stillwater Correctional Facility.







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