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AiR: Lee & Dan Ross LECTURE 3/22/13
04/02/2013-08:38 AM

From the Artist-in-Residence Lecture with Lee & Dan Ross on Friday, March 22. Stay tuned for video footage of the artists at work in the studio coming soon!




Grand Marais Arts Festival
02/09/2013-02:14 PM

Watch a video about the Grand Marais Arts Festival. Footage and interviews created during the 2012 event by Carl Hansen.



November 2012 Newsletter
11/03/2012-12:19 PM


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

Give to the MAX
November 15, 2012
 
Minnesota's not just the land of 10,000 lakes - we're also home to more than 20,000 charities. Last year, 47,000 Minnesotans donated to nonprofits on Give to the Max Day on GiveMN.org.

Visit www.GiveMN.org on Nov. 15 and give to renew your membership or donate to the Art Colony.


Winter Arts Festival
January 26 - February 1, 2013
 
Mark your calendars for the Winter Arts Festival. More details to come.
Find out about Winter Plein Air.

Call for Artists

  

Call for Artists. Altered Esthetics's Resident Artists IX: In Rule of Thirds. Three is a powerful number in science, religion, music, and the arts. For our 9th annual artist exhibition, artists incorporate the number three or triptychs. For more info.  

 

Call for Proposals. The Walker Art Center requests a call for artists for artist-designed Mini Golf in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Summer 2013. Deadline: November 30. For more info.   

 

Call for Proposals. To create one or more public artwork(s) for the Two Harbors Public Library. The artworks will celebrate one or more community-specific, artistic, cultural and/or historical attribute(s) and be placed in high-traffic locations either inside or outside the library for all to enjoy. Deadline: December 15. For more info.      

 

Call for Artists. "Just Figures"  Artists are invited to enter their expressions of the human form for this non-juried show. Accepted media include paint, sculpture, and photography when combined with another medium. For more info.  

 

Call for Artists. The Paradise Center Healing Arts Program at District One Hospital is looking for fourteen 2D artists to be featured for 3-month exhibits. The purpose of the program is to feature art that contributes to the healing atmosphere of District One Hospital. For more info    
Volunteer Opportunities
The Art Colony is looking for volunteers. From file sorting to building maintenance to website development and more. We would love your help. Please call for more details (218) 387-2737.  

The Minnesota State Arts Board Is looking for grant review panelists  this fall. For more information, contact Jan Nelson, jan.l.nelson@arts.state.mn.us 

(651) 215-1608 and (800) 866-2787 

  

Grant Opportunities

Grant Deadline Calendar 

Springboard for the Arts now has a list of upcoming Grant Opportunities on Google Calendar. Click here to see upcoming deadlines.      

 

Employment Opportunities

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

    

in Lutsen is seeking a Part Time Business Manager. This year-round position is 15-20 hours per week. Please call Marcia Hyatt at 218-387-9239 for more information. 

Fine Art Services in Minneapolis Mpls. Is seeking applications for a full-time multi-talented technician with an appreciation for fine art. Application due: November 15.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Seeking applicants for Teaching Positions in Graphic Design, Web Design, and Motion Graphics Continuing Education Department.  For more info.
 
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.

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News  
What is happening at the Art Colony in November? Lots! This month we have the Empty Bowls dinner occurring on November 8th, the Member Show is on exhibit open daily until the 21st, and we are getting in the spirit with Holiday Themed Classes.

If you find yourself in the neighborhood, stop by for a cup of coffee and browse through our gift shop. 
Empty Bowls  
 
 




  








An annual art fundraiser for the local food shelf organized by the Art Colony. The bowls have been made, glazed, painted and fired. Now it is time to fill them with soup!

Join us Thursday, November 8 for the
Empty Bowls meal. Two seatings available:
- LUNCH from 11:30am-1pm
- DINNER from 5pm-7pm
Silent Auction for Empty Bowls ends promptly at 6pm. Lots of gift cards, beautiful bowls and more!

$10/suggested donation for the food shelf.

For more info, click here.
Event Recap: Annual Member Show 
70 artist members participated in this year's annual Member Show. Artists of all ages, skill levels and medias.














Another great show at the Art Colony - the annual Member Show is on display until November 21 in the Founders Hall from 9am-4pm daily. Stop by for a cup of coffee and see it for yourself.

Preview the Member Show online here.
January Studio Intensive   
The Art Colony is seeking interested Visual Artists looking for space to create for the month of January.  
Looking for time & space to create?











The Art Colony is considering hosting a studio intensive during the month of January depending on interest. Basic concept: 6-8 artists would pay a small fee to have 24 hour access and use of the visual art studio and equipment during the month of January. Tentative dates: Jan 2-28, acceptance will be determined based on a short application.

The Art Colony needs enough interest in order for this opportunity to occur, so please contact the office by Nov. 15 if you think you might want to participate. We will then determine final details.

Upcoming Classes

Youth & Holiday Classes  (Classes are 9am-4pm unless otherwise noted)

Felted Ornaments w/Linda Bauer
November 10; 1 - 4pm
Tuition: $40 / Supply Fee: $17




Holiday Cards w/Kelly Dupre
November 10 - 11
Tuition: $150 / Supply Fee: $28


Glass Holiday Ornaments w/Sharon Frykman & Nancy Seaton
November 17
Tuition: $75 / Supply Fee: $40




Fuse It Up with Glass w/Nancy Seaton Ages: 12-18

Friday, December 7; 9am - 3pm

Tuition: $38  

Over 100 classes offered year round - click here to see more. 

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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120 West 3rd Ave : PO Box 626
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
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Hazel Belvo: Exhibit @Drake Gallery
10/24/2012-09:41 AM

Former SPA faculty member Hazel Belvo to exhibit paintings in Drake Gallery

Hazel Belvo: Four Decades of Painting, the latest exhibit in the Harry M. Drake Gallery, will run from Thursday, November 1, 2012-Friday, November 30, 2012. An artist, master teacher and mentor, Hazel Belvo was on the fine arts faculty at SPA from 1972-1989, and also served as chair of the department. An artist reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, November 2, from 5-8 p.m.

Belvo has exhibited nationally and internationally for 50 years, and her work is in many public collections, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Bezalel Museum, the Dewitt Wallace Collection, MMM, and General Mills. She is a retired professor emeritus at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and an instructor at Grand Marais Art Colony.

“Hazel has been a friend and colleague who I know as a wonderful artist. We are so very pleased to have her Four Decades of Painting exhibition in our own Harry M. Drake Gallery,” said Marty Nash, SPA faculty member and chair of the fine arts department. “I first met Hazel in 1976, so I have known her three of her past four decades. She was already a very accomplished artist—at a time when we were both a part of the founding of W.A.R.M. Gallery (Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota).”
For more on Belvo or her artwork, visit SPA’s website.



October 2012 Newsletter
10/04/2012-01:46 PM

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Upcoming Events 

 
 
  Annual Art Colony
  Member Show
October 19 - November 21  
The Art Colony Member Show & Sale provides an opportunity for artists to share their inspiration with each other and the public.
 
Featuring artwork from all levels - from students to professionals - it is a diverse collection with a shared connection the Art Colony.

Find out how to participate here.
 
 
 
Empty Bowls
A community art fund-raiser for the Food Shelf.

Make-a-Bowl
Sept. 30-Oct. 22
Every Sunday @ 2pm
Every Monday @ 7pm
$5
Preregistration is required - space is LIMITED.
Paint-a-Bowl
Saturday, October 27
at 10am
$5


Empty Bowls Dinner: Thursday, November 8
Click here for more info.

 

 
 
Call for Artists
 

Call for Artists. Looking for artists to show/sell there work at downtown Minneapolis Pizza Luce. For more info.   

 Call for Entries. Arrowhead Electric Cooperative is seeking submissions for a Logo & Name contest. Deadline: October 5. For more info email jkartes@aecimn.com

Call for Spoken Word Artists. The East Side Arts Council is looking for spoken word/poetry artists to perform in their upcoming Poetry and Music In the Garden event coming up on October 11th. For more info. 
 Call for Entries. The Robbin Gallery announces Extremely Minnesota our 16th annual juried art show open to all Minnesota residents. For more info.  

   

 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
The Art Colony is looking for volunteers. From file sorting to building maintenance to website development and more. We would love your help. Please call for more details (218) 387-2737.  

The Minnesota State Arts Board Is looking for grant review panelists  this fall. For more information, contact Jan Nelson, jan.l.nelson@arts.state.mn.us 

(651) 215-1608 and (800) 866-2787 

 

 
Grant Opportunities

Grant Deadline Calendar 

Springboard for the Arts now has a list of upcoming Grant Opportunities on Google Calendar. Click here to see upcoming deadlines.      

 

Employment Opportunities

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

    

Last Chance Studio and Gallery in Lutsen is seeking a Part Time Business Manager.  This year-round position is 15-20 hours per week. Please call Marcia Hyatt at 218-387-9239 for more information.  

The Duluth Art Institute is accepting applications for an Operations-Development Manager. For more info.

 

MinnesotaPlaylist.com, the state's online performing arts magazine, seeks an experienced Guest Magazine Editor for 6 to 12-month assignment. Management Fellowship Program Nautilus Music-Theater and Springboard for the Arts announce their 2012-13 MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, a hands-on, mission-driven arts administration initiative.

 

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

Free flu shot clinic for artists!
10/3 from 6:00 -7:30 pm at Intermedia Arts. Register by Friday, September 21.

10/27 from 10:00- 11:30am at AZ Gallery, Register by Friday, October 19.

Cost: Free, but registration is required.  
 
 

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  
GMAC window October is the month we celebrate our extraordinary members who keep art thriving in our community. Art Colony members play a critical role in our financial health as only one third of our budget is covered by class tuition - the remaining portion must be raised through membership, grants and other sources.

We hope you will join us as a member,
student and/or art lover sometime this month. Thank you for supporting the Grand Marais Art Colony.
 
 
Event Recap: Plein Air Grand Marais 
It was standing room only at the 10th Annual Plein Air Grand Marais opening reception on Friday, September 14.














Over 200 paintings were turned in by the 53 participating artists after a week of painting - the results were amazing. The show ended on Sept. 30 but don't fret, you can still view the work online.
Quick Paint, Night Paint and Main Category.

Also, WDSE's The Playlist won an Upper Midwest Emmy for it's production of "The Brush Off" created at the 2011 Plein Air. Wow, congratulations to The Playlist for a job well done!
Click to watch "The Brush Off" here.
 
 


George Morrison Painting Restoration fundraiser
09/28/2012-02:49 PM

Keith Secola, Briand Morrison and Roxann Berglund, Pete Kavanaugh, the Stone Bridge Singers, and Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux will perform on the ACA stage on October 6 at 7 PM. This event is a fundraiser for the restoration of the George Morrison painting "Dawn and Sea" which was given as a gift by the artist to Cook County Schools in 1952. The painting will be going on tour with the Minnesota Museum of American Art and will return to a new protective home in the lobby of the Arrowhead Center for the Arts for public display.

Also at this event, Kristin Makholm, Director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art will share information about the national tour on which this work and others will be embarking.

Come enjoy an evening of great entertainment and help preserve a significant piece of Cook County culture.

About George Morrison:
George Morrison (1919 – April 17, 2000) was an American landscape painter and sculptor. His Indian name was Wah Wah Teh Go Nay Ga Bo (Standing in the Northern Lights). A Chippewa born on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation near Chippewa City, Cook County, Minnesota, he graduated from Grand Marais High School in 1938 and then the Minnesota School of Art, now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, in 1943.
Having been chosen to receive the Van Derlip Traveling Scholarship, Morrison studied at the Art Students League from 1943-1946 in New York City, where he became part of a circle of abstract expressionists. In 1952, after receiving a Fulbright scholarship, he studied in Paris and Antibes. Soon after, he became acquainted with prominent American expressionists Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Jackson Pollock. As a painting instructor, he taught in Minneapolis; Duluth; Dayton, Ohio; Ithaca, NY (Cornell University); Pennsylvania (Penn State); New York City; and the Rhode Island School of Design. Beginning in 1970, he taught American Indian studies and art at the University of Minnesota and continued doing so until retiring in 1983. He then retired to Red Rock, the home and studio he shared with his wife, Hazel Belvo, near Grand Portage.

About Keith Secola:
Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music. He is one of the most influential artists in the field today. Born in 1957 in Cook, Minnesota, and affiliated with the Anishinabe tribe, Keith earned a bachelor’s degree in American Indian Studies at the U of M, enriching his life’s work as a musician, singer, songwriter, composer and producer. Critics have dubbed him the Native version of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. In 2011, he was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame. He is a seven-time Native American Music Award winner.
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Contact: Kate Fitzgerald - North Shore Music Association, 218-387-2916 (home office)  or Sue Hennessy – Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 218-387-1284
Email: music@boreal.org or aca@isd166.k12.mn.us
Web: www.northshoremusicassociation.com or www.arrowheadcenterforthearts.org/
Event: “Dawn and Sea” Benefit Concert with Keith Secola & Friends
Venue: Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 51 W. 5th St. Grand Marais, MN
Date: October 6, 2012
Time: 7 PM
Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students (age 18 & under) – advance tickets (no fees) at www.arrowheadcenterforthearts.tix.com General admission seating.




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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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!

Like us on Facebook

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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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.
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120 West 3rd Ave : PO Box 626
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
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