Virtual Mentorship with Sun Yung Shin

For nearly 75 years, the Grand Marais Art Colony has supported the work of artists and writers. We are heading outside the shared studio space to the virtual realm. We invite you to continue in your practice with the support of a mentor, who can provide you with input, accountability, and additional direction or resources.

Mentoring sessions are one-hour in length, tailored to address your aesthetic, professional, and craft questions. Upon registration, students will receive a survey to select a mentor subject and tell us more about their needs.

Sun Yung is available to connect with artists on the following topics:

  • Input and guidance on current in-progress work
  • Goal setting for short and long-term projects
  • Get out of the Box: Exercises for experimentation and risk-taking
  • Discussion of materials and supplies
  • Marketing: matching your artistic vision with how you share your work
  • Identifying professional opportunities, such as exhibitions, residencies, or funding sources
  • Crafting an artist statement or bio
  • Studio practice and developing a sustainable work environment

신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin was born in Seoul, Korea, during 박 정 희 Park Chung-hee’s military dictatorship, and grew up in the Chicago area. She is the editor of the best-selling anthology A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, author of poetry collections Unbearable Splendor (finalist for the 2017 PEN USA Literary Award for Poetry, winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award for poetry); Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black (winner of the 2007 Asian American Literary Award for poetry), co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and author of bilingual illustrated book for children Cooper’s Lesson. She lives in Minneapolis where she co-directs the community organization Poetry Asylum with poet Su Hwang.


  • Various Tuesdays | 11 AM – 12 PM
    October 13, 2020 - February 16, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tuesday, February 16 | 11 AM – 12 PM $105.00 (USD)   Sold Out