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Now March 9
Karen Wilcox will exhibit her work in "Congruent Allusions" at the Agora Gallery, 415 West Broadway, New York, now - March 9, 2004.

Now March 11
Various WARM members are participating in the Textile Center Members Exhibition A Common Thread 2004. Susan Armington, Carolyn Halliday, Doroth Mayer and others are exhibiting in Part II of this popular show. Part I was held January 9 Feb 7, members included Diane Grace Goodman, Mimi Holmes, Catherine Reed, Karen Searle and Krista Spieler.

Now March 11
WARM Mentor, Maria Santiago is the Curator for the current "Student/Alumni Printmaking Exhibition" at the College of Visual Arts Gallery, 173 Western Ave. St. Paul, MN. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 am - 2 pm through March 11. For information, call 651 224 3416 or visit www.cva.edu.

Now - March 14
Melanie Pankau has new work up at Gallery 360 through March 14. 360 Gallery is located at 3011 W 50th St, Minneapolis.

Now March 15
Nina Holiday-Lynch will be exhibiting art at the Cross Creek Gallery collage show. The show runs from now through March 15. Directions: Hwy 394 to 101 in Wayzata, left on 101 to Lake Street turn left on Lake to Cross Creek Gallery. Gallery is located in a strip mall next to D'Amicos.

Now March 26
Plein-air landscape artist Wendy Lane is currently exhibiting two pastels in the Elk River Area Arts Alliance Arts in Harmony national juried exhibition at the Sherburne County Government Center, 13880 US Hwy 10, (2.5 miles west of downtown Elk River). One of her pastels received a cash merit award. Wendy will also be instructing a course called, "Painting with Pastels" for the Arts Alliance, held at the Hanke Community Center in Elk River, Saturdays, April 3 May 22, 2004, 10 am 1 pm, $145. For information about the exhibition or class, contact the Arts Alliance at 763-441-4725, or visit www.elkriverart.org. Wendy's art work is featured on the following web sites: www.mnartists.org; and www.projectartfornature.org.

Now - April 18
"Talking Suitcases" an exhibit of storytelling suitcases conceived of and curated by Susan Armington and storyteller Carla Vogel. Each suitcase tells a personal story about what it means to be an immigrant in the Twin Cities today. The art and stories were created by community members from Somalia, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Ethiopia, Palestine, Iraq, Poland, Belgium, and more. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls 612-871-4444. www.intermediaarts.org. 12 - 5 pm daily (closed Mondays).

March 4
Studio/Gallery 425 - Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St NE Minneapolis. "Adventures in Paradise: Painting the Tropics". Works inspired by or executed during travel in the Yucatan by Laurie Salmela and Patty Enstad and watercolor paintings by Blanca Marinez of her native Columbia. Opening Thursday, March 4, 5 - 9 pm Refreshment of authentic Sangria and Salsa served

NOTE: Mark your calendars for the first Thursday of each month for the Minneapolis Arts District First Thursdays studio/gallery crawl in Northeast Minneapolis. For more participating sites see www.nemaa.org.

March 13 April 18
Karen Wilcox, Nancy Robinson, Michal Bass Sagar and Rina Yoon will be participating in the show: Figure and Psyche: Four Artists plumb the Depths at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, College of St. Catherine, 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN. For more information, call 651-690-6644 or www.stkate.edu/gallery. Opening reception will be held Sat March 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. An artists panel discussion in conjunction with the Womens Art Institutes Spring lecture series will be held at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, auditorium 109 March 31, 7 pm. Lecture and discussion are free and open to the public.

April 1
Studio/Gallery 425 - Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St NE Minneapolis. "Flowers and Trees, Birds and Bees: A Celebration of Spring". Oil, acrylic and watercolor painting by Laurie Salmela. Opening April 1, 5 - 9 pm.

April 1 May 31
Karen Searle will be showing work at Moonstone Gallery, Lake Geneva, WI, Apr. 1 - May 31, 2004. Karen will also be having a show later in the summer at Fiber Art Center, Amherst, MA June 26 - Aug. 14, 2004. For more information, you can contact Karen at: .

May 8
Save Saturday May 8 to visit the studios of six WARM members and former members. The Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art is holding an Open Studio Night. Members Susan McDonald, Jantje Visscher, Vesna Kittelson, Harriet Bart, Rebecca Pavlenko, Bette Globus Goodman and 18 other artists will be showing recent work in their studios. Come and say Hello. 5-9 pm, refreshments served. For a preview of work they will be showing, go to trafficzoneart.com after April 29.


R.L. Shep Book Award call for Nominations
Deadline: March 1, 2004

Nominations are now being taken for the R.L. Shep Book Award which entails a $500 cash award, funded by an endowment established in 2000 by Mr. Shep and administered by the Textile Society of America. Only books puplished in 2003 are eligible for this award, the purpose of which is to encourage the study and understanding of ethnic textile traditions as well as promote the work of the Textile Society of America. Contact Lotus Stack at: or 612-870-3047 to request complete guidelines.

Call for art teachers:
Opportunities for artists in Hennepin County that would like to teach in the after school enrichment programs. Someone interested in a part-time paid, flexible position teaching basic attack skills in drawing and placement of color would be a perfect fit for the Young Rembrandts program. For more information, contact Judi Mullin at 952-937-2036 or . Young Rembrandts currently teaches approximately 2500 young artists per month in the Hennepin County school district, including private and public schools.

Open call for Art
WomenCreate!, is looking for art to exhibit in April. The title of the show is kNOw Access. We are asking women artists to submit work relating, but not limited to, these questions: How do women access the political structure, health care and reproductive rights, accurate information relating to our environment and food supply, spirituality and religion, the media and the economy? Your perspective may be from a current or historical view. Your work may show a local, national or world climate. For details contact Chris Weihe at or 651.224.2507.

Call for Entries
Artwear in Motion 2004: October 23 & 24

Entry forms are available now! Deadline for entry is April 16. Forms can be found at textilecentermn.org or call the Textile Center office at 612-436-0464 and we will mail a form to you. Forms will also be included in the next newsletter to Textile Center members, to arrive in mid-February.

PROTEST!: A Call for Artists
Inspired by the legendary Taller de Graphica Studio in Mexico, where artists translated issues of the day into bold visual posters intended to be "calls to action!" for illiterate and unengaged populations, the Protest! project centers on youth explorations of protest art in community and classroom settings. We are seeking six young artists, ages 16-19, to work with a local visual artist and an art historian after school to study protest art and local community issues over a two month period, then spend one month creating variations of protest posters for local rights/advocacy groups. The resulting work created is placed on exhibition at Intermedia Arts and used by the rights/advocacy group in a future action. The exhibition at Intermedia Arts kicks off with a forum on Protest Art! delivered by the participating youth artists. Applications are required and youth will be selected by a panel based on level of interest, commitment, and experience. Each young artist receives a $100 stipend for participation. To apply or for more information, please contact Theresa Sweetland, (612) 874-2813, .

Call for Artists
The Edina Art Center, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and The Loft are sponsoring an exhibition entitled 22 miles: CelebratingMinnehaha Creek. The exhibition will open with a reception on July 8 and a special "Paint-out" along the creek on July 11. We invite submissions in any medium for inclusion in the exhibition. Deadline is June 1. Call the Art Center (612) 915-6600 for a prospectus or email . Go to www.EdinaArtCenter.com for more details.

Learning opportunity
Susan Armington, in conjunction with pianist Julia Elkina and professor Michael Kac, will offer a class called "Music from Art: Art from Music - Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition" through the University of Minnesota's Compleat Scholar Program. The class runs Thursdays, April 15-May 6 at Landmark Center from 7-9 pm. The class is a 4-evening exploration of the connections between art and music based on Mussorgsky's famous piano suite and a set of 10 new "Pictures" created by Minnesota artists including Armington and WARM members Susan Davies, Carol Slavick, and Sheila Asato. For information, call 612-625-0297.

Jerome Foundations 2004 Travel & Study Grant Program
Deadline: March 8, 2004

(For Twin Cities, seven-county metro area residents only.)
www.jeromefdn.org or 651-224-9431

Creative Capital Foundation Grants
March 15, 2004, Application deadline.

Creative Capital Foundation will accept proposals for its 2004 - 05 grant cycle supporting work in the visual arts and film/video. Funded projects will receive approximately $400,000 in initial grants, ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Grantees also are eligible for follow-up support in the form of advisory services and additional financial assistance. To apply for a grant, artists must first submit an inquiry form. www.creative-capital.org or (212) 598-9900.

Travel and Study Grant Program for Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts
Awards grants to artists or arts administrators who live in Minnesota, and work for nonprofit arts organizations. Funds support periods of travel for the purpose of study and professional development. The program supports such activities as dialogue on aesthetic issues, the experience of seeing artistic work outside of Minnesota, time for reflection and individualized study, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, and research leading to the creation of new work. Applicants in literature, media arts, and music may apply to the 2005 program. Application deadline: March 8, 2004. Contact for application information or questions: Vickie Benson, Jerome Foundation (651) 224-9431 or (800) 995-3766; ; Web: http://www.jeromefdn.org/


WARM artists and El-Colegio students completed a successful mentorship in December 2003.
Following the annual 2003 exhibit Inspired by a Woman, seven students from El-Colegio charter school began a six-week project with six WARM members. Each student created a work of art about a woman that inspired them. To receive credit for this project the student needed to write and speak about their art in front of the student body. The projects were exhibited for one month (along with their mentor's art) at the school's Annexo gallery. (December through January, 2004) El-Colegio was pleased with the professionalism that WARM artists gave to the students. Congratulations and Thank You to the following volunteer mentors: Hend Al-Mansour, Loretta Bebeau, Antonia (Bia) Hollander, Joan Malkerson, Melissa Metzler, and Laurie Salmela.

Call for Volunteers
MIRA Gallery needs volunteers to help gallery sit for the show, Tessellation: Mid-east to Midwest Show runs now through April 8. Arab Artists of the Twin Cities is asking for support during the show by volunteers. If you would like to be involved, please call Hend 612-709-1734 C 651-645-1165 or .