Call for Art: 

WARM GUERRILLAS: Feminist Visions

Deadline extended to January 14th for application (images sent by January 22nd)


A new exhibition opportunity addressing feminist topics will coincide with the Guerrilla Girls Minnesota Take Over in February and March. The exhibition titled, “WARM Guerrillas: Feminist Visions” will be on view at The Grain Belt Bottling House Gallery from February 26th – March 12, 2016. The exhibition will be curated by WARM members, Jo-Anne Reske Kirkman and Laura Mayo. The exhibition is open to everyone who has something to say about Feminism. A jury will select entries based on the Artists’ Statements and submitted .jpeg images. The panel of jurors includes Hazel Belvo, Jennifer Phelps and JoJo.

A Call for Entry will include a three-step process:

  • First, artists must enter an online written application that includes a brief Artist Statement explaining their work and how it relates to the concept of FEMINISM.
  • Second, an entry fee needs to be submitted online; once payment is cleared, artists will be directed where to send .jpeg images to be judged.
  • Third, .jpeg images of work need to be emailed on time for the final Jurors’ Selection.
  • Enter here GG Application

All WARM members are invited to submit artwork in any format, and in any size. The $40.00 entry fee will allow WARM members to submit three entries. Nonmembers will have a $40.00 entry fee for each entry.

In addition to the exhibition, additional events will coincide with the show. A “Soft Opening” is planned for Feb. 26th. This will be an art-making event, with WARM members creating and donating their artwork for a fund raising sale for WARM. More details will follow.

Secondly, we are planning a free GRRRLLA pARTy on March 4, 7:00-10:00. Sociable Cider Werks will provide beverages, Hard Core Crayons (among others) will perform live from 8:00-9:00.

We are planning on educating the public about Feminist Art by including Artists’ Statements being displayed with artwork. We are inviting Minnesota colleges to participate with student art work that addresses feminist issues. We have invited art educators k-12 to submit examples of curriculum dealing with teaching Feminist Art and students’ sample artwork.

Because WARM was the first organization in Minnesota to address feminist issues, we have invited the original and founding WARM members to submit art work for the exhibition. Additionally, these artists will be recognized at the March 4th event.

The “F” word: FEMINISM! Descriptors of FEMINISM include:

  • Unfairness, dicrimination, oppression because of gender-
  • Disadvatages women experience in world cultures-women of different races, classes, age groups, etc. experience inequality in significantly different ways-
  • Equal respect between men and women within society’s roles-



On view now:

Fall Transformations at the Bethesda’s Gallery Cafe

559 N. Capital Blvd., St. Paul, MN

October 1st through January 27th 2016

Closing Reception November 19th  7:00pm


Art by WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) members and their invited friends that potrays the change of the season and the self reflection that comes as we move towards winter. Mediums span from textile arts to pastels to painting and jewelry by 23 artists. Reception to be held Noember 19th 7:00 to 9:00

Lizbeth Brown’s paintings represent transitional times of day at the end of summer. “Sunrise and sunset are serene and contemplative times to me. The end of August is always a thought-provoking time of year for me, as it feels like the beginning of a new year (probably from all my years in school) and it is also when I have my birthday.”Marjorie Schalles-Road to Maiden Rock

“Road to Maiden Rock” by Marjorie Schalles

As summer colors transform to fall, watercolors by Kristine Fretheim keep our fondest dreams and memories vibrantly alive— her cheerful, sturdy zinnias remind us of the changing seasons of our lives.

Linda Ricklefs Baudry makes her mark, using color as emotion, creating a space that invites contemplation.  Exploring the richness of color and playing with the vibrancy of life, she searches beyond what the eye sees to find the inner celebration.

The paintings in this exhibit by Marjorie Schalles, include watercolor, acrylic, and digital photography, combined to evoke a sense of calm and splendor simultaneously. By capturing all the seasons it is possible to experience a sense of optimism and timelessness.

Susan Smith says of her works in this show: “My two drawings are part of a larger series of oil pastel drawings completed this past year. All of these pieces were reflections on one particular October week I spent alone at my cabin in North Central Minnesota.  This was a week of purposeful reflection on my life at 71 years of age and developing future goals for my work as an artist. I was fortunate to have experienced a particularly beautiful week, with amazing color, both in the forest as well in the sky above.”

The intaglio print by Lynnette Black, titled “Autumn: As the Body Fades, the Spirit Soars” is about cherishing time spent with our elders, in this case a beloved Grandmother, as she became more and more debilitated. The vividly colored fall leaves in the print over lap with the fragile wrinkled skin of her Grandmother’s face. Fall is a vividly beautiful, soulful season whose fleeting days are to be savored. Every day is a gift.

Gail Diez says of her piece Milkweed, “One day on a walk thru the woods among fields of scrub and weeds I found a Milkweed growing green at first and later turning shades of gold and brown.  It had broken open showing off its beautiful gossamer seeds seeming to float away but soon to be grounded into the center of earth’s bosom ready to root, sprout and rise again as a bounty for flying caterpillars.  A tribute to the threatened Monarch butterfly.”

Marjorie Alexander’s Transition is based upon my environmental interest. The piece is entirely created from natural fibers and colored with natural pigments the abstract forms indicate “optimism for the future.



Please join us for our  reception November 14th to meet the artists and celebrate their devotion to WARM.


Artists showing:
Kristine Fretheim, Marjorie Alexander, Gail Diez, Lynnette Black, Susan Smith, Marjorie Schalles, Linda Ricklefs Baudry, Lizbeth Brown, Joan Kloiber, Ann Sisel, Marie Panlener, Michelle Runyon, Adele Mehta, Mary Holmgren, Marilyn Meyer, Megan Schmidt, Susan Schaefer, Anne Kramer, Candy Kuehn, Alle Hofez, Norma Hanlon, Kristine Hites.

Contact: Tara Tieso



 2015 Past shows:

We’re All in This Together:  

Introducing the WARM 2015-2016 Mentors & Protégées

Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM) is proud to present work by the new 2015-2016 Protégées and their Mentors in the Bethesda Hospital Fine Art Exhibit Program Gallery Café June 4 – July 15, 2015, 559 N. Capitol Blvd., St. Paul, MN  55103, 651-232-2000.

WARM and Bethesda Hospital Fine Art Program

Hejny Stepping Back Looking Forward Invitation

Bethesda Hospital Gallery Café

559 N. Capitol Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55103

June 4 – July 15, 2015, open daily until 6:30 pm

Opening reception:  Thursday, June 4, 6-8 pm

This group show represents the diverse work of the 22 incoming

Protégées and 11 Mentors as they begin a new two-year cycle of intensive one-to-one mentoring.  The participants meet monthly as well as attend a number of events, all with the aim of developing the Protégées into professional, exhibiting artists.

The participating artists work in diverse 2D and 3D styles and mediums, including abstraction such as Annie Hejny’s abstract aerial views above Chicago and Catherine Palmer’s bold paintings, and representational works of people, nature, and genre scenes such as Karin Jacobs scenes of horseback riding.  The exhibit includes photography, digitally-manipulated imagery, textiles and fiber art, mixed media in clay, collage and polymer clay, including Laura Burlis’ mixed media owls that evoke medieval cloisonné enamels, Kate Vinson’s gnarled woven vessels, and Anne Kramer’s wall fashion collages.

Past Exhibit: Portals and Passages

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust St.
Hudson, WI 54016

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WARM’s Exhibition Committee is excited to announce the WARM juried show, Portals and Passages, opened Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Phipps Center for the Arts and will be on display until April 4, 2015.  The jurors were artists, Morgan Clifford and Jeannine Kitzhaber, who both teach at University of Wisconsin – River Falls.

Eighty-five artists submitted 247 images. The jurors selected 69 images for the show. Installation was completed Feb. 26 by members of the Exhibition Committee and 3 additional volunteers.  WARM’s exhibit uses all of the upstairs gallery space at the Phipps. The show looks great, and we are all thrilled with it!

The Opening Reception will be at the Phipps Friday, March 6 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  We encourage you to come and see the show. If you come, note that parking is free in the lot by the river, across the street from the Phipps.

We thank the Phipps Center for the Arts for giving their support for the show. Additionally, they provided publicity, printing and will be providing the opening reception. Thank you also to the Exhibition Committee members who helped make the show possible. They are: Judy Fawcett, Susan Hugh-Bowles, Fern Keniston, Andrea Martin, Alis Olsen, and Claudia Poser. We would also like to thank the following  WARM volunteers for their important help installing the show: Joan Seifert, Therese Krupp, and Sandy Gillespie.

The following is a list of exhibiting artists:

Mary Alterman
Tina Anderson
Karlyn Atkinson Berg
Jane Bassuk
Lynnette Black
Anne Black-Sinak
Elizabeth Blair
Kate Christopher
Chris Cinque
Michele Combs
Nancy Condon
Kat Corrigan
Rita Beyer Corrigan
Beth Dorsey
Rita Dungey
Patricia Dunn-Walker
Judy Fawcett
Marjorie Fedyszyn
Susan Gainen
Brenden Gerber
Susan Gilbert
L. Kimberly Gilllespie
Norma Hanlon
Susan Hensel
Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker
Anne Kleinhenz
Emily Koehler
Anne Kramer
Therese Krupp
Candy Kuehn
Brenda Litman
Andrea Martin
Doroth Mayer
Kristin McCullough
Barbara McIlrath
Diane McLeod
Liesa Miller
Stephanie Morris
Laurel O’Gorman
Laura Pereira
Claudia Poser
Teri Power
Jo-Anne Reske Kirkman
Ellen Schillace
Joan Seifert
Marcia Soderman
Holly Tappen
Linda Taylor
Debra Trejo
Donna Westerling
Tammi Wiesner
Karen Wilcox

Remaining timeline for Exhibit:

February 27, 2015     Exhibit opens

March 6, 2015             6:30 – 8:30 pm Opening Reception

April 6, 2015               12 – 7 pm Artwork pick-up