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Textile Center’s 2015-2016 Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grants

Monday, October 5th, 2015

jerome1415PrintDeadline: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Textile Center is accepting online applications for the 2015-2016 Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant now through October 31. Four project grants of $5,000 will be awarded in support of individual artistic projects ranging from purchasing equipment to studying with established artists.

To learn more about the project grant, eligibility, and to apply online:

Grant Information Sessions

Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Tuesday, October 6, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Textile Center is hosting two information sessions for the Jerome Fiber Artists Grant Project, and while attendance is not required to apply for this grant, they provide a great opportunity to go through the grant process step-by-step. Sessions will be held at Textile Center by Melisa Wahlstrom, Textile Center’s Education Manager. To RSVP, please contact Melisa at

Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grants are made possible by the Jerome Foundation.


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WARM Self Portrait Reception

Monday, October 5th, 2015

WARM Self Portraits Opening Night on October 24th was a great success! The shots below were taken the night of the opening and will give you a taste of the great art there to see.

This exhibition was juried by Jantje Visscher, a nationally renowned sculptor and founding member of the Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM), and runs through November 20, 2015. Gallery hours are M-F from 8 am to 6 pm.

Gallery One TractorWorks, 800 Washington Ave N, Mpls, MN 55401 612 562-0889

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NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show Partner Events

Monday, September 21st, 2015

This year, NEMAA is proud to partner with a few local organizations who will coordinate their own exciting events during Fall Fine Arts Show gallery hours, within the gallery! We are pleased to work together with these wonderful organizations to highlight the interesting, important work they do, and to add an additional element to the Fall Fine Arts Show.
Location for all events below: Fall Fine Arts Show at the Solar Arts Building – 3rd Floor
711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN  55413
Salon Nordeast
Presented by Northeast Library

Let’s bring literature and visual arts together! Northeast Library will be hosting an author talk! Enjoy refreshments and readings from four local authors in a beautiful gallery setting. Buy a book and have your book signed. Authors include: John Jodzio, Neal Karlen, Julie Schumacher, and Brad Zellar. Moderated by Sarah Stonich. Salon begins at 5:30 PM. Facebook Event.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 19 from 4 – 7 PM

Arc’s Value Village – POP UP

Arc’s stylists will offer an assortment of trendy clothing and accessories for sale! Arc’s Value Village shoppers are inspirationally creative and enjoy a unique, vibrant selection of environmentally-conscious recycled clothing, home goods and imaginative treasures. Your purchases will support the Arc Greater Twin Cities, an organization that improves lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Date/Time: Friday, September 25 from 5 – 9 PM

Presented by MNJAG (Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild)

MNJAG presents FALL COLLECT, a sales event featuring local jewelry artists with unique, handcrafted work. Join us for this gathering of spectacular, one of a kind jewelry! Cash bar and snacks provided by Chowgirls Killer Catering. Facebook Event.

Dates/Times: Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, 12 – 6 PM

Questions? Contact NEMAA at 612-788-1679 or .

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Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts: Artists in Residence begin term

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Fridley, MNSeptember 3, 2015.  This week Monica Sheets and Kit Leffler began their 18 month terms as Artists-in-Residence at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.  The art center has a history of supporting visual artists through this program, but hasn’t had an artist in this position for nearly five years.

An open call for applications for the September 2015-February 2017 Artist-in-Residence was distributed earlier this year and a pool of very qualified and diverse artists applied.  While only one position was originally advertised, the final review committee was struck by the synchronicity of both Monica’s and Kit’s proposals for a project to undertake during their terms and the artists agreed to share the artist studio and their final exhibition.

Monica and Kit will move into the second floor studio at the Banfill Tavern building and will have access to make art and use the space for meetings and at their convenience through February 2017, though residence is not literal as this opportunity does not cover lodging.  They will each receive a small stipend, and will have a culminating exhibition in January 2017 in the Banfill-Locke galleries.

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WARM State Fair Exhibitors & Winners!

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Several WARM members were winners and exhibitors at the 2015 MN State Fair this year. Please join us in congratulating them on their successes!

Ann Ribbens State Fair Fine Arts Show Exhibitor – Art Quilt
“Breaking the Cycle”


Tina Anderson (nom de plume: Bunny Portia) State Fair Fine Arts Show Winner, 4th Place in Class 1 – Oil / Acrylic / Mixed Media
“Memento Mori I (Now You See Me, Now You Don’t)”

This piece was first shown in the WARM Member’s Show Portals and Passages, March 2015


Roxanne Richards State Fair Fine Arts Show Winner, Pastel Award of Exceptional Merit
“second thoughts”


From Roxanne:

I am pleased to announce that “second thoughts” was accepted into the 2015 Minnesota State Fair FIne Art Show and was awarded the Pastel Award of Exceptional Merit. The Fine Art Show is visited by over 250,000 each year and I hope you are one of them.

“second thoughts” was also a runner up in Professional Artist magazine “Portrait of a Professional Artist” contest. Professional Artist magazine is posting the runner ups on their Facebook page. My entry should post the Labor Day weekend.

Enjoy our last precious days of summer! Roxanne

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Northfield Arts Guild Sept. News

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

nag-logo-swirlNorthfield Arts Guild publishes a monthly newsletter with Events, Calls for Entry, and other news. Their September issue can be downloaded here: NAG-Sept News, or visit their website at !

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Duluth Art Institute exhibit: Karen Burmeister

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Dear WARM: Burmeister-02 Collage

The Duluth Art Institute is having an exhibit of long-time arts instructor Karen Burmeister in the Steffl Gallery from Sept 10 through Oct 4. The opening reception is 5-7 pm, Sept 10.

Karen associated with members of WARM for years and I just wanted to let everyone know. To see a preview of the exhibit, visit art critic Ed Newman’s blog: (Editor’s note: the link provided by Loren does not seem to work for me; I did find a post here on Karen’s work

Karen, who passed away in 2013, was a dedicated and very talented artist. This exhibit will be a very special event. Please let all your members know about it.

Thank you.
Loren Martell.

Art credit: Karen Burmeister (attribution assumed; image is from Ed Newman’s Part II blog post)

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Creative Placemaking in the South Loop

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015


Artistry and City of Bloomington Announce Next Phase of Our Public-Private Partnership to Advance Creative Placemaking in the South Loop (Bloomington, MN)

Creative Placemaking in the South Loop – a public-private partnership launched in 2014 to engage artists, designers, and other creative people as leaders in community-building – will continue and grow under a plan adopted by the Artistry Board of Directors and Bloomington City Council in late July. The “Plan for Creative Placemaking in the South Loop” reflects the partners’ vision to establish the South Loop as a distinctive destination known for welcoming creative people and using the arts to transform the neighborhood physically, socially, and culturally.

The Plan is one of several outcomes funded by a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Our Town” grant. Artistry, the City, and numerous partners matched the $100,000 award and used it to develop the Plan and commission a series of creative placemaking demonstration projects in 2014-2015. The City will allocate $400,000 per year for the next two to four years to build on the momentum generated by this year’s projects and work toward six goals: (1) ensuring urban design excellence in transforming the built environment; (2) animating public spaces and strengthening the social and cultural fabric; (3) involving and empowering people who inhabit and care about the South Loop; (4) elevating and projecting South Loop’s identity; (5) building capacity to sustain placemaking leadership and champions; and (6) establishing a resident creative sector.

The $400,000 annual budget, which comes from the City’s South Loop Development Fund, will pay for staff, consultant expertise and artist commissions during the two to four year “momentum phase” anticipated by the City and Artistry. The next steps for the City and Artistry are to hire a Creative Placemaking Director and establish a nine-member Creative Placemaking Commission with members appointed by the City Council and the Artistry Board of Directors. (more…)

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