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Women's Art Registry of Minnesota

VISION: WARM commits itself to building a strong presence and a prosperous future with and for women artists.

MISSION: WARM's mission is to build networks and programming that create mentoring, educational, exhibition and professional development opportunities that reflect the diverse voices, visions and values of Minnesota women visual artists.

WARM Mentor/Protegee Program

Introductory Event

Are you a woman artist looking to grow? Would you benefit from the opportunity to work one-on-one with an established woman artist for two years? Mentor/Protegee teams are in the process of forming for the 2005-2006 program session. To learn about the program, please visit the Mentor Program page on this website, then join us at

An Introductory Event

WARM Mentor Protegee Program, 2005-2006

Saturday, November 20, 7:00 PM

AZ Gallery

306 Prince Street, St. Paul

WARM Mentors will show slides of their work, talk about their experiences and interests in mentoring, and answer questions. Application materials and information will be available for pick-up by potential protegees.

Applications are due to WARM January 6, 2004

Mentor/Protegee teams will be formed by January, 2005

For questions and/or further information, contact Judy Bracci, Mentor Program Coordinator, at 651-459-2725.


Fresh Art begins October 5. Fresh Art is a monthly gathering to offer encouragement, motivation and networking to women who make art. There is no charge and participants may bring new and/or old art to share. Upcomming Meetings will be held at Van Cleve Community Center, 901 - 15th Ave. SE (Como & 15th St).

October Meeting

The first fall meeting will be Tuesday, October 5, 7-9 p.m. Sandra Self will show slides and talk about her work as a doll midwife. Self's 17 years of personal dollmaking and teaching at the Textile Center and through MAX programs with Karen Searle, as well as at many other places, inspires others to be creative.

November Meeting

November meeting will be Tuesday November 9. Sue Sandahl will be presenting Ergonomic Tips for Artists. She is an Occupational Therapist (MA from St. Catherine's) with a background in art and currently enjoys painting and making collages. She is an OT in a hospital setting and has also completed ergonomic assessments for the hospital staff.

December Meeting

Tuesday, December 7, Barbara Simmonds will present: Opening to New Possibilities. She will share strategies on how to get from where you are now to where you wnt to be. Since 1985 she has been a counselor and healing facilitator using Reiki in private practice with persons healing from trauma. Since 1995 she has been a Reiki Master and Teacher.


WARM Programs

* Membership is open to all who support WARM's mission and purpose. Artist membership benefits include an annual directory and bimonthly calendar of events. As a catalyst for women artists to form a web of support to assist each other in achieving their goals, WARM promotes and provides advocacy and technical assistance for Artist Members' projects.

*Mentor Program is a supportive and educational resource that pairs emerging and professional women artists for a two-year term. Mentors share wisdom and professional skills and provide supportive critique. Each protégée directs the process of selecting her mentor, identifying her goals, and tracking her progress. The Mentor Program is made possible through a grant from the Jerome Foundation.

*Exhibitions support the advancement of women in art.

*Collaborations In its unique role as the largest women's visual art organization in the upper Midwest, WARM supports and complements the services of many other regional arts and human service organizations through collaboration.

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(651) 292-1188

Last revised: September 12, 2004