WARM is home to programs that connect emerging and professional women artists, encouraging women to create and exhibit art, and increase their participation in the art world.
As a catalyst for women artists to assist each other in acheiving their goals, WARM promotes and provides advocacy and assistance for its member's projects. Membership is open to all who support WARM's mission.
The Mentor Program is a supportive resource that pairs emerging and professional women artists for two years. Each Protégée directs the process of selecting her mentor, identifying her goals, and tracking her progress. Mentors share wisdom and skills while providing supportive critique.
Fresh Art meets monthly to offer encouragement, motivation and networking to women who make art. Fresh Art gatherings are free and open to non-members and members alike. Participants may bring new and/or old artwork to share.
Exhibitions alternate between juried and non juried, and are open to all members. WARM Works Events, a pilot program beginning in Spring 2005, presents monthly one-person exhibits in cooperation with Amazon Bookstore Cooperative.
Collaborations widen our reach. WARM programs compliment the services of many other regional arts orginizations through collaboration. Members are sent information through the email listserv about collaborative opportunities and are encouraged to participate in these projects or events.
Art Partners matches two artists at similar stages in their careers to provide mutual feedback, support and accountability to one another in reaching goals.
WARM Coffees meets monthly at museums and gallery openings for socialization, networking and to see what's new in the Twin Cities' art scene.
Image: Mentor, Barbara Harman, "Talking Crows"