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November 15, 2017

2017 Annual Meeting Tonight!
at the Show Gallery

The Collective Voice

Twin Cities Artists of all art forms and expressions, all genders, and all connections to WARM (members, past members, and those hearing about WARM for the first time) are invited to be part of a fun, engaging look back at our collective work together as feminist artists in 2017 - Join us for a review of WARM’s programs, financial health, new mission and larger Board.

Come to The Show Gallery - Lowertown (346 North Sibley Street, St. Paul) - 7-8 pm (with socializing till 8:30) on Wednesday, November 15th, and be part of the collective experience.

Closing Night for Divergent Offerings Joint Exhibition
Saturday, November 18

Divergent Offerings is a curated WARM pop-up Show and collaboration with The Show Gallery Lowertown and Avivo ArtWorks (formerly Spectrum ArtWorks) featuring work from WARM Members, Mentors and our partner curation team from Avivo Artworks.


Member Exhibitions & Art Events

Dianne Ginsberg
Gamut Gallery - C 4 W: 2017 Exhibition

             Gamut Gallery
             717 South 10th St.
             Minneapolis, MN

Exhibition Dates:
            Nov. 4 - Nov. 17 (Gallery) and Nov. 5 - Nov. 30 (Online)

Closing event:
            Nov. 17, 7 - 11pm, $5, Live music

I work mostly in oils, occasionally in acrylic, on canvas and wood. My work is becoming more and more abstract, the natural world informing that abstraction.

I paint intuitively, letting the work discover itself to completion. I begin with a germ of an idea, but stay open to new directions. When color, form, and mark making create a satisfying balance, I let the work be.

Details on the closing finale can be seen here! For more information, please contact Dianne at or see her artist profile at - dianneginsberg.

Art credit: Dianne Ginsberg, "Ferris Wheel", Oil Painting. 16 x 20

Karen Searle
"See Something... Show Something!"

             White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church
             328 Maple St.
             Mahtomedi, MN

             December 9, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Art credit: Alis Olsen
Nature-based work by Alis Olsen and Karen Searle will be on display at the White Bear UU Church in December.

"Figuring It Out": Five female artists exploring the female id

             BVU Art Gallery
             Buena Vista University
             610 West 4th St.
             Storm Lake, IA

             November 6 - December 10, 2017

The female form has been a major preoccupation of artists from all periods and cultures. For each of our four artists, the figure has been a source of inspiration and one to which they have returned to time after time. Artists represented are Klaire Pearson, Nancy Robinson, J.M. Culver, Karen Searle and Nicole Havekost. The show tries to capture the process of “figuring it out” as women artists talk about women.

For more information, please contact

WARM Mentor Program

WARM Mentor Program News

Walker Library Exhibition Space
2800 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis 55408

Exhibition: Sept. 21 - Nov. 18
Mentor Program Info Session: Nov. 18, 10:00 am - noon
Art Credit: Roxanne Richards, "Conversations with my inner child"

For more details on Mentor program events, the Mentor program, and the WARM mentors, please visit the WARM website here.

WARM Notices

On Location Drawing Co-op: ON HOLD FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Our monthly On Location Drawing Co-op will be suspended for November and December due to the holiday season. We will resume our drawing co-op on January 20th at the Union Depot in Lowertown. I hope you will be able to come and join us.

After the coop we will be heading to the Black Dog Cafe for a light bite to eat. We look forward to seeing everybody.

WARM's On Location Drawing Co-op explores different Parks, Community Gardens, and Architectural locations throughout the Twin Cities.

Our events are open to members and non-members alike! If you have questions, please contact

 WARM December Board Meeting

        Thursday, December 6th, 2017
         6:30 - 9:00 pm Meeting

Please contact Layl ( or Tara ( if you want to join us!

Calls for Art and other Art News

Artist Opportunities / Calls
  • NEMAA's news-
    • NEMAA's newsletter will be splitting in two: a public facing version with member's event listings and a member's only version with news and calls.
    • NEMAA members can send their news to to be included in NEMAA's social media promotions by the 25th of the month. You can also post your event on by logging in to your account there.
    • For NEMAA members; find the link for this month's newsletter in the announcement list on your NEMAA profile page, including current calls and classifieds
  • Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council's Monthly e-Guide: The November 2017 Edition, including a slew of events too long to pick just one, so take a look.
  • Woman Made Midwest Open: Invitation to all female identified artists residing in one of the twelve Midwestern States to submit artwork for an open themed exhibition. States include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Currently created artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged.  Awards: 1st place $300, 2nd place $100, 3rd place, Honorable Mention. Deadline December 18.
  • MnArtists.Org listing of opportunities, including call for Artists in Residence (Joshua Tree Highlands, Jan. 10)
  • 2019 Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence submissions close Feb. 1, 2018. The Residency is sponsored by the Yukon Arts Centre, US National Park Service, Parks Canada, and the Skagway Arts Council.
  • Northwest Minnesota Arts Council:
    • Individual Artist Grant Deadline January 15. Grant money is available from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council for individual artists. Applications are being accepted from our seven county Minnesota service area including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties.
    • The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to invite you to submit portrait art for an upcoming exhibit! Portrait can be of someone you know, a complete stranger, a self portrait, fictional character, historical figure... Anyone with a story! We are accepting art of any media. Email with your submission, or call Kat at (701)360-0805 for more information.
  • Lakes Region Arts Council seeking Executive Asst.  / Artist Mentor Program coordinator (paid). Deadline December 1.
  • Internship opening at the Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) MCA, a nationally renowned arts advocacy organization that lobbies for state arts funding, seeks a public relations intern to begin in December, 2017. The position is part-time and flexible (approximately 20 hours per week) and the compensation is $9 hr.
  • Waseca Art Center is looking for vendors for their show Dec. 2, 10 - 3. Contact for more information.
        Calls & Opportunities still open from last month:
  • VSA Minnesota Artists' Pipeline news for artists with disabilities and arts organizations; also includes links to open calls and multiple grant opportunities, such as the emerging artists grant for artists with disabilities, due Dec. 1.
  • Crossings at Carnegie has two new calls for art on their website: Art Under 100 Under 100, deadline Dec. 4, and Poet/Artist Collaboration XVII, deadline Jan. 10.
  • American Craft Council has their applications open for the upcoming round of the Hip Pop Emerging Artist Program. See the details and dates for each location on their website (St. Paul's ACC show deadline is Dec. 11).
  • The Textile Center's  A Common Thread 2018 call for entry is open. New this year is a $25 fee; however, you may contact them if this presents an obstacle to participation for you as a Textile Center member. Deadline EXTENDED Nov. 26.The Textile Center's  A Common Thread 2018 call for entry is open. New this year is a $25 fee; however, you may contact them if this presents an obstacle to participation for you as a Textile Center member.
  • CERF+ responds to the hurricanes plus their next round of "get ready grants", due Nov 30th.
  • Ox-Bow Winter courses, Summer MFA and Arts Faculty residency program details are up.
Art Events, Classes, & Other News
  • The 25th Annual Women's Art Festival is looking for volunteers to help out on the day of the event (Saturday, December 9th).
  • Rochester Art Center is hosting a workshop on using MN to its fullest on Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
  • US Department of Arts & Culture free webinar for artists / activists looking for ways to respond to current events.
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits news and event listings, including Grant writing and networking opportunities
  • Art Works Eagan is offering studio memberships for private studio and occasional use common studio space. See their website for more details.
  • Rogue Buddha Gallery exhibition "Bedlam and Bibelot- Ms. Streeter's Cabinet of Wicked Witches and Terrible Toys" opens Nov. 17th with a reception from 6-10 pm.
  • Raymond Avenue Gallery's 4th Annual Yunomi Invitational opens on Nov. 17, with 33 potters.
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