February 2018 | Your WARM Wednesday News
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February 7, 2018
 Art Works Eagan
3795 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
February 11 to March 24, 2018

Join us to celebrate the opening of "American Conversations: Looking Forward." There will be music, spoken word performances, and light refreshments will be served.

Thank You to Mentor Coordinators 
Thank You Tina Nemetz and Karen Searle! As the WARM Mentor Program makes an evolution in structure, WARM extends a HUGE THANK YOU to Karen Searle and Tina Nemetz for the vision, passion, strength, creativity and love they have given to the program as Coordinators. Together, they were not only vital to the success the program enjoyed for many past years, but as artists and mentors they also embody the outcomes of the mentor/protégée connection. To say that WARM values their incredible creative efforts, dedication, and commitment is an understatement. Their influence is deeply etched into the history of the Mentor Program, and as mentors, they will continue to make a difference in the lives of feminist artists into the future.
Photo Left to Right: Karen Searle, Katie Palmer, Tina Nemetz, Kate Vinson

Member Exhibitions & Art Events

Nature Envisioned and The Real Transformation

           Lyric Center For The Arts
           510-516 Chestnut Street
           Virginia, MN 55792

Opening Reception:
           February 10th, 12 - 3pm, 2018
           Artist Talk is at 1pm

           Gallery Hours 11am - 3pm    
           Thurs. through Sat.                                                                                   

Karlyn Atkinson Berg is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Nature Envisioned and the Real Transformed is a series of large collage paintings created with the support from this grant. The project goal is not to give answers, but to explore the spirit of nature visually and evoke the emotions and mystery humans find there. I hope these works also broaden the understanding of the collage medium, magical realism in literature and art, and present another way of seeing nature. The collage medium has an inherent ability to transform image fragments into ideas that shape a new portrayal of nature and human ideas. This collage series was inspired by the literary genre of magical realism. The artist's Web site is currently being updated to include these new works and past paintings.
Art Credit: Karlyn Atkinson Berg, Bird Land and the Man with Enormous Wings

23rd Arts in Harmony Annual International Show

           Hopkins Center for the Arts
           111 Main Street
           Hopkins, MN 55343

Opening Reception:
           February 17th, 4 - 6pm, 2018
           Artist Talk is at 1pm

           February 15th - March 16th, 2018 

The Elk River Area Arts Alliance accepted Lake Country, a mixed-media textile by Peggy Wright, into the 23rd Arts in Harmony International Juried Show.


After: Birth - Curated by Jess Larson

           Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
           2004 Randolph Avenue
           St. Paul, MN 55105

           February 3rd - March 16th
           8am - 8pm Mon. to Fri.
           Noon - 8pm Sat. and Sun. 

"Judy Chicago's work radically shifted ideas, materials and processes in the feminist art created after The Dinner Party and the Birth Project, giving way to two generations of artists free to explore and challenge the constructs that define them as women and women artists. After: Birth specifically addresses contemporary responses to the concepts of motherhood, sexuality and the role of embroidery and fibers in third-and fourth-wave feminist art." This event will be concurrent with Judy Chicago's Birth Project: Born Again, Curated by Dr. Viki D. Thompson Wylder at The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
Art Credit: Susan Gilbert, Incubator

Thirty Watercolors From Laurel O'Gorman's "Pause Series"

           Good Shepherd Community
           1115 Fourth Avenue N.
           Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

           January 1 - March 30th
           8am - 5pm Daily

This three-part series was inspired by Laurel's daily reading from 365 Tao Daily Meditations by Deng Ming-Dao. For more details on this show please visit  
Art Credit: Laurel O'Gorman, "Pause Series"

Beth Barron - Stitching in Time 

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

Opening Reception:
           Friday, March 2nd
           6:30 - 8:30pm, 2018

           March 2nd - April 8th, 2018

For more information on this solo art exhibition at Phipps Art Center visit their website at
Art Credit: Beth Barron, Detail Implosion 4

Women's Art Institute Excepting Applications Now

           St. Catherine University
           St. Paul, MN

           June 4th - 27th, 2018

The Women's Art Institute is now accepting applications for its June 2018 Summer Studio Intensive course. This innovative and rigorous program is designed for artists from a variety of disciplines who have mastered basic skills and are now seeking deeper levels of understanding and expression in their work. Creating a community that shares, reflects and produces art, the Women's Art Institute is a rich experience offering intensive studio work and one-on-one coaching as well as presentations from guest artists, critics and art historians. The Institute is open to practicing artists and art students from any discipline who have a minimum of two years of college-level art training or the equivalent. Partial and full scholarships are available. APPLY NOW: Visit for more information and to download the application. If you'd like a printed brochure and application, please email your mailing address to

WARM Notices

 On Location Drawing Co-Op

        Saturday February 17th, 2018

         Minneapolis Institute of Arts        
         2400 3rd Ave S
         Minneapolis, MN 55404

         12:00pm to 2pm

This month for On Location Drawing Co-op we are going to explore the Minneapolis Institute or Art. Bring your drawing supplies and meet up with us to gather inspiration as we explore the different genres and collections. We will meet in the foyer between the children theater and the gallery at noon and set off exploring from there. Afterwards we will head over to Eat Street to grab some lunch (Make sure to only bring dry media, pencil and color pencils).

If you have any questions please feel free to email

 Fresh Art - Save the Date!

         Sunday March 25th, 2018

         2242 University Ave. W. #201B
             St. Paul, MN 55114
         12:00pm to 2:30pm

Fresh Art is an informal gathering of artists to share fresh work and what is going on with their work. In March we will be meeting at Deb Ripp's studio at the Dow building in St. Paul. You may call Deb to be let into the building at: 612-986-3651. Parking is available on street/or in parking lot with permit. The building is 1 &1/2 blocks from the Raymond Light Rail station & on bus lines.
Help WARM Do More! 
Late last year, some of WARM’s amazing members who have been also been Mentors brought up several potential ideas that might be perfect for grant funding!

Because WARM is a volunteer run non-profit whose primary funding comes from our loyal members and a few generous individual donors, the hope of having a team of WARM members dedicated to fundraising and researching/writing grants has been a long-time goal!
Email about your interest and get ready to make things happen!

 WARM Monthly Board Meeting

         Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

        Clay Squared - 34 13th Ave. Northeast #109
              Minneapolis, MN 55413
         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
  • 2018 McKNIGHT VISUAL ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP The goal of the McKnight Fellowships for Visual Artists program is to identify talented Minnesota visual artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. For Information Session dates and more information about how to apply please visit
  • ArtHaus' 2018 Emerging Artists Exhibition ArtHaus in Decorah, Iowa seeks artists ages 18-25 to submit artwork to the 2018 Emerging Artists Exhibition. The exhibition runs from April 7-May 13 and is open to residents and students of the Driftless region of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and southwest Wisconsin living within 150 mile radius of Decorah. Deadline for submission is Saturday, March 3, 2018. For more information gohere.
  • 2018 Juried Dream Art Exhibit is accepting original art work about or inspired by dreams.* You can exhibit whether you are competing for a prize or not. You do not need to be a member of IASD or a conference attendee to participate in the IASD Juried Dream Art Exhibition. More information here.
  • 27th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair Fair dates are August 4th and 5th. The popularity and vibrancy of the Powderhorn Art Fair is due largely to a fantastic array of artists,vendors and activiies. Local and regional artists over the age of eighteen are welcome to apply as appropriate to the Main Exhibitor, Community Showcase or Group Exhibitor categories. Questions can be made at 612-722-4817 or
  • The Condor and the Eagle: Moving Forward after Standing Rock  The question we are asking is “what has happened since Standing Rock.” It was an amazing time for the native community, one of global solidarity.
    What has happened since then? How have things changed? How have we moved forward since Standing Rock?
    New organizations have developed since, for example the Water Protectors. The show will be about Standing Rock two years later. Chosen artists will receive jury awarded $500 to $1500 to participate. Applications will also be accepted for a visiting artist award of $1,500, from June 1 to June 6, 2018. For the visiting artist we are interested in an installation or performance piece that is community involved and developed through that five-day period, to be displayed on June 7.
    Deadline for proposal February 10, 2018, exhibition date June 7, 2018.
    Elisabeth Jones Art Center is a new art space in Portland, Oregon. The Art Center will be opening in February 2018. The show is open to all mediums, which includes installation, performance and community interactive work. For Inquiries and proposals email

Art Events, Classes, & Other News
  • Artistry Presents Unnatural Terrains Unnatural Terrains is an exhibition that explores both the forming and deconstruction of our natural (and not so natural) environments. Exhibiting artists, Elisa Berry Fonseca and Anne Rynearson both touch on notion of what happens when man-made industry (manufacturing, unsustainable agricultural practices) and the natural landscape collide. Fonseca’s 3-dimensional “landforms” are created from manufactured material in vibrant colors rather than natural formations. Nevertheless, they still conjure up a sense that they are very much organic, forming over many years like any other earthly stalagmite or stalactite. More information here.
  • Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council Cuban food and drink will accompany a screening of Cuba's Forgotten Jewel, a documentary film about how director Marion Kreith escaped war-torn Europe and crossed the Atlantic to a tropical paradise. Sunday, February 11, 5pm. Find more information here.

    Find more information on events and calls in Rimons Monthly Newsletter  here.
  • Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island This show highlights the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. It features original works by 18 visual artists from across the United States and many tribal nations. Find more information here.


Art Organization Resources to watch
  • NEMAA's news
    • NEMAA members can send their news to to be included in NEMAA's social media promotions. You can also post your event on by logging in to your account there.
    • News for NEMAA members; find the link for this month's newsletter in the announcement list on your NEMAA social media promotions. You can also post your event on by logging in to your account there.
  • Springboard for the Arts' Emergency Relief Fund. The Fund supplies monies to cover unexpected expenses directly resulting from a catastrophic, career-threatening event such as theft, fire, flood and health emergency. Emergencies must have taken place within 6 months of the application date.
  • MnArtists.Org listing of opportunities: This list has calls that don't show up anywhere else, like the ST. CROIX WATERSHED RESEARCH STATION ANNOUNCES ARTIST/WRITER RESIDENCIES FOR SUMMER 2018: “Enhancing scientific understanding through art.
  • VSA Open Flow plans 2018 artist gatherings, Artists with disabilities and supporters meet the first Thursday of each month at Open Flow at Walker Church, 3104 16th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Established by the Artists with Disabilities Alliance (AWDA), Open Flow is an opportunity to share art, writing, performances and support. Participants also bring treats to share. The venue is fully accessible and gatherings are from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits news and event listings, including Grant writing and networking opportunities
  • Soap Factory : Exhibitions & Events,The Soap Factory is excited to announce that after almost a year of renovations, we plan to re-open in the spring of 2018. For the last couple years, Soap Factory Staff and Board Members have been hard at work to make the Soap Factory a more sustainable organization to better serve our mission of supporting artists.
WARM Newsletter Submission Guidelines
Please submit your content for the WARM Wednesday newsletter by using the submission form on the WARM website. The next deadline for submission is Sunday, March 4th for items to be published in the March 7th Newsletter. There is only ONE newsletter published per month, so please plan accordingly. Thanks!

Members may submit one item per newsletter. If you have multiple items or a lengthy description, you may submit a single item with summaries and links to postings elsewhere. Non-members may send items to for consideration as a blog post on the WARM blog.

Dates for the 2018 Newsletter issues are now available. For more information on Newsletter dates, content submission instructions, and contact information for WARM staff Click here to download newsletter dates and instructions PDF.
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