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March 2018 | WARM Wednesday Newsletter
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March 7, 2018

Artist Talks at "American Conversations: Looking Forward"

Art by Linda Snouffer and Anne Spooner

Location:
              Art Works Eagan
              3795 Pilot Knob Road
              Eagan, MN 55122

Dates / Time:
              March 24th, 1 pm to 3 pm


Join us at Art Works Eagan to hear the stories behind the art of WARM artists Emily Talley, Linda Morganstein, Anne Spooner and Mary Alterman.
 

Member News & Items of Interest

The Minnesota Women's Consortium Needs Your Help

As you may know there has been great uncertainty for the past three years about the future of the Minnesota Women’s Building. The League of Women Voters stated it wanted to sell its fifty percent ownership. For the past year it appeared the only solution would be selling the building, so there has been urgency in seeking a way to keep the building for the women of Minnesota.

A unique opportunity has been presented to the Consortium: a $50,000 challenge grant for launching a fundraising campaign to enable the purchasing of the League’s share. This is the time to save, not sell, the Women’s Building.

If the building is put up for sale, there is no guarantee that the Consortium, the League, and the many renting organizations would be allowed to remain.

Please consider making a donation and join with others to raise the funds necessary to purchase the League's share of the Minnesota Women's Building. Please consider a gift as a memorial or in honor of your mother, daughter, granddaughter. niece, or woman friend. Gifts of stock are welcomed, also You may call in a pledge at (651) 228-0338 and press 2 to leave the information. The Minnesota Women’s Consortium is a 501 (c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible if you itemize expenses.

Heart of the River Celebrating 50 Years of St. Croix River


Location:
              Phipps Center for the Arts
              109 Locust St.
              Hudson, WI 54016


Opening Reception:
              September 14th, 2018

Exhibition:
              Sept.14th thru Oct. 21st, 2018
              Mon. - Sat. from 9 am to 4:30 pm
              Sunday from Noon - 4:30 pm
 

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. This treasured national park, which includes the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers, was born in 1968 with the passage of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. The Riverway, with its clean water, wooded bluffs, abundant wildlife, and unique rock formations, was one of the original eight Wild & Scenic Rivers, and the only one to be named a national park.

Fresh Art


Date:
              Sunday March 25th, 2018
             
Location:
              2242 University Ave. W. #201B
              St. Paul, MN 551144

Time:
              Noon - 2 pm
 

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 the street/ or in the parking lot with permit. The building is 1 & 1/2 blocks from the Raymond Light Rail Station & on the bus lines. Find more information on Facebook.

On Location Drawing Group


Location:
              Como Park Conservatory
              St. Paul, MN

Date:
              March 31st, 2018, Noon to 2 pm
 
 
Art Credit: Laura Burlis

This month On Location Drawing Co-op we will be heading over to the Como Park Conservatory. Come join us in exploring this beautiful place. Afterwards we will get a bite to eat.

On Location Drawing Co-op is an informal group that explores different Parks and interesting places to draw and enjoy fellowship with other like minded folks. More information can be found here.

For information email Katie @ katie@thewarm.org.

WARM Notices

 WARM Board Meeting


Date:
              Wed., March 21st, 2018
Time: 
              6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:
              Clay Squared
              34 13th Ave N.E. #109
              Minneapolis, MN 55413


Please contact Layl (vicepresident@thewarm.org) or Tara (president@thewarm.org) 24 hours in advance if you want to join us!
 

Calls for Art and other Art News

Artist Opportunities / Calls
  • Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council's Monthly e-Guide: The March 2018 Edition, accepts applications semi-annually (each spring and fall) for its Project Support Grant. Applications are due March 23rd, 2018.
  • Ox-Bow School of Art & Artist Residency Fall artists and writer residency program deadline is May1st, 2018. For application and more information.
  • Call for Artists: The Sower Gallery "Womens' Voices" show will be from April 16th - May 25th. This show is for women artists to use their art as a message about what is important to them as a woman during this time of rapid cultural change, with a wide range of possible subject matter. Submissions due March 23rd.
  • The Unity Art Team: Application period for artists interested in exhibiting their art in the St. Paul Unity-Unitarian Church Parish Hall Gallery.  Each artist’s exhibit will be for one month with the first artist selected beginning in October, 2018. Deadline for Applications is May 1st, 2018.
  • Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2019 Minnesota Festival Support, deadline March  23rd
  • St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts: St. Louis Park Art Fair accepting applications for its September 22, 2018 Art Fair. Application Deadline is March 31st.
  • Lanesboro Arts in Lanesboro, MN is now acceptng applications for an 11 week paid summer internship program. Deadline is April 6th, 2018.
        Calls & Opportunities still open from last month:
  • 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 merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. Deadline is March 30th, 2018
Art Events, Classes, & Other News
  • Walker Art Center: Adios Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950. On view now through March 18th, 2018
  • MRAC - Metro Regional Arts Council: Media 'Shark Tank' - or pitching journalist. What does it take to get the attention of journalists working under tight deadlines — especially in today’s fast-paced news cycle? March 21st, at the American Swedish Institute
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series, March 23rd, this inaugural program pairs a visiting critic with two McKnight Visual Artist Fellows and offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about the fellowship recipients as well as how their work intersects with broader contemporary art ideas and concerns.
     
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