December 2017 | Your WARM Wednesday News
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December 13, 2017

For now, we share our gratitude -

Thank you, members. 

2017 has been a tumultuous year for the world, for women, and feminists.
The passion and power of WARM’s longtime and brand new members coming together and sharing their ideas, convictions, and power, illustrates the enduring vision of the artists who began WARM as a collective over 40 years ago.
This year, WARM’s Annual Meeting included stories from WARM’s team about how their work serves our members; we will begin 2018 with those stories as our roadmap, and will share them with you in a future newsletter.
We commit to you that everything our non-profit does has you at its heart and it is our unwavering commitment that: 
WARM empowers and supports all feminist artists by honoring the legacy of the past and by building a viable future.
We create, and that is hope brought to life.
On behalf of WARM’s team of volunteers, staff and Board - Thank you.
Tara L Tieso
Board President 

Divergent Offerings was a spectacular exhibition that was so much more than just a show. Incorporating all aspects of WARM with interactive artist and mentor talks, events, programming, and especially new partnerships!

Special thanks to The Show Gallery - Lowertown for such a beautiful space for the show, and an accommodating and generously supportive staff; to Avivo ArtWorks for their keen and thoughtful curation team, who put together a beautiful and uniquely feminist show; and to LOV - Ladies on Vinyl, for spinning discs at the great closing event, full of deep cuts and great conversation.

The $100 People’s Choice award, generously donated by Clay Squared to Infinity, was a tie between new member Emily Talley (right) - who also presented a great artist talk and demo at The Show Gallery - for her piece, Honor the Sacred, and long-time Member Ingrid Restemayer (left) for her piece, Stare. They will share the cash prize.

Member Exhibitions & Art Events

2018 All Members Show Call coming soon

             Art Works Eagan
             3795 Pilot Knob Rd.
             Eagan, MN 55122

Exhibition Dates:
            February 11th  -  March 24th, 2018

Artist Reception:
            February 11th

WARM invites all members to start thinking about the theme for our all 2018 all members show: “American Conversation, Looking Forward”.

We will be showing at the beautiful new Artworks Eagan from February 11th, 2018 to March 24th, 2018, with an artist reception on February 11th. Full call information will be released in the January newsletter. We look forward to seeing your creations.

Mary Simon-Casati
Smashing the Invisible: A solo show about unseen energy

            Quarter Gallery/ Regis Center for Arts
            405 21st Ave. S.
            Minneapolis, MN 554554

Opening Reception:
            January 20, 2018, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Artist Talk:
            January 27, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

            January 16 - February 10, 2018

Mary Simon-Casati & Dr. Liliya Williams will talk about art and science in their panel discussion on Seeing the Invisible/four points of view: art, physics, philosophy, and history.

Works in the exhibition reveal Simon-Casati’s fascination with the unseen and highlight her collaboration with astrophysics professor Dr. Liliya Williams to explore what science tells us about the universe.

The catalyst for Smashing the Invisible came after the death of Simon-Casati’s mother. She wondered, “Where does energy go when the body decays? How does energy work? How is it that the universe is made of invisible particles?” These questions became the foundation of the exhibition.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am -7:00 pm
Gallery Information: see their Website or call 612-624-7530

For more information about Mary's work, see her website or contact Mary by email.

WARM Notices

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

Our monthly On Location Drawing Co-op will be suspended for 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.


 WARM Monthly Board Meeting

        Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
         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
  • Wyoming Creative Arts Community call for submissions for "That's What Eye Saw - a photographic art exhibit": applications due Jan. 11, 2018. Open to photographers, plus literary performance and musical art for the opening on January 18. Find more details here.
  • MN Artists Call for Proposals for [Your Name Here] to curate one night events at the Walker, due Dec. 14, 3 pm CST.  Guest artists will propose a central topic, idea, theme or question arising from their artistic practice or research. Guest curators will then work with Mn Artists and Walker staff to conceptualize and produce a multi-faceted event that activates their idea.
  • Twin Rivers Council for the Arts in Mankato has received a grant to fund a part time marketing and program coordinator. Find the details for the job here!
  • SLP Friends of the Arts announces a call for the design of their 2018 Parktacular Festival button, deadline Dec. 31. They are also seeking members from the St. Louis Park community to serve on their board, committees, and to volunteer at events. Find more information on their website.
  • Northwest Minnesota Arts Council exhibition call for Portrait Art has been extended to Feb. 28, 2018. They are accepting art of any media for submissions: Painting, Photography, Digital, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Video, Essays or Stories, Poetry, Performance Art & More. Students and emerging artists are welcome to submit art. Email with your submission; you can also call or text Kat Allen, the NWMAC Exhibition Specialist, at (701) 360-0805 for more information.
        Calls & Opportunities still open from last month: Art Events, Classes, & Other News
  • A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communism, Racism and Anti-Semitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942 is on view through Dec. 22 at the Elmer L. Andersen Library (222 21st Ave S, Mpls). It’s eye-opening. For more information, see:
  • Avivo ArtWorks (formerly Spectrum ArtWorks) will hold a Winter Market on Friday, December 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at 1825 Chicago Ave. S. Twenty artists with mental illness will sell art, meet patrons and ring in winter. The event is free; cash, check and credit are accepted for purchases. Avivo honors every person’s unique journey, evoking a sense of achievement and promise, and envisions a world free from economic and health disparities. For more information, see their website here.
  • Artistry presents: Family Arts Day at the Bloomington Center for the Arts on Sat., Dec. 16, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
  • Art Works Eagan announces their current exhibition Art: Diverse Perspectives Through Local Eyes showcasing the work of artists in Eagan Artist Connect, an organization that gives local artists a venue to share experiences, resources, and opportunities. The show runs from Dec. 3 - Jan. 21, 2018.
  • The Weavers Guild of Minnesota has an upcoming exhibition in Faribault, MN: Skilled Hands: Works by Weavers Guild of Minnesota Instructors at the Paradise Center for the Arts, Jan. 8 - Feb. 24, 2018. Follow the Facebook event here for updates and more information.
Art Organization Resources to watch
  • NEMAA's news
    • A new logo and newsletter format begins in 2018!
    • 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 profile page, including current calls and classifieds
  • Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council's Monthly e-Guide: The December 2017 Edition, including lots of opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as general interest items like Springboard for the Arts' Emergency Relief Fund.
  • MnArtists.Org listing of opportunities: This list has calls that don't show up anywhere else, like the Paradise Center for the Arts Healing Arts Winter Show and the St. Paul Cozy community sourced art project to create fiber "cozys" for 158 lampposts in St. Paul prior to the Winter Carnival and *cough cough* the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
  • VSA Minnesota Artists' Pipeline, in their news for artists with disabilities and arts organizations, announced " The City of Bloomington Human Rights Commission honored Artistry on December 4 with the 2017 Omar Bonderud Award, recognizing the arts organization’s efforts to engage and include underserved populations by making the arts accessible to all."; also includes links to open calls, events for those with disabilities, and multiple grant opportunities.
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits news and event listings, including Grant writing and networking opportunities
  • Soap Factory : Exhibitions & Events, including Jess Hirsch: Emotional Platings with an Artist Talk and Book Launch on Dec. 21st.
  • St. Paul Art Collective announces a new Art Crawl Director, Brenda Brousseau, and information on the Spring 2018 Art Crawl planning.
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, January 7th for items to be published in the January 10th 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 (updated December 2017): Click here to download newsletter dates and instructions PDF.
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